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    ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa
    Silo Complex, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

    We attended the grand opening on this new museum on Friday, 22nd of September. The developers have done a really good job of converting the old waterfront grain silos into a six storey art gallery with a sprawling business and recreational district.

    What is particularly interesting for "us" is that approximately a third of the gallery is devoted to photographic art. Not your usual collection of landscapes and wildlife, but rather some dramatic, unusual and thought-provoking studio work. Photographers are constantly battling to be recognised as artists and this gallery showcases the opportunities that are available to express oneself through medium of captured light.

    An added bonus is the fact that the building itself is extremely photogenic, with the course concrete original structure and its accompanying metalwork juxtaposed with floor to ceiling windows and clean, sharp gallery rooms. The entire silo structure has been hollowed out to provide uninterrupted views from the ground floor to the roof, and vice versa.

    As an added, added bonus the sixth story open roof provides previously unseen views of Cape Town, the Waterfront and Table Mountain across the top of the city.

    As an added, added, added bonus South African citizens are offered free entry every Wednesday from 10h00 - 13h00. Children enjoy free entry on any day of the week.

    The complex is wheelchair accessible.....
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    Default Re: ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa

    now if only I can get my *ss there...
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    Thank you!!
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    Default Re: ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonDP View Post
    Thank you!!
    On the to-do list??
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    Default Re: ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa

    Thanks Hilton, sounds interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsahoffmann View Post
    On the to-do list??
    I do believe so yes...
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    Default Re: ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonDP View Post
    I do believe so yes...
    klink reg vir my - ek wil beslis gaan kyk
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    Default Re: ZEITZ Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by elsahoffmann View Post
    klink reg vir my - ek wil beslis gaan kyk
    Popped into Zeitz last week....

    As Hilton said - Wednesday is free for South Africans. For the over 60's there is another bargain: for R5 more than an normal entry ticket, i.e. R185 instead of R180, you get a ticket valid for a year - yes, entrance every day for a year!

    Zeitz worth a visit? For sure... Fine art, photographs, installations - all mind boggling!
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