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 email@example.com
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 creatively leads the global arts initiative Micro Galleries, is a Director of Sydney alternative arts space, The Red Rattler, is an Advisor for French-based global arts initiative United Sketch Freedom, is co-founder and creative collaborator with arts collective Rue de la Rocket, was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for Culture, and was shortlisted for the University of Sydney Alumni Awards. Kat is currently based between Hong Kong and Australia, and works as an urban disruptor and creator of public art interventions that focus on positive social change.
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. “I highlight the human spirit and share the rich diversity of our world’s cultural identities in positive flows. Just so you know, this is how I roll”
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)
Artist and activist in exile, he is living and working in Paris since 2009. He gives educational lectures in the colleges and universities since 2010. Kianoush’s editorial cartoons appears regularly in Courrier International French magazine and other national and International media in France and other countries. He chose “Cartooning: The Art of Danger” for his TEDx talk in 2014, months before the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. He has been curating and directing International cartoon expos since 2011 in Europe [France, Sweden, Germany etc. ], and is the founder President of the United Sketches International Association supporting freedom of expression and Cartoonists in Exile.
People fascinate me. I often keep quiet and observe connections and subcultures with a sense of curiosity of what their story might be: the lives of the underground. I love to catch those moments that tell a story through my camera in a way that avoids the mainstream ‘norm’ of every day life. My work generally has a message about acceptance and raising awareness.
Teacher of creativity, communication and self-discovery through Mail Art using various mediums, primarily collage. Collage is her medium, and the postal system is how she shares it.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.