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"The meaning of five is many and varied. 5 represents curiosity and adventure; the importance of number 5 runs through every culture and religion in the world..." 


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"Throughout time, the pentagram has been used by many cultures and religions as a magical and sacred symbol and the symbolism of 5 is tied closely to it." 

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"Number five was the lucky number of famous fashion designer Coco Chanel.

A limerick is a 5-line poem or joke.

The Hamsa, meaning 5, Hand, is an amulet commonly worn in the Middle East as protection against the evil eye.

Chinese philosopher Confucius said:'To practice 5 things under all circumstances constitutes perfect Virtue; these 5 are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.'

In the story, David only had 5 pebbles for his slingshot when he killed the giant Goliath.

If you cut an apple in half across the middle, or 'equator,' the seeds form the shape of a pentagram.  So when Eve gave Adam the apple of knowledge, the pentagram became a symbol of wisdom and the power to make your own choices."


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5 is a series of group exhibitions with various artists  curated by Chris Wait

The venue for 5.1 to be announced.

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CHRIS WAIT is a filmmaker & self-taught artist.
He is also the curator of this series of group exhibitions.
You can find out more about him and his art

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"The number 5 is the first good prime number, whose square is greater than the product of any two primes at the same number of positions before and after it in the sequence of primes." 



"An earthworm has five hearts.

The number 5 is the atomic number of the chemical element, Boron.

Most starfish have 5 arms.

Humans have 5 senses - taste, smell, touch, vision, hearing.

Nearly all mammals, as well as amphibians and reptiles, which have fingers or toes, have 5 of them on each hand or foot."




SIMON TAYLOR  is a Cape Town based filmmaker & photographer.
His documentary film called PROGRESS was licensed by
BBC Knowledge, South African Airways and the SABC.
You can find out more about him and his work 

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"In numerology there are traditionally five core numbers: your Life Path number, Birth Day number, Expression number, Personality number and Heart's Desire number.

The number five in numerology is characterized by curiosity; it craves adventure, freedom and a variety of different and exciting experiences in order to feel fulfilled.

The number five is the number of the human being: it symbolizes the four limbs and the head that controls them.

Five is the number of Mercury, and is a lucky number for the star signs Gemini and Virgo.

In the Tarot, five is the card for the Hierophant (the Pope), which symbolizes peace and harmony."


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ISOBEL KNOX is a KwaZulu-Natal artist. She studied fine art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal  and she is represented at the Tatham Art Gallery. See more of her work HERE


THARIEN SMITH is fascinated with perspective, chiaroscuro, and the Fibonacci sequence. She is also very nature orientated and she loves to experiment and explore. See more of her work here HERE


MARILIZE ACKERMAN is a self-taught multimedia artist best known for her illustrated picture book entitled Gordon the Garden Pea. Through a combination of collage and mosaics she enjoys exploring the relations between persons, animals and objects.  See more of her work here HERE