Cape Town – Art Guide 15Jan

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 2016


Wed to Sun 12 noon – 8pm

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



Constantiaberg Art Society will be holding an exhibition in the Sanlam Hall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This is an opportunity for members of CAS to showcase their artwork and for the public to enjoy, admire and purchase it.

Until Sunday 24

Free, but the usual Kirstenbosch entrance fee applies.


First Thursdays

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,


Third Thursdays

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:


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:


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.

Until 20 January

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


Anton Smit at Jan Royce Gallery

Until 2016

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


Wed to Fri 11am – 4pm | Sat 10am – 1pm

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

Porky Hefer at Southern Guild Gallery

Until 30 January

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.


Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm

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


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