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Big news for the local art scene!

December 4, 2017, Author: Hello Joburg

We love good news, Hello Joburgers, and we’re excited to hear Southern Guild has a beautiful collection, featuring some fantastic new work by their foremost designer-artists, making its way to Design Miami 2017 this month! Yay for local talent doing great things overseas!

This year, the collection expresses a conviction that the voice of this continent, and not the received wisdom of others, is the most vital and relevant inspiration. Layered with historical and cultural references, the works have a clarity of focus distilled to graphic silhouettes, compelling texture and the interplay of colour and form.

Southern Guild have spearheaded the collectible design category in Africa, propelling artist-designers to make challenging, complex work. Curated exhibitions, fertile collaborations and strategic partnerships have redefined perceptions of African design and established Southern Guild as a relevant and ground-breaking player in the global design arena.

Hosted annually, Design Miami is a global forum for design. It brings together the influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. It’s the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. Artists showing in Miami include Jan Bekker, Dokter and Misses, Andile Dyalvane, Madoda Fani, Porky Hefer and many more. Well done to all our local artists who will be heading over with their work!

W: www.theguildgroup.co.za

Must see this month:

TEXAS Live in SA

Hot on the heels of the release of their latest album ‘Jump on Board’, alternative pop-rock band TEXAS will touch down in South Africa this summer for an exciting two-city tour!

Where: Emmarentia Gardens

When: 10 December 2017, at 11:30am

W: www.webtickets.co.za

Cinderella on Ice

Take the kids (and the young at heart) along and join the world-famous Imperial Ice Stars, (who’ve won international critical acclaim) as they’re set to thrill with their brand-new production; Cinderella on Ice. Experience the wonder of this exciting new take on a classic tale, with lavish sets and a 25-strong cast.

Where: Montecasino, Fourways Boulevard

When: 1 December 2017 to 6 January 2018

W: www.computicket.com

Rock of Ages

Set in LA’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages is a not to be missed musical. It tells the story of Drew, a city-boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in LA to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love.

Where: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City

When: Until 10 December 2017

W: www.computicket.com

Hello Joburg was first published in April 1980 as a monthly restaurant and entertainment magazine. Over the years we have developed a network of patriotic Joburgers that love nothing more than sharing their experiences in this beautiful city!

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