Category Archives: Art and Exhibitions

Every winner has a loser : William Kentridge’s ‘Triumphs and Laments’ on the banks of the Tiber in Rome

What’s not to get passionate about?  – a chance to visit Rome to meet up with a long -time friend and ex-Wits colleague Michael and various of his family. But just as exciting as the idea of spending time in Rome, is the fact that Michael is an art historian and had been asked to […]

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Exhibitions galore – catch them before they close at end of August

There are several exciting exhibitions showing until the end of August. At the University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus is the VIAD FADA centre – a real mouthful when spelt out in full: Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, part of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.  And at the FADA gallery […]

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A day in the sun enriched by sculpture, friends and laughter

I’m ashamed to admit this, but I’m sure I have more photos of Nirox than I do of my beloved grandchildren.  Well … I don’t think that is quite true but every time I come back from a visit to this most magnificent of places, that’s how it feels.   These grounds are so extraordinarily beautiful […]

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What’s in a Pop Up?

Pop-up shops are becoming more and more popular for understandable reasons:  theoretically stock is moved quickly; the overheads are low; there’s a specific target market; the product can be seasonally geared, etc.  However, given all this, I think that some Pop Ups work better than others. A few weeks ago I went to Opening the […]

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Jozi’s cultural scene is packed with wondrous offerings this week

Jozi’s cultural calendar is very full this week with lots of amazing events to choose from.   Apart from all the exhibitions which are on (see last week’s blog on, the long-awaited Matisse exhibition ‘Rhythm and Meaning’ opens at the Standard Bank on Wednesday 13th.  Sure to be a block buster (the 2007 Matisse exhibition […]

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