16 Feb


Somnyama Ngonyama by Zanele Muholi
The Maitland Institute
18h00 - 20h00 | Unit 15, The Meat Factory, 372 Voortrekker Road
(parking entrance off Mowbray Street)

“With the series Somnyama Ngonyama, I have decided to turn the camera on myself. In contrast to my life-long project of documenting members of my black LGBTI community in South Africa and beyond, one in which I normally have the privilege of witnessing participants’ presentation of themselves according to their own self-image, with this new work I have created portraits in which I am both participant and image-maker.

Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning ‘Hail, the Dark Lioness’) is an unflinchingly personal approach I have taken as a visual activist to confronting the politics of race and pigment in the photographic archive. It is a statement of self-presentation through portraiture. The entire series also relates to the concept of MaID (‘My Identity’) or, read differently, ‘maid’, the quotidian and demeaning name given to all subservient black women in South Africa.”
-Zanele Muholi

16 Feb

Cape Town Art Fair | private opening preview

11h00 - 19h00 | CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

Private preview evening.
By invitation only

Adjective After Party

 21h00 - late | Kimberley Hotel, 46 Roeland St, CBD

Join ContempoRayRay, Young Smuts and The Duke on the decks, visuals by Thuli Gamedze and Keren Setton.


17 Feb

Cape Town Art Fair | open to the public

11h00 - 19h00 | CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

Talks | Performances | Screenings | Walks |  Book signings | Workshops

Visit for more information.
Tickets available online.

Woodstock Art Night

17h00 - 20h00 | Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Woodstock Art Night is an after-hours cultural programme that includes some of Cape Town’s top contemporary art galleries, with a supporting programme of performances and other activities in other spaces.

Participating galleries include Stevenson, Goodman Gallery, Blank Projects, Southern Guild, and SA Print Gallery, amongst others, along with other spaces like Corner Store and Woodstock Cycleworks.

Woodstock Art Night is coordinated by Thursdays Projects, in partnership with Art Week Cape Town.

blank projects | exhibition

Interludes by Jared Ginsburg
Mounted as a kind of theatrical production, Ginsburg’s project Interludes employs the apparatus and devices of the theatre (stage, lights, curtains etc.) to “perform the exhibition”. The production is comprised of a series of scenes enacted by artworks, in which these objects stand for players, props and backdrops. Between each of these scenes, or ‘micro-exhibitions’ as Ginsburg calls them, are interludes.
17h00 - 20h00

113 - 115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Goodman Gallery Cape Town | exhibition and live performance

South-South: Let me begin again
In the second edition of our South-South series, Goodman Gallery presents Let me begin again, an exhibition drawing parallels between artists from the Global South, whose work is situated within and beyond the afterlife of political revolution. The show looks at cross- cultural influence and divergence – both historical and recent – between countries such as Cuba, Brazil, South Africa and Angola, as well as other regions such as Mozambique, and Namibia; featured artists born in or living between these countries or in the diaspora.

Live Performance forming part of Angela Ferreira's (Mozambique) Wattle and Daub installation included in South-South: Let me begin again.

17h00 - 20h00
Fairweather House (Ground Level), 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Goodman Gallery - The Video Room | book launch

Kudzanai Chiurai Book Launch: While the Harvest Rots
(edited by Robert Muponde and Emma Laurence)

Goodman Gallery is pleased to launch While the Harvest Rots, a catalogue focusing on new critical and scholarly perspectives on Kudzanai Chiurai’s internationally acclaimed growing body of work. Edited by Robert Muponde and Emma Laurence, While the Harvest Rots includes texts by Thabisani Ndlovu, Josiah Nyanda, Mary Mandivavarira, Edwin Mhandu, Jessica Hemmings, Innocentia B. Mhlambi, Nolan Dennis, Praise Zenenga, Kudzanai Chiurai, Robert Muponde and Emma Laurence.
17h00 - 20h00
Fairweather House (Ground Level), 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Greatmore | opening


The exhibition TAG brings together the sister organizations, Greatmore Studios and the Thupelo workshop, and the many artists associated with them in the last two decades. It will feature new and existing works by a selection of these artists and will be hosted at Greatmore Studios in Woodstock, with a satellite at Greatmore’s booth at the CTAF. The exhibition will also feature an interactive ‘TAG' wall where all those who have been associated with the two institutions over the years will be invited to tag their names, write down their memories, add photos and share their hopes for the future of these organizations.
Greatmore Studios, 47-49 Greatmore St, Woodstock

SMAC | exhibition

Pushing Thirty by Jody Paulsen

SMAC Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Jody Paulsen featuring his iconic felt collages, graphic works and new sculptural installations.
17h00 - 20h00
1st Floor, The Palms
145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Stevenson | exhibition

Paths and Fields by Robin Rhode

In contrast to Rhode’s two previous tightly themed shows, Paries Pictus (2013) and Recycled Matter (2015), Paths and Fields is an open-ended combination of drawings, photographs and video that highlight his craft as a draughtsman and the influence of his Italian sojourns on his work. An emphasis on balance and symmetry is reflected in the selection of new and recent work, and the way in which monochromatic investigations of the natural world converse with technicolour interactions with the built environment.
17h00 - 20h00
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Southern Guild | exhibition


Transformation explores the space that the collectible design gallery occupies between art and design, visionary expression and forthright purpose. Exhibiting newly commissioned work from 14 South African designers and artists, Transformation presents experimentation in material and scale, challenging the traditional understanding of where artwork ends and functional design begins. The show runs until 4 March.

