29 March, 2015Cape Town / South Africa
Micro Galleries hit Cape Town in March for a small scale installation and to chat about something bigger, brighter and African in 2016.
Co-curated with Chuck Scalin and Langa artist Thamisanqa, facilitated by VeryHK and supported by Open Streets, we are aiming to build a cross-cultural dialogue between Cape Town and Hong Kong, and showcase this amazing township to the world.
Open Streets is a citizen-driven initiative, working to change how streets are used, perceived and experienced. As part of Open Streets, MG will include Hong Kong artists, local Langa artists and some of our amazing MG international artists, present two symposium-style discussions called Crate Chat where artists from the Langa community will be invited to come and discuss pertinent local issues and how arts and culture can affect change. There will also be two free, guided tours introducing the community to the art works and their intention.
As if that;s not enough insanely cool stuff, with the help of VeryHK we will also connect a Hong Kong-based creative industry creator with a Langa artist in order to work virtually and collaboratively on a new work that displays vision and hope for the future of Langa, to be showcased at Micro Galleries (Cape Town) in 2016
CALLOUT INFORMATION (HK Artists)
If you are a Langa-based artist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m a gleaner…I search and extract unsung views from our urban environment and use them as the subject of my photographic explorations.
Enjoys drawing animals and weird creatures, some with black-humor messages about our planet
This native Austrian is, one could say, a sucker for sound; fascinated by certain natural and artificial sounds and how they can be used in new and unexpected ways.
Kat, based between Hong Kong and Australia, works as a performance-maker, a curator of public street art for positive social change and is the Artistic Director of Micro Galleries
From documenting tribal anthropology in Irian Jaya to Black & White photography on the Tibetan Plateau, Noel has created unique projects with exceptional film crews from Scotland to New York, Geneva & Tokyo, China & Thailand.
A multi-disciplinary designer who likes colours and find beauty in most things.
A fine art photographer, has been documenting humanity for the past 25 years. André’s work has appeared in publications including the Sunday Times Magazine, Royal Geographical Magazine, Wanderlust, Vogue and W Magazine.
From the school of abstract expressionism, part time collagist, procrastinator, see-er of beauty in decay & domestic curator. Bonnie is also the Artistic Producer of Micro Galleries (Nowra)
Kianoush has lived in France since 2009 as a political refuge. A political and social commentator through visuals
Laura photographs moments and people, using photography to raise awareness and document stories. Laura is particularly interested in street photography and capturing views and situations that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Teacher of creativity, communication and self-discovery through Mail Art using various mediums, primarily collage. An active member of the International Union of Mail Artists, which connects her with people throughout the world.
I enlarge small creatures so we can better appreciate their value and modify our behaviour to protect their habitats.
Zena likes to think her art form is in removing the jargon and fluff around marketing, turning it into an easy to understand, practical tool that anyone can use. She has also been to known to throw impromptu performances during business meetings, especially when they are boring. Zena is Micro Galleries Marketing Strategic Lead for the Global Team.
Visual artist using photography and installation. Works explore people managing their environment. Growth, change and elements of place.