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. [...]
During October, Katzy’s in the Firs in Rosebank, the favourite haunt of the ’black diamonds’ where expensive whiskey and cigars are the order of the day, will host resident bands such as the Afrique Band, Julia Lamberti, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels and Tokyo Groove, among others. For more see http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/katzys/62/1/134
The Luxurious Monarch Hotel, which was supposed to hit the auction floor on September 28, has been withdrawn from auction by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The hotel will remain standing empty until the IDC decides what to do with it, according to Warren Aronson of Auction Alliance. For more on the Monarch Hotel see [...]
The Gautrain station opening in Rosebank has added a further impetus to the fast growth and development in Rosebank which is seeing an increase in new office and retail spaces. see http://www.rosebank.co.za/view/index/additions_to_thriving_rosebank/62/1/134 Liz at Lancaster is ideally place for easy access to Rosebank being a mere 2.8 km from the Gautrain station. And where possible, we [...]
What makes Rosebank so different from say, for example, Sandton. While Sandton’s leisure and shopping area is focused on the huge enlcosed megamall of Sandton City and the central space of Mandela Square modelled on an Italian piazza. Rosebank however has a greater variety of smaller malls linked by open air areas each with their own different [...]
Upcoming events in Joburg include Winex at Sandton Convention Centre 26-28 Oct followed by the Antique Dealers Fair at Wanderers 28-30 Oct. Liz at Lancaster is only 7 km from Sandton Convention Centre and 5km from Wanderers (up Bompas Rd and down Corlett Drive). So book now!
Praised for being accessible and criticized for being too superficial, Ricky Burnett’s show has certainly generated feet through the door of the Everard Read gallery. I like what he says about the over-intellectualization of the visual image: “If you need to read four books to get to an exhibition, someone has their value system back [...]
Eugenie Drakes fabulous local jewellery and beaded design shop is back again in Rosebank. Piece can be found at Shop 5 The Firs in Rosebank. Wonderful design and beautifully crafted items.
Love the work on the invitation. Exhibition runs until 17th October
The 2005 power blackouts which swept Johannesburg generated a sense of anxiety and unease on many levels. Drawing on this disquiet, as well as on the ghostly evocativeness of the dark nightscapes, Mary Wafer found material for her current exhibition. The sense of unpredictablity which the blackouts brought, filtered into her painting in the form of urban [...]