Arcade2019 took place at the Old Power Station in Makhanda (Grahamstown), 28-29 June 2019, as part of the National Arts Festival.


Artists and artworks include:

[In]Trans. by Lesego Chauke and Mlondiwethu Dubazane

The Sleep of Reason by Yvette Ellis

The terrible needs to eat by Meghan Harris

Verlore Gehuime by Ashwin May

Intyatyambo Iyaphuma Engxondorheni (Flowers can emerge from dumpsites) by Tandile Mbatsha

The Politics of Displacement by Wezile Mgibe

Dumela Mosadi by Mmatumisang Kgosigadi ya ga Motsisi

Dancing with Mary by Tazmé Pillay


Curated by Gavin Krastin

Dramaturgical support by Alan Parker

Production management by Andi Colombo, Toby Ngomane and Taryn Benadè

Programme and poster design by Rat Western


Special thanks to the National Arts Council of South Africa, the National Arts Festival, First Physical Theatre Company, and the Rhodes University Drama Department for supporting Arcade2019.

Profile: Arcade – across the threshold | The Critter, 27 June 2019

Arcade: Indelibly Disruptive | The Critter, 4 July 2019

Reflecting on ‘Arcade’ at NAF 2019 | Artslink, 7 August 2019


View Arcade2019’s highlight reel on Instagram.


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