Marco Cianfanelli

We caught up with Marco Cianfanelli about the Release sculpture he created at the Nelson Mandela capture site in Howick. we chat about what it took to make the iconic sculpure a reality and what it means to him. DIY: Were you fearful of the pressure to create something iconic when you were approached to complete this project? What was the biggest challenge you faced to make your vision a reality? Marco: Given that Jeremy Rose (Mashabane Rose &... Read More

Durban Interpreted

This year’s Interpret Durban was an absolute humdinger of a party. All that were there haven’t been able to shut up about it and neither has Bob Perfect, he shares his memories of the night with us after the jump.   Over the years the BAT Center has played host to some of the most memorable shows of my life and last Saturday, another hefty deposit was made into the memory bank. It felt good to return to the BAT Center for this year’s... Read More

Win With The Plastics And Lee Jeans!

  The Plastics are coming to Durban and they are bringing gifts! Aren’t they nice? Nothing like The Plastics in Mean Girls.   The fist gift they bring is a brand spanking  new track, Underwater Kite, from their latest album, Pyramid, which they’ll be releasing at Live next Saturday. You can give it a listen below and if you dig it, learn the words and get involved at the show.     For those of you into your art,... Read More

Greg Lomas

Greg Lomas has made a habit of exploring Africa and documenting his journeys along the way. We discover how he made the transition from graphic design into photography and filmmaking.   DIY: Give us a short description of a day in the life of Greg Lomas?  Greg: Coffee will introduce the day to me, and right now my workday lacks a general rhythm since I am currently balancing a number of projects and trying to give each one attention. So potentially... Read More

Win Free Entry To Interpret Durban!

The line-up for this year’s Interpret Durban has been announced and out of nowhere, a name that hasn’t been seen on a poster in years takes the big bold spot at the top. Yup, Big Idea will be headlining a bill that see’s Durban’s finest collaborating to compete against each other. Wukkine. I know this news is a lot to take in, but you’re going to need to brace yourselves for more good news, you can get in for free. Yes,... Read More

Paul Edmunds

Paul Edmunds has carved a niche in South African sculpture over the last 15 years with time consuming artworks that rely on repetition, detail and scale. He makes use of everyday objects that have been re-contextualised into complex pieces and conversations. We chat to him about critical feedback and making a living from art. DIY: How would you describe yourself and what you do? Paul: I’m a fairly hard-working, full-time artist, living with my... Read More

Entries For Interpret Durban Are Open!

  Has it been a year already? It feels like it was just the other day that we were “the fabled mice playing in the cats’ absence” in City Hall at last year’s Interpret Durban. This is the third time you get to Interpret Durban through your voice of choice and this year those choices are video, photography, mixed medium and design, although the design comp is invite only. They’ll be announcing the prizes and live... Read More

Sarah Kate Cummins

Sarah Kate Cummins has been exploring the realms of digital painting since she first came into contact with the technique. Her portraits capture the essence of her subjects, bringing them to life in a display of colour and emotion without a brush or pencil ever touching paper. She gives us some insight into her techniques and why she’s leaving our sunny shores for Ireland.   DIY: What sparked your journey into digital painting? is it as... Read More

You&Me

This video interview with Skullboy by Shelly Nel about his You&Me exhibit popped up in our Tumblr feed and we had to share it with you guys. Skullboy fills you in on how it all came about and why.   Skullboy will be doing a walk through of his exhibit at the KZNSA tomorrow (1st September) at 14:30 for those of you that’d like to know more.  Read More

Fluffy White Bunnies #28 – We Regret, No Refunds

Anyone else’s wallet take a hit when Live got shut down on Saturday night? Check out more of Alastair’s work on his website  Read More

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