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Portraits Hasselblad-Azania Creatives
Falko is notably one of South Africa’s most well known and respected graffiti artists. Along with artists like Mak1, Gogga, and Coe1, Falko first used graffiti as a weapon of protest, using spray cans to shout back at and dismantle oppressive structures. Nowadays Falko’s doing more commercial work than bombing, but he still uses graffiti as a tool to highlight and uplift communities. His latest project, Once Upon a Town, sees him traveling South Africa and painting towns and small settlements, leaving luminous,detailed elephant characters along the way.
Cole Ndelu’s arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies. The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery. She has represented South Africa in the Sony World Photography Awards in both the professional portrait category and the Student Focus section. Cole was also selected for the extended class for Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives 2018 event.
Siphiwe Ngwenya is director of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience and founding director of Arts Township International.
The Maboneng Township Arts Experience converts township homes into art galleries and is important to the community because it creates ownership amongst the homeowners and brings the creative economy to the doorstep of the people who really need it. Mr. Ngwenya sees townships as spaces of innovation and is constantly working on creating ways in which township communities can develop into hubs of education and growth.
Andile Dube is a 27 year old property developer who finds old buildings in Johannesburg and restores them, but he also uses a comic book to share stories of young entrepreneurs. His comic book “Young Hustla” is aimed at generating awareness among youth in South Africa about the opportunities that come from entrepreneurship. He works with the Presidential Youth Working Group, where he helps advise government ministers and the president of South Africa on policies relating to youth. Andile is also an alumini of the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2016.
Andile’ Dyalvane is the founder of Imiso Ceramics, a Woodstock-based studio that produces exclusive but functional once-off pieces. Dyalvane crafts earthy and elegant ceramic works. Born in a small village in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and his work draws inspiration from his Xhosa heritage and his contemporary urban life. Dyvalane became a Design Indaba Emerging Creative in 2005. The year long programme develops young designers. Dyvalane also exhibited at the Design Indaba expo in 2009, 2010 and 2017.His work has been exhibited around the world.
Shaun Tomson is a professional speaker, creative thinker, and best selling author. He is an environmentalist, businessman, successful entrepreneur and World Surfing Champion. He has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time. He is the producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door, the author of the best selling book Surfer’s Code and the creator of the children’s iPhone/iPad application Surf Creatures. He is a board member and ambassador for the Surfrider Foundation, the world’s largest environmental group dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches.
This portrait features João Roxo Designer and Visual Strategist who hails from Maputo, Mozambique and works between Amsterdam and Mozambique. He has an MFA from the Design Department at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.

He is the co-founder of Anima Creative Studio in Maputo, the first local collective focusing on communication for Art, Culture and Social Development at large in Mozambique.

To learn more about @ojoaoroxo

www.joaoroxo.com
anima.co.mz

Behance : João Roxo

This portrait features master mosaic artist Marcelino Manhula who hails from Maputo, Mozambique and resides in Cape Town South Africa. He holds a Master's Degree from the Spier Arts Academy and is a full time artist.

His work has won the Best Figurative Award at the Mosaic Association of South Africa in 2012. He has exhibited his work in Italy and South Africa and creates bespoke commissions for clients worldwide.

To buy the artists work and learn more go to

http://baz-art.co.za

@marcelinomanhula

This portrait features Mr Raphael Chikukwa chief curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, curator of the Zimbabwe pavilion for the 54th,55th,56th and 57th Venice Biennale. Mr Chikukwa is also the Curator at large, Painting and Sculpture at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town South Africa.
Cole Ndelu’s arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies. The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery. She has represented South Africa in the Sony World Photography Awards in both the professional portrait category and the Student Focus section. Cole was also selected for the extended class for Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives 2018 event.
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