The National Arts Festival 2019.

The National Arts Festival 2019.

Today marks exactly one week since the end of the National Arts Festival 2019, hosted in the lovely Grahamstown (Makhanda). The National Arts Festival is an event I eagerly await all year round till the June/July period arrives. It’s a (really, really) good excuse to head out for a road-trip, and more importantly, to come together with other festival-goers young and old, local and foreign, to celebrate the arts. Continue reading “The National Arts Festival 2019.”

Hidden Gems: Colleen Glen.

Hidden Gems: Colleen Glen.

Colleen Glen is without a doubt one of the most picturesque areas in all of Port Elizabeth. With it’s lush green landscapes that stretch out as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to see why it’s residents choose to call this hidden gem home. (Who wants to offer up one of their properties? I’d be love to move in 😂 Or convert it into a farm-style coffee shop/bookstore) Continue reading “Hidden Gems: Colleen Glen.”

Pushing boundaries through body art.

Pushing boundaries through body art.

It’s not very often that you meet someone so exceptionally talented yet still so kind and humble, and down to earth.

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Luke Rudman, an 18 year old artist completing his matric (final year) at Grey High School. Scrolling through his Instagram page @Pseudellusion, it’s hard not to be completely blown away by the elaborate body art pieces and headpieces he creates!

We sat down to talk about everything from Luke’s artwork, to his view on social media, challenges he’s faced as a young creator, the ups and downs of living in Port Elizabeth, the influence of his parents – mother, Sharon Rudman and late father Andre Rudman, who passed away when Luke was a one year old – on his love for art, and more
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