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6 Feb

Gallery MOMO

Six of one half a dozen of the other by Pedro Pires | exhibition opening

This show is a continuation of Pires’s ongoing research into migration, nationality, and identity construction.

18h00 - 20h00 | 16 Buiten Street, Ground Floor, Bo-Kaap



Greetings from FREESPACE workshop | children’s drawing workshop


This workshop is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Children will create a series of engaging drawings and mark-making activities, where they will learn about elements of space that make up their environment and will learn sustainability principles in a fun and energised creative environment.


10h00 - 13h00 | Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront


Everard Read
Hide by Brett Murray | exhibition opening


Murray returns with his considered satirical language, but is investigating a more personal, emotionally-charged narrative as well.


18h45 - 21h30 | 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront




7 Feb

First Thursdays

First Thursdays Official Warm Up
in association with Art meets TV + ART WEEK

First Thursdays is pleased to present their official warm up featuring: AT8 and visual artist Bonolo Kavula.

The event marks the launch of Art Meets TV exciting new App, as well as the official launch of ART WEEK CAPE TOWN 2019.

The First Thursdays Official Warm Up is an initiative of Thursdays Projects in partnership with Maker’s Mark Craft Bourbon Whisky.

17h00 | The Gin Bar, 64A Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre



IQRAA by Thania Petersen | exhibition 


WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present IQRA, Thania Petersen’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition showcases embroidered, photographic and video works informed by religious themes and motifs.


18h00 | 16 Buiten Street, Cape Town City Centre





8 Feb

Eastside Studios | open studio

Eastside Studios is a collective of 11 artists sharing a creative space in the vibrant area of Saltriver, Cape Town. Home to painters, illustrators and printmakers, this atelier is an exciting location for all art lovers. Established in 2012, Eastside Studios has been home to many well-known artists throughout the years.

Artists showing are: Claude Chandler, Antoinette Hampton, Tanja Truscott, Helen van Stolk, Adele van Heerden, Simon Kennedy, Pieter Heyneke, Catherine Ocholla, Dave Robertson, Elgin Rust, Alistair Campbell, Mary Visser, and Emily Ponsonby.

14h00 - 20h00 | Eastside Studios, Brickfield Junction, 20 Brickfield Road, Salt River





Joburg Fringe l Cape Town l 2019 curated by Mbali Tshabalala and Sarie Potter | exhibition opening


The Joburg Fringe aims to encourage a diverse art audience by offering fresh, dynamic, original work displayed in accesible spaces. The Joburg Fringe is an artist run and artist led intiative. Includes various artists.


18h00 | Ruth Prowse School of Art, 5 Elson Road, Woodstock




9 Feb

Blank Projects

/ // ! ǂ by Bronwyn Katz | exhibition opening

In this, her third exhibition with the gallery, Katz has developed a new system of notation to signify the phonetics of an imagined creole language. Through the creation of new visual forms realised as sculptures and installation made of iron ore, steel, copper and string, and by incorporating aspects of sound and performance, / // ! ǂ explores, through collaboration, the interactions between the visual and the aural, taking cues from Katz’s own personal relationship to language and the voice.

11h00 - 13h00 | 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock




Eastside Studios
Eastside Studios | open studio


Eastside Studios is a collective of 11 artists sharing a creative space in the vibrant area of Saltriver, Cape Town. Artists showing include painters, illustrators and printmakers.


10h00 - 14h00 | Eastside Studios, Brickfield Junction, 20 Brickfield Road, Salt River



Remnant by Claire Johnson | Once Removed by Daniel Nel exhibition openings


SMITH presents Claire Johnson's second solo collection of works, Remnant, a further interrogation of the relationship between objects and meaning that tracks her fascination with the presence of absence.

Once Removed, a solo exhibition by Daniel Nel is a captivating body of paintings that act as moodscapes dealing with distraction, degrees of distance and the underlying tensions inherent in ordinary scenes.


11h00 | 56 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre


Zeitz MOCAA and Cedar High in partnership with City Varsity
The Main Complaint Exhibition Offsite Collaborative Event with Cedar High in Mitchells Plain as part of ART WEEK | exhibition, performance


This progamme forms part of 'The Main Complaint' exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA. As an institution focusing on '21st century art' and 'access for all', it is important to open dialogue between institutions and spaces outside of what has become an insular context that defines Cape Town's art scene; an infrastructure and engagement that is limited to the city centre.


