Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato invited visual artists to exhibit and promote their work on the Concourse Level of the Cape Town Civic Centre as part of the municipality’s Human Rights Day commemorations.
It also forms part of the City’s Emerging Artist Programme which aims to assist under-resourced artists with access opportunities to showcase their work.
The skills training provided helps these artists to move from the studio to the professional market.
Plato says Cape Town has a huge talent pool but the work of these artists and many others sometimes goes unseen by members of the public.
“We want to create a space where skilled artists are able to display their work and get much-deserved exposure.”
The Emerging Artist Programme will run seven exhibitions until June this year. Each exhibition will open at the South African Sendinggestig Museum as part of the First Thursdays event.