Openings This Week: CT | Pecha Kucha, First Thursdays and Infecting The City

This week Cape Town hosts Pecha Kucha, First Thursdays and Infecting The City. Here are all the details, so you don’t miss out:


Tuesday, 4 March


Pecha Kucha CT, volume 27 happens at The Assembly




Different Creatives, Entrepreneurs and Activists share their ideas, works, thoughts, passions  and inspirations in a presentation of 20 images X 20 seconds each.


The Assembly, 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town at 7pm.


Visit for more info or to get involved.



Thursday, 6 March


Disengagement, a solo exhibition by Vanessa Berlein opens at The Black Box Gallery




52 Church Street, Cape Town.


Visit or for more info.



Bombay Babe pop up clothing store opens at CocoKaroo




Bombay Babe is a non seasonal capsule collection inspired by Ariane Besson’s stay in India. Bombay Babe is amorphous and unidentifiable as a character. She wears a bag made in the largest slum of the world, Dharavi, and mixes it with a vintage watch or a designer garment..Its the irreverence and juxtaposition of things that I like. Labels have become way too sacred and easy an access to glamour or style. Discretion is the real luxury…


6/7/8 March at CocoKaroo, The Old Scout Hall, 17 Durban Road, Chelsea Village, Wynberg from 4.30pm- 7.30pm.


Find them on Facebook for more info.



Emma Maria, a collection of painted memories opens at The Pit for First Thursdays Cape Town




The Pit, 133 Bree Street at 5pm


Check out the Facebook Event for more info.



Rapid Eye Movement, a solo exhibition by Richard Smith opens at Ebony




Through multi-panel works and oil on paper, Smith expresses his dedication to textures rather than scenes and presents a variety of characters.


Ebony, 67 Loop Street, Cape Town


Go here for more info.



Stitched, a textile exhibition by Fibre Artists Cape Town (FACT) opens at Casa Labia




The exhibition showcases the work of Lorraine Bode, Janet Camden-Smith, Lubi Koorts, Kim Tedder, Diana Vandeyar, Sheila Walwyn and Glenda Weidmann. The pieces draw on diverse techniques, including fabric dyeing and painting, contemporary hand and machine work and the utilisation of recycled and repurposed materials. The subject matter varies from portraiture, abstract, still life to landscapes. The works explore, undo and reconstruct our expectations of what working with fibre is all about.


Casa Labia, 192 Main Road, Muizenburg


Go here for more info.



Talking About Cape Town, a group exhibition opens at Cape Gallery




The exhibition aims to capture the faces, laughter and energy that make up Cape Town’s labyrinth of life.


60 Church Street, Cape Town


Go here for more info.



Monday, 10 March


Infecting The City: CT, a public arts festival kicks off




Infecting The City places exciting new artworks in unexpected spaces in the middle of a City that challenges that City’s ideas of art and public space. Presented by the Africa Centre, this out-of-the-ordinary public arts festival places provocative, innovative art in the communal spaces of the City’s Central Business District (CBD). Everything on the festival programme is free and accessible to everybody.


Infecting The City runs 10 – 15 March


Go here for the full programme, or check out the Facebook page.



Currently Running:


Connectivity, a Solo Show & First Exhibition in South Africa by Tahiti Pehrson is currently on show at Salon91




91 Kloof Street, Cape Town.


Go here for more info.



Linear Perspectives by Wim Botha is on show at Stevenson




For his sixth solo exhibition at STEVENSON, Wim Botha has created three installations, each occupying an entire room. The show is characterised by the complex interplay of traditional materials, such as marble, bronze, wood and oil paint, and ephemeral materials such as cardboard and polystyrene which allow him to continue a recent turn in his work towards spontaneity, improvisation and coincidence.


160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock


Go here for more info.



Shaping a Shared World, a collaborative arts, design and technology exhibition by CPUT is on show




The collaborative exhibition between Aalto University and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology seeks to bridge a geographical divide while showing a strong connect between the past and present world design capital cities.  It is a celebration of two universities working together with a shared vision of using design to transform peoples’ lives and will showcase works which demonstrate pragmatic strategies for creating positive change.


On show at Distirict Six Museum, Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street.


Follow imaginethatCPUT on Twitter, or find them on Facebook for more info.




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