CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop a success with close to 40 participants

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CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop Participant Exhibition


Since its conception, the CCIBA Creative Workshop programme has given the general public an opportunity to make use of the resources available at the Visual Arts Department including high quality instruction by senior practitioners and staff by means of enrolling for one of a variety of short courses. Limited participants per course ensured special attention was given to each individual with this year's programme seeing close to 40 participants registering for the workshops.

All the courses were introductory, but also attended by artists who wished to become acquainted with new disciplines.

The duration of each workshop (with the exception of the Entomological Illustration workshop)  
was 5 days with over 30 hours of teaching, practical work and outings. On the Friday, at 17h30, there was an exhibition of work completed during the week. Friends joined for a glass of wine and each participant received a Certificate of Participation endorsed by Stellenbosch University's Visual Arts Department.

All the courses were offered at the Visual Arts Building in Victoria Street, Stellenbosch.


The following is a list of courses that were offered at this year's programme:


Bookbinding                                                

Children’s Book Illustration                           

Etching                                                       

Silver jewellery design and manufacture        

Figure drawing                                             

Introduction to gemmology                           

Elementary digtal photography                      

Painting                                                       

Entomological Illustration (Drawing Insects)    


The following are just a few photographs from the event and an exhibition of work produced at the workshops on the final afternoon of the programme. The final afternoon of the programme included the handing out of Certificates of Particpation to workshop attendees.


For mor information on workshops and registrations for the CCIBA 2014 Creative Workshop programme please contact Marika at 083 680 2057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to join the CCIBA facebook group for more updates on events and happenings in the future.


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CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop Participant Exhibition

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CCIBA Director Keith Dietrich opening the CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop Participant Exhibition

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CCIBA Director Keith Dietrich handing out certificates to participants at the CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop closing celebrations.

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CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop Participant Exhibition.

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Participants of the Entomological Illustration (Drawing Insects) workshop in the Gemmology Department being instructed by a gemmology expert and selecting their preferred insects to illustrate with instructor Vicki Thomas.

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Participants at the etching workshop



Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 16:22

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Participants get Creative at the CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop Programme

The CCIBA 2013 Creative Workshop programme has been in full swing this week at the Visual Arts Department at Stellenbosch University. Since its conception, the programme has given the general public an opportunity to make use of the resources available at the Visual Arts Department including high quality instruction by senior practitioners and staff by means of enrolling for one of a variety of short courses. Limited participants per course ensured special attention was given to each individual with this year's programme seeing close to 40 participants registering for the workshops.

The programme includes an exhibition of work produced at the workshops today at 17h30 at the Department of Visual Arts where friends and family can join for a glass of wine.

The CCIBA and Visual Arts Department would like to extend an invitation to all those interested and others considering registering for the CCIBA 2014 Creative Workshop programme to attend the exhibition at the Visual Arts Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch.


Each participant will also receive a Certificate of Participation endorsed by the Visual Arts Department. 

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Participants of the Entomological Illustration (Drawing Insects) workshop in the Gemmology Department being instructed by a gemmology expert and selecting their preferred insects to illustrate.


The following is a list of courses that were offered at this year's programme:

Bookbinding                                                

Children’s Book Illustration                           

Etching                                                       

Silver jewellery design and manufacture        

Figure drawing                                             

Introduction to gemmology                           

Elementary digtal photography                      

Painting                                                       

Entomological Illustration (Drawing Insects)     

                                  

If you need more information please contact Marika Bell at 083 680 2057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to join the CCIBA facebook group for more updates on events and happenings in the future.

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Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White, Official Launch and Exhibition

Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White, a new anthology of contemporary South African graphic literature was launched at the Youngblood Gallery last week Thursday with an exhibition of work from the publication. The launch was well attended and included speeches by Mamba Media Project Coordinator and Managing Director Craig Nadelman, Graflit Coeditor and Head of the Comic Art Unit at the CCIBA Andy Mason, and Art South Africa Editor Ashraf Jamal.

Featured artists in the publication include Alastair Findlay, Alexander Gilfillan, Brandan Reynolds, Braunwin le Fleur, Chip Snaddon, Daniël Hugo, Dathini Mzayiya, David Blaine, Denise Dorrance, Jean de Wet, Luke Molver, Lwazi Kunene, Mogorosi Motshumi, N.D.Mazin, Rayaan Cassiem, Roberto Millan, Ryan Ross Jales, Saaid Rahbeeni, Sebastian Borckenhagen, Sibaphiwe Matiyela, Sonwabile Maqwatini, Su Opperman and Thapelo N.Molema.

GRAFlit was published by the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts (CCIBA) in association with the Youngblood Arts and Culture Foundation, Mamba Media and PreZanian Comix. The event was held in conjunction with the Open Book Comics Fest.


Click here to join the CCIBA Facebook group for more updates on events and happenings.

A special thank you to David Lee for taking the photographs.


Two young attendees admire some of the work on display.

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Graflit Coeditor and Head of the CCIBA Comic Art Unit, Andy Mason, and contributor Brandan Reynolds chat with onlookers.

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Political cartoonist and Graflit contributor Brandan Reynolds (left).

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Graflit contributor Luke Molver (left) and Coeditors Andy Mason and Roberto Millan.

