Cape Town Art Guide – 10June

Pieter Hugo

A solo exhibition entitled 1994 by Cape Town based photographic artist, Pieter Hugo. The show comprises of portraits of children born after 1994 in two countries, South Africa and Rwanda. Major historical events took place in both these countries in during this year, and this series depicts a generation of children growing up in a post-revolutionary era.

Until 16 July


Stevenson Gallery, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 462 1500


Nicholaas Maritz

Pretoria native, Nicolaas Maritz is well known for his landscape paintings and individualist perspective. He now displays his landscapes and still life in a solo exhibition. The titles of his paintings are often a tongue-in-cheek play on the meanings of words, and the similarities and differences between English and Afrikaans.

Until 17 July @ 10:30am – 7pm


Moor Gallery, 4 Bordeaux, Franschhoek, Tel: 082 8197627



The Southern Guild Gallery presents the internationally exhibited Graphica, which includes collectible design items and contemporary South African pieces. The exhibition takes place in the newly remodelled gallery, which complements the design work and features artists such as Brett Murray, Dokter and Misses, Bronze Age, Daniella Mooney and David Krynauw.

1 July – Monday – Friday @ 10am – 5pm & Saturday by appointment


Southern Guild Gallery, 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 461 2858 / (021) 461 2097


Optical Diversion

An exhibition that explores abstracted imagery in contemporary African Art. Participating artists are Zarah Cassim, Mark Rautenbach, Albert Coertse, James de Villiers, Asanda Kupa and Catherine O’Cholla. Curated by Shamiela Tyer.

Until 20 July


Eclectica Design & Art, 179 Buitengracht Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 422 0327


Catherine Timotei Exhibition

Contemporary Corsican artist Catherine Timotei exhibits works from her ‘Fast Co-Exist’ series of oil paintings.  The artwork has been selected by renowned French furniture design house Roche Bobois to enhance the nouveaux classique pieces in their new showroom.

Until 30 June


Roche Bobois , 10 Kloof Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 286 0793 / 083 7456073


Abe Opperman: Traces of Time

The launch exhibition of Abe Opperman’s Cape Town gallery features his own work in an exhibition called Traces of Time, in which his art explores the concepts of freedom and flight.

Though all the pictures on display invite the onlooker to pause and reminisce, the works that stand out are those painted around memories of Opperman’s own childhood.” Read Marie Stinnes’ review of Traces of Time at Abe Opperman Gallery. 

Until 31 July

Abe Opperman Gallery, 5 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Tel: 082 5519708

Of Movement and Experience

A rotating exhibition “in black and white”, Of Movement and Experienceexplores expressions of change through printmaking and drawing by iconic artists working during particularly challenging eras.  Featured artists include Peter Clarke, Dumile Feni, Marlene Dumas, Sam Nhlengethwa, Diane Victor, Käthe Kollwitz, Deborah Bell, Walter Battiss, Sandile Goje and others.

Until 30 May


Eclectica Modern, 9 Cavendish Street, Claremont, Tel: (021) 671 7315


Bit by Bit Mosaic
Experience a day you will always remember.  Half day Saturday workshop that is perfect for beginners – ‘you will be amazed at what you can achieve after just 1/2 a day,’ says owner Kerry Atherstone.  Take the first step and we will guide you through the mosaic process.  All the workshops are very practical. 

R400 per person & Special rates when booking for 2 people.  

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 student’s 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