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A quick guide to Joburg’s main art galleries

Joburg has long been regarded as the Cinderella at the cultural ball, in the shadow of her more glamorous step-sister, Cape Town.  However, the city has emerged during the last 20 years as a dynamic centre of  cutting-edge arts activity, offering a whole range of art galleries catering to the tastes of cultural aficionados and [...]

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Joburg’s art galleries; what’s on during September

There are a number of interesting exhibitions on at the moment in Joburg and the Parks galleries. Spanning thirty-five years of Simon Stone‘s work, from 1978 – 2013, this retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery only has another week before closing on the 14th September. Stone uses recognizable imagery in his work which makes it [...]

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Upcoming visual arts events in the parks and Jozi inner city

  Faith47’s Fragments of a Burnt History is showing at David Krut Projects Parkwood from 8 November until early 2013.  Faith47, a street artist based in Cape Town, who has a well-established international profile.  She is increasingly developing a cross-over from street to studio Fragments of a Burnt History and her current show includes both [...]

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Works from Absa’s collection go on show

Opening on Thursday 17th November (along with Robyn Penn at Arts on Main) is Land, Now and Then, an exhibition based on selected artworks from the Absa collection which explores ways in which landscape(s) across South Africa have been historically used, portrayed, read and/or understood.      Where: 161 Absa Towers North, Absa Art Gallery

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