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Robyn Sassen remembers Frank Jolles as an ?uncompromisingly scrupulous cultural scholar.

A write minded gathering

The M&G LitFest brought together those who have a keen interest in ‘telling the untellable’ and keeping alive South African writing.

The studious observer: Nontobeko Ntombela

Nontobeko Ntombela, curator of contemporary art at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), laughs about the idea of being considered a guinea pig.

Performers shift perceptions as they step off stage

Choreographers are surprising unsuspecting audiences by taking dance performance into new spaces.

Dipstick of where SA art is at

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Exhibitor: Sway

Run your eye along a rack of Sway clothing and you will see florals boasting witty discursions and matchsticks dancing with apparent haphazardness.

The foibles that make us all human

Robyn Sassen reviews <i>Bar Flies</i>, now on stage at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Art of place in your face

The body is a brutalised landscape in a new exhibition of South African and Danish art, writes Robyn Sassen. From home we have Willem Boshoff, Kendell Geers and Karel Nel. From Denmark there are Claus Carstensen, Torben Christensen, Eva Koch and Marco Evaristti. Bloom offers ties to both places.

Gallery springs to life at the Civic

It all began with a perceived need for an art advisory facility in Johannesburg. Humble beginnings matured to realise a gallery called The Premises, 150m2 and 4,5m high, writes Robyn Sassen.

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