Tag Archives: Arts and culture Joburg

More on South Africa’s ’12th official language’

A couple of years back I wrote a blog about using minibus taxis to get around Joburg and the kind of local knowledge that is required to do so.  See www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/finger-in-the-air-where-do-you-want-to-go .  I included an image of the cover of Susan Woolf’s book of taxi signs published in 2007.   For nine years Woolf has been [...]

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Richard Penn’s exhibition opens this Saturday at AOP

          Richard Penn’s new solo exhibition  Horizon opens at AOP  44 Stanley Ave this Saturday. Penn’s painstakingly detailed work is always a treat. The obsessively meticulous pen and ink marks are awe-inspiring in their technical skill and meditative in their repetitive  patterned fields. Opening is on Saturday 25 February at 14:00; Exhibition [...]

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[Nothing] To Do in Joburg [Besides] writes on public art in Central Joburg

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 [...]

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‘Vigil of Departure’ Exhibition by Louis Maquabela at Standard Bank Gallery

To be opened by Marilyn Matin 3rd Aug – 18 Sept ;

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Excellent body of work by Christine Dixie showing at AOP 44 Stanley Ave

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 [...]

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