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Vision24 Art Fair for Deep South

Veteran journalist turned comedic performer Marianne Thamm brings her show to the Vision24 Art Fair in the Deep South this week over the holiday on Thursday, through Friday.

Thamm joins the Voices Programme at Generations school with her hilarious and acerbic outlook on politics, and life in South Africa. She is the assistant editor of Daily Maverick and has written several books, including her memoir, Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela and me in 2016

This will be just one of many performances, workshops, visual art and other activations that kickstart at the Generations school campus at Imhoff on Kommetjie Road on the public holiday on Thursday, 21 March 2024, until Friday, 22 March 2024.

With the motto the art fair for everyone, Vision 24 aims to have something for everyone, from anywhere. General entrance is free, with select individual performances and activities ticketed separately on Quicket HERE.

Vision24 includes live performances, music, stand-up comedy, pottery workshops, sound journeys, art exhibitions, chef-led food offerings and more - accessible via various zones activated during the event.  Artwork from professional artists can be found in booths in the school hall as well as ambitious work by emerging artists in the classrooms.

There will be a dedicated area for poetry, prose, drama and musical contributions, as well as various food options from our in-house chef. The creative contributions are not limited to only art - we will have fashion, music, ceramics and beadwork. Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine and enjoy the gourmet curries, parfaits, smoothies and snacks served at the canteen by chef Steven Nair.


We offer opportunities for artists who are building their careers and seeking to share their skills with the world. We are an art movement where collaboration is the essence of our vision. We have partnered with Generations (a Cambridge school) as well as a number of other partners and individuals to bring you two days of visual art and performance art.


Vision 24 is all for a good cause - 10% of nett income derived from this venture will go directly to the Generations School Bursary Fund, and the event has partnered with Tears Animal Rescue and 1 Kennel at a Time, as well as local art institutions.


One of our partners is Ocean View Public Library. This is a centre for education, social connection, upliftment and security for learners and all members of the community.


Another partner, Peter Clarke Art Centre, represented by Fabian Hartzenberg, provides art lessons at this library as well as a number of other satellite centres around the Western Cape. In this era, libraries have become critical to the wellbeing of society and it is a fact that libraries are visited three times more than movies in US by all age groups. The Ocean View Library is immaculate and caters to everyone; they even have a section where a parent can borrow toys for their children, and exchange those toys regularly. Wytske van der Meulen will represent the Ocean View Library with free clay classes and art classes at Vision 24 on both days.’


The two-day line-up of things to do is dynamic and varied, with many highlights. There will be a live performance by award-winning music act Indlovuzaki, which has been recognised for promoting the use of Siswati in music. For a sound experience of a different kind, Kristy Snyman will be sharing one of her beautiful restorative sound journeys on the Thursday.

Vision24 artworks
From left, works by participants Carol Hofmyer, Elizabeth Vels, and Lauren Shantell. Photos supplied

In addition to the live events, the art exhibition in the main hall will feature 30 artists, each with their own display booth. You’ll find a mix of painters, photographers, sculptors and ceramicists, with a fair amount of representation from the Deep South community and artists from farther afield too. You’ll be able to view work by painters like Thandazani Ndlovu, Zack Mukwira, Dave Robertson, Bridget Heneck, Chantelle Hopewell, Patricia Watson, Lauren Shantall and many others; and formed works in clay by ceramicists such as Nada Spencer and Elizabeth Vels.


Besides the artists in the main hall, there will be work by 30 more artists from the Kunye Art Foundation on show in the classrooms, along with another 10 represented by Peter Clarke Art Centre, a few represented by Masi Creative Hub, plus ceramic artists from The Muddies. Five art students hailing from Generations will exhibit in the school’s art department.


The fair is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Opening hours are from 11h00 to 16h00 on Thursday and 10h00 to 16h00 on Friday. Remember, although there is no entry fee, you do need to book a free general admission ticket for each day via Quicket:


What is free

  • Pottery workshop for 7-13 year olds from 11h00 to 13h00 on 21 March

  • Fashion show curated by Liberty Nene from 12h00 to 13h00 on 21 March

  • Various art exhibitions on both days

  • Soccer matches between Masi Soccer Club and Imhoff Soccer Club 

  • Drama presentation of Waiting for Godot from 11h00 to 12h00 on 22 March

Ticketed events include:

  • Sound Journey with Kristy Snyman on Thursday 21 March from 10h00 to11h00, R300 per person, book through Quicket.

  • Private art preview on Thursday 21 March from 10h00 to11h00, R100 per person, book through Quicket.


For more information on Vision 24 and to find out about the participating artists as each one is announced, follow @sphfineartfairscapetown on Instagram.



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