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  • Bag Factory Artists’ Studios David Koloane Award Writers’ Mentorship 2017


    The publication includes articles written by the three young writers, Siya Masuku, Lukho Witbooi and Nolan Stevens, alongside texts by Sassen and Jamal, spanning the history of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios to the contemporary themes emerging out of interviewed artists’ work. Stevens gives an overview of the institution through comparing the work of younger and older artists working in the studios. Masuku looks at the work of female artists in the space, past and present, and Witbooi does an in-depth analysis of Onyis Martins work, which evokes themes of memory and loss.

  • Zanele Muholi – Hail the Dark Lioness

    Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is the long-awaited monograph from one of the most powerful visual activists of our time. The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. A powerfully arresting collection of work, Muholi’s radical statements of identity, race, and resistance are a direct response to contemporary and historical racisms.

    With more than twenty written contributions from curators, poets, and authors, alongside luxurious tritone reproductions of Muholi’s images, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is as much a manifesto of resistance as it is an autobiographical, artistic statement.

  • Fire Walker


    Far more than being about a single artwork, this book participates in the myriad conversations and debates on the meaning of public art. The essays prise open critical questions about public space in Johannesburg; Oliver Barstow’s interviews with the various collaborators on the sculpture reveal the complexities and challenges of creating such a massive work in so short a time; and the images by John Hodgkiss of the making of the sculpture, alongside two photo essays suggest the metaphorical power of Fire Walker as well as the fragile hold of street vendors over their small share of city space.

  • The New Century of South African Poetry – 3rd Edition


    A revised and updated edition of this much-loved poetry anthology which was first published in 2002. This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s. New Century includes pieces in divergent styles by a wide range of authors – from traditional songs by Khoisan poets to poems by established figures such as Roy Campbell, N.P. van Wyk Louw, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote and Antjie Krog. Popular poetic forms like maskanda, kiba, praises and rap share the pages with current poets such as Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain, Danie Marais, Nick Mulgrew and Koleka Putuma…

  • Quite Footsteps


    Quite Footsteps explores moral themes relating to political and social change in South Africa. An obscene clamour that the poet sees as eviscerating our country’s humanity becomes the catalyst for an excoriating attack on a time that “renders everything as matters of abuse”, and a passionate demand that we find in ourselves – for ourselves, and in honour of the spirits of the dead – the capacity for the humane. This major work by one of South Africa’s poets will trouble every conscience, even as it revives our faltering hope for a healed nation.

  • OATH magazine Vol. 1


    OATH magazine is the brain-child of photographer, Stephanie Blomkamp. The print-based photography magazine from the Mother City is a bi-annual publication for curious people and visual gluttons.

  • Ato Malinda


    This book is dedicated to the work of Ato Malinda who lives and works in Nairobi. Malinda has created a significant corpus of work which stands almost alone in the art world of East Africa.

  • musical arts in africa: theory, practice and education


    How are the musical arts learnt and practised? What are the imperatives of indigenous theory for playing, dancing, improvising, narrating and composing with or without notation? How are the arts integrated and what is technology’s role in stimulating practice?

  • Imbali Artbooks: Adventuring into Art


    Through these books, young people will discover this world of art by looking, thinking and discussing, by making and doing, by exploring different materials, and by expressing visual ideas of their own. The Imbali Artbooks consist of a box set of eight books. The series is structured around a number of themes and each chapter raises interwoven topics, issues and ideas that are engaging and relevant to young people in the 21st century.

  • Jodi Bieber: Soweto


    A celebration of modern life in Soweto, these stunning and stirring photographs show the importance of this township within the collective consciousness of South Africa. Going beyond Soweto’s historic struggles with apartheid, these images instead reveal the traditional importance of art, dance, and fashion in the community’s daily life—and to showcase a new cosmopolitan energy as the people reinvent themselves and their urban space.

  • Explore! Awesome South African Artists


    Let children jump into the lively and flourishing local art scene, see it in full colour, learn about the diverse paths of the artists and their fascinating artworks. In time your little wonder will soon have found their own South African art hero to look up to!

  • Peter Schütz: An Eye On The World


    This catalogue accompanied the exhibition that ran at Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, in 2015, entitled Peter Schütz: An Eye On The World, celebrating the late artist’s legacy.

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    Vusi Khumalo: Portland Gallery 2007


    exhibition catalogue of Vusi Khumalo’s solo show at Portland Gallery, London, in 2007

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    Vusi Khumalo: Everard Read Gallery 2003


    exhibition catalogue about Vusi Khumalo’s solo show at Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, in 2003

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    Sue Pam-Grant: open at the seams


    Exhibition catalogue of Sue Pam-Grant’s show at MoMo Gallery in Johannesburg in 2008.

  • Bronwen Findlay: Every Picture Tells A Story


    “My work is informed by spaces I have lived in, places I have been to, things I collect, people I collaborate with. I manipulate paint and colour in response to my subject matter. I like to think that ‘every picture tells a story’ but that each painting exists as its own world. I try to…