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CAPE TOWN HERITAGE UNDER WRAPS

Alderman Owen Kinahan

Cape Town, like many cities internationally, has a rich subtext of visual and public art often poorly curated, taken for granted or queried and vilified as the pendulum relentlessly swings through revisionism and public opinion. It is essential that context and intention are included when looking at the picture, any picture. Over several decades, Owen Kinahan has been involved in many Cape Town urban conservation projects. The first richly illustrated lecture shines a torch into the store rooms of the City of Cape Town which contain artworks, civic memorabilia and heritage artefacts long hidden from public view. The second illustrated lecture will interpret the ten stained glass windows of Smuts Hall Men’s residence, the first building to be completed on the Groote Schuur Campus, which turned 90 last year. Its dining hall is arguably the finest interior space at UCT.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1. Collections of artworks, civic memorabilia and heritage artefacts stored by the City of Cape Town

2. The stained glass windows of Smuts Hall Men’s residence at UCT

 

If you would like to attend either of these as a single lecture, please buy your ticket at the door.

 

 

Date: Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 January 
Time: 5.00 pm
COURSE FEES Full: R220,00  Staff and Students R110,00
Venue: LT3 Kramer Law Building UCT