Incredible Illusions 3D Exhibition at The V&A’s Watershed

Incredible Illusions 3D Exhibition at The V&A’s Watershed

For the first time ever, this 3D art exhibition, lands on African soil.

Incredible Illusions – a fun and interactive 3D art experience for the whole family – lands in Cape Town in time for the April school holidays, bringing the largest collection of 3D illusions – created by master artist, Kurt Wenner – to Africa for the very first time. And, once again, Great World Exhibitions – who previously brought us Body Worlds and Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures – is bringing it the exhibition to Cape Town.

It’s a Wenner

Famous 3D-artist Kurt Wenner’s quirky and fun illustrations will be on show. His art,  which has adorned pavements around the world, is completely interactive and engaging, making it a fun experience for everyone to enjoy.

The conventional museum “look but don’t touch” rule doesn’t apply here – something that’s sure to put children and parents at ease.

Also, pulling out your smartphone or camera to take photos and share them on social media is highly encouraged! And, importantly, the exhibition is wheelchair-friendly.

Things are not always as they seem

Another fascinating aspect of the exhibition is that it includes an educational zone – which covers the history of Pavement Art – and explains how and why geometry plays such a pivotal role in 3D painting and immersive art pieces, such as these.

Oh, and did we mention there’s also a Grand Gallery, comprising of 360° 3D illusions, well-supported by a collection of humorous and adventure-driven images, too?

Art Jammin’, maan

Finally, to conclude the experience, there’s an Art Jamming zone where visitors can learn the basics of 3D painting. The paint is nontoxic so it’s definitely safe for kiddies. If you wish to go all splatter-paint Picasso on your clothes, you may want to dress down, as the paint can be almost impossible wash out. (To help combat this, you will receive a complimentary apron.)

The Incredible Illusions exhibition – open daily, from 10am to 7pm – is a fun and engaging way to enjoy, uh, modern art…


Until 23 July 2017


10am – 7pm (last admission at 6pm)


R135 – R180 (adults)
R100  – R120  (children 6 – 17 years)
R390 – R480 (family tickets for 4)
Prices differ between weekdays and weekends/holidays
R100 (per person; groups of 10 or more)
R80 (per learner; school groups of 10 or more)
Free (children 5 years and younger)
Book at Webtickets (excepting school groups)
Tickets bought at the venue are for card payments only (cash payments may be made in Pick ‘n Pay)


071 547 5558


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Time of publication: 04 April 2017

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