From JhbLIve Newsletter 27 May 2010: Johannesburg’s creative minds are gearing up for a six-week long extravaganza of arts, culture, entertainment and literature. The Newtown Festival is set to showcase to visitors, both local and international, the finest that South Africa has to offer. This cultural festival offers an array of goodies throughout June and [...]
The gentle images of a sleeping child shown in prints on the wall are contrasted with themes of sacrifice, violence, dismemberment and war in a tightly conceived and impressive exhibition by Grahamstown artist Christine Dixie, currently showing at AOP [Arts on Paper] 44 Stanley Ave until this Saturday 29th May.
The artist describes her installation: ‘ In the gallery installation, [...]
Visi 26 May 2010 writes:
When one imagines the art capitals of the world, Johannesburg doesn’t come to mind. This isn’t for lack of talent, but for lack of exposure. Fortunately, this situation is about to change thanks to a new initiative called Afro Centric Joburg City Art Tours. These cleverly compiled art tours provide a [...]
On Sunday 23rd - a crisp late autumn May day, In Context was opened at Arts on Main. The work of Goodman Gallery, Nirox Foundation, the Apartheid Museum, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, In Context comprises a series of exhibitions and interventions that engage with the city of Johannesburg. The Arts on Main exhibition includes major foreign artists such [...]
This week’s pick: Foxwood House Genre: Suburban TheatreWhat: Hidden amongst the homes of Houghton stands an intimate theatre – Foxwood House. This space seats a small audience of 100 and its far-from-mainstream programmes include top shows, their drag performances are highly rated. This is the Cinema Nouveau of theatre. The owners, both involved in the [...]
Goodman Gallery Project Space at Arts on Main Opening 23 May 2010, 11h00 Closes 17 July 2010The Project Space is located at Arts on Main, corner Main Street and Berea Street, downtown Johannesburg. Please contact the gallery on 011 788 1113 or visit www.goodman-gallery.com should you require more information.
In Context presents a diverse group [...]
Shows can be booked through www.computicket.com or contact the theatre directly. Great World Cup fare coming up
SHOWING AT JOBURG THEATRE www.showbusiness.co.za Boys in the Photograph
A passionate musical dealing with the power of soccer to heal rifts and bring a fractured community together. Set in Belfast, Ireland, the game of soccer is recreated on stage with some [...]
There are many good quality art exhibitions currently showing, or about to open, in Joburg at the moment.
Showing at the Johannesburg Art Gallery until 1st August and not to be missed is William Kentridge’s I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine a film installation, made during his preparations for his production of the [...]
Fifa concert ready to rock
May 4, 2010 11:01 AM | By Staff Reporter for TIMES LIVE
The final line-up for the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off concert has been announced, and includes local favourites Freshlyground, Hugh Masekela, the Soweto Gospel Choir, the BLK JKS and The Parlotones.
Acclaimed African hip-jop artist K’NAAN, who recently recorded the uplifting “Wavin’ [...]
On Easter Monday a friend and I went to listen to Handel’s Messiah at the Nelson Mandela Square. The covered seating in the tent was packed and despite threatening skies, there were many braving the possible rain in the open air . Fortunately the weather was kind. Richard Cock created his usual magic conducting the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra [...]