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

Gabriel Clark-Brown

Artist:
Gabriel Clark-Brown
Date:
2016
Title:
Bureaucrat caught in a Gale
Medium:
Etching on paper
Category:
Printmaking
Artist information:
Gabriel Clark-Brown is currently proprietor of SA Print Gallery and publisher of SA Art Times monthly, Clark-Brown has a Masters in Printmaking from the University of Cape Town. He is a provocative artist with graphic work in many collections, his reputation extends as an astute facilitator of the South African art business and promoter of local artists in print.