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

Johan Verster

Artist:
Johan Verster
Date:
2016
Title:
Wind Me up and spin Me back to Life
Medium:
11 colour screenprint on paper
Category:
Printmaking
Artist information:
Johan Verster was born in 1961 Lichtenburg, North West, South Africa. Johan obtained his National Diploma Ceramic Design in 1984 at Tshwane University of Technology and B.Tech degree Ceramic Design (cum laude) in 1988 at the Central University of Technology Free State where he taught from 1987 – 2009 and held the position as Programme head – Ceramic Design. Verster has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally. Passionate about ceramic technology and studio ceramics he became involved with indigenous community development since 2002, value added technology and Indigenous Knowledge Systems became a niche focus area. He currently works at the ClayInk, Ceramic Design and Print Studio, Vaalwater Limpopo focusing on product development and production as a ceramic designer.