The Artscape Theatre Centre is to host one of Cape Town’s largest exhibitions of fine art installations, starting on Mandela Day on Sunday, 18 July.Declared ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ by the United Nations, July 18 is one day in the year that people across the globe band together to serve their respective communities. This year Madiba celebrates his 92nd birthday on this day.
With the theme, ‘Not all is black and white’, the exhibition consists of 33 zebra artworks by 33 different artists, each bearing a unique quote by former President Mandela. The zebras were displayed prominently in various public spaces across the Cape Metropole during the 2010 Soccer World Cup Tournament.
Curated by the World for All Foundation, the zebra installation will be displayed for the first time as one ‘herd’ on the Artscape piazza, from July 18 to August 27.
The exhibition coincides with the run-up to the annual Artscape Schools Arts Festival, which takes place from 10 to 27 August at the Artscape Theatre.
As part of its community contribution for Mandela Day, Artscape will host a charity concert, Musical Legends, on August 25 to raise funds for shelters in Cape Town. Siobhán Adam, a 14-year-old Grade 9 learner at Herzlia Middle School in Highlands is producing the variety concert with some 67 performers and 16 acts.
Date: Sunday, 18 July 2010
Time: 17:00 (5pm)
Venue: Artscape Theatre Foyer