Cape Town Art Guide – 1 Sept to 7 Sept

Guise of Reality at Salon 91

Cassim’s forthcoming exhibition develops her theme of encounters with perception by evoking pictorial spaces derived from natural landscapes. Oil paint is applied, sponged away, wiped and diluted with solvent such that the forms she attempts to describe become ever more dreamlike and inaccessible. Her process engages the theme of rebellion. The exact nature of the rebellion is open-ended: a rebellion against an inherited system of seeing.

Until 13 September, Tuesday to Saturday

Salon Ninety One, 91 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

021 424 6930

Group Art Exhibition at Artvark

Drought and extreme weather are the new normal part of climate change in this new planetary epoch now called the Anthropocene. The scale and far-reaching consequences of the current drought in South Africa are hard to imagine. This exhibition explores how art can be a tool to explore some of the complexities of these new planetary realities, such as drought.

Until 8 October

Artvark Gallery, 48 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

021 788 5584

Hatch – Art Exhibition

The University of Cape Town’s Irma Stern Museum hosts a solo exhibition of prints and mixed media works by Roxandra Dardagan Britz, entitled Hatch. The artist’s walkabout takes place on the opening day of the exhibition.

2 to 23 September, Tuesday to Saturday

UCT Irma Stern Museum, 21 Cecil Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town

021 685 5686 | 073 122 8869

In Motion at Ground Art Caffe

Ground Art Caffe hosts In Motion, an exhibition of boat designs by acclaimed Naval Architect, Kobus Potgieter. The opening event provides an opportunity for boat enthusiasts to view these collector’s pieces, with complimentary wine, beverages and canapés being served. Potgieter has designed boats for the various Navies, Coast Guards and Special Operations units around the world.

3 to 31 August

Ground Art Caffe, 160 Strand St, De Waterkant, Cape Town

083 469 0800

Art Exhibition at Artscape

The Artscape Women’s Humanity Arts Festival’s official opening sees a solo art exhibition by sculptor Evette Weyers, entitled The Wonders of the African Continent and the Sea. The body of work is on display for the duration of the festival. Weyers uses ancient images like the Egyptian Sphinx and the Mantis from San folklore to create her own personal mythology, born from her experiences and insights.

Until 31 August, 7AM to 10PM

Marble Extension Foyer, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

021 410 9800

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017

The Underwater Photographer of the Year is a London-based annual competition that seeks to celebrate photographs that are captured beneath the surface of the sea, lakes, rivers and even swimming pools. Finalists were selected from 20 countries including South Africa. After viewing, guests can then step below sea-level, amidst 18th Century ruins, and learn the story of the “Cape of Storms”.

Until 30 September, 9AM

R50 – R100

Chavonnes Battery Museum, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 416 6230