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Must-see women artists at Johannesburg’s Turbine Art Fair

The 2021 iteration of the Turbine Art Fair returns this month for a hybrid virtual and physical event.

The physical event will be held from 30 - 3 October at 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, and will feature all the usual exhibitors along with a few outstanding emerging creatives.

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On the agenda, is also a range of exceptionally talented South African female creatives who will be showcasing their work at the event.

Here are a few we look forward to seeing:

Cole May

A recent graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cole May is a multimedia artist who aims to highlight beauty in a broken world. With her graduate collection, she chose to depict “a glitch in aesthetic, which describes a sudden malfunction or fault of equipment.” This is a commentary on how digital devices have taken over our world. Through her artwork, she aims to inspire hope, encourage perspective and incite critical thought.

Image: @colemay1/Instagram

Lukhanyiso Sikhosana

Fleur Du Cap Award winner Lukhanyiso Skosana is an actress, performance artist, vocalist/composer and theatre-maker. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Theatre from UCT and is trained in Classical Music and a variety of theatrical styles. Fitzmaurice voice-work, the Sanskrit system of “rasa”, body mapping and free writing form the foundation of her practice.

Lukhanyiso considers herself a black, queer, andogynous body and aims to highlight and navigate this experience through her performances.

Image: Turbine Art Fair

Kirsten Eksteen

Cape Town born-born-and raised Kirsten Eksteen as a passion for creating and working within the fashion industry. She believes that an artist is a part of the art they produce and showcased this at her latest exhibition by creating work that were moulded to her body shape.

Image: Absa/Facebook

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