Monday, 31 October 2011

'NEW PAINTINGS' by Zander Blom

Having been fans for pretty much forever, Frikkie Awesome was extremely excited to go to the newest exhibition of Zander Blom! The exhibition at the Stevenson Johannesburg Gallery was a complete thrill. The walls of the Stevenson lined with Zander's paintings were amazing! Each painting has a distinct feel, and a presence that cannot be described or experienced in photographs. It has to be seen in person! (We couldn't help ourselves, and took a couple of photographs for you in any case.) If you didn't get the chance to go to the opening, don't worry the exhibition is on till the 9th of December at the Stevenson Johannesburg.

By the power of Greyskull! What an Awesome exhibition!!  Well done Zander!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Halloween Weekend Vibes

WAAAAASSSUUUUUP Snor City!!!! Hope everyone is in the mood for a partay, cause this Halloween weekend is full of them!! We decided on TWO... Here they are!!

The first one is the Red Heart Roctober Halloween Party at Arcade Empire. If you dress like a dead celebrity you get in for a mere 50 bucks, if you are pretty lame and don't dress up, then you gotta pay 70 SA rand. At Arcade you can expect to see the likes of Taxi Violence, Shadowclub, Isochronus and Yesterdays Pupil. If you don't feel like driving far tonight, then this is the partay to be AT!!!

The second of the chosen Halloween parties is the Converse Block Party at Town Hall in JO HANNES-TO-THE-BURG. This one is MASSIVE.. Like for real!! 4 stages, street party, what more do you want?!?! There are countless acts at this party, but the big ones include Haezer, Desmond and The Tutus and Bittereinder. There are PLENTY more, trust us!!! The party starts at 21h00 tonight and entrance is 100 SA rand... What a steal!!! And remember.. Its HALLOWEEN, which means DRESS UP P-TOWN!!!!

So to help you lot out with some ideas for dress-up dress up, checks out the PICS below!! Get creative people, stay away from el-lamo, go el-original!!! BOOM!!! 


Otherwise... Have an AWESOME weekend Snor Baai, be safe and be cool!! Peace. Out!! POW!!!!

Snor City = The Jacaranda City = Die Vaderstad

Just another reason Frikkie Awesome calls P-Town Home!!!!!!!! In your faces everywhere else in the whole world!!! That calls for a boom, BOOOOM!!!!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Frikkie Cool Creative: Zander Blom

Our chosen creative of the week is the Snor City born and bred ZANDER BLOM. Zander is probably one of the Capitals finest exports. To define Zander is impossible. FULL STOP! This is due to the fact that he is not just a painter or an artist, but rather a multi-talented individual always testing the boundaries of creativity.
Zander is most noted for his paintings, drawings, installations and photography and together with this his talent for writing. Zander’s work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Sienna, New York and many more.  His first major exhibition was ‘The Drain of Progress’ showed in 5 different exhibition spaces from 2007 – 2009. His next exhibition was ‘The Travels of Bad’ in 2009. In 2010 Zander presented his first set of oil paintings at the Stevenson gallery in Cape Town. 'Paintings. Drawings. Photos'

In the words of the creative:
There are few things as gratifying as waking up to the smell of linseed oil and paint, and stumbling through the chaos of torn-up books and empty tubes with a freshly squeezed palette of colour in hand. Figuring out your next move, brushstrokes staring back at you from the tussle of the night before. At home in Johannesburg my focus has shifted from making photographic works to working on oil paintings, having naturally gravitated towards a medium that I've loved from afar but previously only skirted around, flirted with and examined endlessly. Oil painting, which is not without its fair share of historical baggage, has finally ended up right in the centre of my life. In turn my house has evolved into a ramshackle painter's studio. Now I find myself in my ever-changing swamp, knee-deep in references, smeared with paint, avoiding email, watching the paintings paint themselves, and seeing all the little degenerates pile up in the garage.
Within the chaos of the painting mire, which sees that nothing in my house retains its original colour, or value, drawings are creeping around in every corner as they usually tend to do. Undisturbed, they collect and pile up under the bed.
Every now and then I tear myself away from the house to visit different cities abroad, where I produce the different chapters of a new long-term photographic project: the first chapter done in São Paulo, the second in Berlin, with Antwerp, Miami and Istanbul on the way.
PAINTINGS. DRAWINGS. PHOTOS. introduces these three new bodies of work in progress.
Other than his individual projects he also collaborates with other creatives and is a part of the two-piece band Jaco + Z-dog with Jaco van Schalkwyk. Their debut album Emansipasie can be downloaded for free (complete with album art) at jacozdog.com.Read more about these two here.


