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 [...]
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This week’s pick: Turbine Hall, Newtown Genre: Architectural heritage & underground diningWhat: The completed Turbine Hall, with bells and whistles, is the finest example of both inner city regeneration and preservation. This architectural icon eclectically fuses the old and new. The mod industrial look, of today, [...]
Liz at Lancaster entered the AA rating process where guests give feedback after their stay to assess the quality of the accommodation, its facilties and the service offered. Liz and her team at Liz at Lancaster : Zac, Catherine and Thandi, were really delighted that Liz at Lancaster reached the final round in the AA and American [...]
Carnival- float meets Christmas -Tree meets Giant- Flower- Arrangement. Driving around ‘the Parks’ (greater Rosebank), I often see the amazing technicolour cart decorated with everything that glitters, shimmers and flutters.
Yesterday I stopped to meet the creator .. Solly .. who proudly told me the history of his trolley. As far back as the mid 1960s, Solly collected tin, alumimium and [...]
In Jozi, on every suburban pavement, busy intersection and traffic island, is a group of hawkers selling flags, mirror covers, soccer glasses, beaded key rings and all things promoting the national flag. It is in the traffic that most Jozi-ites purchase their symbols of support for Bafana Bafana and enter into the spirit of national festivity and pride. I have [...]
From Dispatch On Line 2010/05/18 By MONWABISI JIMLONGO
VOLUNTEERS who will be involved at various stadiums during June’s soccer World Cup tournament are raring to go just less than a month before the finals begin. Already Diego Juan from Argentina has arrived in South Africa as a volunteer from abroad. “I’m happy to be here. This is [...]
FROM PROJECT 2010 Issue 184
On 21 May you will see Joburgers getting their weekend off to a rousing start as they celebrate the 20-day countdown to the 2010 World Cup with a sizzling street party in Vilakazi Street, Soweto, starting at 14:00, notes a Media Update report. ’Once again tourism industry stakeholders throughout the [...]
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 [...]