It’s a new month and you know what that means. It’s time to (safely) take to the streets and explore Cape Town’s cultural and artistic landscape.

Now that we’re on Level 1 lockdown and the curfew has been extended to 12pm, locals can get their culture on and enjoy what our local artists have to offer. Select galleries and other attractions will participate in First Thursdays on March 4, and now more than ever is it important to support our local artists and restaurants in a responsible, COVID-19-compliant way.

Here are a few galleries you should pop into on the day:

Eclectica Contemporary

This popular gallery focuses on African Art from around the world, offering a unique collection of art that interrogates the issues facing us in a globalized world.

On show this first Thursday is the 11: 11 exhibition, a “new exhibition format that marries contemporary art alongside notable contemporary African designers, ceramicists and creatives in conversation with the gallery’s collection of iconic mid-century modern and vintage furniture pieces,” explains the gallery.

Where: 69 Burg Street, Cape Town CBD

When: 5pm to 7pm

THK Gallery

 

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This contemporary art gallery showcases work by local artists as well as a collection of art books by Taschen.

Currently on show is Johannesburg-based artist Andrew Kayser’s ‘Not Enough Time to Do Nothing’ exhibition. His work reflects the thematic and formal concerns he has experienced over the last 18 months.

Where: 52 Waterkant Street

When: 10am to 8pm

EBONY/CURATED

 

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This gallery is all about exhibiting contemporary and modern art from around the continent. The art displayed represents both emerging and established artists, giving everyone a chance to shine.

Currently on show is the ‘In [the] Loop exhibition which includes artwork by 11 amazing artists like Kelechi Nwaneri, John Newdigate and Zemba Luzamba.

Where: 67 Loop Street

When: 12pm-7pm

WORLDART

 

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Are you a big fan of Andy Warhol? Get your daily dose of pop art at the WORLDART gallery, where contemporary creations are the mood of the day.

This vibrant gallery is currently displaying work from Jozua Gerrard’s latest online exhibition titled ‘What Keeps Me Up At Night’, alongside work from other WORLDART regulars.

Where: 54 Church Street

When: 5pm to 8pm

Deepest Darkest

 

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Those who are more into abstract art will enjoy the moody creations at Deepest Darkest, a boutique contemporary gallery in De Waterkant.

The gallery’s first show of 2021 is Nocturnes, a solo exhibition of paintings by John-Michael Metelerkamp. Nocturnes is a collection of paintings inspired by the artist’s life in Knysna, where he was born and raised.

Where: 20 Dixon Street, De Waterkant

When: 12pm to 8pm

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