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

Johandi du Plessis

Johandi du Plessis
Screenprint on paper
Artist information:
Johandi du Plessis completed her Batchelor of Fine Arts degree in 2014 at the University of the Free State, where she is currently a junior lecturer. Her young career has blossomed through the Sasol competition exhibitions and an OpenLab residency. Her multimedia work often culminates in large installations, typically including sculptural, video, drawing and photographic material. Her research employs an interdisciplinary approach, crossing art with science, sociology and design where the art-making process itself becomes inseparable from the final product