A Guide to Creative Week Cape Town 2013



Cape Town’s Creative Week turns the city inside out between 14 -22 September, as a build up to The Loeries Awards on 21 and 22 September.


Here’s a guide to some of the coolest events during Creative Week:


Xanele and Jeremy Puren will do a live artwork on the brick building at 99 Harrington Street from 13 to 15 September. It will represent the connection between this part of the city, the harbour and the ocean.


Khayelitsha Mural Tour


Khayelitsha Mural Tour on Saturday 14 September, led by Juma Mkwela from  Jullard Creations, and SJ Artists will show works from local and international artists. For lunch, they will stop at Tamara’s Food for a traditional tshisa nyama meal. RSVP / 0835095106, Transport from City Centre at 9am. Also bring cash for lunch.


Short & Sweet


Short & Sweet is exhibiting short films from local and international fim makers at The German Club, Roodehek Terrace, (off hope street). Saturday 14 September and Saturday 21 September, starts 3pm, R30. Tuesday 17 September, starts at 7pm.


The Lock Stock


The Lock Stock is on Saturdays, 14 and 21 September at The Woodstock Exchange, 66 – 68 Albert Rd, Woodstock from 9am. It’s a platform for artists and designers to showcase their work. There’s graphic arts, clothing, jewellery, collectibles, homeware, object design, furniture and the like.




Design Corridor is an activated public art space between the Central Library and The College of Cape Town. Art and Design students and lecturers from The College of Cape Town will do The College of Cape Town a live mural project called Graffitasaurus here on Saturday, 14 September at 10am. Ten lightboxes in the Design Corridor will exhibit stencil art and graffiti done by students too. The boxes will be up for viewing for the entire Creative Week.


Design Corridor public art walkway will make art available to all from Monday 16 September – Friday 20 September. They’re creating a free interactive public exhibition, starting on the corner of Longmarket and Buitenkant Streets. It won’t obstruct foot traffic, but it’ll preach respect for public spaces and draw attention to them.




Artist Michael Elion will create a real rainbow outside The Yard, 6 Roodehek Street, every day between 14 and 22 September, at 3pm, permitting there’s sunshine of course.


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Shopstar, a new e-commerce platform, hosts a collaborative, interactive workshop on Tuesday, 17 September, to share ideas about successfully online businesses. Tamboerswinkel, 3 De Lorentz Street, Gardens, 6pm. Bookings at / 0214241579




Thursday 19 September is the opening night of Supermarket, a group exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, illustration and photographs by emerging and established South African artists. Live performance by naasMUSIC. The exhibition will run from 19 September – 19 October at 3 Vredehoek Avenue, Oranjezicht, 6:30pm




The Loeries Expo opens at City Hall on Thursday 19 September at 12pm, and runs until Saturday 21 September 2013.


Films 4 Peace


Films4Peace Short Film Screening. Seven artists were commissioned to make short films with Peace as the theme, in celebration of World Peace Day. Artists are Rob Carter, Wilmer Wilson IV, Athi-Patra Ruga, Zanele Muholi, Anthony Goicolea, and Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Screening is on Saturday 21 September, at Boaston Society, 55 Long Street, 2nd Floor, Cape Town, at 2pm.




The cycling movement, #moonlightmass, will have a special Creative Week edition on Thursday 19 September, meeting under the Green Point circle at 9pm.After which the Shnit International Shortfilmfestival presents Cycle Cinema. Film screenings start at 10pm – late, at Greenmarket Methodist Church.


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Falko is doing a multi-storey artwork at 75 Harrington Street (on the Canterbury Street side of the building) between Monday 16 September and Saturday 22 September. The concept is to show the connection between graffiti art and street art.


For the full Creative Week programme, check out their website.


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