About The CCC



Unearthing creativity in Cape Town, South Africa and the world by CREATING a platform and community.



Spotlighting that incredible creative talent and bringing art into a tangible space and COMMUNICATING it to the world.



All in the pursuit to CHANGE our culture with creation, community, and collaboration.


Meet The Team

Held together by coffee, cigarettes and dreams of creativity, our vagabond team is a collection of crazy, collected and charismatic. Inspired by the beautiful blue planet we live on and everything in it, we attempt at our own small way of changing the world.

“Art is the mirror we hold up to ourselves and one another, reflections of our experiences and our lives, our struggles and victories – reflections that come to define us.”

Nicholas TrethowanGlorious Leader
Cape Creative Collective - Nick Trethowan

Nicholas Trethowan

Head Chom // Fancy Words

Glorious Leader of the free creatives - stealing power back from the megaliths. Has a scorpion pit for those who don’t do their features. (Hint hint)
Cape Creative Collective - Katarina Staines

Katarina Staines

Creative Leader // Booker

Multifaceted and dedicated, Katarina is always looking for new ways to express her creativity and thrives off of helping others to do the same.

Sebastian Staines

Tech Angel // AC130

Far far away, behind the mountain peaks, beyond the wildest seas, you’ll find me. A freelance thinker & creator. Name your challenge and let’s chat.
Cape Creative Collective - Christian Staines

Christian Staines aka Chumba

Digital Marketing // Feature Writing

Proficient writer with a degree in Psychology, Philosophy and English. More comfortable in the water than on land, although doesn't mind a late night in front of the computer screen.
Cape Creative Collective - Ruan Groenewald

Ruan Groenewald a.k.a ‘Ru'

Feature Writer & Social Media

In the business of performing arts with a strong dislike for olives.

Maya Borain

Social Media

Hand reared on art, Maya exists purely in the realm of creativity. She is a professional actress, model, voice actor and painter who has a knack for social media

Freddie Hiney

Digital Marketing // Feature Writing

Freddie enjoys the challenge of effective marketing, communications which are honest, memorable, and edgy; as well as connecting communities together. After all, it’s about bringing power back to the creatives.

Matty Kampstra

Designer // Artist

Easy going and thoughtful, Matty loves using creative mediums to weave stories and share meaningful ideas.
Like to be intentional with his work. "passion projects get me going (anything for a cool cause)

Enter the world of
The CCC.

Jerzy Kosinski once said “the principles of art are not to portray but to evoke” and in a world of 7.674 billion people, Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Youtube, the importance of evoking community, creativity, and consciousness has NEVER been more important than it is now.

Born in Spring, 2020, The Cape Creative Collective was made with the intent to provide a platform for creators; to bring power back to the creatives, and encourage a community that evokes change and appreciation for art, for ourselves, and for the world.

As creatives, we acknowledged that we all need a platform to shine a spotlight on our work and to provide a community to premiere and feature the art that drips from the very pores of our society – that by coming together we form something so much bigger than just ourselves. Together we are stronger.

Together we can create the space we want to see in the world, creating intimate events with a collective of artists and creators in a curated showcase of up-and-coming talent as well as shining a light on the people behind the art. Together we challenge the voices that say “how is art going to pay the bills?”. Together we resist the status quo that tells us “No matter what you do it will never be anything more than just a drop in the ocean”

Together, we are the ocean.

Art is the mirror we hold up to ourselves and one another, reflections of our experiences and our lives, our struggles and victories – reflections that come to define us. Stories that shape us; pieces that drive us; music that speaks to us, for us; paint that adds colour to the void. It is in our very nature to question the limits of our existence and as we do so, we change the world – as the very act of questioning reshapes the parameters of how we once saw it.

Live viscerally, create eternally. Together we are the ocean.