17h00 - 20h00
Unit 1, 10-16 Lewin Street, Woodstock

18 Feb


Enjoy extended Saturday opening hours and special events at galleries and institutions in the City Bowl.


Hosted by blank/Stevenson
22h00 - late
Suntravolta, 255 Long St

Cape Town Art Fair

The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
11h00 - 19h00
CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

Visit for more information.
Tickets available online.

AVA | breakfast

AVA Alumni: Johann Louw

AVA Alumni: Johann Louw is the first in a series of exhibitions where a selection of established artists will have the opportunity to showcase the history of their practice and their progression since originally showing with the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery in Cape Town. SMAC Gallery proudly supports Johann Louw’s selection as the first artist to exhibit in the AVA Alumni series.

In 1996, Louw’s first solo exhibition was presented by the AVA. The exhibition served as an introduction to the art world for Louw through an invaluable platform for Cape artists at the time.

AVA Alumni: Johann Louw will feature a curated collection of early and new works.
09h30 for 10h00
35 Church St

Christopher Moller Art | exhibition

Hijack by Lou Ros

Hijack is the second solo exhibition presented at Christopher Moller Art by internationally acclaimed artist, Lou Ros. Ros’ art is centered around the de-structuring of form, rather than simply reproducing the original in perfection. He wishes to evoke the viewer’s interest and imagination, allowing them to picture the end of the painting, piecing together the story in a collage for themselves. He works without having a clear idea of the final result, and stops his work before it seems finished.
10h00 - 13h00
7 Kloofnek Road, Gardens, Cape Town

MOMO | exhibition

Doppelgänger by Pedro Pires | exhibition
Kwasuka Sukela: Re-imagined Bodies of a (South African) 90s Born Woman by Sithembile Msezane | exhibition
10h00 - 14h00

170 Buitengracht St

Salon 91 | walkabout

Shelter by Andrew Sutherland

Join us at Salon Ninety One for a walkabout with Andrew Sutherland on Saturday the 18th of February 2017.
The artist will be hosting an informal discussion about his paintings with particular emphasis on his latest body of work titled Shelter. The exhibition will run from the 25th of January until the 25th of February 2017.
11h00 - 12h00
91 Kloof St, Gardens

Smith Studio | exhibition

Folly | A group show

By definition Folly is the lack of good sense, foolishness, or a costly ornamental building. Much like the theatrical interpretation ‘follies’ take the stage at SMITH for a group show including 11 artists. The need for a deeper understanding in ones own life seems to fall away once we embrace the dizziness of spontaneity and play. Each artist included in Folly has either through their own methodology or their own concept ‘let go’ to create a sense of folly in their work.

Inclusions | A solo show by Stephen Allwright

Smith has the distinct pleasure of exhibiting over 60 works by Stephen Allwright. Allwright began painting in earnest after leaving Cape Town to spend two years in near complete isolation in Die Hel, a remote village in the Swartberg Mountains near his birthplace, prince albert. Since then he has been exhibited most recently at the Tyburn Gallery in London.
10h00 - 13h00
56 Church St

WORLDART Gallery | exhibition

Bubbling Under | A Group Show

Worldart is exhibiting a group show with works by Claude Chandler and Bastiaan van Stenis, yet to be shown at the Cape Town Art Fair. Bubbling Under brings two new artists to the gallery, Grant Jurius and Faatimah Mohamed-Luke
10h00 - 13h00
54 Church St

99 Loop | exhibition

Christened Ships | Adriaan Diedericks
B L I S S |  Chris Valentine

On exhibition at 99 Loop are the latest solo exhibitions of two rising stars in the South African art world: Adriaan Diedericks and Chris Valentine.
These two young artists will be exhibiting brand new bodies of work with Diedericks’s sculptural Christened Ships and Valentine’s series of paintings: B L I S S.
09h00 - 14h30
99 Loop Street


Negative Space | group exhibition

This exhibition contemplates an enhanced awareness of history, stories and experience by looking at what is absent rather than what is present. With this framework in mind the exhibition brings together the works of a group of Southern African artists that are using land, and landscape in their work, and by association the elements that are extracted or forcibly removed from it: harvest, minerals, wealth, memory and people, to reflect on both their personal lived experience and the problematic legacy of social and economic inequality in Southern Africa.
09h30 - 14h00
1 Argyle St, Woodstock

19 Feb

Iziko South African National Gallery | curator walkabout

12h30 - 13h30 | 
Government Ave, The Company’s Garden

Free admission for this event only.



Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair

The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
11h00 - 19h00
CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

Visit for more information.
Tickets available online.

A4 Hard Hat Tour

This is a guided tour of the A4 Arts Foundation building on Buitenkant street hosted by the Director, Josh Ginsburg for Cape Town Art Fair exhibitors and curators.
In June 2017, the A4 Arts Centre will open in District Six, Cape Town. The centre will encompass a gallery, a multimedia library, and a common or project space. Adaptable and embedded, the centre will offer an environment for experimentation, collaboration, and conversation.

14h00 - 17h00
23 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town