First Thursdays: 5 Things You Need To See

What First Thursday highlights should you earmark to visit this week?

Thursday is here, and with a new month, you know what that means? First Thursdays is back, and the culture and entertainment street event is hosting some incredible sights for you to visit.

This week, there are some great sights and exhibitions to see. Check out some of the highlights below:

UCT MArch(Prof) 20×20 Exhibition / Silent Auction

An annual fundraising exhibition held by the MArch(Prof) students in order to raise money for their June/July research tour. This year our class will be travelling to Iran to explore how traditional architecture is responding to rapidly modernising cities. Before we leave, we’d like you to join us for a lovely evening of architectural art!

The exhibition will take place on the 7th of May 2015 at the 8 Spin Street Gallery in the CBD of Cape Town. A series of works measuring 20x20cm will be produced by the MArch(Prof) students and will be exhibited along with work by other students, practicing architects and artists.


Black Koki ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’

Local artist Black Koki will be showing off his latest work at the Worldart Gallery on 52 Church Street. Worldart specialises in contemporary art with a leaning towards urban contemporary and pop art. The art is modern and selected carefully with a discerning eye.


Booom! Baby Exhibition

Booom! Baby Cape Town features work from 28 acclaimed South African and international artists in support of an incredibly worthy charity which takes care of neglected and abandoned babies, caring for them and helping them reach all their life milestones before they are adopted into loving homes.SMORKIN_BORBY_invite

‘Forming Impressions | The Ghost In The Machine’

Forming Impressions: The Ghost in the Machine is a curated exhibition of original prints from the studios of Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg and Warren Editions in Cape Town.

The exhibition comes at a time when South Africa’s rich history of printmaking is caught between the globalised trend in painting (referred to as the ‘silver-age’ of Abstract Expressionism) and the Internet, which has seemingly exhausted the potential of representation.


‘Current’ group show

SMITH is proud to present its first group show, ‘Current’ – an opportunity to showcase a carefully selected group of artists who will be exhibiting at SMITH in the upcoming months.

The show will comprise a selection of work from local artists and looks at Cape Town as site specific – how have the currents of the past created our present reality? Saltwater, patterns of waves and bodies of water all shape and transform our worlds.


Also remember, the first-ever First Thurdays event in Johannesburg is also taking place this week. So check out the official First Thursdays Johannesburg page for more details. 

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