“The Number” @ Southern Guild
Southern Guild presents artworks from The Number, a project by internationally acclaimed tattoo artist Manuela Gray that documents the history, personal journeys, codes and body markings of South Africa’s the Number prison gangs. The project comprises of a film, prints, a book and a series of hand-stitched photographs. Gray was drawn to the marks of SA’s Number gangs by their raw power.
13 to 31 October, Mon to Fri 9am to 6PM/Sat 10am to 2PM
Southern Guild Gallery, Shop 5B, Silo 5, South Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
021 461 2097
‘Walking Man’ at Grande Provence Gallery
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.
8 October to 25 November
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