Zander’s latest series of work is titled ‘NEW PAINTINGS’. The exhibition opens tonight, Thursday 27 October at 6 pm at the Stevenson Johannesburg Gallery, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein.
The exhibition runs until 9 Desember, so if you cant make the opening tonight be sure to check it out when you have a chance.

Zander writes:
The term 'easel painting' is one I'm very fond of. It suggests many things, but above all the possibility of a life that is uncomplicated, unaffected, even peaceful.
It is a place where you do not need to rely on the efforts of a whole team of assistants or a massive production budget for a successful outcome. A place where an individual can work at their own pace on their own terms, relying almost solely on their wit, intellect, ability, instinct and critical sense. Where each work, no matter what shape or size, can be equally important or effective. A place where you can sit down, have a cup of coffee and read a book while trying to figure out how to solve a new problem.

Frikkie Awesome Tip of The Week: Keep a eye on Zander Blom cause this guy is going places and when you have the opportunity, buy yourself a Zander Blom original.   POW!!


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

EXCITING EXHIBITIONS!!!!

Firstly... Its P-Warm in P-Town today.. Again!! Anyways, if you are looking for something to do on this Klein Saterdag, then why not head over to TUKS main campus for the annual Information Design Final Year Exhibition. Tonight is the opening night and should see a whole bunch of peoples checking out whats on show, but if you cant pull through tonight, the exhibition does run through until the 4th of Movember and will be open each day from 9h00 till 16h00. Tonight the doors open at 19h00... Be there or just be over-heating somewhere else!!
After you have recovered form tonights shenanegans, you can lift yourself off of your couch, and head over to 3rd Place, just above +27 Design Cafe in Hatfield, for the Saints & Sinners Charity Exhibition.. This is a REEEEEEALLY cool event, one, because all proceeds go to charity, and two, because everything on exhibit is for sale for R100... Yes One Hundred South African Rand!!! Too COOL!!! So, get there to pick up some awesome pieces by some of Snor Baai's local talent for what, according to Frikkie Awesome, is an absolute steal!!! Doors open at 19h00.
See you lot tonight... AAAND tomorrow!! Peace out. P-Town. POW POW POW!!!

Monday, 24 October 2011

THE BAREFOOT WONDER

Giving up one of your favorite things in the world is surely not an easy thing.
Remember our Frikkie Awesome Buddy, Heinrich van den Worm that we wrote about???? Well, Heinrich celebrated his 365th day without shoes on Thursday 20 October at Dropzone in Hatfield. Macbeth South Africa sponsored him a pair of shoes to wear as his first pair of shoes in a year!!! Heinrich looked pretty awkward walking around in shoes for the rest of the evening.The nights entertainment was provided by Pieter from Die Tuindwergies, Werner from Wrestlerish and Dans Dans Lisa


Don't forget about Heinrich now that he has his shoes back on, there is big things coming your way. Watch. This. Space! Keep checking out his blog or Facebook page to see what he is up to.

 Once again Heinrich, Here is a FOOT FIVE from us here a Frikkie Awesome!!! 

Photographs by Xander van der Merwe

Friday, 14 October 2011

Weekend Vibes

WHHAAATTT. IS. UP. WITH. THIS. HEAT'NESS?!?!

I guess we have to maar deal with it...so why not take full advantage of it? So check out these two befrikte events happening this weekend in the quaint town of Snorbaai. The first one tomorrow is the Hazel Food Market Beer Festival, which will take place from 8:00 in the morning, and will run through till 21:00 that night with a short break between 14:00 and 17:00. There will be some microbreweries, wine stalls, and many excellent food stalls for you to check out. A Definite Must! Hit up this link for more info'ness: www.hazelfoodmarket.co.za
Another awesome way to soak up the sun, would be to head down to the Voortrekker Monument and catch the latest installment of Park Acoustics! This Sunday you are guaranteed to see the likes of Tumi & the Volume, Two Minute Puzzzle, Stefan Dixon and Captain Stu. Make sure to take sunscreen. See the facebook event for more info.
Be Safe P-Town

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Frikkie Cool Creative: Gerhard van Wyk


