Category Archives: Art and Exhibitions

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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#FirstThursday – Late evening opening 7th July

Liz’s Pick of the Week is the exhibition  at Wits Art Museum of Jack Ginsberg’s collection of some 700 Battiss’ artworks and related material. This promises to be a great exhibition. It opened last night 5th July and runs until 9th October.  And while at Wits you can pop down to Origins Museum and see the […]

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Exciting developments in Jozi Inner City: No One Eloff St

Last week’s Pick of the Week was  the  week-end Pop-Up market at Joziburg Lane.  Heeding my own suggestion, on Saturday I met up with a friend who’s always up for a bit of exploring and off we went to No One Eloff (cnr Wemmer Jubilee). Gerald Garner of Joburg Places fame, and the initial developer of […]

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Joey and Topthorn at Circa on Jellicoe

This week’s pick has to be the exhibition at Circa: Joey and Topthorn – featuring the 2 main puppets from War Horse along with other graphic works and sculptures by the Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company. In the staging of Morpurgo’s Warhorse, Topthorn meets Joey as a cavalry horse and Joey is the only horse […]

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