3rd of September saw the return of First Thursday Cape Town with some new and much anticipated exhibitions is galleries around the city.

Easing back into it with a small spring programme, seeing how we can inject some life back into the central city.

Exhibitions continue over the month but some venues open by appointment. Check for opening times or make a booking:

Worldart‘s ‘Worse than Heroin’ exhibition returns for its second edition, featuring work by respected street and graffiti artists from Cape Town.

Eclectica Contemporary hosts ‘Margins’ – a group exhibition engaging with Womxn’s Month.

Alliance Francaise presents two shows, including ‘Paint Your Life’ by Patient Nkulu, and an illustration exhibition by Liani v Wyk titled ‘Chinese Whispers’.

Ideas Cartel hosts a group exhibition on the 3rd floor of their Loop Street location.


Youngblood presents a new group exhibition titled ‘Soft by Not Silent’, with the new Hair Gallery salon open on the first floor.

The Cape Gallery presents an exhibition by artists who depict nature in their work, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The AVA Gallery hosts a new exhibition of striking figurative sculptures by David Hlongwane, alongside other current exhibitions by Elgin Rust, Warren Maroon, and Philip Steele.

Check out the Hot Days Cool Books pop-up store for their unique selection of art and design books.

Nel Gallery hosts an exhibition curated alongside Pride Afrique, the first Pan African LGBTQI event ever.

The ‘//thread’ group exhibition continues at THK Gallery – worth visiting if you have not seen it yet.