Cape Town Art Guide – 27 Oct to 02 Nov

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.

26 October

Worldart Gallery, 54 Church St, CBD, Cape Town

021 423 3075

‘State of the Art’ at Everard Read

World renowned gallery, Everard Read’s Franschhoek branch presents State of the Art, an exhibition of major works by some of the country’s contemporary artists, in a variety of media. The exhibition features works by Deborah Bell, Dylan Lewis, Brett Murray, Lionel Smit, Barbara Wildenboer, Angus Taylor, Ceramic Matters, Nic Bladen, Paula Louw and more.

28 October to 30 November, Tue to Sun 9AM to 5PM

Everard Read Franschhoek, 20 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek

021 492 4028

‘As is’ at AVA Gallery

‘As is’, The Positive Image of Older Persons, an exhibition of the ageing presenting the positive image of older persons who have remained engaged and active in life. Photographer, Jillian Edelstein’s portraits have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Selected for the As is exhibition are portraits by Bishop Desmond Tutu, Athol Fugard, Vivienne Westwood, Maya Angelou, Jerry Hall and scores of other celebrities.

28 October, 12.30PM to 3PM

AVA Gallery, 35 Church St, CBD, Cape Town

021 424 7436

Art Franschhoek

Art Franschhoek sees galleries and resident artists opening their doors to the public, showcasing their finest works and exhibitions. Art houses such as the world-renowned Everard Read Gallery will exhibit major works as well as Ebony/Curated, with its displays of fine arts, sculptures and ceramics; Jacob Hendrik Pierneef will display his works at the La Motte Museum; ceramicist David Walters and daughter Sarah; the Holden Manz Gallery; Leeu Estates and IS Art Gallery.

27 October to 9 November, 9AM to 5PM

Various art galleries, Franschhoek Wine Valley, Franschhoek

021 876 2861

“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.

Until 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

State of the ART presents ‘Pathways’

StateoftheART Gallery presents Pathways, Tanya Sternberg’s solo exhibition of work inspired by the constantly changing landscapes of the Okavango Delta. In this body of work, Sternberg explores the myriad pathways presented to us in life – how we flow through time and space, changing course over and over again. The works are vibrant and spontaneous, capturing the wildness and beauty of the Delta.

19 October to 11 November

StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant St, cnr Roeland & Buitenkant, CBD, Cape Town

072 470 9272

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.

Until 3 November, Tuesday to Saturday

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

021 422 1599

‘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