Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

Wellington: New Zealand’s crafty little capital

Yummy beer, coffee, cocktails and brunch. And pretty views (when it’s not raining…).

Scratching away bling veneer to discover where Dubai’s soul hides

If you look hard enough, you’ll find it: history, heritage, and a thriving arts scene.

Diving into the city that stole my heart

(Or why, after a week, I didn’t want to leave Sydney.)

Conversations with my soul: an interview with Igshaan Adams

From the archives: a chat I did five years ago with 2018’s visual artist of the year.

Finding space and silence at !Xaus Lodge in the Kalahari

Slow down, far away from the bustling world at this community-owned lodge in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Katse Dam’s deep flood of suffering

While Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project delivers “white gold” to Gauteng, the lives of residents in the area have been diminished

Coal mine canary Brett Murray shows the elephant in room

The artist Brett Murray chats about his show Again Again, a profoundly personal response to the South Africa’s turbulent political milieu.