SALON/locale: Amsterdam based initiative SALON/locale to take place in Cape Town

  • Posted: Feb 16, 2011

SALON/ is an Amsterdam based initiative that was first launched in July 2010 in the Netherlands. Following its success, ‘SALON/locale’ launches in Cape Town in February 2011.

SALON/locale will take place from the 19th to 26th of February 2011. This 100% local South African event maintains the theme of previous SALON/ events which aims to showcase fashion, art, design and photography in unexpected locations around the city. Visitors to SALON/locale will experience design, art and fashion installations in different contexts, creating a dynamic and interactive social event.

Our ambition
SALON/locale will demonstrate how fashion transcends borders and cultures by showing how these disciplines are in fact an attitude and a vision and not defined by a generation or a certain style. The many contributors to SALON/locale make for a "collection" of people with creative desires, vision and passion for their work.

With this initiative SALON/locale gives a new impetus to the current fashion culture in South Africa. SALON/locale is set to provide Cape Town with an extra burst of creative knowledge and the possibility for people to embrace the fashion and cultural world. The event is not exclusive but open to everyone and will take place over one week with salon presentations, shows and interactions in museums, historical locations and private houses.

Some of the contributors for Salon/ locale include David Tlale, Athi-Patra Ruga, Stoned Cherrie, Stiaan Louw, Paul Senyol, Mamela Nyamza, Clive Rundle, Gazelle, Porky Heffer, Petro Steyn, David West, Hey CJ Parker, Marchand, Paul Ward, Love and Hate Studio, Gavin Furlonger, Chris Saunders, Darkie and Black Coffee.
A full list of contributors will be published in due course.

These contributors will be showcasing their work in locations such as Iziko Koopmans de Wet House, 15 on Orange Hotel, Am I Collective Garage, The Slave Church, Dokter & Misses, Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel and Iziko Bertram House.

The ticket price to enter all locations is 100 Rand. The ticket, or ‘Passpartout’ (Passport) as we call it, means that visitors pay only once, but have unlimited access to all the locations, every single day of the event. One ticket for all days, and for all locations. We hope that this shows to the public how accessible we are making contemporary fashion and design for all to see and experience. The ‘Passpartout’ (Passport) includes the list of contributors, in which location they are presenting and a map which shows you where to go and what is open when.

Opening Times
The locations will be open from 10 am until 5 pm every day, but do please check our site regularly for opening times as these may vary over the week-long event.

For more information please visit
You can also keep up to date on facebook, and our event blog.

Image: This image is from the SALON/1 event in Amsterdam 15th - 18th July 2010; Photography: (copyright)

SALON/ is an initiative from Gijs Stork, Manon Schaap and Cathal McKee.
SALON/locale is being facilitated locally by Rudi Reagon
To contact us for further information: mail,
Address: 7, Low Street 7925 Observatory Cape Town. Telephone: 0825949438.

Text & Photographs © Iziko Museums.
Artworks & Artwork Reproductions © Featured Artists.
No photographs of artworks, images or design components incorporating artworks may be reproduced, sold or transmitted in any form without written permission from Iziko Museums.

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