The first formal concert, at The Space @South is operatic doyenne Aviva Pelham collaborating with passionate performer and promoter Matthew Reid and his klezmer band Playing with Fire, at 2.30 pm on Sunday 25 November .
This is part of the run-up to the much anticipated official opening coming soon (an exhibition of intimate multi-media works on paper by David Koloane). Gallery South has been running a series of soft openings and private viewings to introduce the space and its multi-functional and -disciplinary possibilities to a range of players and communities.
This hot musical matinee on Sunday 25 November at a hot new venue will include fiery tango tunes, French chansons and gyspy jaunt, sizzling songs from cinema and more.
WHERE: Gallery South, 19 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town [Parking on Atlantic Road outside the venue or at Checkers]
TICKETS: R150 – seniors R130. Book through Quicket OR firstname.lastname@example.org
INFO: T 066 191 0202 Instagram
Gallery South – Gallery, Museum and The Space @South
Gallery South is a gallery and museum space dedicated to South African critical contemporary engagement with South African art, its history and significance, and relationship to Africa, its diaspora, and broader movements.
With a small but impactful permanent collection, it offers local and foreign visitors a quick overview of some of the highlights of South African art history, and its connection to our politics, spirituality and aesthetics, over the better part of a century. Researchers will, by arrangement, also be able to use our library, with its focus on South Africa literature, poetry, art and history.
Located in the heritage building at the entrance to Muizenberg, at 19 Atlantic Road, Gallery South was designed in 1902 by the highly acclaimed Dutch architect Johannes Egbertus Vixseboxse (ten years after he was part of the winning team that designed the Natural History Museum, now the South African Museum). Claudia Braude has spent the last two years lovingly renovating the house. Visitors today are immediately struck by the warmth and happiness emanating from the oak floors, high ceilings and original fire place, combined with state-of-the-art hanging systems and lighting.
The Space @South is a stunning new venue attached to Gallery South. Painted white throughout, with a white epoxy floor, it offers an almost futuristic contrast to Gallery South. Depending on the function, The Space either flows out from the Gallery or is differentiated from it.
While not yet formally open to the public, behind the doors Gallery South and The Space @South are alive and happening.
Visitors who have already responded enthusiastically include David Koloane himself; Elza Miles, preeminent art historian; Jill Trappler, artist and Greatmore Studios stalwart; Tumelo Mosaka, the director of the Cape Town Art Fair; Helen Sebidi, Johannesburg artist who is currently having a show at the Norval Art Foundation; Ruarc Peffers, Director, Aspire Art Auctions; Michaela Limberis Curatorial Assistant, Zeitz MOCCA; Christopher Till, Director, Javett Art Centre, Pretoria; and many local artists including Tyrone Appollis, Madoda Fani, Anthony Cawood and others.