Catherine Ash Ceramics/ Images courtesy of Design Indaba

A collaboration between Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), has brought to fruition the We Are Africa Exhibition, held in honour of Africa Month. The event unites veteran and upcoming artists, through a display of their latest masterpieces, in traditional and digital formats.

Exercising the power of design, to shape Africa into a region of harmonious nations, is the overarching concept on which the exhibition is based. The aptly named 2016 theme, “There Shall be Peace and Friendship”, is the ideal reflection of this concept.

Thabo Makhetha Fashion/ Image seen on

The exhibition places a spotlight on the crème de la crème of Design Indaba’s Africa.Now. series, a project that unveils headhunted designers from across the continent. Attention is also drawn to past Emerging Creatives, members of Africa’s youth who excelled in their craft in a particular year, and who are supported by Design Indaba and the DAC to nurture their artistic enterprises.

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Catherine Ash Ceramics/ Images courtesy of Design Indaba

The work of a variety of Emerging Creatives from the year gone by will be on show, along with that of several recognised designers. Thabo Makhetha, Catherine Ash and Issa Diabate are firm favourites, to name but a few.

The We Are Africa Exhibition: a spectacle of modern African innovation. Could there be a better way to commemorate Africa Month?

Join the celebration!

Make your way to the Fox Junction Event Venue at
 14 Alexander Street, Ferreirasdorp, Johannesburg, 2001.

The exhibition runs for three days from Thursday, 26 May 2016, till Saturday, 28 May 2016.

Viewing hours:
Thursday, 26 May, 3pm – 8:30pm
Friday, 27 May, 11:30am – 10pm
Saturday, 28 May, 9am – 6pm

For further details and a taste of the exhibition’s contents, visit the We Are Africa Exhibition 2016 event page.

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Get all the details, surrounding the first original Pablo Picasso drawing to be auctioned in South Africa, by reading Picasso Drawing to be Auctioned in South Africa.

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Zeenat, a digital intern at ELLE Decoration, is a creative at heart with a passion for weddings, fashion and makeup. She adores blissful moments of solitude spent indulging in a warm cup of Rooibos tea, and red velvet cupcakes.


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