12h00 - 16h00 | Cedar High, Cnr Spine &, Weltevreden Rd, Rocklands

* Free Shuttle will leave Zeitz MOCAA at 10h30 and return by 14h30 RSVP essential:



Breaking Bread


Curated by Zipho Dayile, Unathi Silinga and Thobile Ndenze
Artists: Bonolo Kavula (Visual Artist), Daniel Bruce Gray (Sound Artist), BUJIN (Sound Artist)

This activation will be a series of experiments in sound, music, video art, traditionally presented paintings and drawings and ‘zine style’ writings. The various presentations, with three collaborating artists, will be staged over two days.


18H00 - 21h00 | 1 Ryk Street, Brooklyn


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10 Feb

Breaking Bread


Curated by Zipho Dayile, Unathi Silinga and Thobile Ndenze
Artists: Bonolo Kavula (Visual Artist), Daniel Bruce Gray (Sound Artist) and BUJIN (Sound Artist)

This activation will be a series of experiments in sound, music, video art, traditionally presented paintings and drawings and 'zine style' writings. The various presentations with three collaborating artists will be staged over two days.

Breaking Bread has been in existence since July 2018 and has established itself as a vibrant cultural hub situated in the community of Brooklyn. During this period of operating, the hub has initiated and collaborated in a range of creative activities, ranging from independent film screenings, hosting visiting artists, staging musical presentations and has also hosted a solo exhibition of substantial works. At the centre of all our activities are the culinary and food offerings that Breaking Bread provides and that we envisage act as a catalyst for new and interesting conversations.

16h00 - 21h30 | 1 Ryk Street, Brooklyn

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12 Feb


Home Affairs | one-night-only exhibition opening & performances

Access is controlled. Identity is limited to categories of sex, nationality, race, image, and given names. Personal confirmation of such finite definitions is demanded.

ART WEEK CAPE TOWN presents a one-night-only exhibition taking place in the Port of Cape Town , in association with Daor Contemporary. The group exhibition will include a selection of African artists that investigate ideas of migration, the control of identity, as well as the notion of land rights, and ‘public’ space. Access is controlled.

18h30 | Coode Crescent, Port of Cape Town, Foreshore

*Parking in V&A Waterfront Silo underground parking, follow the pink ART WEEK CAPE TOWN logo from the silo, on foot, toward the port.



Maitland Institute
Press Pause II by Berni Searle | opening


The Maitland Institute invites you to celebrate the start of Berni Searle’s residency. On view will be visual material gathered for a project over the past two years, which will be shown alongside a selection of related existing works.


18h00 - 20h00 | Unit 15, The Meat Factory, 376 Voortrekker Road

*Parking Entrance off Mowbray Street


Daor Contemporary
Urban Archaeology | preview opening


Daor Contemporary launches its inaugural exhibition Urban Archaeology. Based in the working port of Cape Town Daor Contemporary’s first exhibition presents a collection of artworks that contemplate the material remains and environmental context of the past, and how these reverberate in the ever evolving present.

Artists include: Wilhelm Saayman, Connor Cullinan, Richie Madyira, Adolf Tega, Anton Karstel, Odette Griesel, Shakes Tembani, Nadja Daehnke, Marlise Keith, Carol Anne Gainer, Robyn Denny, Larita Engelbrecht, and Tracy Payne.


Coode Crescent, Port of Cape Town, Foreshore

*Parking in V&A Waterfront Silo underground parking


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13 Feb

Greatmore Studios

Connections | opening and performance

Connections contemplates the idea of Greatmore Studios as ‘home’ for the artists in residency. Given that the studios’ artists come from vast contexts of the world: some from Europe where neofascism is increasingly becoming fashionable. Meanwhile, the majority from different parts of the African continent where precarious socio-economic and political conditions compel (dis)locations and (in)voluntary movements for survival.

Connections is an attempt at making sense of home in a transnational context. The artists in residence serve to develop articulations of knowledge production and the lived experiences of diverse people. The space and role Greatmore plays as a community based centre, speaks directly to the decolonisation and democratisation of art institutions in South Africa. This exhibition reflects on that.

