Bo-Kaap and City Art Tour

Bo-Kaap walking tour and city art tour focusing on art by Muslim artistS

R 2600/ 2 persons
4+ People

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Masiphumelele meaning ‘we will succeed’ in Xhosa is a settlement today of about 40,000 people living close to Noordhoek, Fish Hoek and Kommetjie.  Started in the 1980’s with 500 migrants, it has grown to about 40,000 people who live in relative poverty but with many have proven resourceful and creative.

 

Thanks to Masicorp, a non-profit education and enterprise development organisation, many small enterprises including arts based have thrived. Art Trails is pleased to offer an insight into the creative industries in Masiphumelele, whose art and craft products are sold in the V&A Waterfront, exported to Europe and the States and shown in shown in art galleries around the world.

TOUR GALLERY

TOUR GALLERY

Zizamele Pottery
Outstanding ceramics sold world-wide, Zizamele has had commissions from the Tutu’s 50th wedding anniversary and the Premier of the Western Cape’s office. Design, painting and firing are all on site.
Nondyebo Art Studio
Established in 1996, Nondyebo art produces hand painted fabrics made into tablecloths, placemats, cushions etc. from her studio in Masiphumelele and then sells them from her space at the V&A Water Shed. Her painting designs take inspiration from her Eastern Cape rural background, especially the wildlife. Camilla, HRH Duchess of Cornwall visited Nondyebo’s studio and bought some Christmas presents to take home. She said it was the highlight of her Cape Town visit.
Yandiswa, Art therapist and art/craft maker
Yandiswa works with the children of the Masicorp community library and primary school to make extraordinary life size puppets and sculptures and art displayed and used in the community centres.
Ukwanda Puppet Company and Design Art Collective
Founded by Ncedile Daki, the puppet maker who grew up in Masi and worked for the Handspring Puppet Company, where he was part of the team producing the amazing puppets for War Horse and won a Standard Bank Encore Ovation Award. Daki was sadly shot and died in March 2017. His legacy lives on through his collaborators from Masi and the Ukwanda Puppet Company, who continue to design and build puppets for major performances world-wide.
Simphiwe Ndzube - contemporary visual artist
Successful visual artist, Simphiwe Ndzube grew up in Masiphumelele. He received a bursary to study at UCT’s Michaelis School of Art and was mentored by the acclaimed South African artist Peter Clark. His work has been exhibited at the South African National Gallery, Whatiftheworld, Ebony, SMAC and the Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles. “In Ndzube’s work, articles of clothing and fabric become a skin…the pulling of thread through fabric often leads to a distortion of forms which points to underlying violence of puncturing disjointed parts to form a whole.” Display of his works and biography in community library.

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Other community based art inspired tours are available in Kayamandi, outside Stellenbosch, Langa/Gugulethu on the Cape Flats and Cape Town city centre. Art Trails can also suggest customise itineraries to suit your clients' interests including contemporary art and studio visits*, bronze and ironwork demonstrations, nature inspired art tours and antique and historical tours. Please contact Diana Williams at diana@art-trails.co.za or +27(0)733059031 to discuss an offering.

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