Art galleries and stores around Cape Town’s central city stay open late for anyone to come and experience great art and entertainment within just a few city blocks.
First Thursday of every month
Various art galleries around Cape Town city centre, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Galleries, studios, museums, stores and events around the East city (Roeland St, Buitenkant St and Harrington St) open after hours for the public to explore every third Thursday.
Third Thursday of every month
Various (Roeland St, Buitenkant St, Harrington St, Canterbury St),Website: www.first-thursdays.co.za
Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walk
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Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walk
A 130m long path through and over the treetops of the Botanical Gardens, revealing a unique ecology.
free (garden entrance ticket required)
Time: Sept to Mar (Summer) @ 8am – 7pm, Apr to Aug (Winter) @ 8am – 6pm
Arboretum (Enchanted Forest), below the Protea Garden, above the Dell and above the Concert stage lawn, Kirstenbosch, Newlands. Website:www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/tree-canopy-walkway
The Four Horsemen at Equus Gallery
A group exhibition of sculptures and paintings titled The Four Horsemen. The opening features a special tasting of Cavalli’s new premium wines, Nightmare 2014 (Shiraz/Grenache), Valkyrie 2014 (Petit Verdot/Malbec) and Vendetta 2015 (Verdelho/Viognier).
Until 31 January
Wed to Sat 11am – 7pm | Sun 10am – 5pm
Equus Gallery, Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm, Strand Rd, Somerset West, Tel:021 855 3218
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
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
Fiddlewood Pottery Studio 88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont, Tel: (021) 671 2515