Say goodbye July and hello to August! This week, Cape Town brings to us the delight of buying new artworks, heated discussions on gentrification, new works by David Koloane and a poetry performance by Siphokazi Jonas. Embrace the last month of winter with some creative inspiration!
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Black Filmmakers Film Screening
Get ready to celebrate the collective’s first birthday! For the past year, they’ve brought us the best work of black filmmakers and connected us to some highly talented individuals and artists we may never have known about. This month’s films are by directors Vincent Moloi, Jim Chuch and Jabu Nadia Newman. For details visit Facebook.
75 Harrington Street // 6-9pm
Acoustics Underground: Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens
Listen to hits from the Springbok Nude Girls, Fokofpolisiekar and both artist’s solo careers. These two rock legends are set to play some of SA’s iconic and best loved tunes. Visit here for more.
Portswood Rd, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Square, V&A Waterfront // 7pm
Thursday 28 July 2016
In the City by David Koloane
David Koloane is one of South Africa’s best known expressionist painters. His work comments on the emotional resonances of cities. Since the 1950s, he’s confronted urbanity in renderings that are emotive and convey the anxieties of living in Joburg. Go to Facebook for more.
Goodman Gallery, 176 Sir Lowry Rd // 6-9pm
Friday 29 July 2016
Zabalaza Art Sale
Need some new artwork on your walls? Want to buy some soon-to-be-presents for friends and family? Purchase prints, products and never-seen-before artworks from Zabalaza Design and Atang Tshikare. FYI: There will also be beer and cool tunes. See what’s on sale here.
Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Rd, Woodstock // 5-9pm
Saturday 30 July 2016
Conversations on Creativity
Creative Nestlings have a killer line-up this week! From mixed media and performance artist Athi-Patra Ruga to photographer Anaka Morris, these creative forces will be chatting about their work. For the full list of speakers visit Facebook.
Creative Nestlings, 129 Longmarket St// 12-5pm
Sunday 30 July 2016
Listen to writer, performer and poet Siphokazi Jonas perform before heading to the 2016 PFCM’s Rhetoric in Los Angeles. Last year she was crowned the first Home of Poetry Slam champion at Cape Town’s Ultimate Slam. Catch in action this Sunday! Visit Facebook for details.
Theatre Arts Admin Collective, Cnr of Milton Rd and Wesley St, Observatory // 2pm
Monday 1 August 2016
Emerging Urban Regeneration Models: Viewpoints from North America with Adam Beck
What’s the balance between urban policies and the role of the community in the development of a city? Future Cape Town is hosting Adam Beck, Director of Centre for Urban Innovation and Executive Director at Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand. He’ll be speaking about his work and issues regarding gentrification in modern cities. Check out Facebook for more.
Cape Institute for Architecture,71 Hout Street // 5:30pm