Cape Town What's on

Art Week in Cape Town

16-21 Feb. Exhibitions, architectural projects and public performances. There are exhibitions at various galleries around the city as well as art walks and workshops but one of the highlights this...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Salum Kambi

A colourful new series of oils and acrylics, mainly of women. Salum Kambi is a self-taught Tanzanian artist who has exhibited in several European countries, including Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Neth...
Cairo What's on

Swiss-Egyptian project examines visual arts

The Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia examines the development of the visual arts in both Switzerland and Egypt at the beginning of the 21st century. The project starts with a panel discussion led by...
Accra What's on

Who is wearing my T-shirt

What effect do imported second-hand clothes from different cultures have on identity? Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku explores the changes that can take place at the individual, cultural and economic leve...
Cape Town What's on

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Houses and public spaces in the Gugulethu township are converted into galleries, stages and performance areas in the annual arts project which first started in Johannesburg in 2000. The home galler...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Art Week

Open studies, exhibitions and talks. There are over 100 artists participating in 20 Open Studios that are open on 28-29 Nov. The public can buy directly from the studios. Work by the Standard Bank...
Nairobi What's on

Kenya Art Fair

Artists and galleries show their modern and contemporary art works at the Sarit Centre. There are also seminars, performances and installations. The Wasanii exhibition displays the work of young an...
Cape Town What's on

Fishers of Hope

A new drama by writer/director Lara Foot. The play is set “somewhere in Africa” and explores aspects of hope in a fishing village, probably on the shores of Lake Victoria. The play&r...
Maputo What's on

Alda Costa Collection

Works by Mozambique artists in the collection of Alda Costa, assembled during her career as art historian, educator and museum expert. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book &ldq...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Art Fair

The Cape Town art fair is back after a successful launch in 2013. This year 34 galleries are participating with a range of visual arts from the traditional to the contemporary. There are also works...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

East African Art Biennale

The East African Art Biennale association was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation to promote the arts in East Africa. It is based in Dar es Salaam but is also active in Burundi, Kenya, Rwa...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town contemporary art fair

Cape Town's first contemporary art fair, Art for Me, is organised in conjunction with Fiera Milano, which opened a company in South Africa last year. About 40 galleries will show work by 150 South...
Cape Town What's on

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Art in private homes and public spaces in Gugulethu township. The two-day cultural event includes films, visual arts, dance, theatre and music. This year it coincides with the first Cape Town Arts Fai...
Maputo What's on

Maimuna Adam: Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage. Maimuna Adam’s first solo. The artist is inspired by tales of travel and immigration as she explores her own identity and her family’s stories of travel. Adam has a fine ar...
Nairobi What's on

Life Perceptions by Tom Mboye

Life Perceptions. Daily activities in oil and acrylic on canvas. On display are works from three different stages of Tom Mboya’s career. Mboya is a self-taught artist who left the hotel business...
Nairobi What's on

Photographic Competition: Les Metiers du Monde

6 Nov-11 Jan. On occasion of the third edition of this international photographic competition, Alliance Française invites amateur photographers to participate. This year’s theme is The...
Nairobi What's on

Workshop on Art and Entrepreneurship

11 Dec. Professor Ole Lutzow-Holm of the Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg and Lotta Lekvall from Natverkstan in Sweden will hold a workshop with academics engaged in the crea...
Addis Ababa What's on

Kendo: Japanese Art of the Sword

29-30 May 2012. This breathtaking performance is performed by seven of the best practitioners from Japan and organized by the Embassy of Japan. It pays homage to the Samurai culture and its traditi...
Accra What's on

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

31 May 2012. This artistic event brings together several works by various Ghanaian artists, who used different means of expression, ranging from fine to applied arts. Their works are inspired by th...
Nairobi What's on

Eco-Art Exhibition

20 April-8 June 2012. This Eco-Art exhibition is entitled Zebra in the Red Heels and brings together a selection of art pieces, created with ecological materials. This event encourages the creation...