Joburg fringe Art exhibition weekend by Miabo Enyadike

Joburg fringe Art exhibition weekend

The Joburg Fringe 2016, Art show has come and gone with an exciting bang.


 As an Abstract Artist who participated in this show it was a marvelous experience, exhibiting in 

an industrial setting, at the heart of Joburg inner city known as the Maboneng Precinct.

             Art works by Miabo Enyadike(my corner)

 Which is also an Art and creative hub in South Africa. Interacting with other Artist

Works by Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa

 and understanding their influence and inspiration behind their Art was key for me.

 I was particularly fascinated by Howard Smith, a very soft spoken Artist from New York, whose very mini abstract art paintings where pure and captured my imagination. 

                       Works by Howard Smith.

 I just kept going back and forth to view his work.

Artist Howard Smith  interacting with a guest

 I enjoyed the diversity in the Art and creative performance by a South African folklore story teller who for the duration of the

                       Performance Artist Lisahluma narrating a folk lore

 exhibition held people spellbound by her
ability to create true life experiences into
a one woman art of narratives, that we can all relate too.

                    Video Art, curated by Dean Hutton

 and the video art which was thought provoking to say the least, had it's share of viewers and critics.

                      Video Art curated by Dean Hutton

 It was an interactive and networking
 4 days for me and I truly enjoyed myself, and met new people that opened my eyes to Art in another dimension. 

Thanks to the Joburg Fringe team for the opportunity.

    Chief Organizer and Curator of the Fringe Sarie Potter and I

Sarie, Artist Vusi Mbulali and  I

 So here are some of my favorite Art that was on display at the Joburg Fringe.

Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa

The Printing Girls: Amy van den Bergh, Carmen Ford, Lucy Stuart-Clark

The Printing Girls: Amy van den Bergh, Carmen Ford, Lucy Stuart-Clark

Artist Claudia Shneider

 Artist Lucy Stuart-Clark

 Artist kelly Clohessy

Courtesy Joburg Fringe

Check out my art on

 Miabo Enyadike



One day to the Joburg fringe Art show and it is truly exciting since it will run alongside Joburg Art fair. I will be one of the Artist exhibiting alongside several brilliant Artists.
I'm eager to see their works and meet them, so that in itself is exciting to me.

The work I’m proposing for the fringe exhibition, is abstract art about faces, hence the title FACES UNKNOWN. It is an abstract rendition of women and men’s faces in silhouettes referencing faces of people we work with, family and people we deal with on a day to day basis or people that attract our attention but are detached from our own reality yet they affect us.. Interacting with people is something I enjoy doing. I try to imagine what their silhouettes in abstract art would look like with reference to their character, demeanor, facial expressions, life situations and occupation.
As an artist, my curiosity to create these Ink based abstract art paintings, stems from a need to see people from another perspective free of facial features and all the seriousness that goes with portraits. This thought has informed the basis for this series.
So I share with you some of my work that will be on Show at the Exhibition. I have inserted them in the press release Enjoy.

                                      FAMILY PORTRAIT BY MIABO ENYADIKE

JOBURG FRINGE 2016: This will be the 9th annual Joburg Fringe, a satellite fringe art

show running in sync with the Joburg Art Fair.

When: 9-12 September

Where: Arts On Main, 264 Fox St & Berea Road, Maboneng, Johannesburg. 

Opening hours: Fri 9th 2pm-11pm Sat 10th 10am-8pm Sun

 11th 10am-6pm Mon 12th 10am-3pm



Almut Determeyer / Asanda Kupa / Bisschoff & De Villiers /

 BLD collective / City of Ekurhuleni: Visual Arts 

Development Programme - curated by Xolani ‘Galax’ 

Ngwenya and Raymond Mokoena / Claudia Shneider / Coila-Leah Enderstein & Nicola van Straaten / Frances 
Spangenberg / Gabriel Communications curated by Odirile Majatladi presenting: Huma Ditshwene, 
Modise Moeletsi, Charmain Caroll and Bakang Malestse / George Holloway collaborating with Gene Gualdi and Peter Primich / Howard Smith / Imbali Visual Literacy Project and The Keisikamma Trust / Isabella Potenza / It is what it is…Neo Diseko, Richard Specs Ndimande, Dimakatso Mathopa and Zimkhita Mliswa / Kelly Clohessy / Lisahluma / Matshediso Isen School / Miabo Enyadike / Mwamba Mulangala / Nellien Brewer / Phumelele Kunene / Richard Ketley and Logo Oluwamuyiwa / Stephen Rothenburg / The Printing Girls / Umle 


Our Special shows

Young Capital : one liners curated by Andrew Lindsay

VideoART! curated by Dean Hutton

Joburg Fringe will again give the public an ENTRANCE 

FREE opportunity to see some extraordinary, possibly 

affordable, new art.


Our Special thanks to this year's jury who are giving their experience, insight and time free of charge - an enormous contribution to making the Joburg Fringe a meaningful and unmissable event.

Jury for 2016:

Andrew Lindsay, Asanda Kupa, Benon Lutaaya, Claudia Shneider, Colleen Alborough, Felix Walser, Frances Potter, Gordon Froud, Graeme Williams, Luiza Cachalia, Malcolm Payne, Marilyn Martin, Miriam Asmal, Mudi Yahaya, Rita Potenza, Thulile Gamedze, Usha Seejarim

Thank you to this year's sponsors: The Media Mill, arts on main



                                                                 MIABO ENYADIKE