Lou Ros

Openings This Week: CT | Street Inspired Art, A New Gallery and Graduates’ Greatest Hits

This week marks the opening of the new Space Between gallery and studio, a greatest hits graduate show titled The Domestic Odyssey and a Lou Ros solo show titled Somewhere. There’s also the 10 Words 20 Artists one-day-only exhibition and art sale as well as Open House Thursdays. Here are the details:


Wednesday, 28 January


The one-day-only 10 Words 20 Artists Project will be hosted at Bright Creative Space


10 Words 20 Artists Project


This project features 20 South African artists who were briefed to celebrate 10 words in the most unusual way: paint and brushes. Each canvas was assigned to one word. The first 10 artists were instructed to interpret that one word on one half of the canvas. Once finished, their interpretation was covered up, and that same canvas was given to 10 new artists who then did the exact same exercise on the other half of the canvas. These works will be sold on the night, with 25% of the proceeds going to the Brands for Literacy project.


Bright Creative Space, 354 Albert Road, Salt River, Cape Town (opposite the Old Biscuit Mill) from 10am – 8pm.

See the Facebook event for more info.



Thursday, 29 January


The Space Between Gallery and Studio opens with a travelling group show and a book launch


Space Between launches


Space Between is a brand new gallery and studio in Cape Town that aims to promote artwork by street and graffiti artists. Opening with a travelling group show and a book launch, the space will host exhibitions, workshops, launches and events. Urban A: Part I featuring Nardstar*, Ariel23, Skullboy, Jack Fox, R1, Chris Auret, Fersyndicate, Steve ‘Crack’ and Ninjabreadboy – artists inspired by discussions from the African continent and the international underground art community –  is a traveling exhibition that will spend some time here. The Graffiti South Africa book by Cale Waddacor launches on the same night.


139 Albert Road from 5:30pm – 9pm.

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The Space Between Gallery and Studio



Greatest Hits 2014: The Domestic Odyssey curated by Matthew Blackman is opening at the AVA Gallery


Greatest Hits 2014: The Domestic Odyssey curated by Matthew Blackman


Greatest Hits is a curated exhibition with artworks selected from the Michaelis school of Fine Art UCT, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University Graduate exhibitions. Greatest Hits 2014 offers an overview of the local and broader discourses that run through the three schools and reflects the quality of work produced by the graduate students in 2014.


35 Church Street at 6pm.

Exhibition runs until 20 February.

See the Facebook event or visit the AVA’s website for more information.



Somewhere, an exhibition of Lou Ros’ latest work is opening at The Christopher Møller Art Gallery


Lou Ros



Parisian painter Lou Ros was selected by Saatchi Online as one of twelve emerging international artists to invest in. The artist has had a number of successful exhibitions across Europe and the U.S. This will be his first visit to the African continent.


7 Kloofnek Road, Gardens.

Exhibition runs until 3 March.

See their website for more info.



Open House Thursdays is visiting the Hans Niehaus Gallery


Open House Thursdays


For the January instalment of their architectural tours, OH_Thursdays is visiting the Hans Niehaus Gallery. The Hans Niehaus Gallery and antique shop was designed by the late architect Norbert Rozendal in collaboration with owner, Hans Niehaus. The mixture of curvilinear and rectangular geometries, brick, timber, glass and concrete makes it a wonderfully curious moment in the context of the bland suburban shopping area of Claremont.  The fact that it is incomplete, and has been since its inception in 1991, doubles the curious nature of the space.


37 Vineyard Road, Claremont from 6pm – 7:30pm.

Booking essential. See the OH_Architecture blog for details.



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