Clustered around the lower Rosebank/Parkwood border on Jan Smuts Ave is a number of galleries which offer an exciting range of exhibitions http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/rosebank_joburgs_art_destination/62/1/153 Tessa Cuncliffe includes 3 of them in her top 5 galleries ‘for the not so arty’ http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/the_top_5_jozi_galleries_for_the_not_so_arty/136012
Showing at Everard Read from 11th April to 4th May are Pappetti’s large scale canvases [...]
Which comes first – the chicken or the egg? In the case of the built environment it is surely the buildings which must precede the functional possibilities they offer. So as the supply of high rise inner city developments has increased, so the demand for a venue with a view has grown. And there is [...]
The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation runs weekly tours usually on Saturday afternoons. What makes them special is that they explore interesting parts of Johannesburg, often include unusual places and spaces that are off-the-tourist-route, and they are often walking tours. They also sometimes do bus tours (like the Parktown Garden Tour on Sun 17th Feb and the [...]
Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing local Joburg sites and sights. Lebo of Sowetobicycle tours has for many years offered cycling tours. There are various options on offer starting from a 2 hour tour which includes a visit to a worker’s hostel, the Hector Pieterson Museum as well as the route of [...]
Joburg Theatre never has a huge number of shows on offer as there is only a limited number of theatres, but as always what is available, promises not only a wide range of productions (although mostly in the comedic vein) but also excellent quality theatre.
The wonderful holiday fare starts with Janice Honeyman’s annual festive season [...]
Coming up on the 20th October is a tour of the Wits campus. Apart from seeing a range of architectural styles from different decades of the 20th Century, the east campus offers insight into the original planning and layout of the core early buildings while the west campus offers interesting examples of adaptive re-use in [...]
Martin Y Sicilia Nobody can take away the good times we’ve had – Disturbing subject matter, realistic style at Galley Momo 7th Ave Parktown North until 15th October
Nadine Hutton’s photographic exhibition I. Joburg at Room 70, Juta St until 29th September
At Kim Sacks Gallery Traversing shows the works of 3 women potters: [...]
Urban Joburg responds to Monocle Magazine’s binary view of Joburg. Love their description of what Jozi inner city has to offer: ‘We’re a city where one can drink a strong espresso in ‘Little Addis’ before heading off to Fordsburg for a vegetarian biryani AND making a stop at Neighbourgoods for a red [...]
Just discovered a great website on Joburg (bit embarrassed I didn’t know of it before). It’s www. jhbwtc.blogspot.com and it’s the website of the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism. Based at Wits University, their work (as their name indicates) is academic and inter-disciplinary, focusing on critical social analysis. I found an interesting article [...]
There are some interesting exhibitions on at the moment with new ones opening during July.
The Winter exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery is a group show with works by over 30 artists Phillemon Hlungwani, Neil Rodger, Anton Momberg, Velaphi Mzimba, Walter Voigt, Impumelelo Beads, Angus Taylor, Hanneke Benade, Pauline Gutter, Lionel Smit, Deborah Bell, Caryn [...]