The Weekend Guide

Deborah Poynton’s painting 'Street lamp' hangs at Stevenson gallery. (Deborah Poynton/ Stevenson)

Deborah Poynton’s painting 'Street lamp' hangs at Stevenson gallery. (Deborah Poynton/ Stevenson)

Trafficked: Created by Phakama Dance Theatre and inspired by the story of Saartjie Baartman, Trafficked offers insight into the abduction of young girls into slavery. Details: The stage play will be showcased on August 9 & 10 at The Playhouse Company, 231 Anton Lembede Street. Tickets cost R80 and can be purchased from Webtickets.
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Making Meaning — The art of Albert Adams: To celebrate what would have been Albert Adams’ 90th birthday, this show exhibits the artist’s ability to express his political outlook through paintings, drawings, and prints. The show looks to fulfill Adams’ dream to exhibit in the city where his grandfather settled. Details: The exhibition is being showcased until September 1 at KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road Glenwood. Entry is free. For more information visit their website.

Five photographers: A Tribute to David Goldblatt: Photographers Alexia Webster, Jabulani Dhlamini, Mauro Vombe, Pierre Croquet’s works come together in an exhibition that honours the late Goldblatt’s contribution to photography. Goldblatt is listed as the fifth photographer in the exhibition’s title. The exhibition is curated by John Fleetwood following Goldblatt’s selection of the four photographers, who he admired and looked to with regards to a new generation of photography.  Details: The exhibition takes place until August 24 at Alliance Française de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Berea. Entry is free. For more information visit Alliance Française de Durban’s website.

Memory of What Never Was: In her 10th solo exhibition with Stevenson Art Gallery, painter Deborah Poynton presents work in anticipation for a showcase that focuses on contemporary realism at the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands. Details: The exhibition is being showcased until August 10 at the Stevenson Art Gallery, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Entry is free. For more information visit Stevenson’s website.

Unresolved Category: This group exhibition sees sixteen artists from South Africa, Iran, Italy, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Cameroon unpack the materiality, monumentality and complexity of the painting medium through their distinct styles. Artists include Gabrielle Kruger, Sunette Viljoen, Byron Fredericks, Asemahle Ntlonti, Joël Mpah Dooh, Stephané Conradie and Ferdinand Kidd. Details: The exhibition is being showcased until August 10 at Gallery Momo, 16 Buiten Street, Cape Town. Entry is free. For more information visit Gallery MOMO’s website.

World of Words Poetry Slam: On the last Sunday of every month, World of Words hosts a poetry session to refine young artist’s craft. For the first time, they are hosting a poetry slam competition where poets will compete for a R5000 cash prize. Details: The poetry session will take place on August 10 at the Pop Art Centre, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R100 to R150. For more information or to purchase tickets visit the centre’s website.

Body Parts: In this solo exhibition, Stephen Hobbs was inspired by dilapidated buildings, hospital traumas and war to create prints, sculptures, and video installations that speak to the nervous uncertainty of the future. Details: The exhibition takes place until August 31 at David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg. Entry is free. For more information visit their website

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