• Emerging Creatives 2016

    The Emerging Creatives Class of 2016 – South Africa's hottest upcoming creative talent – debut at an exhibition presented by DAC at the V&A Watershed during #DesignIndaba2016 from 19 to 21 Feb.

About Emerging Creatives

The Emerging Creatives programme is a developmental platform for young creatives who have relatively little industry exposure. Design Indaba established the Emerging Creatives programme in 2005 because of a strong belief in nurturing this new creative talent and knocking down the barriers to entry for those getting started. Going on 10 years, and with the fundamental changes in the media landscape and the local design industry, we have endeavoured to make the programme even more relevant in the South African context. 

Emerging Creatives 2016

Emerging Creatives Class of 2016 will have their work showcased in a high profile exhibition held in February, as part of Design Indaba Festival 2016, at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront.

The Emerging Creatives' work will be showcased to retail buyers and media from around the world. A year-long programme of support, mentorship and guidance in how to manage and grow small businesses will run alongside the opportunity to show their creative work to further propel their creative careers.

Architects, fashion designers, illustrators, furniture designers or jewellers – all sectors are welcome and participants are selected based on the quality and originality of their work and its ability to stand alongside world-class designs.

Read a little more about the 2016 class of Emerging Creatives here, or check out their individual profiles below.

Abongile Gwele

Alexia Hechter

Amy Slatem

Beryl Dingemans

Bokang Lehabe

Carla Latsky

Cebisa Mafukuzela & Georgina Campbell

Danielle Clough

Dhiantha Achary

Fiona Mpungu

Galerekwe Maimane

Gisele Human

Helena de Beer

Helen Borg

Ishaarah Arnold

Jamie-Lee Matthews

Jamil Randera & Max Melvill

Jen Mckenzie & Luhandra Vorstman

Josie Hardy

Juan van Wyk

Kobie Nieuwoudt

Lynne Avis

Madri van Zyl

Maeve Roseveare

Mbali Memela

Megan Smith

Michael Rowlinson

Mieke Vermeulen

Moeketsi "Mokay" Lebakeng

Monde Mabaso

Nkateko Odysseus Shirindza

Nondwe Nyathi

Phendu Kuta

Philisa Zibi

Seugnet Herbst

Sibusiso Brian Mokhachane

Sikho Mququ

Siyanda Mazibuko

Tshepo Duncan Mokholo

Zinhle Nxumalo


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    • Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 21 February, 2016 (All day)
    Venue: Workshop 17 at the Watershed, The Event Room

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The Emerging Creatives 2016 exhibition takes place at Workshop 17 at the Watershed, in The Event Room.

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