Sean O Toole

Sean O Toole works from Dublin City, Ireland. Frumpy & Dowdy ™ ComDev Content Analyst/Editor Contact: seanpeterotoole at gmail dot com Sean O Toole has over 220 followers on Twitter.

Rhode’s canvas: Westbury walls

An edited version of the essay 'Broken Wall: Robin Rhode’s Theatre of  Place' from the book 'The Geometry of Colour' (Rhodeworks/Skira)

Senegalese artistic heritage gets a home

Conceived in the 1960s, shortly after independence, Senegal’s new Museum of Black Civilisations has finally been completed

The South Africans in Paris make most of ‘Being There’

Despite a major exhibition of art from the tip of Africa, post-apartheid painters are still largely ignored

All’s fair in art out of Africa

Sales are up due to the neo-neocolonial raid on contemporary art from the continent, thanks largely to the growing popularity of global art fairs.

Jettison the idea of a SA national pavilion in Venice

Sean O'Toole suggests taking a few pages out of Egypt's book and venture something brave for SA pavilion rather than big empty ideas.

Thabiso Sekgala: Suicide stills another rising star

Sean O'Toole mourns the loss of a talented young photographer who brought a tender and subtle touch to his searching images.

Schadeberg can’t beat the Drum years

An accomplished photographer in several parts of the world for six decades, he is still defined by his work in South Africa during the 1950s.

The art of telling our history

Two local artists eschew the elitist view of ?Africa's past and tell the story of the continent through the eyes of ordinary people.

Brick or stone, Mr Ito?

Sean O' Toole caught up with award-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito at the world congress of the International Union of Architects in Durban.

Durban prepares to host international architecture congress

A series of pre-conference events kicked off Durban's hosting of the 25th congress of the International Union of Architects.

Nadine Gordimer: A light shining into the dark

The late writer's oeuvre was characterised by her unwavering ability to verbalise the brutal truth, writes Sean O'Toole.

Love, hate and the most eccentric edifice in Cape Town

The Mother City's delicious monster faces the threat of demolition. Who will help the historic Werdmuller Centre to save itself?

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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