Summer has officially started, and the galleries in Cape Town are celebrating with five group shows, a group exploration, a summer art sale, a ‘Living Gallery’ show in Langa Township, and a magazine launch.
Tuesday, 10 December
The Erotickles III, a group art event and exhibition happens at Assembly.
Artists include: Andy Neuro, Marijolize Rossouw, Penelope Frog, Stephen Mohacsy, Martin Lund, Hilary Randle (Emeraldfoxtattoo), Leigh Donny Cupido, Anwar Davids, Sean Ross Fawkes, Liam Neser, Jon Case (Body Architects), Ken Bull-andSmith, Anthony Nosgoth van Wyk, Shaun Dean (Emeraldfoxtattoo) and Keenan Knee (Emeraldfoxtattoo), Caitlin Eybers, Michaela Brandt and a few other surprise guests.
61 Harrington street, Cape Town, 6pm – 10pm, entrance R10.
Join the Facebook Event here.
Reportage artist Sarah Lambourne‘s first South African show opens at Langa Township Art Gallery.
This show is part of a ‘Living Gallery’ moment, involving various homes in Langa where the art will be showcased, giving visitors the opportunity to view art within the context of the daily lives of the Langa township.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the location and details for the shuttle pickup.
Cost: R 100
Exhibition runs at Langa Township, Langa Quarter from 10 December 2013 – 16 January 2014
Inventory Group Exhibition opens at 34FineArt.
34FineArt’s summer show features works by internationally-renowned artists such as Banksy, Ben Eine, Bambi, Mr. Brainwash, and Takashi Murakami, as well as South African artists Asha Zero, Esther Mahlangu and Warren Petersen.
Preview the works on display here.
34FineArt, Second Floor Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock.
Exhibition runs 10 December 2013 – 25 January 2014.
Thursday, 12 December
CLRS in situ, Volume 1 Kalkoennes, a group exploration of Kalkoennes in Kogmanskloof opens at CLRS&Co.
CLRS in situ is an independently published periodical that depicts their exploration of Kalkoennes in Kogmanskloof through installation, using the sheer cliffs that rear up from a secluded bend in the river as both delimitation and inspiration. Planning what they could, the rest open to experiment and possible catastrophe, the exhibition documents their process and its eventual result in publication, print, video and food.
Artists include Marcii Goose, Dale Lawrence, Claire Johnson, Franco Fernandes, Ethne Mudge, Bruce Mackay, Christine Joubert, Mareli Esterhuizen, Robert Nicholls, Michael Lumby and Maria Stemmet.
Opening at CLRS&Co. studio 52 Marine Drive Paarden Eiland at 6pm.
Showing from 12 December – 19 December 2013.
Boys2Men, a photography exhibition by Neil Roberts launches at Merchants on Long.
34 Long Street, 18:30pm.
After Party at Merchants Shebeen.
Prufrock’s Summer edition, A Tall Drink of Water, Issue 3 launches at The Book Lounge.
This Third Issue of Prufrock (A magazine of mighty fine writing: short fiction, long non-fiction, poetry) features Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout, poems by Songeziwe Mahlangu (author of Penumbra), Mvelo Dlamini’s “Meet the Buffoons”, Nick Mulgrew on South Africa’s Drag kings and queens. Rosa Lyster returns with an essay on picnics in books. Also watch out for Olivia Walton, Rebecca Haysom, Matthew King, and Philip Kramer in this issue.
They’ll also announce the winner of the Fox & Raven & Prufrock Genre Fiction Competition at the launch.
The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, 5:30pm.
Lemonade Summer (Art) Sale takes place at The Old Castle Brewery
6 Beach Rd, Woodstock, 6pm -10pm.
Cheap Art |Cash Sale.
Saturday, 14 December
In Good Company | A Cape Summer Show, a group show curated by Michael Chandler, opens at Irma Stern Gallery.
This exhibition showcases artworks that celebrate Summer in the first garden in Cape Town – the Company Gardens.
Exhibition runs 11 December 2013 – 18 January 2014.
Opening 14 December at Irma Stern Gallery in Cecil Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, 10am – 2pm.
More artworks here.
Sunday, 15 December
Rose Korber Art Summer Show opens.
An exhibition featuring current and vintage artworks, showcasing paintings, mixed media works, original limited-edition prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and contemporary Shangaan beadwork. This year’s show features works by William Kentridge and the late Erik Laubscher, as well as a large conceptual work by Kevin Atkinson produced in 1975.
48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 10am – 6pm.
Exhibition runs 15 December 2013 – 31 January 2014.
Go here for more info.