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Lisa Witepski

Lisa Witepski

    SA films at Cannes: From zombies to windpompe
    SA films at Cannes: From zombies to windpompe
    Among the Hollywood heavy hitters and indie artistes crowding Cannes Film Festival this year, a contingent of South African filmmakers are hoping...
    Walter Battiss is now a retail brand – but is it art?
    Walter Battiss is now a retail brand – but is it art?
    A new collaboration between homeware retailer @Home and the custodians of artist Walter Battiss’s legacy brings a new dimension to the question:...
    It’s not cool for artists to be poor
    It’s not cool for artists to be poor
    In a world of stereotypes, “creative” is shorthand for flaky, bohemian, irresponsible. It’s as if, by virtue of their careers, artistic...
    Nardstar pushes street art to the limit
    Nardstar pushes street art to the limit
    There aren’t many female graffiti artists around. Put off by the macho crew culture, the unwritten rules governing who can paint what and where,...
    A painter's writing is off the wall
    A painter's writing is off the wall
    Where are you as you sit down to read this article? How do your surroundings make you feel? Are you at peace? Anxious? What's your place in your...
    The complex lives of trendsetters, gangsters and chums
    The complex lives of trendsetters, gangsters and chums
    Why do gangsters wear gold chains? Why do men in the township get strange looks if they wear pink pants? What does it mean to be a man in today’s...
    It will be all white on flash-mob picnic night
    It will be all white on flash-mob picnic night
    Spurred by flash-mob mania and our love affair with artisan foods, the picnic has grown up: farewell cheese sandwiches and wicker baskets; alfresco...
    Jo Anke Gallery: This is the house that art builds
    Jo Anke Gallery: This is the house that art builds
    Hlengiwe Vilikati's belief that art can be a vehicle for cultural integration is so strong that she's converted her home into a gallery....
    Living it Up
    Living it Up
    Seems South Africa's niche lifestyle magazines - a sector encompassing décor, food, property and gardening - are in boom time. Fed by increasing...
    Pushing the Public Sector
    Pushing the Public Sector
    "A better life for all." "South Africa deserves better." Ah yes, nothing brings the government closer to its people than an election year. All of a...
    Holidays with a clear conscience
    Holidays with a clear conscience
    Socially responsible consumerism has made its way to the tourism industry. Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa is making certain local communities...