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A Guide to First Thursdays | 5 March 2015

It’s First Thursdays in Cape Town tonight, which means there will be more events and exhibitions around town than you could possibly attend in 4 hours. Here’s our pick of 10 things to see and do between 5pm and 9pm tonight, good luck not getting distracted.


Stop 1: Brundyn Gallery | 170 Buitengracht Street


Precious Obsession, a pop-up jewellery exhibition is taking place at Brundyn Gallery. See the Facebook event for more info.


Precious Obsession


Stop 2: Friends of Design | 186 Bree Street


Greymatter, a photography exhibition by Nicette dos Santos is opening at Friends of Design. See the Facebook event for more info.


 Nicette dos Santos


Stop 3: The Pit at Clarke’s | 133 Bree Street


The Road Is Home, a photography exhibition and zine launch by Thomas Pepler is taking place at Clarke’s The Pit. See the Facebook event for more.


Thomas Pepler

Thomas Pepler


Stop 4: SAM | 1st floor, 107 Bree Street


Tour of Arae 2014, a new installation of photographs, maps, artefacts and actual bicycles by photographer and bicycle enthusiast Stan Engelbrecht is opening at South African Market (SAM). See the Facebook event for more.


Stan Engelbrech


Stop 5: Luvey ‘n Rose | 66 Loop Street


Two exhibitions are opening at Luvey ‘n Rose. Too Young to Die by Wilhelm Saayman is opening alongside Studio Bomb by Stephen Allwright. Find Luvey ‘n Rose on Facebook for updates.


Stephen Allwright

Stephen Allwright

Wilhelm Saayman

Wilhelm Saayman


Stop 6: Gallery F | 78 Shortmarket Street


PAPA Chapter Two, a retrospective group photography show of B/W analogue photography from the 70s – 90s is opening at Gallery F. All images are South African generated works and highly collectable.


PAPA Chapter Two


Stop 7: Chandler House | 53 Church Street 


INSTAGENIC #sontagged, an exhibition of Instagram photos by 9 local Instagrammers to showcase their daily lives in the Cape is opening at Chandler House’s Voorkamer Gallery. Find Chandler House on Facebook for updates.


Gabrielle Guy (@gabrielleguy)

Gabrielle Guy | 


Stop 8: The Jan Royce Gallery | 64 Church Street 


Young Guns, an exhibition of sculptures and objects by emerging artists Adriaan Diedericks, Stanislaw Trzebinski and Victor Kirov is opening at The Jan Royce Gallery. The artists work with bronze, resin, and stainless steel. See the gallery’s Facebook page for more.




Stop 9: Worldart | 54 Church Street 


The nature of our presence, Ricky Lee Gordon’s first ever indoor solo show is opening at Worldart. See their Facebook page for more.


Ricky Lee Gordon


Stop 10: AVA Gallery | 52 Church Street 


AVA Gallery


Forming Impressions: The Ghost in the Machine, an exhibition of original prints from Warren Editions and Artist Proof Studio is on show at the AVA Gallery. See the gallery’s website for more.


Top tip: Use the Lucha Libre Piggyback Taxi Service to get around. 


Watch out for five burly Lucha Libre wrestlers at a special ‘piggyback taxi rank’ at the top of Shortmarket Street (in front of The House of Machines). They will be offering free piggyback rides between bars and galleries tonight. While being ferried by these colourfully dressed wrestlers, you’ll get to experience the new ZANG caffeinated chocolate.


To hail a ZANG Lucha Libre piggyback taxi, just tweet #ZangLift @ZangChocolate and go to the ZANG taxi rank.


Top tip: Use the Lucha Libre Piggyback Taxi Service to get around.



Join the First Thursdays Facebook event, see #FirstThursdays on Twitter or find them on Instagram for more.

Also see the First Thursdays website for the full lists of monthly highlights.



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