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Installation photograph from Dan Perjovschi’s ‘The Black and White Cape Town Report’ exhibition in A4’s Gallery that depicts a sidelong view of a staircase. On the right, the descending stairway is visible through black guardrails. On the left, the white wall features black pen marker text that reads ‘I AM NOT EXOTIC, I AM EXHAUSTED’, with a humanoid figure below it.
Installation view: Dan Perjovschi’s Black & White Cape Town Report, February 13, 2019–May 9, 2019. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
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Installation photograph from the 'A Little After This' exhibition in A4 Arts Foundation's gallery. On the left, Colin Richards' Moleskin, collage and ink work 'A Little After This' is displayed on a wall-mounted shelf. On the right, collected objects from Penny Siopis' 'Will' work is mounted on a white moveable gallery wall through the use of perforated metal panels.
A4’s Gallery features a programme of exhibitions and projects. Visit our calendar to see what’s on. Admission is always free.
A photograph of the A4 Library. In the middle, a row of rectangular wooden tables with chairs. On the right, a row of book shelves. At the back, a sliding glass door.
The Library is a quiet place for focused research and work. A4 does not lend books, but you are welcome to read them at one of the tables available. There is free wi-fi, and the library catalogue is available online.
Reading Room
Adjacent to the Library, the Reading Room is a flexible space that responds to our programming, hosting workshops, residencies, and special projects.
Installation photograph from Guy Simpson's Passage exhibition in A4 Arts Foundation's Goods space shows two sculptures that recall the mezuzah attached to the wall. At the front, one sculpture is painted blue to match the wall. At the back, another sculpture is unpainted, with an unpainted wooden detail at the base of wall.
The Goods entrance at A4 is an occasional project space for fast-paced programming and processes with emerging artists.
Event photograph from the book launch of CJ Chandler's 'twist of a knee' in A4 Arts Foundation's Proto museum store. At the back, photographic prints from the book are mounted on a metal wall-mounted grille. In the middle, attendees are looking at the display. At the front, two of Proto's wooden bookshelves frame the image on the left and right.
Proto is the shop at A4. It features a wide selection of new and second-hand books, small artworks and design objects, and hosts launches and engagements.
Our café is open 9am–2pm on weekdays and 10am–2pm on Saturdays. At present, we serve warm beverages and bottled water.