A Paper on Colonial Realities In Western Art Movements: Women In Surrealism

Surrealism was both a movement of literature and art. Its purpose was seeing to rejecting the pervasiveness of the Rationalism and Enlightenment periods/movements of the 17th and 18th century respectively. These periods constituted of intellectual and “rational change” (History.com Editors 2018) of authority by focusing on the individual through a series of culture shifts (books,…

@Mark_Draws Mongwa Metsi

Mark Modimola is a South African Illustrator inspired by various cultures. He delves and intertwines all of them with a respectful detail. We took some time to shed some light on what inspires him and what he’d like to achieve through it all. Mark’s rational:  “This Is a Talisman depicting two women in ritual. The ritual…

The W.O.K.E ARTS Gathering

  The W.O.K.E Arts Gathering is a conscious arts-experience that serves as a platform for growing and independent artists to share their work with an audience that understands. We platform the arts in different executions that come in the form of exhibitions, film fests and other social art experiences. Ranging in various art mediums such as…

Event Management: 

  ELEV8A harnesses skills in creating intimacy and excitement for managing large, medium and small scale events.  Here are some events we’ve played our part in managing. #WokeJozi: A Joburg based event collaborating with venues (The Firehouse gallery, AGOG)  to create a space for Artists and Art lovers to meet and exchange in a youthful…

#WokeKAAP – Our Cape Town Home

WokeKAAP live at the Raptor Room begun as a beautiful partnership between W.O.K.E Arts and one of Cape Town’s most inclusive diner slash culture hub Raptor Room. Centralizing and breaking the social barriers within the art community of Cape Town, Poets, Musicians and Visual Artists come together to make their contribution to the Art Renaissance…

Darkness is not Evil (Face it)

Art by: @thayssilva_xs / Thais Dasilva Pereira This entire universal experience is symbolic, we are symbols made in the image surrounded by images that infer to something else. A Symbol is defined as a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract. So your being is an abstraction of something…