Cape Town – Art Guide 11Dec

Oceans of Life at Iziko South African Museum

An exhibition of the top 40 images from the 2015 Oceans of Life Photographic Competition.

Until 31 March

Normal museum entry fees apply

Iziko South African Museum, Paddock Ave, Cape Town, Tel 021 481 3800

Summertide at RiebeekKasteel Gallery

A group exhibition of contemporary landscapes, seascapes and figure studies in oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal drawings and sculptures titled Summertide. Featuring works by Susan Proctor-Hume, SollyMook, Michaela Rinaldi, Di Johnston Ackerman and others.

Until 31 January


Riebeek Kasteel Gallery, 32 Main St, Riebeek-Kasteel, Tel:083 653 3697

Shooting Stars at Erdmann Contemporary

A group exhibition of photographs that explore the interrelationship between music and photography titled Shooting Stars. Featuring works by Pierre Rommelaere, Vetman van der Naam, Hylton Boucher, Pierre Crocquet, Tim Hopwood and Roger Ballen. The exhibition is presented alongside a programme of live-music events by the likes of Wendy Oldfield, Paul Hanmer, WasGoedLyn and Sons of Trout. Opening night features speakers Julia Raphaely and Danielle Alasca Olivier.

Until 31 January


Erdmann Contemporary, 84 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel:021 422 2762

Aesthetically Vogue at Eclectica

Works by artists Marna Hattingh, Matthew Hindley, Ronald Muchatuta, Chris Denovan and Norman O’Flynn in an exhibition inspired by art and design that remains relevant and timelessly aesthetic regardless of fashion.

Until 31 January


Eclectica Design & Art, 198 Buitengracht Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: 021 422 0327

Porky Hefer at Southern Guild Gallery

Porky Hefer’sMonsteraDeliciosa, Volume I is a collection of larger-than-life hanging seats that push the boundaries of art, design and contemporary furniture. The exhibition highlights a new selection of Hefer’s underwater animal inspired seats, transforming Southern Guild Gallery into a faux waterscape, including a killer whale adorned with black-and-white nguni cow hide and a crocodile donning moss-green leather.

Until 30 January


Southern Guild Gallery, 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock, Tel: 021 461 2856

Anton Smit at Jan Royce Gallery

After celebrating 40 years of sculpture Anton Smit, presents In Search of the Miraculous, a new body of work that investigates the landscape of the soul.

Until 23 January


Jan Royce Gallery, 64 Church Street, Cape Town, Tel:082 566 9625

History Will Break Your Heart

The Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner, KemangWaLehulere, presents a multi-media exhibition entitled History will Break your Heart. The exhibition showcases works by Lehulere, Ernest Mancoba and Gladys Mgudlandlu, as well as works made in collaboration with Sophia Lehulere. Working within the genres of video, installation and drawing, the contradictions inherent in personal versus collective memory are explored and object-filled installations make reference to South Africa’s profoundly imperfect education system and the Marikana Massacre of 2012.

Adults-R 30, Under 18 ,Students and Pensioners-R15, Under 5-Free

Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, Cape Town, Tel:021 481 3970

Michele Mathison at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

A re-creation of the internationally acclaimed 2013 Venice Biennale installations by Michele Mathison, originally created for the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Bienalle. Curated by Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the installations were acquired by the Zeitz Collection as a means of preserving them for Africa and its people.

Until 17 January

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Road, Cape Town, Tel: 021 418 7855

Bit by Bit Mosaic
 Full day workshops that are perfect for beginners – ‘you will be amazed at what you can achieve after just one day,’ says owner Kerry Atherstone. What a fantastic way to spend the day; relax, learn an amazing skill and you get to take home your project.R400 per person including lunch.Observatory, Cape Town, Tel: 079 042 3908

Big Tree Mosaics 
Join Michelle McConnell, who started her journey into the art of mosaics after an inspirational trip to Turkey, at her home studio in Durbanville.

9:30am – 12:30pm & 6pm – 8pm

R60 – R90

42 Primula Crescent, WellwayPark East, Durbanville, Tel: 073 653 2688

Fiddlewood Pottery Studios
Classes are small and intimate giving students ample individual attention as they learn the tricks of the trade. Beginners are more than welcome to come and learn about pottery basics such as; glazing, firing, hand as well as wheelwork.

10am – 12:30pm, 7:30pm – 10pm & 5pm – 9:30pm

R410Fiddlewood Pottery Studio 88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont, Tel: (021) 671 2515