Tag Archives: Public Art Joburg

Are we one step nearer to the realization of Joburg’s Cultural Arc?

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 [...]

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More on Joburg’s public art: a perfect Valentine’s day message

See http://todoinjoburg.co.za/2012/02/troyevilles-never-ending-bedtime-story-perfect-for-valentines-day/

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More on walking tours of Joburg’s inner city

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 [...]

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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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Sat 26 Nov:Here’s your chance to catch up with the changes in Braamfontein

  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 [...]

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