• Emerging Creatives 2017

    Design Indaba promotes upcoming South African design talent in its annual Emerging Creatives programme.

The Emerging Creatives programme is an initiative by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture that has seen many contemporary South African creatives of note launching their careers through the platform. 

Curious to see what happens inside the studios of South Africa’s up-and-coming and undiscovered young designers? Design Indaba presents a select group of 40 daring and innovative Emerging Creatives, who are set to exhibit their work as part of Design Indaba Festival 2017 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 1 to 4 March.

The exhibition will be open to festival-goers throughout the Design Indaba Festival, from early morning until the afterparties die down late at night. The public can view the exhibition as part of the Design Indaba Nightscape programme each day from 17:30, with a special insert on the First Thursdays event, or enjoy a free visit on Saturday from 10:30 until 16:00.

The Emerging Creatives programme is an incredible opportunity for young creatives to get international exposure and to establish themselves in the industry. Applicants are hosted in Cape Town from 1 to 4 March 2017 to attend the Design Indaba Festival, where they are invited to exhibit their work at the Artscape Theatre Centre alongside the Conference, FilmFest and Nightscape. They will also attend workshops from industry professionals, attend Design Indaba Simulcast in Cape Town and network with a host of industry legends, national and international media.

Emerging Creatives 2017 exhibitions are being held at Artscape in Cape Town, the KZNSA gallery in Durban and at Fox Junction in Johannesburg.

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    Event Information

    • Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 -
      17:30 to 22:00
    • Thursday, 2 March, 2017 -
      17:30 to 22:00
    • Friday, 3 March, 2017 -
      17:30 to 22:00
    • Saturday, 4 March, 2017 -
      10:30 to 16:00
    Venue:
    Ticket Information

    Artscape Theatre, Cape Town

    1 to 3 March, 17:30 to 22:00, 4 March 10:30 to 16:00

    Entrance included in Design Indaba Festival tickets; free on Saturday 4 March

    School tours of all exhibits available at R20 per student. Contact exhibitions@designindaba.com.

     

    KZNSA, Durban

    Fox Junction, Johannesburg

    Entry to the Johannesburg and Durban exhibitions is free.

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2016 Emerging Creatives: Ishaarah Arnold's display of illustrations.

Curious to see what happens inside the studios of South Africa’s up-and-coming and undiscovered young designers?

Design Indaba presents a select group of 40 daring and innovative Emerging Creatives, who are set to exhibit their work as part of Design Indaba Festival 2017 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 1 to 4 March.

The exhibition will be open to festival-goers throughout the Festival, from early morning until the afterparties die down late at night. The public can view the exhibition as part of the Design Indaba Nightscape programme each day from 5.30pm, with a special insert on the First Thursdays event, or enjoy a free visit on Saturday from 9am till 4pm.

Schools and colleges welcome at R20 per ticket during the Festival, and free on Saturday 4 March. Bookings to be made through exhibitions@designindaba.com.


2016 Emerging Creatives: Abide Creative's range of illustrated pieces.

2017's Design Indaba Festival will see a select group of 10 Emerging Creatives exhibiting their work at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban from 1-19 March. The exhibition is part of the extension of the annual Design Indaba event, which will also see a Simulcast of the Design Indaba Conference taking place in Durban.

The Emerging Creatives programme is an initiative by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture that has seen many contemporary South African creatives of note launching their careers through the platform. 

The 2017 Emerging Creatives programme is two-tiered, which has had a wider national footprint and which allows more creatives to participate in varying capacities: a primary class of 40 Emerging Creatives exhibit in Cape Town, and there is an extended class of 10 creatives each from Johannesburg and Durban, who are exhibiting at the Simulcast venues in their home city.

Entrance to the exhibition is free.


2016 Emerging Creatives: Gisele Human's display of WAIF products.

Curious to see what happens inside the studios of South Africa’s up-and-coming and undiscovered young designers? 

Design Indaba presents a select group of 10 Emerging Creatives, who are set to exhibit their work as part of Design Indaba Festival 2017 at Fox Junction in Johannesburg from 1-3 March. Every year 40 creatives are stringently selected and given the opportunity to expand their business through Design Indaba's platforms.

The 2017 Emerging Creatives program is two-tiered, which has had a wider national footprint and which allows more creatives to participate in varying capacities.

The primary class of 40 Emerging Creatives exhibit in Cape Town, and there is an extended class of 10 creatives each from Johannesburg and Durban who are exhibiting at the Simulcast venues in their home city.

Entrance to the exhibition is free.


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