Grace Kotze

We kick off 2013 with an interview with the experienced painter, curator and teacher, Grace Kotze. We find out what keeps her going after 23 years of creating and ask her about narcissism in using the artist as the subject and what she hopes to communicate with her work.   DIY: Where would say you fit in the Durban art scene? Grace: I embrace it as an exhibitor and part time curator yet prefer to steer clear of the politics, a phenomena that... Read More

Anchors Up

If you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that Anchors Up, SA’s first and only Alt Country super group, recently dropped their debut album online. We caught up with Marc de la Querra and asked him about how a band of musicians that live all over the country came together, juggling between other bands and why they decided to make Country music.     DIY: For those who don’t know, who is involved in Anchors Up &... Read More

House Ain’t A Home

As many of you noticed, The Winston Pub is slowly starting to revive itself. Evidence of this was the recent Truth and It’s Burden show with Brainwreck, Provider and We Were Archers. A hardcore show, at The Winston, with more than a handful of people? Rejoice people for there are still good days to come! Russell Grant shares his thoughts on the night.     The Winston Pub is in the take off phase of its revival. The most dangerous... 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