16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM BY KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE

Kilmany-Jo Liversage, an internationally renowned visual artists who lives and works in Cape Town, will be doing a special solo exhibition to help highlight this year’s 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN that takes place from 25 November to 10 December.

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Warren Maroon
WIE DINK DJY IS DJY? BY DION CUPIDO

A solo exhibition at the WORLDART gallery (54 Church Street, Cape Town) from 1- 22 November.

Wie dink djy is djy? or in English, Who do you think you are? This is the title of Dion Cupido’s new solo exhibition of new paintings that opens at the WORLDART gallery in Cape Town on Thursday 1 November.

Cupido, known for his portraits painted with an urban edge, grew up in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. He is one of the few voices from Cape Towns so-called “Coloured” community to speak out about his identity and the realities – perceived and real – that come with carrying this label in South Africa today.

Wie dink djy is djy? does not only ask the obvious question of who you think you are or what your perception of yourself is. It is also a confrontational statement – one of challenging authority or opinion. All of this is relevant in Cupido’s art. The subjects of his paintings are covered in marks that vary from toilet wall scribblings to graffiti associated with the street and with gangs. It speaks of people who know about living a marginalised existence, both before and after the fall of Apartheid.

DION CUPIDO (b.1973) lives and works in Cape Town. His work is primarily a combination of abstraction and portraiture, using street art techniques to explore memory and identity. Writer and art historian Ashraf Jamal recently observed that Cupido “represents the very newly minted post-transitional moment in SA art; a moment in which our dark history and its democratic afterglow are both beside the point.”


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KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE: LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Kilmany-Jo Liversage has released something different; two limited edition screen prints produced under the guidance of master printer Wim Legrand and Jeanne Hoffman from Black River Studio in Cape Town.
Two works were created, editioned at a small edition of ten each. Screen prints are created by hand and printed by the artist themselves. The painstaking attention to detail during the process, which includes separate screens for each colour, ensures a very high quality result, true to the artist’s original concept for their work.
The size of the paper that it is printed on is 100cm X 70cm (39.37 X 27.55 inches) and the paper is 300gsm 100% cotton paper. For more information please email us at info@worldart.co.za


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NELO TEIXEIRA: RESIDENCY

For the month of October Worldart Gallery will be hosting a solo show by Nelo Teixeira.

The Angolan based artist is currently participating in a residency program at the AVA Gallery Salon Studio in association with Worldart Gallery and ELA – Espaço Luanda  for the months of August and September. The residency will conclude with an exhibition at both Worldart Gallery as well as AVA Gallery.


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THE FORMS OF THE INVISIBLE DEMAND: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY LIZETTE CHIRRIME

WORLDART will be hosting a new solo exhibition by Lizette Chirrime, titled The forms of the invisible demand, the exhibition reflects on her life experiences in both South Africa and Mozambique.

The forms of the invisible demand speaks to the everyday demands that are placed on all individuals in society. From concerns about money, health and wellbeing to compliance with the demands of the state – the concerns we all face as we strive to live freely and with dignity.


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RONALD MUCHATUTA’S UKUBHABHA / KUMBURURUKA / TO FLY

– We want to fly but we need a Moroka

An emboldened Ronald Muchatuta has crafted the largest single work he has ever put together. The ambitious mixed media artwork which is rendered in oil pastel, acrylic, mosaic and collage consists of sixty square panels of 50cm x 50cm each. The entire work covers three metres in height and five metres in length.
Inside the intimate setting at WORLDART his latest offering, which is named Ukubhabha / Kumbururuka / To Fly, dominates a wall which usually holds two or three canvases. 

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WORLDART ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: NELO TEIXEIRA

On a recent trip to Angola, Worldart was invited to visit a few studios of prominent Angolan artists and as result we were introduced to the  multi-disciplinary artist Nelo Teixeira.

As a collaborative effort we are happy to announce that he will be the artist in residence at AVA Gallery Salon Studio for the months of August and September, in partnership with ELA – Espaço Luanda Arte and Worldart Gallery.


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WHAT IS SOUTH AFRICA, EVEN? A GROUP EXHIBITION WITH WORKS BY LHOLA AMIRA, ART OF BROTHER & RONALD MUCHATUTA

What is South Africa, even? A group exhibition curated by Carlyn Strydom with works by Art of Brother, Lhola Amira and Ronald Muchatuta.

What is South Africa, even? explores the notion of a country coming to terms with itself as a diverse and complex society. Lhola Amira, Ronald Muchatuta and Art of Brother, the creative collective comprising of Karabo Makenna and Cobus Engelbrecht, will each present a body of work in response to this theme.

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WHAT IS SOUTH AFRICA, EVEN? A GROUP SHOW 1 – 30 AUGUST 2018

What is South Africa, even? A group exhibition curated by Carlyn Strydom with works by Art of Brother, Lhola Amiraand Ronald Muchatuta.

What is South Africa, even? explores the notion of a country coming to terms with itself as a diverse and complex society. Lhola Amira, Ronald Muchatuta and Art of Brother, the creative collective comprising of Karabo Makenna and Cobus Engelbrecht, will each present a body of work in response to this theme.

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GEON: A GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING RENEE ROSSOUW, NKULI MLANGENI, FAATIMAH MOHAMED-LUKE

A group exhibition featuring new works by Faatimah Mohamed-Luke, Nkuli Mlangeni and Renée Rossouw.

Geometric design has been central to the work of these three female artists. For the group exhibition Geon, each artist brings their unique artistic practice in an exploration of the genre. Working in different mediums, each artist will present new works in their signature style. Faatimah Mohammed-Luke uses plastic building blocks to create pieces that sit on the border of painting and sculpture. Renée Rossouw works using the linocut printing technique to create intricate patterns. Nkuli Mlangeni uses mohair to create rugs that are works of art in their own right.

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DISTANT FUTURE/NEAR PAST BY JACQUELINE FLINT

“Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.” ? David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

For the last few years, Norman O’Flynn’s output has been dominated by the Timekeepers, an ongoing series of larger-than-life, layered portraits on acrylic glass. The subjects populate O’Flynn’s reality, from people on the street that strike him as interesting, to close friends and family.

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WORLDART AT STROKE ART FAIR MUNICH

WORLDART will be participating in the STROKE ART FAIR in Munich for the first time during May this year. STROKE ART FAIR is Germany’s leading contemporary art fair and we are thrilled to be introducing some of our best artists to the German contemporary art scene.

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GNOMON: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NORMAN O’FLYNN

A solo exhibition at WORLDART Gallery (54 Church Street, Cape Town) from 3 to 31 May 2018.

WORLDART is pleased to present Gnomon, Norman O’Flynn’s newest solo exhibition, which furthers his investigation into work in acrylic on acrylic glass. The exhibition includes large-scale silk-thread tapestry work and announces a return to sculptural forms that have been dormant in the artist’s practice since the mid-2000s.

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AUTUMN GROUP SHOW AT WORLDART 5-26 APRIL

WORLDART is pleased to present new works by Johannesburg based artist Thokozani Mthiyane for our Autumn Group Show. This is the first time we’ll be exhibiting works by Thokozani Mthiyane and we are thrilled to have three new paintings. Mthiyane’s creative process is a combination of painting and poetry; the works are an exploration of personal expression and the channelling of innate creative forces which comment on the difficulties we face as South Africans.

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