Connections muses on Greatmore as an artistic platform and alternative space that serves as a catalyst for individuals across the globe to experiment and grapple with the inter(national) issues facing us today.

Curated by Amogelang Maledu, Thembakazi Matroshe.

Artists include: Katharina Lökenhoff, Kimathi Mafafo, Maurice Mbikayi, Nicola Holgate, Nobukho Nqaba, Siri Tolander, Thania Petersen and Ziyanda Majozi, Rory Emmett, Thandiwe Msebenzi

18h00 | 47- 49 Greatmore St, Woodstock



A4 Arts Foundation
Dan Perjovschi | opening


Perjovschi will spend two weeks in residence at A4, engaging the local context and reflecting / refracting his encounters through a constellation of drawings old and new that will be worked directly onto the gallery walls.


17h00 | A4 Arts Foundation, 23 Buitenkant St, Zonnebloem


13.02.19 - 09.05.19


The Melrose Gallery and One&Only Cape Town
Timeless curated by Beathur Mgoza Baker | artist walkabout


The Melrose Gallery and One&Only Cape Town invites viewers to meet the artists and join us for a stimulating talk and artist walkabout as part of the exhibition Timeless with celebrated artists: Willie Bester, Ronald Muchatuta, photographer Clint Strydom, and curator Beathur Mgoza Baker


18h00 - 19h30 | The One&Only, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront



14 Feb

Strauss & Co

public lecture | 10h00 - 11h00

Together in Time: new directions in paintings, sculpture and photography
conducted by Matthew Partridge, Art Specialist at Strauss & Co

This lecture will chart new developments through artists’ oeuvres, examining the interconnections with their peers by tracing stylistic divergences and similarities.

public walkabout | 11h00 - 12h00

Strauss & Co art specialists will conduct a public walkabout of the Contemporary Art Auction Preview.

Block B, Cape Town Cruise Terminal Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront



15 Feb

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Public Opening

Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the largest art fair on the African continent, showing cutting edge contemporary art. The Fair provides a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists from around the globe to engage in cultural and economic exchange. We offer an intimate experience of one of the world’s most unique art capitals. ICTAF is where the fast-growing African art market and the international art world meet.

11h00 - 19h00 | Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town.

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Eclectica Contemporary
EXDS by Loyiso Mikize | artist walkabout


EXDS serves as a platform whereby the artist moves beyond templates and attempts to unravel and unveil reality, to pierce his and our notions of what we perceive as real.


11h00 | Eclectica Contemporary 69 Burg Street




AVA Gallery
Between Subject and Object | talk


Visual artist Patrick Bongoy and performance poet and writer Malika Ndlovu will host a public conversation about their resonances with the idea of subject and object, the relationship between imagery, story or meaning within their individual mediums.


Deirdre Prins-Solani, a fellow creative and an international expert on Intangible Heritage, adds another lens to the discussion.


11h30 - 12h15 | AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre

Investec Cape Town Art Fair
CURATING IN THE 21st CENTURY | talks programme highlight


This panel of established curators will examine the challenges and opportunities curators today confront. The panel will consider the expanded field of curating and new modes of thinking beyond.


Moderator: Renaud Proch (Director Independent Curators International, US) |Panelists: Khwezi Gule, Claudio Cravero and Melissa Goba


14h00 - 15h00 | The Westin, Convention Square, Lower Long Street


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Iziko South African National Gallery
Filling in the Gaps curated by Andrea Lewis | exhibition opening


Filling in the Gaps will feature important historical acquisitions that address neglected histories and works by cutting-edge artists concerned with contemporary issues. Recently acquired for the national collection after considerable effort are two works by the Johannesburg painter Moses Tladi, the first black artist to exhibit at the Gallery in 1931, soon after the present building was inaugurated. Further acquisitions of works by John Koenakeefe Mohl, Ephraim Ngatane and Peter Clarke all assist in building a nation collection that is inclusive and more representative of the neglected and marginalised artists of the past.


17h30 / 18h00 | Government Avenue, Company's Garden @izikomuseumssa


Investec CTAF Gallery Night
Gallery Night | extended gallery hours


Local Cape Town galleries keep their doors open late.

