Category Archives: Art and Exhibitions

Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week 25th Nov: Piece in the Firs, Rosebank

Piece in the Firs in Rosebank is one of Joburg’s most special shops run by a remarkable woman.  Their printed ‘brochure’ says it all: Expect the unexpected – pieces with attitude where old meets new, and contemporary design meets ancient tradition Started by Eugenie Drakes in 2000,  Piece showcases a variety of South Africa’s exquisitely crafted [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week: The Jan Smuts Art strip

There are currently several not-to-be missed exhibitions showing at some of the galleries clustered along the Jan Smuts art strip.    Showing at Goodman Gallery is Gerhard Marx’s exhibition Lessons in looking down. Remember that extraordinary work at the Joburg Art Fair – Gerhard Marx’s mosaic vertical wall depicting an aerial view of part of Joburg [...]

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Opening on Thursday night: Marx at Goodman and Wilsenach at Circa

Marx’s exhibition Lessons in looking down opens at the Goodman Gallery on Thursday evening at the Goodman Gallery.   The exhibition takes its name from a chapter in Jules Verne’s book A Journey to the Centre of the Earth.  Verne’s two geologists discover a potential route into the centre of the Earth, and Verne has them prepare [...]

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Gerhard Marx’s exhibition opens at Goodman Gallery Parkwood on Thursday

  Remember that extraordinary work at the Joburg Art Fair – Gerhard Marx’s mosaic wall depicting an aerial view of a section of Joburg Central.  A Tour de Force  technically, conceptually and aesthetically.  Now Marx’s exhibition entitled Lessons in looking down  which explores the same issues, opens at the Goodman Gallery on Thursday 14th November [...]

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Liz at Lancaster’s Pick of the Week – Umhlaba at WAM

    I had a rushed visit to Umhlaba, the photographic exhibition marking the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act, which is currently showing at Wits Art Museum. Because of the topic – the contested nature of land and landscape in South African society, this exhibition cannot be anything but tough and hard-hitting.  Superbly [...]

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