Cape Town Art guide – 6 Oct to 12 Oct 2017

‘Walking Man’ at Grande Provence Gallery

8 October to 25 November

The Gallery at Grande Provence Wine Estate presents Walking Man, a solo exhibition of sculptures by one of South Africa’s leading sculptors, Anton Smit. Smit is widely revered for his overwhelming heads and monumental sculptures, evoking themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation. His works have been showcased in public and private collections countrywide and internationally.

Grande Provence Wine Estate, Main Rd, Franschhoek

021 876 8630

WORLDART: Tr!pt3ch by Claude Chandler

Worldart presents a solo exhibition by Claude Chandler, entitled Tr!pt3ch. Following his recent residency in Europe, Chandler returns to South Africa for his latest solo exhibition, which presents a series of two large scale acrylic on canvas triptychs – ‘Binary Saints’ and ‘CTRL ALT DEL’. The titles refer to his interest in the digital world and its effect on human philosophy and psychology.

5 to 26 October

Worldart Gallery, 54 Church St, CBD, Cape Town

021 423 3075

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

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