Where: Iziko Good Hope Gallery, Castle of Good Hope, Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
When: 12 May - 12 October 2014
Contact: www.ccdi.org.za | www.iziko. www.iziko.org.za | www.capelegends.co.za |
www.zonnebloem.co.za | basa.co.za | www.petco.co.za | www.castleofgoodhope.co.za
Cost: Adults R30, pensioners (SA card holders only) R15, children/students (5-16 years) R15, booked school groups R5.
The exhibition, this year, is a collaboration between the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) and Iziko Museums of South Africa’s Social History Collections Department.
It is an official Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 project (#461).
The exhibition story is told through installations and objects: a large group of historic African, European and Asian objects sourced from Iziko’s Collections stands alongside 30 contemporary objects created by designer-makers from the Western Cape. There are also examples of modern packaging.
The exhibition also reveals how vessels used for storage, preservation and packaging of food have been radically influenced through human development and technological innovation.
These include the discovery of fire, salt, glass, electricity, new materials such as plastic, aluminium and cardboard; the development of fast production methods which has led to the industrialisation of food production, and contemporary challenges created by convenience food, consumerism, waste and the ultimate inequity of food insecurity in the context of global excess – all of which could do with some design solutions.