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6 - 23 February

This February, the V&A Waterfront will celebrate art, innovation and all things creative. Visitors can view an increasing number of sizeable outdoor artworks and sculptures nestled in public plazas and open spaces across the property.

The outdoor installations form part of the V&A Waterfront’s ongoing Art in Public Places programme. View the events below:


Art Week Public Programme

When: 6 Feb – 16 Feb
Where: Inside Zeitz MOCAA

A wide variety of events ranging from panel discussions and exhibition openings through to childrens workshops.


Exhibition Opening: One Thousand Voices – Owanto

When: 06-Feb
Where: Zeitz MOCAA Level 2

The exhibition is a collection of audio testimonies from female genital mutilation/ cutting survivors (FMG/C). Using various languages, some speaking anonymously, the installation projects sounds and stories of survival and strength, with the voices weaving together to create one collective narrative.


Exhibition Opening: Tsiatsia – Searching for connection – El Anatsui

When: Mid Feb
Where: BMW Atrium

A 15.6m x 25m wall-hanging sculpture, and the largest made by the artist, using his bottle top technique. Anatsui’s work breaks away from the traditional cast of sculptural practice to invoke a multi-layered, sensory reimagining of our material world.


Collaborations with Freespace

When: 15 Jan – end of Feb
Where: Inside Zeitz MOCAA and at Installation

#FREESPACE is a month-long activation taking place at the Silo District outside the Zeitz MOCAA. It brings together a broad variety of experiences on subjects relating to “free space”, including urban placemaking, socio-economics, art and architecture in a series of wide-ranging provocations, talks, panel discussions and performances.

Investec Art Fair Gallery Night

All galleries open until 21h00 – buses depart from CTICC

When: 15-Feb
Where: Throughout City –  Participating galleries at V&A: Southern Guild, Everard Read, Art @ Clock Tower, Gavin Collins

Part of the ICTAF’s drive to engage with the city’s cultural institutions and take the fair beyond the confines of the CTICC. Gallery Night takes place on Friday 15 Feb, jump on a bus from the CTICC and enjoy an evening of chauffeured gallery hopping through the CBD and Woodstock.

Southern Guild

Exhibition Opening – “Practically Everywhere”, a solo exhibition by Dokter and Misses

When: 13-Feb
Where: In-store

Dokter and Misses launch a new collection of collectible design inspired by the creative disorder and decay of urban ecosystems. Largely consisting of sculptural cabinets in timber, steel and glass, this new body of work experiments with jagged shapes, odd proportions and stacked forms overlaid with textural surface treatments.

Southern Guild

Designer walkabout

When: 16-Feb
Where: In-store

Designer/curator walkabout of “Practically Everywhere” with Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of Dokter and Misses

Art @ Clock Tower

Nocturn – A gala evening with our artists

When: 14 Feb – 17 Feb
Where: In-store & Clock Tower

Come and enjoy art, wine and Cheese while meeting our artists at our gala evenings. You will be ushered in by our team over a red carpet. Each night will be a surprise with a little introduction on selected artists select to our gallery and a discussion with their work and the artist themselves

Everard Read

Exhibition Opening – Brett Murray

When: 06-Feb
Where: At Gallery

Brett Murray unveils his latest body of work ‘Hide’ at Everard Read/CIRCA Cape Town in February 2019 – his first solo in the city in over 4 years. Murray returns with his considered satirical language, but is investigating a more personal, emotionally-charged narrative as well. With this series of works, he comments on mounting global threats and the unpredictability of contemporary politics.

V&A Waterfront

Strauss Art

When: 23-Feb
Where: Cruise Terminal

Public art auction



Meet the Maker

When: 13 Feb – 17 Feb  | 11h00 -16h00
Where: Watershed

Join us to view our art displays and to meet the makers behind some of the variety of art & design at the Watershed.



6 February 2019

  • 10am – 1pm: Africa Wednesday – free entry to all citizens of African countries.
  • 10am – 1pm: Open Studios – children’s workshops.
  • 11am – 12:30pm: One Thousand Voices – exhibition opening and panel discussion with artist (Owanto).
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Freespace – Urban space: Sexual health and desire programme.

7 February 2019

  • 10am – 6pm: The Main Complaint – Screen takeover in the Centre for Moving Image by Siyabulela Mgoduka and Sue Williamson.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Freespace – Venice to Langa…in search of freespace.

9 February 2019

  • 10am – 3pm: The Main Complaint – #Nofairground in Centre for Photography.
  • 12pm – 4pm: The Main Complaint – Off-site performance and collaborative event with Cedar High School.
  • 3pm – 4pm: Freespace – Places of Remembrance, a discussion.
  • 4pm – 5pm: Freespace – Free Flow performance.

12 February 2019

  • 4pm – 5pm: The Main Complaint – Panel discussion with Nobukho Nqaba, Joao Ferreira and Arlene Amaler.

13 February 2019

  • 10am – 1pm: Africa Wednesday – free entry to all citizens of African countries.
  • 10am – 1pm: Open Studios – children’s workshops.
  • 11:30am – 1pm: Five Bhobh – Painting from the End of an Era – Something We African Got (SWAG) Journal discussion.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Freespace – Future City…Digital, Adults discussion.

14 February 2019

  • 10am – 3pm: The Main Complaint – #Nofairground in Centre for Photography.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Freespace –Touching the ephemeral discussion.

15 February 2019

  • 10am – 3pm: The Main Complaint -#Nofairground in Centre for Photography.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Five Bhobh – Painting from the End of an Era – exhibition catalogue discussion.

16 February 2019

  • 11am – 3pm: The Main Complaint – #Nofairground in Centre for Photography.
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Freespace – New places of memory – closing performance.


The Gavin Collins Gallery

When: 15 Feb &  16 Feb  | 17h00 -21h00
Where: The Gavin Collins Gallery

The Gavin Collins Gallery is the eponymous home of the fine art of Cape Town born artist Gavin Collins. Renowned both locally and internationally for his large scale oil paintings, Gavin is widely collected and sought after. We shall be open until 9pm on the 15th & 16th of February, offering wine & canapés. There will be a curator on hand to give an introduction to the artwork of one of South Africa’s premier artists.

12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
021 408 7600


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