District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. It was established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, laborer’s and immigrants.
District Six cultural tours with Yusuf Voterson or Toufiek Mustaffa, combined with a half day collectors art tour with a focus on the history and around this particular area in Cape Town. For the art component of the tour guests will be taken to various galleries in the city as well as an artist studio. Emphasis will be placed on artists that specifically work with themes related to District Six. Galleries that will be visited will be for example: Goodman Gallery, SMAC gallery, Stevenson Gallery and Everard Read Gallery.
Galleries that will be visited will be for example:
Goodman Gallery, SMAC gallery, Stevenson Gallery and Wall gallery in Woodstock.
Example of itinerary
ST MARKS church, and Anglican church at the CPUT campus, where there has been one of the most profound protests during the Apartheid era by the local community.
You will also be taken to the BULLDOZED AREA still left vacant after the immense destruction and traumatic relocation of the inhabitants of this once buzzing suburb, as well as the OLD HOUSES that remain standing.
DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM
The tour will end with a visit to the DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM, where Yusuf will guide guests through the museum. This unique museum was established in December 1994 and focus on the memories of the people that once lived in the now bulldozed homes.
LUNCH will be at one of the new eateries in Harrington Street. After lunch guests will continue with an art tour that will focus on the political themes discussed during the morning’s cultural tour. For this component of the tour guests will be taken to various galleries in Woodstock. We will also arrange a studio visit, but the artists will depend on who will be available at that time. Care will be taken in choosing an artist that talks about the themes addressed on the tour.