The Creative Arts: On Practice, Making and Meaning

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In a world where artistic expression and creative endevours hold the power to shape reality, The Creative Arts: On Practice, Making and Meaning delves into the intricate and transformative nature of artistic practice.

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The Creative Arts: On Practice, Making and Meaning

This collection of essays explores the challenges of producing creative work, the intersection of diverse media, and the generative encounter of inspiration, idea, materials and innovation. Spanning a broad spectrum of artistic fields – from visual arts to music and literature, and from podcasting to performance and dance – these essays shed light on the creative processes and critical insights that occur when imagination meets discipline.

A poet making complex cultural inscriptions from words; a dance curator rechoreographing performance as contested space; a critic mulling over the practice of reviewing; a creative-writing teacher re-shaping the writing workshop; a novelist posing speculative fiction as a genre through which to re-view South Africa’s past, present and possible future.

They offer inspirational routes for making, even as they acknowledge failure, and harness vulnerability as a catalyst for artistic breakthrough. The Creative Arts: On Practice, Making and Meaning celebrates the interplay of imagination and skill, trial and error, daring readers to unlock their own potential as thoughtful artistic practitioners.

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