The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, in collaboration with the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), brings the 17 000-year-old Palaeolithic paintings of the Lascaux caves to South Africa.
The whole of the first floor of the centre becomes an exact replica of the Lascaux caves found in 1940 near the village of Montignac In Dordogne, southwestern France. More than 2 000 figures painted on the walls of the caves with special focus on the five panels of the Lascaux Nave – the Great Black Cow, The Stags, the Crossed Bison, the Imprint and the Shaft Scene – are shown alongside the oldest African art (The Dawn of Art) curated by the University of the Witwatersrand’s Rock Art Research Institute, the Origins Centre and IFAS-Recherche showcasing photographs of iconic South African rock art as well as a display of priceless authentic pieces, some of which are more than 100 000-years-old.
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St and Helen Joseph Street, Newtown
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat & Sun 9am to 4.30pm
Cost: Adults R130 | Children R70 | under 4 years free | Family entry R360 (2 adults & 2 children)