On the 1st of October 2017 at Railways Cafe in Irene Pretoria, art lovers and enthusiasts gathered for another highly anticpated Woke Arts event #WokeExperience. The art community challenged its new and resident artists to come together to create performance pieces through collaboration of different art forms.
The Woke Arts community snatched us from our seats elevated us to the next level and delivered us back in a higher vibration with a well curated showcase and elaborate performances. A more than memorable moment for alternative culture lead by talented Musicians, Dancers, Poets and Visual Artists.
The line up consisted of Woke resident performers and those familiar with the Woke stage Kat Upendi, STY7EZ, Ruse, Maira Wolfe whose melodic poetry had us howling along, uThandolwethu, Daniel Nthambeleni, Antenim, Lungelo Manzi, Hosi K, Iindirhe, Dipalesa, ToeSessions who’s lyricism can only be described as godly, Kantona music of which I am convinced invented harmonizing, Shaka Shoelu, Sixghost and Skitz. Some new faces to the mix included our very own Slabsta and Hannah Van Tonder. With closing performances by Gyre and a special performance from The Social Markets’ Maitele Wawe. The experience featured visual art displays by NotDarren, Sisanda Art and Pharo T.
We’re always thrilled to see artists thrive doing what they love. The Woke Arts community has showed once again that there is power in unity in the arts and that love is indeed the highest vibration. We are definitely looking forward to what the Woke Arts movement has in store for us next.
Photography by KeGoBellah.
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I fell, hard
My inner demons screaming at me,
I drifted, into oblivion,
I let my past and present eat at my future,
I fell, hard.
My mind battled if’s, maybe and what now…?
It held on to blurred image of the little girl dancing in the rain,
The rainbow refusing to light up her skies,
But danced she did.
It’s not real, the meds will make you crazy, and talking doesn’t help,
But I cannot, it’s cold, I am lost.
My body, soul, mind…let go.
Rise, my feet won’t let me.
Sing, my voice is stolen.
Dream, I cannot sleep.
Pray, I forgot how to.
This time, learn to soar.
This time, fall, but rise.
This time, hurt, but heal.
Written by Amogelang Lekwadu
Photography by Brigid Schutz
August House, The Artists Playground is a Light-Industrial building which has been converted to a network of artist and production spaces. It currently houses some of the biggest names in the South African Contemporary Visual Art world.
On the 30th of July 2017, August House hosted an Open Studio group exhibition which allows the audience and art enthusiasts to engage with art in the artists spaces. With four floors of of artist spaces to explore and a showroom for the group exhibition, The Artists Playground is definitely the go to place for an exploration of the South African Art landscape.
Watch Video -> August House, Open Studio’s 30 July 2017.
Sisanda Buthelezi is a Visual Artist and Photographer from Pretoria, Gauteng. We got to catch up with this young creative who aims to shake things up in the art world.
“My inspiration for taking up visual art came from my intense need to create awareness and be the voice for those whose voices have been drowned out by our society’s lack of empathy and oblivion where the less fortunate citizens are concerned.
Many topics that disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed are often neglected in our daily mediocre conversations as we tend to like to shy away from the issues that do not directly affect us. As a visual artist, I aim to be that link between the disturbed and the comfortable as I believe that a middle ground should be established in order to stabilize the South African economy and society.” – Sisanda Buthelezi
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