Untitled, by Mohau Modisakeng, part of his Ditaola exhibition at Brundyn+.
Untitled, by Mohau Modisakeng, part of his Ditaola exhibition at Brundyn+.
ABOVE: Forces Of Soil, 150cm x 100cm, archival print on Somerset Velvet by Janet Botes, at StateoftheART.
ABOVE: Forces Of Soil, 150cm x 100cm, archival print on Somerset Velvet by Janet Botes, at StateoftheART.

AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town CBD. Tel: 021 424 7436:

Human Zoo. With her first solo exhibition Anya Adendorff draws on her experience of architecture to represent her view of urban masses. With a frenzied over-crowding of the canvas, she references society’s manic over-consumption and wastage. Ends June 5.

Soft Walls. Sydelle Willow Smith’s photographs figuratively investigate the subtle ways in which African nationals and South Africans in relationships make sense of their space, experiences and complexities. Ends June 5.

AVONDALE WINE ESTATE TASTING GALLERY, Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl. Tel: 021 863 1976:

Crossing Over: A Journey of Past and Present. By Scats Esterhuyse, a self-taught artist whose work has been described as being “between the photorealism of John Meyer and the broader impressionism of Walter Meyer”.

BARNARD GALLERY, 55 Main Street, Newlands. Tel: 021 671 1553:

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s True Colours. Runs Thursday to July 10.

Blank Projects,113-115 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 4276:

Some Kind of Nature. Jan-Henri Booyens. These paintings are the realisation of a process of automatic drawing performed by Booyens during a five-month retreat. Ends June 21.

Brundyn + Gallery, First Floor, ORO Africa Building, 170 Buitengracht Street, CBD. Tel: 021 424 5150:

Ditaola. A solo exhibition by Mohau Modisakeng in which he interrogates the role of violence in post- colonial Africa. May 29 to July 12.

THE CAPE GALLERY, 60 Church Street, CBD. Tel: 021 423 5309:

A solo exhibition of work by Louis Ströh van der Walt. Ends May 31.

CITY LIFE CAPE BAPTIST CHURCH, 30 Orange Street, Gardens. Tel: 021 423 0844:

Living In Our Cracks. A photographic exhibition of small succulent plants which thrive in unlikely nooks and crannies, by Laurence Savary. From May 29.

CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE, cnr Darling and Buitenkant streets, CCB, Tel: 021 787 1249

Rainbow Transit. Photographic exhibition by Per-Anders Pettersson in which he questions the complex reality of daily life in South Africa. Ends June 1.

Commune.1, 64 Wale Street, CBD. Tel: 021 423 5600:

Traces. A joint exhibition by Ledelle Moe and Miranda Pfeiffer. In Gallery I. Moe’s monumental cement and steel sculptures question human relationships to nature, the space we occupy and the marks we leave behind. Pfeiffer’s large-scale drawing, rendered in painstaking detail with the fine tip of a mechanical pencil, capture moments and narratives of a fantastical nature.Ends June 6.

David Krut Projects, Montebello Design Centre, Newlands Avenue, Newlands. Tel: 021 685 0676:

F Diane Victor exhibits her first solo show of prints in Cape Town since 2008. These black-and-white prints, which showcase her grotesque and characteristic iconography, display a preoccupation with sins such as greed, lust, envy and excess. Ends June 29.

D-Street Gallery, Dorp Street, 112 Stellenbosch: Tel: 021 883 2337:

Art: Psyche and Soul. Features Anton Smit, Shany van den Berg, Cobus van Bosch, Hanneke Benade, Peter van Straten, Nicholas Estherhuizen, Sam Lefaso Macholo, Adriaan Diedericks, Strijdom van der Merwe and Clare Menck who explore the always eluding essence of external and internal being of things in existence. Curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. Ends June 28.

d’VINE art ROOM, Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street. Tel: 071 179 6053:

Vividness in Hue. Photographic exhibition by Andrew Barker who not only shoots on 19th- and 20th-century cameras, but also uses big format and historically accurate printing processes. Ends May 30.

Everard Read GAllery, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront:

Itica Pritica. A collaboration between friends, art activist Beezy Bailey and musician Dave Matthews in a homage to Warhol and Rauschenberg in oil, enamel and silkscreen on canvas. Their short film Itica Pritica will also be included. Thursday to June 5.

GOODMAN GALLERY, 3rd floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 7573:

Running. Photography by Thabiso Sekgala. Ends May 31.


Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives. Comprises an artist’s book and four photomontages that narrate the tensions and textures of early Colonial encounters at the Cape in South Africa, by Keith Dietrich. Ends July 14.

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, CBD. Tel: 021 467 4660:

A Nomad’s Harvest. A retrospective of photographs by George Hallett. The works cover a career spanning more than 50 years and are augmented by a comprehensive display of biographical information as well as book and record covers. Ends July 9.

JOHANS BORMAN FINE ART, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. Tel: 021 683 6863:

A selection of works by South African masters including JH Pierneef, Robert Hodgins, Hugo Naudé, Walter Battiss, Peter Clarke and Maud Sumner, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Walter Meyer, Jacobus Kloppers, Marlene von Dürckheim, Hussein Salim, Kyle Weeks and Anton Chapman.


Another Day. Solo exhibition of black-and- white photographs by Melanie Cleary. Ends May 30.

ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Clocktower Precinct, V&A Waterfront. Tel: 021 419 1300:

Away from View. Irene Naudé turned three of the cells on Robben Island into camera obscuras and has captured on treated paper images of the outside of Robben Island prison. Ends September.

RUST-EN-VREDE GALLERY, 10 Wellington Street, Durbanville. Tel: 021 976 4691:

Piet-my-Vrou. Floral mosaics by students of the Piet-my-Vrou mosaic studio in Salon A & B. Rina se Blomme. Rina Groenewald’s floral artwork in Salon C. Ends May 29.

SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Tel: 021 424 6930:

Gravity – a visual exploration. This all-female show is an illustration and multidisciplinary showcase of the visual manifestation of an invisible force, featuring Dani Loureiro, Cassandra Leigh Johnson, Tess Metcalf, Nina Torr, Mariëtte Bergh and Maaike Bakker. Ends Saturday.

STATEoftheART Gallery, 61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town. Tel: 072 470 9272:

Wild & Still: Expressions of the Landscape. A solo exhibition by Janet Botes. June 5 to 21.

STEVENSON GALLERY, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 1500:

Such, Such Were the Joys. In his solo exhibition, Anton Kannemeyer continues to explore the idea of the rainbow nation. Included are pictures from a forthcoming anthology, Mamma in Afrika, as well as a selection from The Erotic Drawings of Anton Kannemeyer. Ends Saturday.

WARREN EDITIONS, 3rd floor, 62 Roeland Street, Cape Town. Tel: 021 461 6070:

Treading Soft Ground Part two. A performance and print collaboration between Katherine Bull and Warren Editions on Thursday between 5pm and 9m, followed by an exhibition showcasing the prints pulled from the soft ground etchings created during the performance. Ends June 28.

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