There are no shortage of cultural things to do this week – from Ceramics Month and art talks to outdoor cinema and markets.
Everard Read Cape Town presents the work of 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner Beth Diane Armstrong. in perpetuum is a sculptural exhibition in which Armstrong explores themes of how we experience space and scale, density and looseness. Her sculptures range from massive steel structures to smaller more intricate pieces.
Beth Diane Armstrong: in perpetuum, 7 November, 6:30pm
November is Ceramics Month in Cape Town and Ceramics SA has organised various events throughout the month to celebrate this art form. One of the highlights is undoubtably the Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale which runs from November 11 until December 4. Ceramicists from across the country have entered their work into the competition and a curated selection will be on display and available for purchase at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum in Durbanville. British celebrity ceramicist Kate Malone will be in South Africa to judge the competition as well as hosting workshops across the country.
Running concurrently at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery and Clay Museum from November 11 to December 4 is the Curious Creatures ceramic sculpture garden as well as a brick art installation by acclaimed land artist and sculptor Strijdom van der Merwe.
Next Saturday November 17 the Rondebosch Potters Market returns with over 100 traders selling a large selection of ceramics at Rondebosch Park.
Ceramics Month, November 11 – December 4
The seventh season of the Galileo Open Air Cinema is already in full swing and running across a host of Cape Town’s most scenic venues including Kirstenbosch Gardens, Central Park in Century City, Glenellen Farm, Kenilworth Racecourse, Rustenburg Girls’ High School, Willowbridge Mall, Cape Winelands and a sensational new spot at the V&A Waterfront’s ‘Battery Park’. Watch a film under the stars with your own picnic basket or treat yourself to gourmet goodies at the festive food market. This week’s films include The Greatest Showman, About Time and the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
Galileo Open Air Cinema, November 7 – April 21
The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) are hosting their first premium wine and spirits festival this November named BLACC Fest X Langa. Taking place in Langa, South Africa’s first township, the festival aims to “bring South African wines to the greater population of African people who have yet to fully embrace the wine industry, while also encouraging the wine industry to embrace this influential demographic. Through the club’s sommeliers and wine stewards, hospitality workforce and influencers” as Aubrey Ngcungama, co-founder of the Black Cellar Club explains.
Festival goers can expect street food by by Jordan’s Way of Cooking and Boulevard 82, music by the Abavuki Marimba Band, DJ Fosta and DJ Sebs, a host of top wine estates as well as the wine of three BLACC members: Tinashe Nyamudoka of Kumusha Wines, Joseph Dhafana of Mosi Wines and Munashe Kwaramba of Global Sip. Tinashe and Joseph will have their own stands and visitors will be able to find Munashe’s maiden wine, a shiraz at the Wine Shaq stand.
BLACC Fest X Langa, November 10 – 11, from 11:30am
The Chips&Etc series invites artists to present their biography in the context of music. Guests speak share the music they grew up with, shaped them and inspired them to make the music they do. This week’s guest is Nonku Phiri who has established herself as on one of the most distinctive and influential voices in South Africa’s electronic music landscape. and effortlessly moving between house, electronica, RnB and kwaito.
Nonku Phiri at Breezeblock, Brixton, November 9, 5pm
The fourth Talking Art at Keyes series is about Afrofuturism and will see cultural theorist, art curator and journalist Bongani Madondo in conversation with M&C Saatchi CCO, Neo Mashigo and award-winning filmmaker, Lebo Rasethaba. Afrofuturism has exploded from art and science fiction into popular culture and mainstream media. Traversing divergent contexts from Hollywood films like Black Panther to local literary symposia and fast food advertisements, the subject continues to evolve and ignite debate.
Talking Art at Keyes, November 7, 6pmThis Sunday head down to Maboneng for a double market delight – Market on Main your weekly dose of inner-city food and design runs from 10am – 3pm and the Neighbourgoods Market will be hosting the Sunday Edition from 1pm – 9pm.
A selection of works from 3rd year and B-Tech graduates from Fine Art and Jewellery Design Department, Durban University of Technology will be exhibited at the KwaZulu Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA). The exhibition is a representation of the diversity of conceptual and technical explorations evident in the works produced during 2018. Both programmes are recognised for their consistent high quality outputs and the challenging of norms within their disciplines.
DUT Fine Art & Jewellery Graduate Exhibition, November 6 – 11, 5:30pm
The Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock will be hosting their Makers Market this Saturday. Expect a fun morning out with the family which includes a showcase of local creatives and makers, fresh food, fantastic craft and live music. Entry is free.
Litchi Orchard Makers Market, November 10, 9am – 1pm
Looking for more creative inspiration? Read 10 Innovative Design Collaborations from Across the Globe, Norval Foundation: South Africa’s Newest Art Museum and 13 Visionary South African Women in Art next.