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Interview | Artist Neo Matloga – the next Big thing

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It was such a delight to meet Artist Neo Matloga recently. I stopped by his booth at Joburg Art Fair and it felt like I was witnessing the Next Big thing. His works reminded me a little bit of the incredible Nigerian Artist Yinka Shonibare. As we were having a casual chat, a group of Art lovers on tour of the Fair arrived en masse, led by renowned Art critic Ashraf Jamal and I felt privileged to listen in as he spoke so passionately about Neo’s works. Neo gave me an insight into his Art and his world in the interview that followed. What is your process when creating Art: I watch a lot of theatre and without rejecting other genres I have developed a keen interest for jazz music. Oh, some of the books and short stories I read have contributed to the theoretical...

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Joburg Art Fair 2016 – a Great success

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Joburg Art Fair 2016 Wow, what a show. The Joburg Art Fair this year took African Art to the next level. There was so much excitement leading up to the events, and they did not dissapoint. With Mandla Sibeko at the helm, as Director, the fair was filled to capacity with a well curated programme. It is no surprise that this was the most successful fair to date with Art Sales almost double that of last year. One of the prominent galleries shared with me that one of their works sold for a hefty price at the Pre-opening sales for Private Collectors earlier on opening night. This is of course great news for those of us who want to see the Art world thrive. Firm favourites like Nicholas Hlobo, Mohau Modisakeng, Athi Patra Ruga and Zanele Muholi had strong showing and it was refreshing...

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Issue 6

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Hello again and welcome, Thank you for taking time to visit our site. We are excited to share new content with you in celebration of the best contemporary Art and collectible designs in Africa. Despite the continent’s challenges; culture, innovation and creativity remain key strategic opportunities. The technology driven innovations will solve a lot of the daily and community problems we face. One of the key findings from the latest McKinsey Lions on the move 2 report is that Manufacturing is an important growth opportunity area as countries are forced to rely less and less on volatile commodities markets. As Africans, my wish is that we take charge of our future and build for us by us. For this issue of Nich I would like to welcome and thank our new contributors: Beauty: Cynthia Gwebu, a highly respected Beauty...

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Book review | Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi

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Summer is here (almost) and wether you opt for the Beach, the Bush or lazing by the Pool – a good book is as good a companion as any. Sweet Medicine is set around the life of a young woman, Tsitsi in modern day Zimbabwe. It is about love, family, religion, African tradition and  a woman’s fight to maintain her status quo by all means necessary. The story is also a take on feminism and the choices women make on the daily to survive. Tsisi does her best to please the people she loves, whilst doing the utmost to maintain her own success. She tries hard to be this sophisticated version of herself while hiding some debilitating fears about losing it all. It is beautifully written, and one of those that will be hard to put down. This Sweet...

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Issue5

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Hello and welcome. Nich has been around for a year now, and the process of collating and curating content for this platform remains a labour of love that I hope you enjoy it. It’s been a dream come true for me, and a very challenging beginning. Our 5th issue is very special as it’s the first time we introduce our 2 new Contributors based in different countries. Through nichluxe.com we have connected with some amazing people who constantly keep in touch and add value to this journey. For this issue we are honored to welcome: 1. Maryanne Maina, a luxury consultant based in Paris where she is currently completing her MBA in Luxury from HEC. She has a wealth of knowledge on International luxury trends and regularly contributes to prominent publications. For Nich, she shares the latest trend in...

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