A Story of a Young Boy
Told by Johannes Roos

As a young boy, Gerhard van Wyk was found running around with a pack of wild dogs in the savage eastern suburbs of Pretoria. When the humans took him, the oldest and wisest of the dogs barked: “My pup, remember who you are!” Then they ran off yelping, chasing a bus.
Although the experience of being separated from his original family scarred him deeply, Gerhard survived and grew up listening to fantastical tales told by middle-aged men during Friday afternoon business braais.Here his love for stories and narrative developed and became a passion, culminating in the expression of these tales through visual means.
Yet he never forgot the wizened hound’s words, and even to this day he can be found in public parks, giving back to the canine community by expertly spinning yarns and sharing quips about his past, always surrounded by an intensely captivated audience; either listening or licking his ears and face.
The End

To see more of this very talented artist Gerhard van Wyk or to find out more about his love for coffee, visit the following sites.
 


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Feet smell. So does poverty.


If you guys haven't heard about this good cause in P-Town... Then where have you been for the past year!?!


"Feet smell, so does poverty" was started by one of the frikkie awesomest guys you will ever meet, Heinrich Van Den Worm, and was started a year ago almost to the day, to raise funds for the charity Doulos " Armoede Bediening", which is a charity that cares for poor communities. His goal was to go barefoot for an entire year and in the process raise money and collect anything he could to donate to Doulos. Heinrich has been involved in many charity events and drives throughout the year, he has encouraged others in P-Town to also go barefoot even if just for one day, and has in the process become quite the Snorbaai celebrity! So... He has 9 days left going barefoot, so if you want to donate anything, from food to blankets and clothes, and of course money, don't hesitate to contact Heinrich and "Feet smell, so does poverty" on either the Facebook Page or give him a follow on twitter. Heinrich also runs a great blog which you can check out here. Be sure to catch Heinrich on his last day barefoot at the Dropzone VIP section on the 20th of October. R20 will get you in the door, with half of the proceeds going to his charity. There will be acoustic sets by Werner from Wrestlerish and Dans Dans Lisa, so be sure to be there and support a great cause! 

From us here at Frikkie Awesome, here's a FOOT FIVE to you Heirnrich, great job man! Respect!!!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Breinmasjien - Mind Blowing Solo Exhibition by Maaike Bakker

Check out these cool pics that we took last night at Maaike Bakker's opening night for her exhibition, Breinmasjien. We met up with Maaike durning the course of the evening and had a chat, she is a really cool awesome talented girl. Check out our Frikkie Cool Creatives Post about her. If you didn't get the chance to go to the exhibition last night, don't worry, the exhibition is on till the 31st of October at +27 Cafe.

 Photographs by Xander van der Merwe

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Thursday Night Vibes

So if you are looking for something to do tonight in the Snor City check out these two awesome events. The first one is our Frikkie Cool Creative of the week, Maaike Bakker, and her exhibition entitled //Breinmasjien which opens tonight, 19:00 at +27 Cafe on the corner of South and Duncan Street. BE THERE or just suck!!

After you have attended Maaike's opening night, head down to Arcade Empire for a performance by the legendary South African band LARK. There is also going to be cool drink specials, check out the facebook event for all the details. Be there to be BLOWN AWAY!!!!!!BOOM!!

That sounds like a wicked Thursday night to us!!!

Helping Out A Friend

Fun at Frikkie Awesome: Our Frikkie Awesome Friend, photographer Xander van der Merwe, came to the office yesterday to take some fun pictures. Check out the photos below of the behind the scenes action!

FRIKKIE AWESOME VIBES!!!


Something Savory

  Frikkie Awesome Filled Breads
This is a awesome recipe for a lunch, braai or dinner party and is very easy to make. You can really get creative with this recipe, there is no right or wrong way of doing the filling. Lets do this!
What you need:

- Bread dough, you can either use store bought or make your own.(recipe here)

-For the filling you can use anything that sounds good to you, I made 3 different ones:

Version 1: Chopped red pepper, black olives, feta and rosemary
Version 2: Sun-dried tomatoes, feta and thyme
Version 3: Onion marmalade

- Olive oil
How to make it:

- Preheat the oven to 180'C and grease a baking tray.
- Roll the bread dough out with a rolling pin.
- Spread the fillings out on the dough.
- Roll the dough closed.
- Cover the top of the bead with olive oil.
- Bake in the oven for 50 – 60 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bread.

Serve warm with butter and get ready for the taste sensation to explode in your mouth!!!!