Category Archives: Art and Exhibitions

Normality returns to Joburg art galleries after the Art Fair. See what’s on or opening this evening

The dust has begun to settle after the Joburg Art Fair and everyday life can return to gallery staff and their publics.  There are several recently opened exhibitions and several which are opening in the next couple of weeks.  Exhibitions which are already showing include:   Pieter Hugo’s Kin Stevenson’s Gallery in Juta St. Braamfontein.  [...]

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Joburg’s art galleries; what’s on during September

There are a number of interesting exhibitions on at the moment in Joburg and the Parks galleries. Spanning thirty-five years of Simon Stone‘s work, from 1978 – 2013, this retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery only has another week before closing on the 14th September. Stone uses recognizable imagery in his work which makes it [...]

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Time to hit the Parks and CBD art galleries

    My walking buddy isn’t around this Saturday so I’m going to get an early start and hit the Parks art galleries. There is a lot on with some interesting walkabouts as well.  In Birdhaven at In Toto there is an group exhibition entitled Cache including work by Michael Meyersfeld, Jane Eppel, Robert Hodgins, [...]

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More on South Africa’s ’12th official language’

A couple of years back I wrote a blog about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  See www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/finger-in-the-air-where-do-you-want-to-go .  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs published in 2007.   For nine years Woolf has been [...]

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An iconic sculpture of an iconic man

  I have had the privilege of knowing Marco Cianfanelli since he was a Fine Arts and Art History student at Wits many years back and have followed his career with great interest. I was of course well aware of his monumental sculpture of Mandela constructed at the site of Mandela’s capture near Howick on that [...]

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