Openings This Week: CT | Infecting The City, Steal My Photograph!, and Open House Thursdays

This week Cape Town hosts an interesting mix of creative events, activities and openings which include Infecting The City public arts festival, Open House Thursdays, a Steal My Photography session, a Peep Show and 5 solo exhibitions.


Here are the details:


Wednesday, 12 March


A Small Collection of Recent Cat Sculpture by Dylan Lewis opens at Everard Read.


Dylan Lewis


Everard Read, 3 Portswood Rd, Waterfront.

Go here for more information.



Thursday, 13 March


Sediment by Roger Palmer opens at Commune 1




Roger Palmer’s exhibition, Sediment, presenting a series of black and white photographs made in South Africa and Namibia in addition to a temporary wall installation prepared specifically for the gallery.


Not Written in Stone by Lorienne Lotz opens at Commune 1




Not written in Stone attempts to find an open-ended post linguistic space, a space for the inconceivable and a space for all possibilities. The installation is made up of 16 sandstones; each of these has been censored by black oil paint. ‘Headstones’ is an explicit commentary on the Secrecy Bill and works as a point of departure for the rest of the exhibition.


Sediment and Not written in Stone opens 13 March, 6pm – 8pm at Commune 1, 64 Wale Street, Cape Town.


On show 13 March – 16 April.



Steal My Photograph! by Lukas Renlund




Artist and photographer Lukas Renlund celebrates Infecting the City by inviting the public to steal his photography – literally! He then asks the art ‘thieves’ to take a picture of the place they hang their stolen art and then share that picture with him, which he posts on Facebook, Twitter and his own website. He also documents the entire robbery, and shares it on YouTube and Vimeo. Previous robberies took place in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London.

Watch our Live Hangout with Lukas here.


68 St. George’s Mall, from 12:30pm.

Dress up for the occasion.



Open House Thursdays happens at House Uytenbogaardt in Kommetjie.




Open House Thursdays is a series of architectural events celebrating Cape Town World Design Capital 2014. On a Thursday evening a house by a significant South African architect will be publicly accessible for us to experience and contemplate great South African architecture. The series kicks off with House Uytenbogaardt in Kommetjie, the private home of Roelof Uytenbogaardt and Mariane Meyer, designed by Uytenbogaardt and Rozendal.


Meet at 36 Nerina Avenue, Kommetjie, 18h00 sharp.

To book email

More info and bookings here.



The Peep Show happens at The Rooftop.




Peep Show CT celebrates World Design Capital by inspiring expression, interaction and engagement through creative work. It’s a multi-collaboration between artists and audiences and with each event we seek to engage with different performers and creatives at each show. For this edition, expect comedy, short films and music, and two surprise performances!


113 Loop Street, 6pm.

Watch the Facebook event page for sneak peeks, and more info.



Friday, 14 February


A Walkabout through Apple Girl with artist Jill Joubert, a recent graduate at Michaelis Masters of Fine Arts.


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Michaelis Galleries ( The Bindery ), UCT, Hiddingh Hall Campus, 31 -37 Orange Street, Gardens.


Walkabout with the artists start 14 March at 13h00.

Exhibition runs until 29 March.



Monday, 17 March


The Printer’s Grey: Alchemy, Ritual and Performance in Fine Art Printmaking by Darren van der Merwe opens at Michaelis Galleries.


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Positioned within the fine arts practice of printmaking, The Printer’s Grey is an investigation of the liminal, in-between processes of printmaking in terms of alchemy and ritual through the figure of the printmaker. In drawing attention to the in-between processes during the act of making the artist asserts both its instrumental role in the creation of the print as well as the importance of the process as a site of thinking through the visual.


Exhibition opens 17 March at Michaelis Galleries ( The Bindery ), UCT, Hiddingh Hall Campus, 31 -37 Orange Street, Gardens at 6pm.


Walkabout with the artists on 25 March at 13h00.

Exhibition runs until 29 March.



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Infecting The City Public Arts Festival happens in Cape Town




Infecting The City 2014 aims to make Cape Town’s public space more public. This week long festival includes 40 distinct artworks, which unfold over the Festival week across Cape Town’s CBD. The Programme includes both daytime and evening performances designed as routes weaving through the City’s streets.


Go here for the full programme of events and activities, and head to the Facebook page for live updates.



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