NEW ART SHOWS TO SEE THIS MONTH is meant to encourage you to get out and support our artists and galleries. It might seem scary out there, but you’re going to run out of Zoom parties and excuses anyway.

Lucky for you, we’ve picked a couple of art shows for you to see before our collective anxieties kick in. So now is as good time as any to support the art community, also fresh air.

September 3, 2020

What I Dreamt During Times of Draught: Colbert Mashile. Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg

A new series of works by This series of new works by Colbert Mashile created during lockdown from his home in Limpopo, with limited materials and no access to his studio in Joburg. The result was a small collection of artworks that communicate his sensitivity towards the South African wilderness, and its coexistence with rural and urban life.

This exhibition is online only, to view the works in person, contact 

Everard Read Gallery Johannesburg, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, Johannesburg.

I Can See Your House From Here: Ed Young. blank projects

A new exhibition from everyone’s favourite - Ed Young. A combination of conceptual, video and sculptured work, the exhibition also features Young’s work from – THE WORLD AND I, WE DISAPPROVE OF YOU. As usual, expect anything and everything from Ed, and keep me updated.

To make an appointment to view the show, email or call +27 21 462 4276 

Exhibition runs until 26 September 2020.

blank projects, 10 Lewin Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

iiNyanga Zonyaka (The Lunar Songbook): Athi-Patra Ruga: Norval Foundation

This week sees the opening of part one of Athi-Patra Ruga’s major commission Iinyanga Zonyaka (The Lunar Songbook)’ at the Norval Foundation. The commission sees the realisation of the tableau as a multi-panelled stained glass installation.

This installation also runs concurrently to Athi-Patra Ruga’s solo exhibition Interior/Exterior / Dramatis Personae at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery until 23 September.

Installation is up at the Normal Foundation atrium until 26 July 2021.

Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town


Did you know, graffiti artists face fines of up to R50 000 or six months imprisonments when caught painting on walls without approval from the City of Cape Town? No? Neither did I. 

WORLDART Gallery is hosting an exhibition of paintings by a group of local graffiti artists curated by Warren Maroon. Worse Than Heroin points a lense into Cape Town’s excessive policing, rising crime and drug use and the state’s failure to provide adequate social care or education and health services.

Contributing artists include Bushy,Often, 2KILER, Anoy, Caso, Dino, Mors, Smet, Reks and Zombie. 

Exhibition opens tonight.

WORLDART Gallery, 54 Church Street, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town.

Latitudes Online by Latitudes Art Fair

With the absence of a physical Latitudes Art Fair this year, Latitudes has launched Latitudes Online – a constantly changing, curated selection of 350 artists from the continent and the diaspora, it brings together artworks presented by galleries, curators, studios, not-for-profits and independent artists themselves”. They’ve also announced a series of auctions, interviews and chats with artists, photographers and curators from across the continent including Tshepiso Moropa and Andy Mkosi

Visit Latitudes Online to see the artists and the work. 

Follow Latitudes on Instagram to keep up with new announcements.

Words by Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana.

Images courtesy of gallery.

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