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

Jac de Villiers

Artist:
Jac de Villiers
Date:
2016
Title:
Fatima February – “The Street where we Lived”
Medium:
Digital print on paper
Category:
Digital
Artist information:
“I was born in Cape Town where I still live and work. My passion is portraiture. When preparing for a portrait, I have a mental image of the desired outcome. Through the choice of location, lighting and props I try to create a narrative around my subject. During 2004 I made a world trip to photograph leaders for the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust. An exhibition Hands that Shape Humanity, followed. Recently I collaborated with foraging chef Kobus van der Merwe on a cook book, Strandveld Food. In early 2016 I was commissioned to photograph the Wallpaper Magazine City Guide to Cape Town.”