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Matthew Krouse

Thing of beauty: We Love Mandela exhibition

SA artists have used the figure of Nelson Mandela as their muse and metaphor, depicting the many sides of the man people believe they know well.

Mongezi Ncaphayi: Striking art is his raison d’être

Award-winning artist Mongezi Ncaphayi draws his audience in, hooking them in to a deeper reflection.

Absa L’Atelier Awards: Cruel jokes and abstract lives

The Absa L’Atelier Awards are highly prized by young artists who may not have the resource to go abroad.

Credo: Vision that inspired a modern classic

The musical performance that is "Credo" is a sweeping, uplifting declaration of how South Africans would like the country to be.

Low-brow stuff gives National Arts Festival its edge

The weird and the wonderful were on display in Grahamstown but there’s a new world coming, and it’s to be found at the event’s fringe.

National Arts Festival 2013: A collision of people and culture

It’s something of a shock arriving in Grahamstown at festival-time, writes Matthew Krouse.

Film festival’s man of Steele

How the arts festival's film curator Trevor Steele Taylor makes meaning of the pressing issues of the day, while showing us new versions of ourselves.

Asinamali rebuilds its prison walls

The 30-year-old protest classic emerges at the National Arts Festival.

Mary Sibande: The purple shall reign at Grahamstown’s arts fest

Mary Sibande is moving on from a familiar character in her oeuvre and, by exploring an historical event, is digging for deeper meaning.

Jackie Cameron: Book by 30, by hook or by cook

Chef Jackie Cameron runs the renowned Hartford House in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a restaurant that has won Cameron various accolades.

Thing of beauty: The Be Careful pop-up book

Local artist Stephen Hobbs is a kind of latter-day Piet Mondrian in our midst.

Jazzophile leads tribute to Zim Ngqawana

Monna Mokoena speaks about the state of the South African art scene, and the reasons behind holding Jazz in the Cradle in honour of Zim Ngqawana.

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