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SideTrack Presents: Open Studios – Paradise Is No Vacation

SideTrack Studios is thrilled to announce our Biannual Open Studio exhibition, happening on November 4th. 🗓️ Mark your calendars and get ready for an artistic adventure like no other!

 What to Expect:  Experience the magic as you meet our talented artists in their creative sanctuaries. Explore their studios, witness the art-making process, and immerse yourself in a world of creativity. Plus, you'll have the chance to purchase and admire a diverse range of artworks on display.

Refreshments Included: We'll keep you refreshed and energized throughout the event with complimentary refreshments.

🕙 Event Details ⏰

  • Date: November 4th, 2023 (Saturday)

    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: SideTrack Studios, 100 Voortrekker Road, Salt River 7925, Cape Town

    Secure off-street/underground parking available

📅 No RSVP Needed, Join us at your convenience; there's no need to RSVP. Simply drop by and immerse yourself in the world of art!

We can't wait to share this creative journey with you. Save the date, invite your friends, and let's make it a day filled with art, inspiration, and fun! 

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SideTrack Open Studio 2022, November 19th

SideTrack is thrilled to announce the annual end-of-year Open Studio day/exhibition on November, 19th

SideTrack Studios was launched in September 2020. We are a collective of practising artists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Visit us to see the space, explore the studios and get to know us.
Please DM for more info.


Mary Visser's Artclub

Artclub is a space to come and paint on a Saturday morning once a month.
There won't be a formal class, you'll work on your own and I'm there to assist and support your painting process. It's a chance to discuss your artwork with me and share it with the group.

Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: My studio at 100 Voortrekker Rd, Salt River, Cape Town
Dates: 3rd Saturday of the month
21 May
18 June
16 July
20 August
17 September
15 October

R600 for 1 class (includes some extra materials like paint, brushes, containers, etc)

* Please bring your own canvases/boards/paper and art materials.

Book your spot! Send me an email or whatsapp 082 2922 709


Adele van Heerden - The Secret Life of Plants
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

September 3, 2022 at 11am

A Solo Exhibition by Adele van Heerden.



Rust en Vrede10 Wellington Road

Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa


Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery

021 976 4691

Open Studio Exhibition

October 30, 2021

What an awesome weekend with our SideTrack open studio exhibition. So happy we have such an awesome crew of friends and artists at SideTrack. Baie Dankie to Devils Peak Brewery for making the day even cooler with the awesome beer sponsor.


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'Genius Loci' - SideTrack Group Exhibition at SOTA Gallery

July 10 - 30,  2021

StateoftheART is delighted to present GENIUS LOCI, a group exhibition in collaboration with SideTrack Studios and curated by Claude Chandler. The show opens on Saturday 10th of July and continues till the 7th August 2021. "The term ‘genius loci’ originates from Roman mythology and refers to the protective spirit of a place. In antiquity, the genius loci was often depicted in religious iconography as a figure holding bowls or a snake. This is similar to Asian architecture, where spirits of places are often honoured in outdoor spirit houses, as well as indoor and outdoor shrines. In contemporary usage, it can refer to a place’s distinctive atmosphere." (source) This exhibition consists of work by the artists in residence at SideTrack Studios. This creative collective offers private studio spaces used for professional art practice. SideTrack Studios is located in the Spice Yard, Salt River. The success of a fine art studio lies in its ‘genius loci’. Art studios are sanctuaries for creativity, allowing one to separate home life from work life. There should be an experience of transformation upon entering the studio, enabling one to be or feel more creative. SideTracks studios is a fairly new studio launched in September 2020. The studio space was newly renovated and purpose built. Upon moving in, one artist burnt some sage in her studio, to clear away any "bad juju". Artist Mary Visser pointed out that it was not necessary as builders are the best form of ‘burning sage’ - they gave us new, freshly painted, untouched spaces, allowing us [the artists] to be the first to imprint on these blank walls. SideTrack’s ‘genius loci’ is imbued by the community of artists that choose to take residence there. A creative, fun and professional work space. Each artist has interpreted the theme 'genius loci' in their own way. Some reflecting on physical spaces, transforming spaces, the abstraction and feeling of landscapes occupied by figures and structures. The SideTrack artists are excited to be given the opportunity to have an exhibition as a collective in a curated gallery setting. Participating Artists: Adele van Heerden | Aimee Lindeque | Claude Chandler (Curator) | Dayna-Gay Tate | Joanna Lee Miller | Johan de Lange | Karen Wykerd | Marli Steyl Marolize Southwood | Pieter Heyneke | Mary Visser | Rentia Retief | Robyn Pretorius | Tanja Truscott

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