We join a specialist art guide, as she leads an art experience through Cape Town to the very best galleries, including visits to the City Centre, V&A Waterfront and Southern Suburbs. Your day of Art in the City can be fully customised and curated to your area of interest, be that painting, sculpture, design, photography, printmaking, architecture, special historical art collections and ceramics, and may also be influenced by the exhibitions and showings taking place in the city. Typically, on a half day City Art tour, we will visit up to four galleries or three galleries and one studio.
Still much of Cape Town’s creative core is rooted in Woodstock. An important hub for Cape Town’s mixed-race community and a few blocks away from the infamous District Six, Woodstock had a painful past under Apartheid. Today, it’s undergoing gentrification with new boutiques, restaurants and entire streets lined exclusively with galleries and artist studios. Although rapid development has obvious implications for the local community, Woodstock’s regeneration has transformed it into the centre of Cape Town’s – and arguably Africa’s – contemporary art scene. Visit the raw fringe art areas of Cape Town and pop into a design hub or artist studio, as well as contemporary art galleries, and the workspace of a wonderful ceramicist duo …to name a few!
A morning of art can also be combined with an afternoon of local, sustainable shopping, from interiors, to gifts, décor, clothing, and jewellery, to delve into the collections of the very best local designers and upcoming talents. The possibilities are endless.