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

Donovan Ward

Donovan Ward
The Return
Linocut on paper
Artist information:
Donovan Ward lives and works in Cape Town. He studied at the Ruth Prowse School of Art and at the Community Arts Project. Ward has presented several solo exhibitions nationally and has participated in group shows internationally such as the Dakar Biennale in 2002 and 2007 ‘Apartheid / the South African Mirror‘, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, in Spain and also ‘Uniform: South Africa’s New Clothes‘, at the Spanierman Modern, New York, USA. In 2015 Ward took part in a workshop that culminated in an exhibition titled In ‘Print/ I Focus‘ at the Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town. Ward’s work is included in private collections in South Africa, Holland, Britain, Germany, Italy, Australia, USA, Switzerland, the Earl of Spencer Collection, Annette and Peter Nobel Collection and Ellerman House Collection. Public collections include ESKOM and UNISA.