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Posted on: Tuesday, 15 June 2010

GREAT Walk and MORE Exhibition in Woodstock, Cape Town

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Woodstock and more specifically Greatmore Street will be going art mad on 25 and 26 June 2010 in Woodstock, Cape Town The GREAT Walk and MORE Exhibition intends to create a positive image of the area while bringing contemporary art into the community’s space. Expect to see a variety of works which include art, art installations, sound installations, projections, live art performances and music and street performance.

The community will be getting involved in this event by lending their stoeps and shop fronts as exhibition space and individual galleries. This will be an art gallery extravaganza like none you have experienced before.

The Greatmore Gallery’s space will feature a curated exhibition as well as works created through two workshops hosted at the venue. Other artists and galleries are encouraged to exhibit their own works.

As a visitor to the exhibition you are encouraged to follow a marked pathway and walk around the designated area to experience this exhibition. This will give you a unique view as well as the chance to explore this fantastic community. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the National Lottery Trust Fund this event is now a reality.

On Friday 25 June from 18h30 to 19h00 the Woodstock Starlights will be putting on a Kaapse Klopse parade (beginning at the corner of Albert and Greatmore Street and all the way to the corner to Regent Road and Greatmore). From 19h00 to 21h00 there will be live music and film projections in the car park behind the Woodstock Community Learning Centre. Musical performances from Khoi Khonnexion and Loud at 19h00 and 20h00 respectively will liven up the audience.

 

GREAT Walk and MORE Exhibition

 

The event on Saturday begins at 11h00 with the New Teenagers Gospel Choir performing Walking Voices, they will be joined by youths from Lawrence House and Percy Bartley House. Join them from the beginning of their journey at the corner of Victoria Road and Greatmore – they finish up at the Old Biscuit Mill on Albert Road.

From 11h00 to 15h00 you can watch live artworks by both international, local and Thupelo artists, this will be on both the stoeps of Greatmore Streets residents and the shop fronts in Victoria Road. At midday don’t be surprised if you’re walking down the road and someone passes you by on a bicycle and hands you a rolled up piece of art.

This is the Paper Girl ride and random passer-bys on the Woodstock streets will be handed art, the ride begins at the World of Art Gallery, 66 Albert Road. From 13h00 to 15h00 will be a variety of multimedia exhibits in the Laboratory of Recycled Revolutions Interactive at the Greatmore Studios (47-49 Greatmore Street)

If you would like to learn more about the suburb of Woodstock then you definitely need to take part in one of the historic site-visits which depart from the Greatmore Studios at 14h00 and 15h00.

Each tour lasts and hour and you will enjoy the local story teller Gabriel Arteros and her tales. The tour ends with tea and coffee at the studio of local artists Wonder Marthinius and Lizette Chirrime.

What a fantastic two day event, come and see the talent these artists have, experience the vibe of Woodstock, learn a bit of the history of the suburb and fall in love with its charm.

Additional Info:
For more information you can contact the Greatmore Studios on +27 (0)21 447-9699

The festival runs from Friday, 25 June from 18h30 to 21h00 and Saturday, 26 June from 11h00 to 16h00.

The GREAT Walk and MORE Arts Festival has been generously funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

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Wanda Coustas

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Wanda Coustas has written in one form or another for 10 years, seven of them as a copyblogger. She has travelled the Western Cape extensively and the rest of the country in protracted road trips that have given her both joy and an ongoing relish for experiencing what she writes about first-hand. She is a trained opera singer, poet, eurythmy dancer, philosopher, and bee whisperer.

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