Culture Connect – hidden histories to contemporary monument tour

By MapMyWay
11 February 2019

Brett Murray, Culture Connect
Art Week Cape Town and Invetec Cape Town Art Fair

Kate Briggs of Culture Connect invites you to two events that tie in with Art Week Cape Town and the Invetec Cape Town Art Fair.

Hidden histories to contemporary monuments is a walk about on Saturday 16 February.

Loved by some, loathed by others, public art has the largest and the most diverse audience. In this walking tour we find out from leading South African artists Brett Murray, Jacques Coetzer and Johann van der Schijff what goes into creating artwork for the city and how they feel about it now. Brett’s sculpture, titled Africa initially caused furor. Johann will explain why he decided to create a podium for arm wrestling outside the Association for Visual Arts (AVA).

Here we’ll have refreshments hosted by Mirjam Asmal, its director. On his artwork, titled OPEN HOUSE, Jacques has organised a little performance for the end of the tour (Dorp/Long Streets).

This walkabout is a first, and is part of ART WEEK CAPE TOWN.

WHO: Art(ists) in town: Jacques Coetzer, Brett Murray & Johann van der Schijff
WHEN: Sat 16 Feb, 10am – 12:15pm, walking tour in Cape Town’s centre
WHERE: Tour begins at the Cissie Gool Memorial, the pedestrianised part of Longmarket by Buitenkant St.
BOOKING: cost per head  R350, it includes refreshments and info pack. To book email

On Thurs night (14 Feb) Kate is looking forward to seeing all the art (and books) at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair. “I like the way the fair is laid out and its attention to detail (the director, Laura Vincenti, is from Italy and trained as an architect). Unlike other major art fairs, it isn’t too large. But if you want help where to go and introductions to ‘players’, do join me and a few others. You’ll get first pick of what to buy.”

BOOKING: Cost per head: R500 (this preview is invitation only). To book email

WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 1 Lower Long S. Supper close-by at 8:15pm, True Italic,15 Bree St, + R300.