Participating galleries:
99 LOOP; blank projects; EBONY/Curated; Eclectica Contemporary; Everard Read/CIRCA; Gallery MOMO; Goodman Gallery; SMAC; SMITH; Stevenson; WHATIFTHEWORLD; Worldart; A4 Art Foundation; Iziko South African National Gallery; Greatmore Studios; AVA Gallery


18h00 | Various Venues

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SMAC Gallery
Bodies in Alliance / Politics of the Street | solo exhibition by Marinella Senatore
Suitcase Show | collaborative group exhibition between SMAC & Galleria Massimo Minini
Lacrimosa | solo exhibition by Johann Louw openings

exhibition openings | 18h00

after party | 20h00


1st Floor, The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock





16 Feb

Strauss & Co

Public Lecture | 10h00 - 11h00

Understanding the Contemporary African Art Boom
Conducted by Mary Corrigall, former critic and academic, founder of Corrigall & Co

The contemporary African art ecosystem has grown exponentially in the last decade. What forces, conditions, events, people, sectors in the industry have contributed towards its expansion? Drawing from Corrigall & Co’s findings in their inaugural art report probing this rising art ecology, founder Mary Corrigall will present a talk listing some of these factors, the Top African tastemakers, artists and events that have galvanised heightened interest in contemporary art from Africa. This will be followed by a discussion with specialists representing different sectors of the art ecosystem.

Public Walkabout | 11h00 -12h00

Strauss & Co art specialists will conduct a public walkabout of the Contemporary Art Auction Preview.

Contemporary Art Public Auction | 17h30

Bubbly and canapés served from 17h30

Block B, Cape Town Cruise Terminal Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront






Institute for Creative Arts
Acts of Transgression, Contemporary Live Art in South Africa |
Book launch with speeches, performances and Q&A with the editors


Two performances by visual artist Sikhumbuzo Makandula and performing artist Mx Blouse mark the launch of the ICA’s new book, Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa. The event will feature an introduction to the book and Q&A with editors Jay Pather and Catherine Boulle, reflections by Acts of Transgression contributors Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga, Mwenya B. Kabwe and Bettina Malcomess, and an address by Shose Kessi.


17h30 - 18h00 | UCT Hiddingh Campus, 32 - 37 Orange Street


Investec Cape Town Art Fair
ARTISTS IN DIALOGUE | talks highlight


Zeitz MOCAA (SA) Chief Curator Azu Nwagbogu (Nigeria) is in conversation with artists Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana) and Xavier Veilhan (France) about art practice, politics and audience.


14h00 - 15h00 | The Westin, Convention Square, Lower Long Street


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Material Acts | book launch


Join Penny Siopis for the launch of her new publication, Material Acts, which chronicles the life of her glue-and-ink paintings – illuminating the artist’s interest in process, change, transformation and the vibrancy of her medium.


10h00 - 11h00 | Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock






17 Feb

Norval Foundation

Norval Foundation exhibition reception & walkabout

Norval Foundation is delighted to announce the opening of four new exhibitions, and the unveiling of a new acquisition in the Sculpture Garden.

Gallery 1: Collector’s Focus: The Sanlam Collection
Gallery 2-7: David Goldblatt: On The Mines
Gallery 8: Ibrahim Mahama
Gallery 9: Yinka Shonibare CBE

public reception | 12h00
walkabout by Ibrahim Mahama | 13h00

4 Steenberg Rd, Steenberg Estate



Investec Cape Town Art Fair
VALUE BEYOND THE CANVAS | talks highlight


There is a misconception that artists can only generate revenue from the physical sale of their art works, however through this discussion we aim to outline the breadth of licensing revenue available to artists in the secondary market once the physical artwork has left the artist’s possession.


Moderator: Milisuthando Bongela | Panelists: Elroy Bell, Makgati Molebatsi, Rashid Lombard, Blessing Ngobeni


14h00 - 15h00 | The Westin, Convention Square, Lower Long Street


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New Places of Memory | closing performance


Against the background of the Zeitz MOCAA silo, the closing performance will explore the embodied memory of space as a lens to process the fraught history of a conflicted past, to critique the present and imagine a humanist vision for the future.


15h00 - 16h00 | Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront


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