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Fairest of them all
The first edition of a Johannesburg art fair dazzled visitors with local and international artworks.
To the walls
‘Murals have a unique ability to connect with a community,’ says this member of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives class of 2023.
This exhibition shows how wool is more than just a raw material.
This contemporary artist loves challenging notions of understanding and breaking the rules.
The artistic practice of this 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative examines memory, identity and inheritance.
Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2023 Oteng Hope Kopiso applies no limits to her craft.
Tom Dixon collaborates with Cosentino on a bold new vision for bathrooms.
Fashion designer Khumo Mohloli Morojele finds inspiration in the traces of memory in thrifted clothes.
The New Medium
The first fine-art physical NFT gallery in South Africa opens in Johannesburg.
This Design Indaba Emerging Creative captures a spark of hope in his artworks.
Artist and photographer Roger Ballen’s non-profit arts centre has opened in Johannesburg.
Analogue photographer Sandra Leigh Nagel’s work has a clear style, cutting-edge aesthetic and unequivocal direction.
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creatives showcased their collections at South African Fashion Week 2023.
This wind-up flashlight kit was designed in collaboration with its intended users.
SAFTA-nominated director Jessie Zinn is a Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2023.
Cape Town-based 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Naledi Modupi is obsessed with faces.
Body of work
2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Thembi Mthembu uses the body as a site for her artistic exploration.
This set of woodcut prints celebrates the months of the year.
For 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Kamil Adam Hassim, nature is the ultimate inspiration.
This 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative is a storyteller at heart.
Design for Human Rights
In honour of Human Rights Day on 21 March, we take a look at human-centred innovations from South Africa.
To the world
Sumayya Vally is shaping and shifting architectural discourses for the future.
Announcing Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives Class of 2023
Hot talent to watch – 20 rising stars are the 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives.
To the streets
Street artists participating in an international art festival ask ‘What if?’ in large-scale murals across Cape Town.
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