Cape Town Art Guide -29Sep

The Gold That Binds Us – Art Exhibition

The Cape Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Helen Van Stolk, entitled The Gold that Binds Us. Van Stolk explores her intuitive response to abstraction within the figure and the landscape. She takes guests on a sensory journey connecting them to the human form.

Until 30 September

The Cape Gallery, 60 Church St, CBD, Cape Town

021 423 5309

Tony Gum at Christopher Moller Gallery

The Christopher Moller Gallery presents Vogue International’s ‘Coolest Girl in Cape Town’ and “artist in learning” Tony Gum’s first solo exhibition, Ode to She. The body of work explores, encapsulates and celebrates the essence of what it means to be human, woman, and an African Xhosa Woman. Gum is renowned for her playful and candid approach to life and to her art.  Here she gleefully explores what it is to be a proud traditional Xhosa female in a modern Western world.

29 September to 3 November, Tuesday to Saturday

Christopher Moller Gallery, 7 Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

021 422 1599


Artsemble is a non-profit initiative that supports all forms of art, and is a platform for artists to share their talents with the greater community. This month’s edition features a line-up that includes the Marimba Band, a dance by Mishka, rap and poetry by Jitsvinger, Vusi and Kurt, Drag artist Maxine Wild, beats by DJ Keegan Cole and singer Amici De Lumine. Food, drinks and jewellery are also on sale at the event. Members of the audience are invited to perform in the Pre-Artsemble Jam that begins at 4pm.

30 September, 6.30PM


The Space, 9B Wolraad Rd, Factreton, Cape Town

073 255 9344

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

SMAC Gallery: “Pandashuka”

SMAC Gallery presents Pandashuka, a solo exhibition of new sculptures in the Black Mamba series by Cyrus Kabiru. The term “black mamba” is used in Nairobi to describe simple, typically black-framed, fix-gear bikes that swarmed the city during the 80’s and 90’s. Used for transportation and business alike, the black mamba was a simple, sturdy and ubiquitous fixture on Nairobi’s streets.

Until 7 October

SMAC Gallery, 1st Floor, The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

021 461 1029

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