We’re Having An Exhibition of Art ‘n Shit

  Never scared to put our cocks on the line, our rag-tag team of contributors have been working tirelessly to put together an art exhibition for you, our adoring public, this Thursday at The Upstairs. We’ve teamed up with the cool cats at WorkingClass to bring you some Art ‘n Shit. The cocks lining up for the chop belong to Stathi Kougianos, Luke Smith, Russell Grant, Alastair Laird, Grant Payne, Gareth Bargate, Kevin Goss-Ross,... Read More

Still Free

Mookie Chapman recently took fine art to the streets by taking over the corner of Brook Street and Anton Lembede with his Still Free exhibition. Check out this short video by Kenneth Gwele which covers the exhibition and discusses the importance of taking art to the streets.      Read More

That’s Just Like, Your Opinion: The Pain, The Power

The WorkingClass cats recently held an exhibition at The Upstairs of tattoo artist Nic Lewis’s work called The Pain, The Power. We hit it up and after a performance by STRAGE, a couple slices of pizza and some perusing of the work on display, we chatted to a couple of you about tattoos.   Tattoos, once a sign of rebellion and general bad-assery, are now seen on everybody from prisoners to doctors. Even that really nice girl that you didn’t... 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

That’s Just Like, Your Opinion: You&Me

Tuesday night saw Durban’s youthful types converging on the KZNSA for an exhibition opening. No longer were we confined to the smaller independent galleries, but one of our own had made it to the walls of one of the country’s finer establishments. Skullboy’s exhibition, titled You&Me, is about how people lost their virginity’s so we decided to chat to a couple people at the exhibit about their first times. As a fair... Read More

Amy-Jo Windt

Amy-Jo Windt from The COLLECTIVE gallery has been working super hard to build a platform for artists to showcase their work and strengthen our creative community. We get a behind the scenes look on what it takes to run a gallery and how fellow Durbanites have responded to their setup.     DIY: For the uneducated and naive, including us, what exactly does a gallery curator do? Amy Jo: Well basically, a curator is the one who decides and... Read More

ST(E)AK

Today we chat to ST(E)AK, ex-editor of Session Magazine, designer, skater, metal-head and spinner of some pretty cool tracks when he gets behind the decks. We chat to him about the decline of print media, how Bipolar affects his art and his contribution to the Parlotone’s career.   DIY: Stefan Naude, ST(E)AK, Rick De La Ray? Who’s who and which one do you think really describes you? Has/does each name serve a specific purpose or... Read More