Waterfront Sculpture – Claudette Schreuders

The V&A Waterfront is increasing the place to see contemporary art and not just in galleries. This Culture Connect walkabout starts with a curator led tour at Everard Read Gallery, South Africa’s oldest commercial gallery and the one that has been at the Waterfront the longest. Our tour includes highlights of their temporary shows, behind the scenes and sculpture court.

We’ll then walk to Mohau Modisakeng’s Shield, before stopping Nobel Square, to focus on Claudette Schreuders‘ extremely popular bronze sculptures of South Africa’s Nobel Prize Laureates (pictured on home page), and Noria Mabasa’s Peace and Democracy. We are honoured that Claudette will be joining us, to share the highs and lows of creating this public sculpture of note and working with so many different stakeholders.

Next stop is the Silo District, starting with Cameron Platter‘s distinct, witty surround for concrete planters. We look at work by other mid career South African artists Kyle MorlandPierre Vermeulen and Michele Mathison (image below) as well as pieces by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and Gavin Younge that have been at the Waterfront for much longer but in different locations. It is likely there will be some new installations too.

Most of the artworks we’ll see are bronzes and we finish at the bronze art foundry, a five minutes walk in the port. We’ll see bronzes being made, culminating in the dramatic white hot, molten metal pour.

Start: Everard Read Gallery (3 Portswood Road); finish at Bronze Age and Donald Grieg Gallery & Foundry (1 Coode Crescent, Port of Cape Town)
Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm then lunch if you want in the Silo District
Cost:  R2oo pay pre July, then R250 pay pre 14 Aug; R350; full time students under 30 years half price; optional lunch afterwards at your own expense

You may like to go Zeitz MOCAA afterwards – it is free for Africans on Wednesdays until 1pm.