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Graflit Project Coordinator Storm Owens, Mamba Media Social Media Manager Blake Esra, Mamba Media Managing Director and Project Coordinator Craig Nadelman.

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Onlooker Dermot Grazebrook.

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The Graflit launch space at the Youngblood Gallery.

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Graflit Project Coordinator and Mamba Media Managing Director Craig Nadelman's opening speech.

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Graflit Coeditor and Head of the Comic Art Unit at the CCIBA, Andy Mason, discussing Graflit and the state of S.A. comics. photo-20130905184312-9036

Guest speaker and Art South Africa Editor Ashraf Jamal.

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Opening speeches.

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Graflit contributor Dathini Mzayiya signing copies of Graflit.

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Attendee appreciating Graflit contributor N.D.Mazin's work.

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Graflit launch space at the Young Blood gallery.

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Graflit Coeditor Roberto Millan and CCIBA director Keith Dietrich.

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Graflit contributor Ryan Ross Jales signing copies of Graflit.

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Graflit contributor Chip (right) signing copies of Graflit.

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Launch attendees posing with Graflit contributor Mogorosi Motshumi (right).

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Graflit contributor Mandy Watson (left) with Coeditor Roberto Millan.

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Graflit Project Coordinator and Mamba Media Mangaing Director Craig Nadelman with contributor Lwazi Kunene.

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Gareth Smit from the Gareth Smit Project performing a short piece at the launch.

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Graflit contributor's Lwazi Kunene (left) and Ryan Ross Jales posing with an image from their comic.

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Desmond Tutu swinging from the chandelier from all the excitement.

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Graflit contributor Rayaan Cassiem.

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Copies of Graflit will be available for purchase by the end of the week at the following stores:

|The Book Lounge |
| 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town |

| Clarke's Bookshop |
| 199 Long Street, Cape Town |

| Blank Books |
| 374 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town |

| Reader's Den Comic Shop |
| Shop G10, Stadium on Main, Main Road, Cape Town |

| Kalk Bay Books |
| 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay |

If you would like to order copies of the book send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:38

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Graflit Anthology Official Launch and Exhibition

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You are cordially invited to the launch and exhibition of Graflit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White, a new anthology of contemporary South African literature to be held at the Youngblood Gallery, 70 Bree Street, Cape Town, 18h00 on Thursday 5 September 2013. The launch of the anthology will include opening speeches by Graflit editor Andy Mason, Mamba Media founder Craig Nadalman and Art South Africa's Ashraf Jamal.

Please click this link to for updates related to the event and to confirm for the event via Facebook.

GRAFlit is a new anthology of contemporary graphic literature showcasing South African comic artists who aren’t afraid to ransack the graveyard of big ideas. It’s  a gritty collection that steers clear of pretty colours or sentimental storylines, featuring dark, iconic tales from the enigmatic hinterlands of geography and mind.

There are hallucinogenic literary sequences, duelling monsters, drug-addled slackers, sleazy conmen and corrupt councillors, there’s an alchemic fantasy vampire tale set in  the rural mines of Africa, a struggle memoir of Jo’burg in the 1970’s, and even a reconstruction of the fall of Bhagdad in 760 AD. Plus there are lots of grim jokes. The following are just a few examples of the work to be showcased in the magazine and at the exhibition.


   A frame from Luke Molver's Graflit comic

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A frame from Dorrance's Graflit visual narrative

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A frame from Brandan Reynolds Graflit visual narrative

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A frame from Alastair Findlay's Graflit comic

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A frame from Lwazi Kunene's and Ryan Ross Jales' Graflit comic

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A frame from Daniël Hugo's Graflit comic

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A frame from Alexander Gilfillan, Roberto Millan and Sibaphiwe Matiyela's Graflit comic

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A frame from Su Opperman's Graflit comic

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A frame from Jean de Wet's Graflit comic necropolisGRAFlit is edited by Andy Mason and Roberto Millan and published by the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts (CCIBA) in association with the Youngblood Arts and Culture Foundation, Mamba Media and PreZanian Comix.

The event is held in conjunction with the Open Book Comics Fest.



Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:01

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Open Book Comics Fest 2013

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One of South Africa's biggest exhibitions of comic art, cartooning and illustration, the Open Book Comics Fest (formerly known as Co/Mix), will be happening from Saturday the 7th up until Tuesday the 10th of September at the Homecoming Centre in the Cape Town CBD. The Open Book Comics Fest is a FREE entry festival that will create a space for the public to meet and interact with top South African cartoonists, illustrators, comic artists and writers.


The festival will include more than 40 artists, 5 comic book launches, 8 seminar/panel talks on comics and cartooning and two days of follow-on workshops on comics, marketing comics, publishing and distribution. Artists will also share their individual and varying approaches to comic book-making with presentations, debates and seminars. The event is organized as part of the Open Book Festival and will also see a separate launch of a graphic literature anthology, GRAFlit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White, two days before the main event at the exciting new Youngblood Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town.

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For more information and updates on the Open Book Comic Fest please join the Facebook group here.

For more more information on the launch of GRAFlit: Graveyard Literature in Black & White click here.

To view a list of CCIBA related art workshops and technical courses, please click on this link.

To view the programme on the Open Book website please click on this link.

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