ZEITZ MOCAA opens first ever children-focused exhibition 'And So The Stories Ran Away'


And So The Stories Ran Away

Curated by Liesl Hartman & Richard Kilpert

Zeitz MOCAA, Level 1 - Tunnels

08 September 2019 - 30 March 2020


And So The Stories Ran Away sees students from Ruth Prowse and Michaelis working under the mentorship of artists: Jill Joubert, Isabelle Grobler, Lynette Bester, Liesl Hartman and Richard Kilpert.

Curated by Zeitz MOCAA’s Centre for Art Education the exhibition is titled And So The Stories Ran Away, and is an innovative collaboration between the museum and Cape Town’s leading art schools - the Michaelis School of Fine Art, the Ruth Prowse School of Art, as well as the Nyanga Arts Development Centre.

This exhibition celebrates stories from Africa and has been created to engage the imaginations of children as the primary audience - inviting them into a multi-sensory, interactive experience with works of art.

“The title is inspired by a Nigerian Ekoi legend of how Mouse visits the houses of all people, gathering stories that she weaves into her story children,” says co-curator and CFAE head, Liesl Hartman.

Set up in the museum’s tunnels, And So The Stories Ran Away sees the creation of a fantasy world of strange and wondrous creatures, characters and mysterious spaces.

“This is an invitation to children and children at heart to go on a journey of discovery and rediscovery of old and new stories from across Africa,” adds co-curator and Zeitz MOCAA Educator, Richard Kilpert.


Opening hours:

Everyday (including public holidays): 10:00 – 18:00. Last entry: 17:30.

First Friday of the month: Extended opening hours, 10:00 – 21:00. Last entry: 20:30.



Daily admission: R 200 per adult.

Annual Membership: R 290 per annum. Over 60’s Annual Membership: R 195 per annum.

Under 18’s: Free entry, all year, at all times, for under 18’s. Free entry on presentation of an ID.

Half price (R 100) every First Friday of the month: 16:00 – 21:00. Last entry at 20:30.

Free entry for African citizens on presentation of an ID: Every Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00.


For more information please contact Zeitz MOCAA:

Tel: +27 (0)87 350 4777

Email: info@zeitzmocaa.museum


To view the exhibition on the Zeitz MOCAA wesbite please click here

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