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Openings This Week: CT | Brett Murray’s Book Launch, Richard Scott’s Prints and Two Group Shows.

Here’s a list of the openings and launches happening in and around Cape Town this week , so you don’t miss out.


Tuesday, 21 January


Brett Murray’s new book launches at The Book Lounge




This is the ultimate book on all things Brett Murray. Spanning his entire career, Brett Murray’s book boasts both powerful imagery, and reflective texts from his 80s cultural/struggle work, through his career to The Spear; the natural outcome of his art and reflections on injustices past and present.


The book features short introductions  at the start of each body of work, and includes contributions by Roger van Wyk, Michael Smith, Steve Dubin and Njabulo S Ndebele, among others. Each chapter is richly visual and extensively illustrated. The book takes an in-depth look at the artist, and the man.


The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town from 5.30pm for 6pm.


Go here for more info.



Thursday, 23 January


Half Devil, Half Child, a group show opens at Blank Projects.


The Coronation of Shaka Zulu - 1816 (2013), by Andrew Gilbert. Watercolour, acrylic and fineliner on paper, 100 x 70 cm.

The Coronation of Shaka Zulu – 1816 (2013), by Andrew Gilbert.


An exhibition exploring the question: What is “postcolonial”?, with works by Andrew Gilbert, Themba Shibase, Turiya Magadlela and Michael MacGarry.


Exhibition runs 23 January – 22 February.


More info here.



Friday, 24 January


Richard Scott’s prints launch in South Africa at Meerlust Wine Farm, Stellenbosch.




The official launch of Richard Scott prints in South Africa with chef Bertus Basson and wine maker Chris Williams.


Meerlust Wine Farm, Stellenbosch from 6pm.


See the full invite here.



Paper, a group exhibition curated by Keith Coventry and Helen A Pritchard opens at the SMAC Art Gallery.




An exhibition of works on paper by UK artists, including James Birch, Mat Collishaw, Nigel Cooke, Keith Coventry, Gabriella Davis, Tracey Emin, Simon English, Barnaby Hosking, Henry Hudson, Bridget Hugo, Ricca Kawai Kalderon, Michael Landy, Richard Long, Jason Martin, Paul Noble, Tim Noble, Sue Webster, Helen A Pritchard, Simon Popper, Barry Reigate, Sophy Rickett, Liam Ryan, Jemima Stehli, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson, Mark Wallinger, Greville Worthington, Jonathan Yeo.


Exhibition runs 24 January – 09 March.


In-Fin Art Building, Cnr of Buitengracht & Buitensingel St., Cape Town.


Find SMAC on Facebook for more info.





Saturday, 25 January


Matrix, an exhibition of editioned works from the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) opens at David Krut Projects, Cape Town.




This exhibition sheds light on the processes of printmaking. The selection of works present a range of different intaglio and relief printing techniques and are exhibited alongside the plates that were used to make them and, in some cases, the trial proofs that show the development of the work.


Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Cape Town


Exhibition runs 25 January – 9 March


More info here.



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