public art

The streets: our place capital
29 October 2014

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana considers why our streets need to become multipurpose, liveable destinations rather than thoroughfares in her fortnightly Cape Times column this week.

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10 things to think about public art
30 September 2014

A R1-million competition for a public artwork in Long Street has been launched by the Western Cape Government. Following Creative Week’s public art walking tour, we spoke to Kirsten Wilkins about what goes into good public art.

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The creative narrative of our city
17 September 2014

A tour of Cape Town’s public art as part of Creative Week 2014 offered a new perspective of the city centre, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana for the Cape Times.

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12 reasons to come to Church Square for First Thursdays
1 September 2014

Following our open call to participate in the Church Square activation during First Thursdays on 4 September, we’re excited to announce the line-up. Festivities are from 6pm to 9pm, and free and open to everyone. See the full First Thursdays programme here and do tweet @ctpartnership #FirstThursdays. The event is also on Facebook, so invite your friends.

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Where to for the Fringe?
5 December 2013

2013 has been a year of retrospection and review for the Fringe initiative. What have we found, and what is the way forward? Read on for an update.

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Africa Day 2013: Opportunities to be an active citizen
24 May 2013

On 25 May, the world celebrates Africa Day. In Cape Town, the day sees a new wave of citizen activism taking hold in the Mother City, with civil society reclaiming the right to cultural production, to public spaces and the right to express themselves and their creativity.

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Stop waiting, start making: Lessons in liveability from Jeanne van Heeswijk
2 April 2013

Based in Rotterdam, Jeanne van Heeswijk is a visual artist who creates situations in public places to provoke interactions between members of the public. These provocations include talking to trees, arranging fashion marches and baking bread, but all are aimed at setting up opportunities for new encounters and dialogue – in a way is finely tuned

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Scrabbling the city: a City Views cover story
7 March 2013

On the cover of the March issue of City Views we give you a taste of what is to come during the free public arts festival Infecting the City from 11 to 16 March. The featured work, Scrabbling, is based on the popular word game Scrabble and invites audience and passersby to express themselves and

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Traces of the future in the present
19 December 2012

Cape Town’s future is made every day out of the individual actions of ordinary Capetonians. As we wind up 2012, we took a closer look at events and occurrences during the year that point to what we can become as a city – together.

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