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On Cowhide, Feminity and Vulnereability: Nandipha Mntambo


My intention is to explore the physical and tactile properties of hide and aspects of control that allow or prevent me from manipulating this material in the context of the female body and contemporary art. I have used cowhide as a means to subvert expected associations with corporeal presence, femininity, sexuality and vulnerability. … Continue Reading ››
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Fair Trade Africa

Photographer Darran Rees, travels through Central and Eastern Africa capturing the lives of workers of Fair Trade organizations in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and DRC.

"The motion portraits represent transience and 'passing-by' as a metaphor for the lack of time usually afforded to this great continent and it's peoples."

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Lost Wax Playing Cards inspired by the Benin Empire

Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards. The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and courtiers from 15th – 19th century Nigeria, particularly the Benin Empire. The Lost Wax is actually a difficult method of sculpting (using … Continue Reading ››