Print Exchange Commemorates 50 year of District 6

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A print exchange commemorating the 50th year of District Six’s declaration as Whites only area goes on show at the Homecoming Centre Cape Town.

Print Exchange Commemorates 50 year of District 6
Print Exchange Commemorates 50 year of District 6

District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
08 November – 14 December 2016
District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange
Remembering 60 000 Forced Goodbye

On the 11th February 2016 marked fifty years since District Six was declared a White Group Area under apartheid in 1966. To commemorate this anniversary, Peneria George of the department of Surface Design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology initiated a partnership with the District Six Museum, inviting fifty local and international artists to participate in the compilation of a print exchange portfolio under the theme of ‘Remembering 60 000 Forced Goodbyes’.

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The concept of a print exchange is to exchange artworks amongst artists. The artworks are editioned prints based on the number of participants. The works are presented in a portfolio case which each participant and supporting organisation and institution will receive. A portfolio will be donated to the District Six Museum collection which represents the participating artists’ commitment to preserving the memory of the District Six forced removals.

This portfolio of 50 prints will be officially unveiled in an exhibition at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre on 8 November 2016.

Generous support for this project was provided by the Sanlam, Business Arts South Africa, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Meltt Pty Ltd and the District Six Museum. In addition Jonathan Comerford of Hard Ground Printmakers sponsored the use of his press and his technical skills by the temporary installation of a printing studio in the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre. George Wentzel offered his expertise in constructing the portfolio boxes and Wizardz Print & Design supported the printing of the accompanying catalogue.

The exhibition of the print portfolio exchange will be showcased at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 9 -14 December 2016

Artists participating in the exchange

Michael Adashie, Kim Berman, Johann Booyens, Tinus Boshoff, Ben Botma, Julia Brewis, Walter Buchholz, Bev Butkow, Tatenda Chidora, Micah Chisholm, Alettia Vorster Chisin, Gabriel Clark-Brown, Jonathan Comerford, Rouxanne Dauncey, Lionel Davis, Jac de Villiers, Helena de Waal, Christiaan Diedericks, Johandi du Plessis, Garth Erasmus, Penny George, Isabelle Grobler, Pauline Gutter, Gerrit Hattingh, Stephen Inggs, Banele Khosa, Richard Kilpert, Ian Marley, Abe Mathebe, Sipho Mdanda, Lesego Motsiri, Vedant Nanackchand, Lucas Nkgweng, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Vulindlela Nyoni, Sophie Peters, Ayesha Price, Makoba Ramarutha, Tina Ratzer, Mark Rautenbach, Elias Sewape, Edwine Simon, Tina Smith, Dominic Thorburn, Janet van Graan, Johan Verster, Diane Victor, Theo Paul Vorster, Donovan Ward, Manfred Zylla.

Opening event
The official opening will take place at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town on Tuesday the 8th November 2016, 18h00 for 18:30

Guided tour of the exhibition
A walkabout tour of the exhibition will be held on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 12h00 at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre.

For more information:
Contact: Zahra Hendricks
Tel: 021 466 7200
reception@districtsix.co.za

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