19 Apr See this, do that: Cape Town | 19 – 25 April 2016
This week in Cape Town we’re attending two exhibitions, sharing stories, hearing the creative insights of artists, learning about 3D printers, and seeking inspiration from the Mercedes Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival. Poetry, fine art, fashion, film and DIY product design are part of this week’s to see and do list – get out there and enjoy!
Tuesday 19 April
Attend a poetry reading by Genna Gardini and Nick Mulgrew
These young poets will be reading new and old material from their respective collections at the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands. Take a break from the hub-bub of town and enjoy a glass of wine whilst listening to the wonderful works of these wordsmiths. You can also purchase a copy of their work from the David Krut Project bookstore. See Facebook for more.
31 Newlands Avenue // 6pm
Wednesday 20 April
The Modern Alchemists tell us how they made their own 3D printers
Modern Alchemists is a show and tell where creatives share their coding and electronic projects. Chris Fourie and Johan Beyers each created homemade printers different ways. They’ll run you through a brief history of the desktop 3D printer before revealing their DIY printer-making. View Facebook for more.
27 Caledon Street // 6-9pm
Thursday 21 April
Look Busy by Dale Lawrence
Dale’s first solo ponders if art should be painstaking and time-consuming to justify itself and why artists disdain the notion of idleness during their process. “Artists share with the unemployed the dubious luxury of spare time, existing as they do on the outskirts of the traditional workforce, yet these characters could scarcely be viewed more differently, the former as almost dignitaries and the latter as a problematic drain on society. Yet both enjoy and lament the pleasure and pain of being superfluous,” he says. Click here for more.
56 Church St // 9am-5pm
Storytelling hosted by Kaospilots
Kaospilots are a group of individuals from an alternative business school in Denmark and Switzerland that are here to do projects with locals. They invite you to join “Thetha Ngayo” where they encourage friends, strangers, family and peers to share stories from near and far about the past, present and future. See Facebook for more.
36 Buitenkant St // 6-10pm
Friday 22 April
Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival
Presented by Mercedes Benz, this brings together industry experts and fashion lovers to celebrate the art of the fashion film. The 2016 Bokeh South African Fashion Film Festival programme runs till Saturday and has a variety of screenings and talks to attend. See here for more.
Saturday 23 April
Creative Nestlings’ Conversations on Creativity
This is the first #ConversationsonCreativity this year! Entrance is free and you get to hear 3 creative influencers from around the world share insights on their work and how their environments influence their creative lives. Visit here for more.
129 Longmarket St //12am-3pm
Monday 25 April
Moshekwa Langa’s ‘Ellipses’
“Ellipses is only an explanation. Something broke in the description and I am finishing it and I am just leaving it here for the moment and I will open another topic because I am talking about many different things and I will come back to it. This is what Ellipses means to me right now,” says Langa about his work. Working with masking tape, ink and spray paint, Moshekwa explores personal and public politics. Click here for more info.
160 Sir Lowry Road // 9am-5pm