Lesela Magazine by The Ninevites

Some time ago, Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg asked me to contribute an essay to a publication she was putting together called Lesela. I wrote an essay about my late mom. I am literally counting the days till I next see Nkuli so I can get my hands on a copy and read…

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Artist Lawrence Lemaoana on coding narratives into textiles and his uneasy relationship with the art world.

Picture this scene: A toddler is trailed by his mom and dad as he plays in the gardens of an iconic art museum in Paris. The three of them are on the grass behind…

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WESTRIDGE Senior Secondary School in Mitchells Plain seems an unlikely birthplace for South Africa’s graffiti movement, but in the late 1980s, that’s what it became.

The school provided the first canvases for young, frustrated graffiti artists who wanted a space in which to express themselves.Graffiti artist Falko is one of…

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The urban landscape includes the world of the down-trodden and faceless, who sleep under bridges and stand like landmarks at traffic intersections. It is from this nuanced, strange and challenging existence that graffiti artist Faith47 draws inspiration.

“In the years of painting in the streets I have explored many hidden-away…

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