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A Word Or Two On A Word Of Art

shoutOut on 30/8/12 by travis.lyle1 in peeps

With a whiz and bang, suddenly it's almost September, and for us down here in the Southern Hemisphere that means there's the unmistakable prospect that very soon Spring will come bouncing round the corner! In Cape Town, that means the nip of winter has lifted and with it, hemlines and jackets. All the more reason to get out and see and do more, right? Right! One of those things to see and do round our neck of the woods is to investigate the growing number of galleries and exhibitions.

Last week some of the team from The Leap hopped across the road to check out the 'Emulate' exhibition at 34FineArt which featured works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst, Mr Brainwash and others (more on that here). Carrying on in that manner, today's post is about the fine people over at /A Word Of Art, who we've touched on briefly in a previous post about the wild and wonderful street art that their Artist In Residence program has brought to our part of the world.

Coming up soon at the /AWOA space are two exhibitions which open simultaneously - /A SPACE IN BETWEEN, and UNION. / A SPACE IN BETWEEN brings together an international and local mix of artists who each, in their own way, push the boundaries of their medium - among those featured are Christiaan Conradie, Dathini Mzayiya, Ever and Franco 'Jaz' Fasoli from Argentina, Gaia from the USA and Troy Lovegates (aka 'Other') and Elicser Elliot from Canada. UNION, on the other hand, is a one-man show, the man in question being another of /AWOA's echange artists, this time French artist LX.ONE, whose take on set theory has influenced his 'interpretation of the people, architecture, natural environment and visual stimulation he experienced during his stay'.

These two great shows kick off in fine style at /A Word Of Art (Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road) tonight (30 August) at 7pm and are running 'til October 6th.
Best part about the opening? There'll be beer and tunes by Remy Gold!

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