Desmond Does Durban

Our favourite heathen, Russel Smith, returns to gigs and writing reviews for us, bands and ladies beware. He kicks off his return with a few choice words on Desmond and The Tutus recent gig at Live.     Having been out the of the loop on the live music front for a spell, it was a bittersweet reunion to find myself surrounded by familiar sweaty bodies and some new ones all eagerly anticipating the evening’s bill of entertainment at... Read More

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

The Sea Water Drinkers by Phillip Bloom | Video

Director Phillip Bloom recently paid a visit to SA to lecture film students around the country and whilst he was here, he shot a mini doccie in each city he was in. The Sea Water Drinkers is the story he came across in Durban. It’s an outside look into an odd practice which barely raises an eyebrow from the locals.     You can read more about the technical side of making the film and watch the Joburg and Cape Town videos on Phillip’s... Read More

Louise Hall

We know we tend to focus more on designers and their ilk more than “artists” but today we chat to Louise Hall, a local fine artist with a number of exhibitions and years of teaching under her belt. We chat to her about how art is perceived and why drawing and teaching is so important to her.   DIY:  For those who have not come into contact with you or your work, can you please give us a little background information on who Louise... Read More