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Lola’s drawing pad

WORDS: LAURA JONES • ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR LOLA BARTLETT

“When I was an angsty teenager I painted my tiny bedroom red, emptying it of everything other than an easel and a mattress …” says Lola Bartlett, artist and illustrator.

September 18, 2018

Meet Pigcasso, the painting pig

WORDS: LAURA JONES IMAGES: JOANNE LEFSON

Pigcasso was destined to become the fi lling in a bacon sandwich until Joanne Lefson stepped in …

September 18, 2018

The possible death of a good man

WORDS: DON PINNOCK

A true story about the disappearance of a friend, as told by journalist and author Don Pinnock.

September 18, 2018

One of the litter

Words: Lord John Bird & The Big Issue UK. Image: Isnp.Ngo, Jeffkoons.Com

A brush with daytime television has John Bird questioning the future of art … and the revolution.

August 17, 2018

Roving Bantu Kitchen

Words: Pippa De Bruyn, Courtesy British Airways High Life Images: Roving Bantu Kitchen

Travelling to Joburg? Stop off for some township-style food in an authentic setting for an experience that’ll bring you back to reality.

August 17, 2018

The road may be bumpy …

Words: Karen Rutter Images: Stacy-Robin, Pexels.Com

After breaking her pelvis, TV and radio personality Liezel van der Westhuizen is facing one of her toughest challenges to date. She’s so much more than a pretty picture.

August 17, 2018

Talent and a pen …

Words: Laura Jones Images: Mieke Van Der Merwe

How does she do it? Illustrator and lecturer Mieke van der Merwe draw with a Rotring pen from direct observation.

August 17, 2018

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South African Culturalisms

Words: Laura Jones

Our nation, previously divided, and currently obsessed with counting the wounds of the past, has unique cultural values, some endearing, others less so. Here is an excerpt from the Goodman Gallery.

FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES

Catch of the day – plastic oceans

Words: Laura Jones Images: Getty Images, Two Oceans Aquarium, Beach-Co-Op Words: Insp.Org, Unep, Wessa

“Miracle material!” says Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). While this may be true in some cases, the continued ambiguity towards plastic in our society is clear. And the damage is devastating.

Captured by the lens

Words: Laura Jones

A handful of South Africa’s bravest press photographers brought our nation, and the world, the images that now form part of our history.

New royal millennials with star power

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

The royal wedding is over. The cake has been eaten and it’s hello to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But amid the celebrations, a furore erupted when Windsor was announced as the venue for the event, and the town’s homeless population was caught in the middle.