public art

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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Man-made rainbow on Wale Street in the run-up to Creative Week 2012
11 September 2012

The build-up to Creative Week Cape Town has begun with a surprising and delightful public art installation by artist Michael Elion.

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Art to animate Cape Town CBD
27 January 2012

Annual public arts festival Infecting the City will explode on to the streets of Cape Town from 6 to 10 March 2012 – helping audiences to see, hear and smell the extraordinary and take a fresh look at the Mother City and its citizens.

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Creativity, collaboration and conversation with Jay Pather
26 January 2012

Academic, choreographer and director Jay Pather is the director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts and is the curator of the public arts festival Infecting the City 20012. 

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