Art Scene

“blank projects” hosting first solo’s for Ian Grose & Abri de Swardt


  blank projects is pleased to host the first solo exhibitions of two of Cape Town's most promising young artists Ian Grose and Abri de Swardt  from Wednesday 11th May 2011 at 18:00. The Exhibition will close on 11th June. Ian Grose. Twin Apparition (The Shining)   Abri de Swardt. Bartholomeu Dias Tropical: Terra Incognito (Bermuda Triangle). blank projects is an independent, artist-run exhibition space founded in Cape Town by Jonathan Garnham in 2005, and is dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African Art and encourages experimental practice from both emerging and established artists, building a context for the dissemination of ideas around contemporary African arts                  


Stadium Stories: Durban


    For all those cheeky Capetonians arguing that "we have the best stadium" don't be fooled - us Durban-born girls disagree. Besides the fact that as a host city, Durban will be the SAM-HELL warmer than Cape Town, a recent visit has convinced me that eThekwini has the best stadium to boot. An unimposing testament to symmetry, this pillared structure is perfectly placed in the heart of the Durban skyline - with cable car providing a literal bird's eye view.   The 70, 000 seater stadium is named after KwaZulu Natal-born Moses Mabhida - a unionist called upon by Oliver Tambo to develop the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Mabhida is remembered for his contributions as chief political instructor of new military                  


What’s the deal with Adventure Deficit Disorder?

photographs by Christine Watters

ADD. Apparently most adults have it. No – not the kind you’re thinking of. Yes, there are some common symptoms – being easily distracted, general fidgeting, lack of interest in daily tasks – but the ADD I’m talking about is Adventure Deficit Disorder. If lately you’ve been caught up in the nine to five and are suddenly frequented by FOMO (and no, it’s not a cuss word, just another delight of morphing modern English. FOMO – the acronym for Fear Of Missing Out), then now is the time to relight the fire under your…uh, (self?). Ahem. Cape Town is the city of everything. Mountain, beach, forest, for goodness sake, even snow is occasionally within accessible distance. Why is a bit of adventure a good idea? The adrenaline hormone