Lookout Hill

Festival Poster

Amani Arts Festival
Festival Poster, Print ,


Meschac Gaba
Ambulant, performance with objects, Cape Town Station ,


Corner Mew Way/M44 and Spine Rd/M32, Khayelitsha, 7784

Hours: Tuesday to Friday 09:00 –16:00 | Saturday 09:00 – 13:00


Various Artists at Lookout Hill

The Amani Arts Festival, presented by African Artists Unite as One, is a site-specific arts festival in celebration of African Human Rights Day and cultural diversity. Developed out of the need to create debate about xenophobia through art and workshops, Amani endeavors to offer, through art, the notion of flexible mobility as an integral enrichment of our cultural identities.

The Festival will host an array of  interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations with original African music, poetry, hip hop, film, video, performance art and a visual art exhibition with established and emerging artists.

Curated by Gerald Machona, Kathy Coates, Steve Bandoma and Andrew Lamprecht, the exhibition features the work of 25 artists from 7 different countries, including Aubrey Tseleng, Christoper Swift, Conor Ralphs, Dan Halter, Elize Vossgatter, Johann van der Schijff, John Moore, Keiskamma Guernica art project, Lindeka Qampi, Maurice Hermès Mbikayi, Mendi Pantsi, Mncedi Bodlo, Nonkululeko Mabaso, Okey Nwafor, Philip Kayumba, Phillip Rikhotso, Rael Salley, Richard Mudariki, Ronald Machatuta, Sethembile Msezane, Stuart Bird, Sue Williamson, Svea Josephy, Vivian Kohler.

Young animator, Zamile Mooi from the Khayelitsha Animation Academy will exhibit in the film and animation space together with filmmaker Molly Blank.

Performers taking part in the festival include Malika Ndlovu, Tina Schouw, Ernie Deane, Benvienue Mambote, Phila Nkuzo, Nhoza Sitsholwana, Zizipo Mgobo, Cosmos Mairosi, Monwabisi Solitude Dasie, Kai Lossgot, Cizathajournalist and 3rd World, Polecat and Patricia Matongo.

There will also be children’s workshops and a workshop titled: Talk to Us with the Gugulective and GIPCA Fellow, curator and artist Bettina Malcomess, followed by a conversation titled: Migration and Hybrid identities between artists and curators, Machona and Bandoma.

The first Amani Arts Festival 2010 takes place at Look Out Hill in Khayelitsha on Saturday 30 October from 11 am to 5pm. Entrance is free.

30 October 2010 - 30 October 2010

Unknown Artist at Lookout Hill


Cape Young Curator Loyiso Qanya’s exhibition, 'Umahluko' will be on show at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha, featuring work by Jane Alexander, Antonio Etona, Rosy Sbrana, Cremildo Walter Zandamela and many more. The First Official Provisional Fynbos Museum of the Greater Khayelitsha Area, a transient botanical garden curated from indigenous fynbos by Anthea Buys, is also to be found at Lookout Hill, as well as 'Ambulant', an installation of wooden suitcases by Meschac Gaba.


02 May 2009 - 21 June 2009