Cultural curtains on show

2016-06-14 06:00

The Drawing Room in Observatory is hosting the group exhibition White Curtains until Friday 17 June.

This exhibition is a multidisciplinary reflection on the local custom of Sea Point residents whereby the colours of curtains in all flats are restricted to white only. The exhibiting artists went on an expedition to investigate and tell the story of this fascinating social phenomenon.

Inspired by Nokulunga Zondo’s poem “My White Curtain”, the artists explore the current local standards of living.

Together the artists create an inspiring space that ignites contemplation and critical conversation. Through the motif of the white curtain, every work is imbued with its own individual imagination. Inherent layers of contrast are highlighted through reflecting on the tie between the aesthetically beautiful and the morally superior.

Accompanied by discussions, performances and workshops, the added feature of the exhibition aims to provide a safe, free platform for residents, activists and creatives to express themselves without self-policing and regulations.

V The Drawing Room is at 87 Station Road, Observatory. More information from Valerie Geselev (curator) on 071 550 1427 or send an email to

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