Jackson Hlungwani in Cape Town…
Nov01

Jackson Hlungwani in Cape Town…

Cape Townians, don’t miss one of South Africa’s most revered and respected artists – Jackson Hlungwani at Blank – 198 Buitengracht Street in Cape Town (Bo-Kaap). JACKSON HLUNGWANI AT blank projects EXHIBITION OPENS: Wednesday 1 November 2006 at 18h00 (ends Friday 10 November 2006) JACKSON (Jekiseni) HLUNGWANI lives in Mbhokota in Limpopo Province. Hlungwani still works on a… daily basis producing woodcarvings which are dedicated to God. Deeply religious, Hlungwani is also the founder of an independent church called ‘Yesu Geleliya One Apostle in Sayoni Alt and Omega’. Although Hlungwani spent his earlier years working in a mine near Polokwane (then Pietersburg) as well as in Johannesburg (like many migrant labourers from former Gazankulu), he returned to his home at Mbhokota to pursue his religious ministry to which his woodcarvings are devoted. His works are often quirky representations of the divine on earth and references to his own versions of biblical imagery such as a mermaid with long-haired representing Eva (Eve) and Christ Playing Football, both on exhibition. Other works on the exhibition are sambals (carved bowls) walking sticks and staffs and of course the fish which are most closely symbolic of Hlungwani’s works and his Christian beliefs. Although it is clear that Hlungwani has produced prolific works since his emergence in the mid-1980’s when he exhibited in both Tributaries (a BMW sponsored exhibition which travelled to Germany, curated by Ricky Burnett) and The Neglected Tradition (Johannesburg Art Gallery, curated by Steven Sack) and has works in many collections in South Africa and abroad, it is clear that the artist struggles to survive and support his growing extended family. He feels abandoned by the art world who has often exploited him. This exhibition aims to revive Hlungwani’s spirit in Cape Town by recognizing our greatest living treasure from the North, and to give much needed support. (Kathy Coates October 2006) open on Wednesdays from 16h00-19h00 and by appointment blankprojects 198 buitengracht street (Bo-Kaap), Cape Town, blankprojects@gmail.com , contact Liza 083 256 1170 or Jonathan 072 198 9221 NEXT AT blank projects: CAMERON PLATTER (opening on Wednesday 15 November 2006) ===================================== July 2006 Ok… sounds like the mice are out to play while the cats are away…. If you’re into MORSE CODE there’s a night-time flicker at the Blank gallery in the BoKaap… confused?….. We’ll let them explain: James Webb at blank projects In his new untitled work, James Webb has used the blank projects space to create a winter intervention in the neighbourhood. While the gallerists are away for 6-weeks, the empty space will be haunted by faulty electricity resulting in the gallery lights flickering in Morse code. The...

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Do you make BEAUTIFUL THINGS? We want you.
Nov01

Do you make BEAUTIFUL THINGS? We want you.

Represent and her mother company SoulProviders is on the lookout for makers of beautiful things – jewellery, clothes, artwork, t-shirts, photography, music, homewear etc. If you make beautiful things and would like to sell them, please contact Editorista asap on editor@represent.co.za for more information. If you know of anyone else that makes beautiful things please ask the… m to contact the...

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LION KING coming to South Africa
Oct31

LION KING coming to South Africa

“An absolute triumph!” The NYK Financial Times. BLOODY MARVELLOUS we say. We were lucky to see the show in 2002 in London, it was magical, moving and magnificent. Book your seats NOW~! Don’t say we don’t tell you first. In the most ambitious musical theatre project the country has ever seen, Lebo M and Pieter Toerien bring the magnificence and magic of Disney’s THE LION KING to Africa for the… first time! As part of the show’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations, the story of Simba, the lion cub who became king, will feature a full South African cast of 53 performers and will open at the spectacular, newly-built 1 900-seater TEATRO MONTECASINO in May 2007. To celebrate the opening of bookings, Montecasino will host a day of activities on Sunday 29 October that includes site tours of the TEATRO MONTECASINO at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, offering the public their first glimpse of the inside of this fantastic new venue! Ticket prices range from R150 – R425. Book at...

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Well Done FRESHLY GROUND on winning  MTV awards
Oct31

Well Done FRESHLY GROUND on winning MTV awards

OH Yes, they did it, they scooped Best African Act.  It’s about bloody time.  We all know that they deserve to win. Freshly Ground, we are 100% behind you. Alles van die beste. REPRESENT!!! SA superstars Freshlyground jet off to Europe this week to Copenhagen for the MTV Europe Music Awards – in which they are nominated for Best African Act against Nigeria’s P-Square, Tanzania’a Juma Nature, Kenya’s Nameless and Anselmo Ralph from Angola… . Here’s the latest news from the red carpet concerning the Awards, where Freshlyground will be rubbing shoulders with Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, The Killers, Keane, Muse, P Diddy, Nelly Furtado and Outlandish – to name but a few…. Winners will be announced live on MTV base (DStv Channel 88) and MTV (DStv Channel 85) live on Thursday 2 November between 22:00 – midnight. Keep your thumbs crossed for SA’s...

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60s week in Maftown – get your ticket!
Oct23

60s week in Maftown – get your ticket!

Oh yes, when you hear about the 60’s party in Mafikeng, you know the year is almost a wrap. This year Represent is determined to go and hang out in the North West at thier 9th annual event – nine years – amazing hey! Bonus is they have now expanded the event from just a party into a 3 day event… OMG the babelaas. See you there! Nare Events and Marketing brings you once again the 9th annual S…ixties Costume Party, Maftown ‘s own all time rockers. From the 1st to the 3rd of December Maftown will explode once again. On the 1st December we will have a Pre Sixties “Foam” Party at Da Garage. On the 2nd December will be the main Sixties Costume Party at Monare Farm, 15 minute drive away from the North West Province in Mafikeng, in the middle of nowhere lies oasis of banyana, basimane le mmino. We promise you an unimaginable year to indulge yourself and your peers. 2006 is the year to make 60’s fashion statement retro. 2 dance floors, with the most rocking DJ’s will give you the fun you have never experienced before. Cover Charge: R 170 VIP gets you for the Pre Sixties as well as the main sixties party : R 50 gets you in for only Pre Sixties “Foam” Party : R 130 gets you in at the main Sixties Costume Party For more information contact the below people or visit our website. www.sixtiesparty.co.za Here’s more info: The Annual Sixties party (Mmabatho North- West) takes place annually during the first weekend of December. Sixties has been running for the past six years and continues to grow in stature with the addition of every annual chapter. It attracts young partygoers from all over the country (and some parts of the Southern African sub-continent – Botswana & Lesotho). This is made possible through viral marketing as a result of the wide network of connections the people who attend have in the popular culture social scene. So the event plays host to a unique melting pot of urban cultures with young people from a wide range of towns and cities like Mafikeng, Gaborone, Maseru, Jo’burg and everywhere else coming together for a massive celebration that goes on until the sun comes out, and if you have the stamina into the early afternoon. The event affords young people a rare opportunity to escape into another reality. Its location is on a private farm just outside Mafikeng, the North West Provincial capital. This location, away from the hustle and bustle of city life offers people from the major urban centers across the...

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