A Guide to First Thursdays Cape Town | 2 July 2015

Tonight’s First Thursdays Cape Town line-up includes a solo show by Lady Skollie, the launch of a new platform for business and art networking called MASS IS ART, a printmaking show featuring new work by 32 artists, and much, much more. Below is a guide of what to see and do, good luck out there!

 

Stop 1: Gallery MOMO | 170 Buitengracht Street

 

‘As If You Care’ is Blessing Ngobeni’s third solo exhibition with Gallery MOMO, and the first in the new Cape Town space. More at gallerymomo.com.

 

Blessing Ngobeni

 

Stop 2: The Eye | Corner of Loop and Burg Street

 

Joh Del’s illustration show titled ‘Moving Island’ features a selection of digital prints of imaginary natural history studies from weird and detailed miniature worlds. More on the Facebook event page.

 

Joh Del

 

Stop 3: Youngblood Gallery | 70 – 72 Bree Street

 

Youngblood and The Allderman Pop Up Gallery present Sarah Keogh’s ‘Multi Culturally Modernized’, plus an installation by Deadchums titled ‘In my own time’, and a live performance by the Blackroots Marimba Band. More info on Facebook.

 

Youngblood Gallery

 

Stop 4: Luvey ‘n Rose | 66 Loop Street

 

New works by Frank Van Reenen and Karlien de Villiers are on show at Luvey ‘n Rose. See more on their Facebook page.

 

Frank Van Reenen

Karlien de Villiers

 

Stop 5: Pan African Market | 3rd floor, 76 Long Street

 

MASS IS ART is a new platform for business and art networking. Their first event titled ‘Multi-form Aesthetics’ includes photography by Johnson Maela, paintings by Razia Myers, a live make-up studio by Mitha Siphokazi Jayiya, and a wine tasting with traditional South African dishes organized by Ses’fikile Wineries. More on their Facebook page.

 

MASS IS ART

 

Stop 6: Association For Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery | 52 Church Street

 

The AVA’s gallery space, thanks to Strauss & Co and BASA, has been turned into an open studio for 32 artists and 7 printmakers. Come and see what they’ve made. More at ava.co.za or on the Facebook event.

 

AVA Gallery

 

Stop 7: Worldart | 54 Church Street

 

Laura Windvogel aka Lady Skollie’s new solo show titled ‘Ask for What You Want’ is opening at Worldart. Read more about the show in our Young South Africa interview with her.

 

Lady Skollie

 

 

Stop 8: Smith Studio Gallery | 56 Church Street

 

Marsi Van De Heuvel’s ‘Entangelment’ is on show at Smith Studio. This show presents works that experiment with empathy and entanglement; a study of an emotional connected consciousness. More at smithstudio.co.za.

 

Marsi Van De Heuvel

 

Stop 9: Open City on Church Square | Corner of Spin Street and Parliament Street

 

This edition of citizen-led initiatives on Church Square include food trucks, participatory and performance art, film screenings and more. See details at capetownpartnership.co.za.

 

Open City

 

Stop 10: The CCDI Night Market | Harrington House, Corner Harrington Street and Barrack Street

 

The CCDI’s Night Market offers a line-up of innovative and local handmade products, plus food and drinks. See the Facebook event for details.

 

CCDI

 

Stop 11: District Six Museum | 25 Buitenkant Street

 

District Six Museum will be screening two documentary films courtesy of the Africa World Documentary Film Festival and the University of the Western Cape in the Memorial Hall of the Museum. Entrance to the screenings and museum are free, join them at 17:30 and 18:45. More details on the Facebook event.

 

District Six Museum

 

 

For updates, find First Thursdays on Facebook and Instagram or see #FirstThursdays on Twitter.

See the First Thursdays website for the full lists of monthly highlights.

For more creative events, see our events guide.

 

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