Pondering how to begin this last leg of my Journey due to the political crisis which is taking place right now with “Zuma revenge” a disease that cannot last much longer!
Cape Town has a lot to offer besides Art so once I landed in my home town I was inundated with things to do.
A good friend, Lovell Friedman a ceramic artist from Cape Town see (www.creativecapetown.com www.rockgirlsa.org) has incredible mosaic work displayed in and around Cape Town, below her ceramic sculpture as well.
Lovell introduced me to Art in the Park and I met the owner Anthony Shapiro whose ceramic work is sold widely. A great shop displaying other ceramic artists work can all be found in this space.
We took a day drive to Kalk Bay and visited Kalk Bay Modern which has a great collection of ceramics for sale plus other collectibles sourced from Nambia.
Iziko Museum ( National Gallery) in Government Avenue , WoMens Work exhibition, where a diverse group of crafters use their traditional techniques to create exquisite pieces through weaving, embroidery, knitting drawing no boundaries.
There is plenty to see in the vibrant art world of Cape Town from big to small. The Woodstock scene with the Old Biscuit Mill where locals sell their crafts. Then the more upmarket Galleries such as Goodman and Stevenson. The Watershed at the Waterfront has numerous small vendors selling their creative pieces from jewellery made of recycled tin openers, to funky baseball caps and many more one off pieces.
Nearby, the new Silo District is being developed and the Silo Hotel which just opened with its stunning views from the roof top terrace. Here the new Zeit Museum of Contemporary Africa art will open in Sept 2017.
Masses of artists and collectors converge on the city to visit the well known Art Fair each year which takes place in mid February. Definitely worth a visit to see who is new and hot and what’s coming out of South Africa each year.
I’ll be back soon with my current art ventures here in Zurich.
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