• Four Stories - 1999 / 2000

    The Four Stories exhibition was an installation depicting the lives of four ex-residents of District Six: Noor Ebrahim lived at 247 Caledon Street from the time of his birth until his family was removed from District Six in 1975. Noor’s Story was a fascinating collection of anecdotes and memories that evoked the spirit of District Six during apartheid.

    Linda Fortune nee Gangat was born at St Monica’s Maternity Home in the Bo-Kaap, half an hour’s walk across town from Tyne Street, District Six, where she grew up and lived with her family up until the age of twenty-two. Cross Street where Nomvuyo Ngcelwane grew up was in the heart of District Six. The general social life of District Six was described with great warmth, humour and heart in this installation.

    Harold Jephta was part of a vibrant jazz community which thrived in Cape Town during the 1950s. This particular installation attempted to highlight and recognise some of the protagonists of this fascinating contemporary musical history.