Tag Archives: art

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.

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.

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.

Portrait of an artist without a home

Chuma Somdaka fled prejudice to live on a park bench. Now her art keeps her whole.

Hot and happening at the 10th Bushfire festival

Swaziland’s Bushfire has become the warmest, most diverse music festival south of the Zambezi. I traced the smoke to its founder, Jiggs Thorne.

Fired up: the sound and the fury

A chat with artist Matthew Hindley about his new exhibition of paintings inspired by the Cape Peninsula’s April 2015 fires