To play, to dream, to imagine: work-shopping dreams with artist and educator, Coral Bijoux


Join Iziko Museums for a series of workshops hosted in line with Bijoux’s exhibition, Dreams as R-evolution, at the Iziko South African National Gallery

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Over the next two weekends, Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting a series of Dreams Workshops with artist and educator, Coral Bijoux. These workshops form part of the public programmes related to the Dreams as R-evolution installation, by Bijoux, currently on exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

To play, to dream, to imagine a different world is to participate in it: on Saturday, 23 October, between 12h00 and 14h30, take part in a Dreams Workshop that encourages play and fun, and will delve deep into some of the concerns young people have about themselves and/or their worlds. The workshop involves a making process, writing and fun-filled presentations, and is catered to those aged between 15 and 20 years.

Please note that participants must bring the self as an important ‘element’ to the workshop; any clean, discarded plastic, bottle or object that you find interesting; and a pencil. Register here to book you place:

This workshop encourages dreaming as a form of activism in one’s life, personally and in community: on Saturday, 30 October, between 11h30 and 14h00, take part in a Dreams Workshop that will take participants through the Dreams as R-evolution installation and provide an opportunity to engage with the work and the artist as an introduction to the workshop. Participants will also engage with, critique, and question ideas around dreams and dreaming, and consider goal-setting while contemplating contributions to collective dreaming. This workshop is catered to those 24+ years.

Please note that participants must bring an open mind; a clean plastic bottle; a small plant; and a pen or pencil. The workshop includes a making process, so please dress accordingly.

Register here to book your place:

Both workshops are hosted at the Iziko South African National Gallery situated in Government Avenue, the Company’s Gardens in Cape Town. The capacity in each workshop is limited to between 20-25 participants; please also note that the standard Gallery entrance fee of R30 will apply (R15 with a student card).

Other exhibitions currently on exhibition at the ISANG include Leora Farber’s disquieting domesticies, vestiges of violence (regenerations), Iziko Curator Tšhegofatšo Mabaso’s Territories Between Us, and Framing Landscape: ‘The Picturesque’ and ‘The Sublime’ curated by Hayden Proud, Iziko’s former Curator of Historical Paintings.

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