Andrew Putter’s merry company

CAPE TOWN – Andrew Putter, who in recent years has dedicated his creative energies to reimagining the Cape visual archive, is presenting a show of new work. Sketch Assembly: Merry Company, on at the Michaelis Galleries (October 19-21), is the latest installment in his award-winning Hottentots Holland cycle. Produced while a fellow of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, based on the Hiddingh campus, this educational, interdisciplinary project is the culmination of Putter’s collaboration with 30 artists and designers; the finished work, a series of photographic tableaux, re-imagines the ‘Hottentots’ and Dutch at the Cape in the 1600s. The exhibition launches at 18:00 on Tuesday October 19, and will be open from 10am to 5pm on October 20 and 21. Putter will also present a public lunchtime lecture at 1pm on October 20. For more details www.gipca.uct.ac.za or contact Nadja Daehnke, Michaelis Galleries curator, at 021 480 7170 / 082 316 5272 /