Arts News From Around South Africa

Exciting new gallery opening: WALL

WALL invites you to their first exhibition, Transit. Featuring Cecil Skotnes, Sydney Kumalo, Ezrom Legae, Robert Hodgins, Cecily Sash and Anna Vorster.

Artwrap Gauteng: December 20-28

Jennifer de Klerk: There is still time for family frolics and outings, but basically 2014 has come to an end and performers are taking a well-earned rest.

Two's Company ...Three's a Show

Jennifer de Klerk: A great song never dies and performers with more than 40 years in the business can pull them off effortlessly.

Call out for dramaturge

The SA State Theatre will be presenting new theatre works in their 2015/16/17 programme.


Baby brothers and bicycles

Joanna Evans presents a story of children for adults that is honest, beautifully executed and quite distressing. In The Year of the Bicycle, red string connects glowing jars as the year of 1997 unfolds for two youngsters. Andile, a boy from an impoverished community near Hout Bay, makes an unlikely friend over the suburban brick wall of Amelia's house, an only child who fights-off loneliness ...

Drive With Me: a moving ride

I saw Drive With Me, directed by Liz Mills, two days ago and have been surprised that there isn’t more talk about it. Being familiar with Megan Furniss’s website Megan’s Head, I went looking for some information. Megan posts that she’s had ...

The View tackles contemptible views

Wow. The View is veritable. Post-show audience comments included, “That’s the best thing I’ve ever seen”. I understand why they’d feel that way. We meet a boy, skilfully and tenderly brought to life by Gideon Lombard. From his ...

Don't give up

Of all the arts disciplines, theatre surely is the bi-polar sibling. It experiences the high of a full house standing ovation and the soul-crushing low of tiers of empty seats. You can pretty much take it for granted that empty seats are going to be ...