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Selected venues in and around Laingsburg

Laingsburg Coat of Arms

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Various Artists at Selected venues in and around Laingsburg

Noli Procrastinare, meaning 'don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today' is a public art project commemorating the 30th anniversary of the devastating 1981 Laingsburg Flood.

Led by Kathryn Smith and Verna Jooste on behalf of the Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University, the project has been realized by art students from the University of Stellenbosch and the local community of Laingsburg. Through a series of workshops between the artists and this community it was determined what kind of artwork could represent the full complexity of the flood experience, both for those who lived through it, and for those who have inherited these memories from a previous generation. The works, therefore, are a result of collective authorship and include permanent memorial pieces as well as temporary actions.

Five public artworks and an installation in the Flood Museum Foyer will be formally unveiled on Saturday January 22 at 11h00. 

Guest artist Robert Weinek together with Afrika Burn, presents a large-scale fire sculpture on the grounds of the old Sport Pavilion at 22h00 on Saturday January 22.

For more information about the artworks, please contact Kathryn Smith on 082 773 7033 or

For more information about the Flood Festival, please contact Daleen Kruger on 083 472 9270

For information about visiting Laingsburg, please contact the Laingsburg Tourism Bureau on 023 55 11 868

Participants include: Ydi Coetsee, Anja de Klerk, Katharien de Villiers, Hedwig du Toit, Nathan Gates, Dédrik Lourens, Yolandi Maritz, Karolien Perold, Lyn Siebörger, Marlene Steyn, Chris Swart, Johan van der Merwe, Lee-Ann van der Schyff, Kate van Zyl  and Hanje Whitehead, guest artist Roderick Sauls and storytellers Edgar Whitley and Linda Fortune.

21 January 2011 - 23 January 2011