Invitation to all the artlovers in the Cape
Art Exhibition / One-Night Event: ‘The Big Hole’ at the Kimberley Hotel
Curated by Catherine Ocholla
Mavericks, provocateurs and household names in the contemporary South African artscape will take over one of Cape Town’s most historical watering holes, the Kimberley Hotel, on Wednesday the 11th of August, in a madcap art exhibition, party and cultural response to the local of many of Cape Town’s most creative individuals.
The exhibition will feature work made specifically for the show, pieces which document the Kimberley’s often murky past and a number of interventions and interactive performance pieces to keep revelers both engaged and entertained – including a specially constructed studio where Wayne Barker will shoot glamour photographs of any willing subjects (those wishing to participate in the shoot should bring a prop along with them).
There will also be an upstairs open studio featuring the VVIPs William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas, and a host of other artists. This studio will be home to ‘The Red Dot Sale’ which will take place each Saturday until the 28th of August with constantly changing stock.
With over 30 artists, ‘The Big Hole’ promises to provide not only a night to remember, but also an enduring legacy and affectionate tribute to this ‘grand lady’ of Roeland Street from those who love her most.
Artists participating include: Wayne Barker, Ed Young, Pieter Hugo, Stuart Bird, Suzy Bell, William Kentridge, Richard Chauke, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Andrew Lamprecht, James Hoets, Jake Aikman, Catherine Ocholla, Robert Sloon, Kirsty Cockerill, Belinda Blignaut, Linda Stupart, Conrad Bo, Mr. Taylor, David Southwood, David Scadden, Matthew Blackman, Genevieve Louw, Jonathan Garnham, Lizza Littlewort, Henk Serfontein, Kai Lossgott, Julie Donald, Pierre Fouche, Niel Nieuwoudt, Jorge Brandao, Matthew Partridge, Margaret H E Stone, Shani Nel, Charles Maggs, Michael Taylor, Dominique Cheminais
Artists wishing to pawn their work throughout the month of August at ‘The Red Dot Sale’ should contact Catherine Ocholla, or just bring the works along on the night.
Kimberley Hotel, Corner Roeland and Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town, Tel: 021 461 2160
The Big Hole Opening: Wednesday, 11th August, 18:00 onwards.
The Red Dot Sale: 14th, 21st and 28th August, 10:00 – 17:00, or by appointment.