Chuma Sopotela sets the stage for new rituals

Standard Bank Young Artist Chuma Sopotela’s journey into performance art was driven by her disillusionment with the mainstream scene in Cape Town, and her love […]

By |February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Tuning in to Guy Buttery’s global language

It is the first time since 1981 that the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music has has been given to a non-classical artist, writes Estelle Sinkins
KEEPING the […]

By |January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Meet the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artists

Chuma Sopotela, Guy Buttery, Igshaan Adams, Jemma Kahn, Musa Hlatshwayo and Thandi Ntuli are South Africa’s next breakthrough creatives
Meet the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients. […]

By |November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

National Arts Festival unleashes feisty line-up for 2016

South Africa’s visionaries, mavericks and disruptors headline this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from 30 June to 10 July in Grahamstown.

The programme […]

By |April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

‘South Africa’s artists can liberate us from fear’

Here is the address given by National Arts Festival Creative Director Ismail Mahomed at the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Standard Bank Young […]

By |October 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Meet the 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners

Five of South Africa’s brightest creative stars were named as recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards on Wednesday 28 October, recognising […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Jade Bowers, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 award winner for theatre

 Born in Cape Town in 1987, Jade Bowers is a director and designer who experiments with physical style and conceptual form to make theatre that […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Siya Makuzeni, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 winner for jazz

 Siyavuya Makuzeni is a trombone player, vocalist, lyricist and songwriter well known for her uniquely experimental, edgy yet pure intonation. Born in 1982 in the Eastern […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Themba Mbuli, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 award winner for dance

 Choreographer, dancer and teacher Themba Mbuli’s love affair with the performing arts started about 15 years ago, when he joined Zola Musical Drama, a youth […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Avigail Bushakevitz, Standard Bank Young Artist 2016 winner for music

Born in Jerusalem in 1988, Avigail Bushakevitz’s family moved to South Africa when she was one. Wanting to keep up with her older brothers, Avigail […]

By |October 28th, 2015|0 Comments