Richard Ketley – Bacchus and Boda Boda

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2 to 30 May 2019


BacchusInspired by his travels to various African cities, Richard Ketley’s ‘Bacchus and Boda Boda’ is a continued response to the vibrant and salubrious life of these cities.

The title “Bacchus and Boda Boda” blends together Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and festivities, and boda-boda, a Ugandan term describing the ubiquitous motorbike taxis, a common feature throughout Africa.

The two symbols capture a sense of the nightlife and energy of African cities, contrasting with the widely held idea of the African city as a scene of poverty and alienation.

Ketley’s works are rendered in oil and charcoal on translucent mediums, which allow the drawing to remain within the painting.

Venue: Main Gallery, AVA Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Exhibition Opening:
Thurs 2 May 2019 @ 6pm
Opening Times: Tues – Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free

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