This tour will focus on showcasing cutting edge and highly experimental representations of contemporary art. Experiences that can be included on this tour are for example: a walking street art tour in Woodstock followed by a coffee tasting at Rosetta coffee roaster at the Woodstock Exchange, or a visit to Bronze Age a working sculpture foundry at the Waterfront. Visits to the various galleries in Woodstock for example: Whatiftheworld Gallery housed in a renovated Edwardian Synagogue, and a visit to the Fairweather House a repurposed old factory building that is now home to both Goodman Gallery and Stevenson Gallery will be on the list as well as a visit to the very unique Southern Guild gallery, the only design gallery in South Africa.
ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA (ZEITZ MOCAA)
The first stop will be at the ZEITZ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA (Zeitz MOCAA) in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront. This museum is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum which collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora. Heatherwick Studio designed the impressive building that houses one hundred galleries, spread over nine floors, and are dedicated to a large cutting edge permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions.
After visiting the museum, we will walk over to GUILD GALLERY. This gallery was established by the internationally acclaimed design duo Trevyn and Julian McGowan, and functions as a forum for where South African designers can challenge and support each other. These two remarkable designers have been exporting South African design to the international market for 10 years through their company Source. The Southern Guild collection has a reputation for being innovative with a truly fresh perspective. Annually the very best local designers, artists, architects and upcoming talents are invited to produce and premier original pieces for the Southern Guild collection that year.
FRINGE ART AREA OF CAPE TOWN
From the waterfront we will go to Woodstock, the Fringe Art area of Cape Town to have LUNCH at a local ARTIST/DESIGNER’S STUDIO. The next stop will be SIDE STREET STUDIOS the home of the mural art project in Woodstock with a short walking tour in the surrounding area explaining some of the beautiful public art found in Woodstock. (OR) a visit to THE FOUNDRY, a very interesting design hub in Woodstock. at The Foundry you will find a coffee roaster and café, a botanical florist, high-end furniture designer, arty décor for home and office, jewellery designer for every occasion, fabrics and furniture with a hint of indigenous.
From there we will make our way to WHATIFTHEWORLD GALLERY. This gallery is situated in a decommissioned synagogue in Woodstock, which forms part of Cape Town’s recent renewal of Edwardian industria. It also creates interesting dialogue about the history of this very unique part of Cape Town.
The last stop will be at FAIRWEATHER HOUSE a renovated old factory building that houses two of the most prominent contemporary art galleries is South Africa, GOODMAN GALLERY and STEVENSON GALLERY. At theses galleries we will walk guests through the exhibition, giving them background information on the artists, their mediums themes etc. I will also take guests to the storage areas as well as the viewing rooms which they will find interesting and point out some seminal artworks by leading South African artists.