Over ten years ago the concept of a Cultural Arc was mooted by Prof Carolyn Hamilton, then Head of the Humanities Postgraduate School at Wits. Envisioned as a metaphorical sweeping link between three powerful cultural institutions across the geography of the city, it would connect the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the east, to Wits in [...]
What’s new in the art scene in March?
Along with Gerard Batha’s Paintings from the Karoo, Hermann Niebuhr’s exhibition City Chromatic, Views of Johannesburg opened at Everard Read on 8th March. For a review see http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2012/03/hermann-niebuhrs-city-chromatic-views-of-johannesburg-opens-at-everard-read/. RosenClaire’s Immaterial Matters is on at the Goodman and runs till 24th March. This is the first exhibition in South [...]
If you’re going to Neighbourhoods Market in Braamfontien pop in to Post for a bite to eat bit.
Gerald Garner who wrote Spaces and Places Johannesburg as well as Johannesburg 10Ahead, has recently started walking tour of Jozi’s inner city. On 28th Jan a tour will leave from Mary Fitzgerald Square at 9 am. Billed to see the public art in Newtown, Turbine Hall, Chancellor House, the Anglo American campus, the Ashanti Hotel and [...]
Laurice Taitz is one of Jozi’s champions, particularly of the inner city. Here she writes about some of the public artworks among the 50 odd sites around Johannesburg. Her anecdote about a man coming up to her near Diagonal Street and begging her to take him to America, speaks volumes. His assumption that she must be American [...]
Have posted before on what is new and happening in Braamfontein. The ‘Renaissance’ includes: the Neighbourhood Goods Market , the South Point building refurbishments for urban accommodation (sorely needed for Wits students), and the public art, starting with Van den Berg’s iconic Eland marking the entry into Braamies from the north and including the quirky metal trees [...]
Untitled by Zander Blom
Thursday 27th Oct sees 2 exhibition openings. Zander Blom opens at Stevenson Gallery, Juta St Braamfontein while In Toto Gallery is showing Helen Joseph’s and Jenny Stadler’s works in an exhibition entitled Two: Studio Sessions with Live Models. Minette Vári is showing small collection of new drawings at Goodman’s Viewing Room at the gallery in Parkwood. [...]
Rosemary and Barbara about to tuck into traditional Ethiopian fare
Following on Jonathan Liebmann’s development of the Maboneng precint in the south east of Joburg, with its flagship space Arts on Main, Braamfontein is also being revitalized. Nechama Brodie in her article entitled Regenerate Behaviour: Making the City Sexy, in this week’s Mail and Guardian, http://mg.co.za/article/2011-09-16-regenerate-behaviour-making-the-city-sexy, [...]