A Prediction by Lady Skollie | Everard Read CIRCA Gallery
In her latest exhibition, Lady Skollie explores the idea of fortune-telling. From pre-colonial times to modern interpretations such as online gambling company Betway, this is her way of speculating what’s inside an unhatched egg.
“Yolk and white, a sphere of promise.
A glowing orb showing the future, a frenzied dream with traces of the past.
Throwing bones, dice, even hands to determine an uncertain future.” — Lady Skollie
A Prediction opened on September 15 and will be running until October 15. The gallery is open from 9am to 4pm weekdays and from 9am to 1pm Saturdays.
Nyoka by Rich Mnisi | Southern Guild
In his first solo show at Southern Guild, Rich Mnisi has shifted his focus from fashion design to interior design with this exhibition of collectible furniture.
Titled Nyoka, from the Xitsonga word for snake, the exhibition takes on the symbol of the snake as on overarching idea in his designs.
“This started with a nightmare. My mother dreamt of a snake on her back. When she turned to look at it, she saw an intense green creature, frightening and fluid, dangerous and beautiful,” the artist writes of his inspiration.
On exhibition is a console table, a woven rug, low-slung sofas, a bronze mirror and a chandelier.
Nyoka opened on October 2 and will be running until February 4. The gallery is open from 9am-5.30pm Mondays to Fridays and from 10am-2pm on Saturdays.
Letters from the Greater Maghreb by Dor Guez | Goodman Gallery Cape Town
Letters from the Greater Maghreb is the first solo exhibition on the African continent by Israeli artist and scholar Dor Guez, whose work touches on themes of land, displacement, colonialism, language and plague.
This exhibition includes a video installation of Colony, a video about the locust plagues that arrived in Palestine from Africa in 1915 and 1930, and an instillation of his latest body of work, Letters from the Greater Maghreb, which is currently on display at the Jewish Museum in New York.
Letters from the Greater Maghreb opened on September 30 and will be running until November 6. The gallery is open from 9am to 5pm Tuesdays to Fridays and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.
Modern Primitive: an exhibition of mixed sculptures by Paul Du Toit (1965-2014) | Tokara Wine Estate
Following an exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park in 2012, this is the second solo exhibition of artist Paul du Toit’s (1965-2014) sculptures.
His life-size “Expanded Canvas” sculpture will be on show alongside 12 smaller pieces, including five pieces from his Zanzibar Series, at the IS Sculpture Garden at the Tokara Delicatessen, on Tokara Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
Modern Primitive opened on October 3 and will run until November 28.
Home is Where the Art is | Zeitz MOCCA
After a year, this is the last month for art lovers to take in Home is Where the Art is — an exhibition that opened at the Zeitz MOCCA just as SA emerged from months of hard lockdown in 2020.
Described as a “democratic celebration of art belonging to and made by the people of Cape Town”, it comprises almost 2,000 works of art made by a curious selection of Capetonians, including children, artists, crafters, photographers and hobbyists that was collected over a three-week period.
With five themes — the garden, outside, inside, time and relations — it’s a celebration of Cape Town’s people and their art.
Home is Where the Art is will be running until October 31. The museum is open from 10am-6pm Thursdays to Sundays and admission costs R210 per adult.