vNAF: We answer your webinar questions

Our first Talk to the Team webinar was held online on 21 April 2020 – thank you to all who participated and watched the live […]

By |April 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

New in 2018: learn new skills in our art workshops

Visitors to the National Arts Festival this year are being given the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get creative with a new series […]

By |June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

[WATCH] Works in progress with Igshaan Adams

We caught up with Igshaan Adams, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, at his recent exhibition at Blank Projects in Woodstock, Cape […]

By |April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Sneak peeks: music, mourning and magic

Here are another three works on the Main line-up at this year’s National Arts Festival – a dance work that explores African identity; a performance work that plumbs loss and mourning; and an exhibition […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Sabamnye no Mendi: Dialogues with the drowned

One hundred years after the sinking of the SS Mendi on a foggy night at the height of World War I, the spirits of the […]

By |July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Mohau Modisakeng, Standard Bank Young Artist award winner for visual art

 Mohau Modisakeng is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily as a sculptor who moves into performance, film, installation and large-scape photographic prints as the concept requires. […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Your chance to catch up with SA’s visual artists

Ismail Mahomed, the Festival’s Artistic Director, recently listed the artists who have begun arriving in Grahamstown to set up their shows ahead of the Festival […]

By |June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Young Artists Inspire at the 2014 National Arts Festival

There is always much excitement and high expectations in Grahamstown when the Standard Bank Young Artists unveil the fruits of their labours to Festival audiences.  […]

By |June 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Contemporary collections consider the historical at National Arts Festival

A contemporary look at the historical seems to dominate the 2013 series of Visual Art Exhibitions presented at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.


In her new […]

By |June 6th, 2013|0 Comments