Open Church Street: Church Projects presents artist, Alka Dass

15 February 2024
10:00 – 12:00
Church Projects
58 Church Street Cape Town City Centre, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

Alka Dass is a transdisciplinary artist based in Durban, South Africa.


'I string beads of storytelling, myth, memory, trauma and identity through the lens of belonging and migration. These themes present themselves through cyanotypes, thread, found materials, personal family archives, and modes of making that are often glossed over as craft or as dated feminine pastimes. Weaving the quiet and quotidian, my tapestries aim to tap into the realm of the mythical and symbolic as a tool for exploring the hidden depths of the mind and unlocking the secrets of the subconscious.'




CHURCH is an unconventional art space of diminutive proportions situated in the Cape Town CBD. Based in a Heritage Building with its interior reimagined, it forms part of the vibrant Church Street inner-city Art node.

CHURCH is focused on experimentation, innovation, and exploration within the Arts. It provides a platform for art interventions with greater emphasis on process rather than definitive outcomes.

This is a platform to take risks, test boundaries, formulate new ideas, and elicit conversations that might not necessarily be accommodated in more conventional Art spaces.

It is intended as a space that is regularly ‘turned over' to give an opportunity to more voices within the Art community.

Church Projects
58 Church Street Cape Town City Centre, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa
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