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August 26, 2019

The Owl House, Eastern Cape

Anyone interested in the strange and mysterious should not miss a visit to the masterpiece of a famous recluse, Helen Martin. The Owl House can be found in the Eastern Cape town of Nieu-Bethesda, and its enormous range of sculptures, multicolored glass interiors, and bright paint is the result of Martin’s desire to bring light and color into her lonely world.

Divorced in the 1940s, with her parents dead and no family to speak of, Martin returned to her hometown and began a project that became an obsession. She began creating sculptures of owls, mythical beasts and sun faces with a laborer, Koos Malgas, and over 12 years transformed her home into a world of hundreds of [...]

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July 24, 2019

Local artist on her hair artwork that went viral

She’s always loved hair and treated every head she worked on as a blank canvas to create magic when she was a hairdresser.

As far as Lebohang Motaung is concerned, hair is the single most versatile part of the human body as it can be changed, coloured and styled to communicate your personality – or how you feel – to the rest of the world.

And now she’s turned it into a visual wonderwork too. Lebohang recently shot into the spotlight when one of her art pieces went viral on social media. The talented 27-year-old used real hair on three canvases that were linked via braids in a striking piece titled Formation.

The work shows the relationship between a hairdresser [...]

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July 15, 2019

Community calls for support of local sand sculptor

Michael Myekwa has been putting smiles on the faces of locals in Fish Hoek for years with his amazing sand art creations and now the community is trying to give back and support Myekwa in producing his art.

Since 2016 Myekwa has been the community’s resident sand artist, creating breathtaking 3D works of art on the beach for children to enjoy and for visitors to take pictures with.

He has made memorable works for special occasions, from Mother’s Day to celebrating 100 years of the Fish Hoek community to tributes to locals who passed away.

When Myekwa first started his trade he was chased away from the beach by law enforcement for not having the necessary busking [...]

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July 1, 2019

Old cars remodeled into contemporary furniture

A Nigerian-Ghanaian artist is redefining the furniture industry in Nigeria.

Experimental artist, Diseye Tantua is creating unconventional furniture using car parts from the ’90s.

A bed made from a Mercedez Benz 200 series among other projects can be found in his art studio in Port Harcout.

The 44-year-old, hopes his pieces will help preserve the history and memories that he believes are found in the pre-loved vehicles.

“Someone had created a table, an office desk with it, so I felt it will be a good idea using a flat boot with it because it has a flat back to create this space, to recreate my office I used my father’s car and ever since everybody is in [...]

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