The Art Scene in South Africa
In the Western Cape, there exists a Suburb of Cape Town called Woodstock. Woodstock is home to a racially-mixed community because this was one of the few areas that non-whites were not forced to move out during the Apartheid era. Woodstock is also where you'll find art galleries, boutiques, and trendy young people. We came to Woodstock to find out about the art scene in South Africa. If you want to make a name for yourself in the South African art scene, then Cape Town would be the place to go.
It must also be noted that Woodstock is currently being gentrified, so because of urban renewal some residents are being forced out of their homes. When we went into the hub that houses the Black-Owned art gallery, Ismiso Art Galleries, we observed that this specific location comprised of mainly White people with only a few Black and Coloured people in site.
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Authors: Tiffany & Kennard Copeland
We are a husband and wife team, who reside in Washington DC and are living our dreams by interacting with people and experiencing cultures from around the world. Our goal is to use our lives to make the greatest possible contribution to humanity