Monthly Archives: October 2011

What makes Rosebank such a special leisure destination?

What makes Rosebank special? What makes Rosebank so different from say, for example, Sandton. Sandton’s leisure and shopping area is focused on the huge enclosed 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 […]

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A speciality store with 23 000 titles right here in Craighall Park

Video Spot Colony Centre Craighall Park     Four blocks from Liz at Lancaster is the well-known Video Spot in the The Colony, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue  Tel: 011 447 1401 .   Their selection of movies is amazing – from the latest releases to golden oldies, British crime and detective series and arthouse movies.  Customers come from […]

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Responses to curator Ricky Burnett’s latest show, ‘Horse’, have been mixed

Horse at Everard Read Gallery curated by Ricky Burnett 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 […]

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Want to get in on the ground floor with buying South African art?

Artists’ Proof Studios: entry level art buying Entry level housing, entry level cars and now the art market is talking of entry level art buying.  Some of the people who have started at Artist’s Proof Studios in Fordsburg are already making it big in the art world but there is the opportunity of buying their works […]

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Who says Joburg doesn’t have good theatre?

Two challenging plays return to the Market Theatre: Death of a Colonialist and Girl in the Yellow Dress  To quote Kentridge’s famous line:  ‘Johannesburg, second greatest city after Paris ‘ ….  Well, we might not have the range and selection of live theatre of the West Ends and Broadways but we get a lot of […]

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