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2020 Cassirer Welz Award winner Announced

The Bag Factory and Strauss Education are delighted to announce the winner of the tenth edition of the Cassirer Welz Award.






Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.

A feature taking you inside our favourite artist's studio/workspace.

Surprise the artist or art lover in your life with these creative offerings which are sure to bring a smile to their face.

This November, the artist will turn 85 and to tie in with the occasion she will be launching the largest solo exhibition she has produced to date online and at The Melrose Gallery's Johannesburg branch.

Willem Boshoff's The Blind Alphabet - Letter B: Babery to Bigeminate, a digital experience curated by Annali Cabano-Dempsey and Niel Nortje, is now online.

Lothar Böttcher sculpturally use glass to manipulate light, to create another dimension, enticing the viewer. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

The exhibition cover a period of 22 years that follow the trajectory of the artist's initial confrontations with issues of belonging and dis-belonging as the chasm between her mother country and her adopted home.

South African artist Lebo Tladi uses pen and ink to express his bizarre thoughts by creating unique drawings featuring imagined worlds.

Bolton converts the thick black rubber and colourful strands of recycled copper cables into intricate and detailed works exploring the issue of cable theft.

Art.co.za found some South African and African artists who have mastered their skill.

South African artist Jenny Nijenhuis uses her sculpture to explore identity archetypes.

Daniel du Preez transforms flat sheets of paper into three dimensional hypnotic patterned artworks inspired by unseen organisms, cells and atoms that surrounds us in our daily lives.

South African artist Maritha van Amerom uses her fascination in the human body/human condition to create mixed media artworks using oils, paper, feathers, inks, cotton etc.

After working for ten years almost exclusively in oils, she made a transition to the more direct medium of pastel creating highly detailed portraits of people - mostly South African labourers.

Retha Buitendach creates small sculptures assembled from sticks, leaves, pods and seeds.

Self-taught artist Ruan Huisamen's charcoal portraits show a mastering of the human form.

Audrey Anderson began sketching to "up-grade" her skills. Using her sketchbooks, she took her drawing outside the studio.

The Noise We Make at the Association of Arts Pretoria features plaits of various shades of purple fabric creating an image that will resembles that of a sound wave.

His interactive artworks made from everyday objects function as a new means to execute menial tasks, such as listening, seeing, smoking and taking a leak.

Who was Mary Magdalene? Bredell answers this question through repeatedly re-creating and re-imagining her figure on various canvases, folio artist books and sketches.

He models his sculptures from everyday people, each figure containing imperfections that draws one closer, creating works that are real and human.

She repairs ancient, fractured rocks found in the Cradle of Humankind combining "golden joinery" with technology and sound, creating site-specific golden sound instruments.

Adding original sculpture to your home can take your interiors to another dimension but can sometimes be difficult to integrate into your existing decor. Art.co.za suggests six ways to add sculpture to your home.

There is a plethora of smartphone apps on the market for creative minds. Art.co.za reviews 8 art apps.

A list of the best South African artist Instagram accounts who offer streams filled with insights into the daily life of a professional artist.