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Arte Botanica at Nirox Sculpture Park

Saturday Nov 9 10:00–19:00       24 Kromdraai Rd, Krugersdorp
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This new annual festival, directed by the supremely talented performer, musician and designer Manthe Ribane and hosted at the glorious Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind, celebrates South African creativity in many forms.

The particular focus of this inaugural event is on the relationship between art and fashion and brings together a programme of exciting collaborations.

Arte Botanica at Nirox brings together leading South African fashion label designers, among them Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa  and Jacques Van der Watt of Black Coffee, with local contemporary artists the likes of Nandipha Mntambo and Mary Sibande, photographers Trevor Stuurman and Justin Dingwall and an exciting mix of music performers to present a collection of fashion-focused installations at locations throughout the sculpture park. Putting sustainable, ethical and conscious fashion on the agenda is a theme running through the entire event set against the backdrop of Nirox's extreme natural beauty as a setting. The event comes with its own dress code: wear white and natural tones.

The day ends with a closing sunset catwalk show accompanied by a live performance by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.   

Artist Activations 
11:00 Sash x Katharien de Villiers
12:00 Justin Dingwall x Clive Rundle
12:20 Gabrielle Kruger x National School of the Arts x Tubatsi Moloi
12:40 Unathi Mkonto
13:00 Ella Buter x Sthandiwe Kgoroge x Treyvone Moo

Lunch from 13:00–14:30
Choose from a delicious array of street food or pre-book a set menu sit down lunch with wandile Mabaso's Les Creatifs, Che Argentine or Baba G. See full details here https://www.artebotanica.org/epicurean 

15:00 Screening: 'La Maison Noir', Petite Noir x Rharha 
15:30 David Brits x Carlo Mombelli x Good Good Good x Sealand
16:00 Design label Black Coffee x National School of the Arts x Tubatsi Moloi
17:00 Sunset Catwalk with members of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra joined by Msaki, Tresor and Kid X

Date

Venue

Nov 9 2019 10:00–19:00
Nirox Sculpture Park
24 Kromdraai Rd, Krugersdorp
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