ART, EXHIBITIONS & LIFESTYLE
Colour Field Group Exhibition at Southern Guild – 19 July to 12 September
Colour Field is inspired by the Colour Field painters of the 1950s and 60s, who included Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Frank Stella. Their paintings featured large planes or bands of colour that enveloped the viewer, abandoning form and figuration to evoke pure emotion. For the first time in abstract painting figure and ground became one, with the space of the picture – conceived as a “field” – seeming to spread out beyond the edges of the canvas.
Done to Death – opens 2 August
Alliance Française du Cap is proud to host a group exhibition: Done to Death, curated by Kobie Nieuwoudt. This group exhibition aims at exploring originality, repetition and reinvention in a rapidly-evolving visual culture. In a sense, every work of art can be seen as a continuation of a collective story. Just how original can a work of art be? When you consider the visual influences that bombard us on a daily basis, it is clear that originality in art and design is a spectre, a ghost. Is anything truly original, one can easily question if originality exists. What we should look for is unique adaptations, individual responses to ideas that have been expressed visually in one form or the other for centuries. So, by now, what hasn’t been done to death?
Ruby Gill & Billy Barker (Aus) / Live at Cafe Roux w Orah – 13 August
Ruby Gill and Billy Barker (Aus) are traversing their bold, contemporary approach to folk back across the oceans on an exclusive national tour of South Africa. They’re settling in at Cafe Roux with special guests Orah and the Kites.
PLANTS & NATURE
Soil for Life workshops – 18 August, 22 September, 20 October & 17 November
If you dream about having a flourishing, produce-bearing garden, these one-day workshops at Soil for Life might be just the thing to get you gardening. Called Grow to Live, the courses are aimed at aspiring and experienced gardeners alike, during which you’ll learn the skills needed to grow good, clean, organic produce.
Spring Ikebana Workshop – 14 August to 18 September
Join Belinda Soboil for her Spring Ikebana workshop running on Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks. For both beginner and advanced students.
FOODIE EVENTS & MARKETS
Distillery dinner – 3 August
Hope on Hopkins will be hosting relaxed, intimate Distillery Dinners where owners Lucy and Leigh will join guests for a dinner experience. Chef Emma Hofmans, formerly of Hallelujah and The Sunnyside, will be doing the cooking, while Lucy and Leigh will have cocktail pairings to showcase their various spirits.
2018 Woodstock Winter Beer Festival – 4 August
The 4th Annual Woodstock Winter Beer Festival is back and now in a new venue, The Castle of Good Hope. This festival focuses on unique wintery one-off brews, produced by local microbreweries.
The Lawns Winter Market at the Roundhouse – 5 August
Amazing Winter Market on The Lawns at The Roundhouse, first Sunday of the month until November (weather dependent). Think warm Glühwein, great food, live music & awesome South African products in a beautiful outdoor setting.
The Chocolate Festival – 18 & 19 August
Good news for chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth. After a year’s break, The Chocolate Festival returns to Cape Town and this year promises to be bigger, better and even more choc-filled than before. The Willy Wonka-themed event will be held at the Anura Vineyards in Stellenbosch. Included in the line-up are the likes of Afrikoa Chocolate, Beyers Chocolates, Honest Artisan Chocolate, Huguenot Fine Chocolates, Alexander Avery Fine Chocolates, CocoaFair, Valrohna and Winston & Julia with many more favourites to be announced in the coming weeks.
MOJO Market Oyster & Bubbly Experience – 31 August
The Mojo Market Oyster & Bubbly Experience will host all your favourite bubbly houses and oyster stations will be supplied by The Musselmonger. Enjoy a glass of bubbly or an Oyster Shots for the brave…