Join us in celebrating the ever-inspiring Maboneng Township Arts Experience’s achievements so far. We have been selected as one of the top 32 projects in the world by the International Public Art Awards. We also have been selected as finalist of the Global Fine Art Awards.
So mark your calendars and join us on the 29th of November at the 2015 Maboneng Township Arts Experience in Gugulethu Township. The theme of our festival is “Town and Township”. We share this theme with our sister organization iKapa Dance Theatre who is hosting The inaugural Cape Town International Dance Festival at the ArtsCape. This will create a very real and dynamic link between the locations of the city of Cape Town and Gugulethu as shuttles will be traveling to and fro.
On this 4th edition of our annual experience in Gugulethu, all participants and supporters will be on gracefully guided tours to our special ‘Gallery Homes’. The homes will be showcasing the works of prolific artists from around the world. Along the pedestrian route, tour-goers and art lovers can enjoy bright, beautiful murals on the surrounding walls. The day will offer a meticulously crafted program of local and international works in partnership with the Cape Town International Dance Festival hosted by iKapa Dance Theatre from the 28 Nov - 3 Dec.
The 2015 Maboneng Township Arts Experience will be a day of great African music, film screenings, visual art, performances and various theatre productions. We present an Arts & Culture Experience where you will be able to explore art through our townships as the loving residents of Gugulethu open up their homes - their sublime exhibition spaces.
International and homegrown performers and exhibitors will be curated in both Artscape and Gugulethu venues. This will assist in driving business and tourism through to Gugulethu, therefore offering the residents the means to express their identity and the culture of the surrounding area.
We will also be launching a vibrant addition to the gallery homes. What we call Mediation Homes. Where homeowners have been trained in the art of mediation, giving them the ability to navigate through problems in their gallery community. These homes will also be exhibiting the film of Albie Sachs, “Soft Vengeance”, exploring his journey of mediation in South Africa amongst the exhibits. This type of social innovation is bound to put communities in a place where they can own their solution making principles. These homes were made possible by LIPCO.
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