Cape Town: This week brings with it beer, brains, zines, theatre and new designs. We’re perusing collectible prints, watching debut plays, breaking it down to hip hop and listening to insightful talks at the Pint of Science festival.
Tuesday 17 May:
The South African Print Gallery
The SA Print Galley has a brand new extension which gives it plenty room to exhibit beautiful prints from upcoming and well-established artists. They have a wide selection of work on offer both to see and purchase whether you’re a seasoned collector or just beginning to grow your art collection. Click here for more.
109 Sir Lowry Rd // 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday 18 May:
Graphica at the Southern Guild
Graphica brings to the Mother City a few collectible design pieces that have never been exhibited in South Africa. It’s a “visual feast of dynamic silhouettes and exquisite surface detailing,” says founder Trevyn McGowan. They too have dramatically reworked their gallery, so head on down to see some inspiring design and check out their new space. Visit Facebook for more.
10 Lewin Street, Woodstock // 10am-5pm
Thursday 19 May:
I See You
Now showing at The Fugard Theatre, Mongiwekhaya’s play speaks to the complexities faced in SA. Being born-free, the power of language and trying to reconcile the past with the present are the broad themes he explores in his debut play. I See You is directed by Noma Dumezweni, who will play Hermione Granger in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Click here to book tickets.
Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street // 8pm
Photograph by Johan Persson
Friday 20 May:
“How then does the contemporary South African artist navigate and divert the constructed histories and assumed relationships of art practices in an African context?” – this is the central premise to Eclectica Design & Art’s current exhibition. Participating artists include Zarah Cassim, Albert Coertse, James De Villiers, Asanda Kupa, Catherine Ocholla and Mark Rautenbach. Click here for more.
179 Buitengracht St // 9:30am-5pm
Saturday 21 May:
Zines in ZAR
There’s a mini zine fest taking place this weekend! An array of independent publishers and small presses are showcasing their work. Browse through the fair, attend zine workshops, see performances and listen to poetry readings. Go to Facebook for more.
Monday 23 May: