Deluxe edition release

Incredibly happy to at long last reveal and release the Deluxe edition of ‘Burn – Into the flames of burning art’.
Please allow me to introduce you to upside down dude, with his take on a journey that took in twirling burning dancers and a life size T-Rex mechanised puppet, amid many other oddities, in a space that turns many conventions and ideas on there head…
Naturally upside down dude is looking out through a camera lens with ‘An Eye’, the Tankwa mountains are silhouetted on the reverse and a lighter is to hand for setting that fire… A spiral is at the centre of all things for your own interpretation.
The bronze is a collaboration between Egon Tania, Robbie Malan and the author Simon O’Callaghan.
The deluxe edition also comes with 16 signatures from a selection of founders, directors and artists, along with 5 limited edition C-Type metallic prints, each corresponding to the book edition.
The deluxe edition is limited to 26 copies and lettered between A-Z. A life long reminder of how AfrikaBurn and Burning Man have either turned you upside down, or how your efforts have help turn convention and the world on its head.
For any enquiries or further information please don’t hesitate in contacting me.

SA Independent Publishers Awards 2018, Richmond NC, RSA

Very happy and proud to announce that my book ‘Burn – Into the flames of burning art’ won two awards at the South African Independant Publishers Awards 2018 last week in Richmond in the Northern Cape. One for best Fine Art Book and one for the Book Bedonnerd Book of the Year.

A Dlamini was presented for each award, one of which is pictured below.

My thanks go out to all who have supported the project from inception to publication, and for all the artists who created the works, and individuals who appear within its pages.

As a celebration free postage within SA is now included for orders from the website

William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley

For those in the area my exhibition of 20 images honouring the large scale builders of works at AfrikaBurn have an extended 2 week run at the National Art Museum in Kimberly WHAG, William Humphrey’s Art Gallery, now on until the 6th August. They will continue with stock of the book ‘Burn – Into the flames of burning art’.

The following is a review from our night there on the 10th July.

Burn Book now available


Burn – Into the flames of burning art is now available for purchase with details for delivery/collection on the sioca publishing website

Three editions have been designed and printed

A standard softcover.

A Collectors hardback edition in slipcase with 3 limited C-Type photographic prints, signed by a selection of 6 Afrikaburn founders/Afrikaburn directors/Afrikaburn artists.

A luxuroius Deluxe linen hand bound hardback edition in slipcase with 5 C-Type photographic prints, signed by 14 Afrikaburn founders/Afrikaburn directors/Afrikaburn artists along with a cast bronze sculpture by Egon Tania that will encompass the book.

The list of signatures is representative of close friends and in no way is a complete selection of founders/directors and artists.

This is a personal journey and far from an official history, although many artworks, burns, friends and strangers appear within 264 pages containing over 600 images.

Please note in line with the principle of decommodification the majority of any profit will go to a new AfrikaBurn art fund to help in the creation of future artworks.

Official launch dates coinciding with an exhibition of fine art images will be announced shortly.

Many thanks to all who helped and appear in the pages of this my first book.