Tonight’s First Thursdays Cape Town line-up includes a solo show by Lady Skollie, the launch of a new platform for business and art networking called MASS IS ART, a printmaking show featuring new work by 32 artists, and much, much more. Below is a guide of what to see and do, good luck out there!
Stop 1: Gallery MOMO | 170 Buitengracht Street
‘As If You Care’ is Blessing Ngobeni’s third solo exhibition with Gallery MOMO, and the first in the new Cape Town space. More at gallerymomo.com.
Stop 2: The Eye | Corner of Loop and Burg Street
Joh Del’s illustration show titled ‘Moving Island’ features a selection of digital prints of imaginary natural history studies from weird and detailed miniature worlds. More on the Facebook event page.
Stop 3: Youngblood Gallery | 70 – 72 Bree Street
Youngblood and The Allderman Pop Up Gallery present Sarah Keogh’s ‘Multi Culturally Modernized’, plus an installation by Deadchums titled ‘In my own time’, and a live performance by the Blackroots Marimba Band. More info on Facebook.
Stop 4: Luvey ‘n Rose | 66 Loop Street
New works by Frank Van Reenen and Karlien de Villiers are on show at Luvey ‘n Rose. See more on their Facebook page.
Stop 5: Pan African Market | 3rd floor, 76 Long Street
MASS IS ART is a new platform for business and art networking. Their first event titled ‘Multi-form Aesthetics’ includes photography by Johnson Maela, paintings by Razia Myers, a live make-up studio by Mitha Siphokazi Jayiya, and a wine tasting with traditional South African dishes organized by Ses’fikile Wineries. More on their Facebook page.
Stop 6: Association For Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery | 52 Church Street
The AVA’s gallery space, thanks to Strauss & Co and BASA, has been turned into an open studio for 32 artists and 7 printmakers. Come and see what they’ve made. More at ava.co.za or on the Facebook event.
Stop 7: Worldart | 54 Church Street
Laura Windvogel aka Lady Skollie’s new solo show titled ‘Ask for What You Want’ is opening at Worldart. Read more about the show in our Young South Africa interview with her.
Stop 8: Smith Studio Gallery | 56 Church Street
Marsi Van De Heuvel’s ‘Entangelment’ is on show at Smith Studio. This show presents works that experiment with empathy and entanglement; a study of an emotional connected consciousness. More at smithstudio.co.za.
Stop 9: Open City on Church Square | Corner of Spin Street and Parliament Street
This edition of citizen-led initiatives on Church Square include food trucks, participatory and performance art, film screenings and more. See details at capetownpartnership.co.za.
Stop 10: The CCDI Night Market | Harrington House, Corner Harrington Street and Barrack Street
The CCDI’s Night Market offers a line-up of innovative and local handmade products, plus food and drinks. See the Facebook event for details.
Stop 11: District Six Museum | 25 Buitenkant Street
District Six Museum will be screening two documentary films courtesy of the Africa World Documentary Film Festival and the University of the Western Cape in the Memorial Hall of the Museum. Entrance to the screenings and museum are free, join them at 17:30 and 18:45. More details on the Facebook event.
See the First Thursdays website for the full lists of monthly highlights.
For more creative events, see our events guide.