Remembering 60 000 Forced Goodbyes District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange

This exhibitions showcases 50 prints by 50 artists who collaborated to compile a portfolio of images which commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of District Six in Cape Town a “whites-only” residential area.  The subsequent removal of some 60 000 people and the destruction of their homes  has a left a permanent scar in the centre of the city-scape of Cape Town.  To date no final resolution has been achieved in terms of compensation and restitution of the victims of this Apartheid legislation. 


The portfolio was compiled in 2016 and was first shown at the District 6 Museum’s Home Coming Centre.  The realisation, production and exhibition of the portfolio was made possible with the support from Sanlam, Business Art South Africa, Hard Ground Printmakers, Meltt, George Wentzel Book Binder, Wizardz Print and Design and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


Exhibition dates: 23 January – 28 February 2020

Bev Butkow

Bev Butkow
An Aesthetic of Absence
Digital print on paper
Artist information:
Bev Butkow was bon in Johannesburg into a family of second-generation Eastern European immigrants, Butkow is a practicing self-taught socially engaged and award-winning artist. Currently studying towards her Honours in Art History at Wits, she is based at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg, blocks away from where, decades before, her beloved grandfather peddled eggs at the fresh produce market. Her story is about personal revolution and transformation.