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

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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