Artist Lizelle Kruger’s large-scale street and landscape works of Cape Town from the 1920s to 1960s form the backdrop to the women who take centre stage in this exhibition at StateoftgeART.
The artist pays tribute to women from every sphere of society in the Mother City: women who participated in dockside liaisons, women who operated the ‘Sugar Houses’ of District Six, and the imported female slaves – many of whom were housed at the Company Slave Lodge which can still be seen in Adderley Street.
“ Let us remember the souls of those who were brought to the city by force. The people who brought with them the knowledge of crafts and who filled our homes with the lovely aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, incense and curry. Let us remember the indigenous Khoi who slept in the shadow of the mountain under the moon and stars long before four poster beds arrived by ship in the harbour. May the labour and memory of the unsung heroes of Cape Town never be in vain and remain in our hearts” – Lizelle Kruger
WHAT: Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons is a body of work created in the oldest building in Cape Town: The Castle of Good Hope.
WHEN: Opening reception: Thursday March 01 at 18h00. Guest speakers: Mr C T Gilfellan, CEO of the Castle of Good Hope and Mr Simon Norton, Local Historian. Gallery Hours | Mon-Fri: 10am – 5pm; Sat: 10am – 2pm; Closed | Sun & Public Holidays
WHERE: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 8001.
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