The 2018 season of Art and Design Saturday at Keyes Art Mile brings together new and established creative voices, providing a space for both critical engagement and laid-back entertainment.
Each month a newly curated focus is presented to audiences with interests in contemporary visual arts and cutting-edge design. April’s event explores various ways in which technology is redefining the visual arts. The TMRW (The Mixed Reality Workshop) is at the intersection of art and technology, blending augmented, virtual and mixed reality as tools for artistic real-world experiences/
Among the highlights of Art and Design Saturday is a solo exhibition by Mongezi Ncaphayi, presented in collaboration with SMAC Gallery. The recipient of the 2013 Absa L’atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, Ncaphayi’s painting and prints have earned him significant acclaim – and his large-scale paintings are brought to life using augmented reality during April’s Art and Design Saturday. Visitors to the exhibition in the Keyes Art Mile Atrium are able to experience how camera technology recognises and tracks a painting, and then superimposes digital content onto reality, in real time/
Augmented reality is also used within the TMRW Digital Gallery space to give viewers an immersive experience of the sculptural work of Sophia van Wyk, presented in association with Hazard Gallery. Van Wyk combines second-hand furniture with biomorphic forms to convey a sense of tension and disruption in exploring gendered aspects of her cultural identity as an Afrikaner woman.
Venue: Keyes Art Mile, 19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: Free Entry