An iconic sculpture of an iconic man

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Mandela capture site with Marco Cianfanelli’s sculpture I have had the privilege of knowing Marco Cianfanelli since he was a Fine Arts and Art History student at Wits many years back and have followed his career with great interest. I was of course well aware of his monumental sculpture of Mandela constructed at the site of […]

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Where art, jazz and nature meet

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Nirox Sculpture Park I went out last Sunday to spend a glorious autumn day out of town at  Nirox where nature,  fresh air, good friends, and happy times met.   Located in the Cradle on the Kromdraai Rd between the Rhino and Lion Park and Sterkfontein, the Foundation was established by the art philanthropist Benji Liebmann […]

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What’s on currently in The Parks’ galleries?

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Our early winter fare at the Parks galleries is very varied with lots of different genres and styles in evidence. Just above the mantel piece is an exhibition of works by Karin Preller which opens  at Artspace  on Wednesday 5th June.   The one liner description of the show is: ‘Seeing things differently: the immutable presence […]

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Rosebank – Joburg’s art destination

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Clustered around the lower Rosebank/Parkwood border on Jan Smuts Ave is a number of galleries which offer an exciting range of exhibitions. Showing at Everard Read from 11th April to 4th May are Pappetti’s large scale canvases  depicting  industrial landscapes, interiors and human figures.  Also on at Everard Read from 18th April is a collection […]

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“White man walking” – taking a car for a walk

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Goethe Institut’s creative projects and lack of pedestrian infrastructure: what’s the connection?   “White Man Walking” is a project which combines three of my personal pet hobby horses: the amazingly creative and innovative projects that come out of the Goethe Institut the problem of pavements which deny pedestrian access and force people to walk in […]

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From beaded cloths to philanthropic travel

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Stories about and encounters with our guests One of the best things about running a guesthouse is all the interesting people we meet from all over the world. Cultural Explorer One such person is Pat Walker who runs Cultural Explorer. http://theculturalexplorer.com/ Pat, a remarkable woman with boundless energy and a wonderful sense of humour, runs tours to […]

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