The National Arts Festival in partnership with the city of Cape Town, announced that a new performing arts festival will be launched in Cape Town and surrounding areas later this year. Cape Town will get its very own Fringe Festival.
For a long time the grain silos at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been standing abandoned, home only to rats, pigeons and seagulls. But no longer. A R500 million redevelopment project will transform the disheveled building into a modern art museum.
People are thinking of very creative ways to use aerial drones, ranging from aerial photography to delivery drones. The famous graffiti artist, Katsu is known for his innovation in the art form. His latest creation is a graffiti drone – check it out in action.
Microsoft has recently shelved its famous operating system, Windows XP. Let’s take a trip down memory lane: here’s the story behind XP’s iconic default background, “Bliss.”
Nicolas Cage, the actor the internet loves to hate, has been the butt of many a joke, but somehow it has led us to this – the Nicolas Cage Art Party – an art exhibition solely dedicated to and inspired by Nic Cage. You need to see these masterpieces.
George W. Bush will be remembered for his controversial decisions during his tenure as President of the US, but thanks to hackers we will remember him for his nude self portraits. Please enjoy the elderly statesman’s attempt at nude art.
A while ago, artist Clayton Pettet claimed he would lose his virginity on stage under the guise of art. Well, the media took hold of his idea and his performance piece was highly anticipated. What happened? A sex stunt… And loads of bananas.
When someone rips out a smartphone to take a picture, it’s kinda obvious. No private eye, sneaky paparazzi or sly photographer can snap a pic of their target, without a smartphone sized bullseye spooking their prey. This new light-bending iPhone 5 cover, COVR Photo, solves this tricky conundrum.
We lost interest in coloured pencils the moment we got out of kindergarten. But this 19-year-old kid is bringing them back, showing their artistic potential in these hyperrealistic drawings. Take a look at Jose Vergara’s incredibly detailed works of art.
This artwork takes a new spin on not remembering where you parked your car. Even if you remembered where it was parked, you might not be able to spot it. Check out how Sara Watson used paint to create an almost invisible car.
Participants in the Norwegian military’s annual Cold Response exercise have been encouraged by their senior officers to take snapshots of themselves during their day-to-day activities. So naturally one jerk had to top everyone by nailing a selfie while piloting an F-16.
Check out the winning photographs of the Open and Youth categories of the 2014 Sony’s World Photography Awards. This year Sony’s World Photography Awards had to select the winners from 70,000 entries from around the world. These are some of the best amateur photographs you’re likely to see.
Throughout history, creatively inclined people have had to sometimes rely on a rich benefactor for financial backing, while their ideas are still in the teething phase. “Ideas Island” is project by Fredrik Härén which allows creatives to stay on one of three private islands for free.
We’ve all become familiar with the Holi Festival recently as the experience has been brought to South African Shores with our own Holi One Festival in Cape Town and Jozi. For those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to run around like a hooligan with a bunch of happy hippies throwing colourful powder [...]
We had to have a second look, just to make sure it wasn’t a parrot. Ornithologist and appreciators of the human body will get a kick out of this. This amazing piece of art has transformed this woman into a bloody parrot.
The streets of hot spots around the world are filled to the brim with Vespa riders clad in manicured beards, retro glasses and Apple products. Vesparados now have a new accessory – the Vespa styled digital camera.
This view has been 12 years in the making, and it is spectacular. Following 9/11, only a building of grand scale would be able to claim back the skyline of Manhattan. Nearing completion, One World Trade Center does just that. This interactive image by TIME allows you to see New York from the momentous building’s perspective, 1,776 feet (541 m) up in the air.
Starving artists and freelancers are far too familiar with the impending threat of bills. Brooklyn-based photographer, Daniel Arnold had no idea where he was going to get the next month’s rent. So on the eve of his 34th birthday, the desperate Arnold decided to sell some prints on his Instagram account as a last resort.
Italians are up in arms about this advertisement by ArmaLite. Puns out of the way, the image of Michelangelo’s David wielding an assault rifle instead of his trusted slingshot has Italians freaking out. David would have made quick work of Goliath with this beast of a gun.
A radical change in strategy by the world’s largest photo provider, Getty Images, will allow online content creators to use some of their images for free. Getty is proposing the use of embedding, similar to embedding YouTube videos, for their stock images.
Who actually uses Google’s Street View for directions anymore? We use it for our casual Sunday stroll through Parisian cobbled streets, and sitting next to blurry faced cafe patrons enjoying a croissant and a coffee. Google has recently added more underwater Street View maps, perfect for a scuba adventure from your desktop.
You might have seen this type of project before, but not with this dedication. A couple of months, years, a decade? No, Karl Baden has been doing this for nearly a quarter of a century.
Are you upset that your coworkers aren’t liking your baby or kitten photo posts? The combination of bad camera angles, shoddy lighting and atrocious styling could be the problem. This infographic offers helpful tips at capturing that growing baby bump or rampaging toddler on your smartphone camera. We reckon it applies to pet photos, too.
If you’re a delegate at this year’s Design Indaba and you share your design via Twitter, you’ll earn Design Dollars to redeem at the DID store, and the chance to win a professionally rendered schematic drawing, prototype and trademark of their design. Quite mean.
This is the coolest yet most bizarre “children’s” book ever. ‘Movies R Fun!’ will have you tucking in your kids with the famous words of Buffalo Bill – “It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again.”
You’ve heard of the term, “suffering for your art,” right? There’s a reason why the object of that sentence is art, and not “TPS reports”. TPS reports are hard, because they’re boring. Great art is special because it actually takes something away from the artist; blood, sweat, and tears – sometimes quite literally. That’s why [...]
A while back a woman sold her virginity on eBay. Now, 19-year-old art student Clayton David Pettet will be loosing his virginity as part of a performance art piece.
Valentines is bearing down on you, and it’s an awful time. Culturally speaking, you’re under pressure to buy flowers, or chocolates, or soft toys; all of which are things that die quickly, kill you quickly, and kill your credibility, respectively. The secret to nailing Valentines is to buy a gift that you’d be happy buying at any given point in the year – something that won’t date, die, melt, or activate your overdraft. So, what hits the sweetspot? A photograph.
Selfies, cat photos, instagrammed lunches… They make you feel so happy, and you absolutely cannot live without them. But surely you don’t have space for ALL of those photos on your phone? This is how you save space on your mobile’s hard drive.