Cape Town Art Guide – 4Feb

The Cape Town Art Fair

19-21 February

The Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of cutting edge innovation which brings contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. Cape Town boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

Adults R120|Children Under 12 – Free|Pensioners / Scholars / Students R80|Groups on Request – Please email art@fieramilano.co.za to pre-book

11am-8pm and Sunday 11am -4pm

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001

 

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, April to August (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

Free

Wed to Sat 11am – 7pm | Sun 10am – 5pm

Equus Gallery, Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm, Strand Rd, Somerset West, Tel:021 855 3218

 

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

 

Derek Drake at the Cape Gallery

Until 20 February

A solo exhibition of paintings by Derek Drake, titled Candyman.

Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 2pm | Opening 4.30pm

Free

The Cape Gallery, 60 Church St, Cape Town, Tel: 021 423 5309

 

Sarah Pratt at Salon91

Until 27 February

The gallery hosts its third solo exhibition of paintings by Sarah Pratt. Entitled The Fox, The Owl and The Robber, the artworks show Pratt adopting the role of a social anthropologist in an imaginary town where strange creatures live.

Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm | Sat, 10am – 2pm

Free

Salon91 Gallery, 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town, Tel: 021 424 6930

 

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

R410
Fiddlewood Pottery Studio 88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont, Tel: (021) 671 2515