Category Archives: Art and Exhibitions

‘Visit Work Play’ Joburg Tourism’s message

JOBURG TOURISM AND JOHANNESBURG IN YOUR POCKET COLLABORATE:  ART, SHOPPING AND NEIGHBOURHOOD EXPERIENCES IN JOHANNESBURG Joburg  ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Con Hill  a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination. […]

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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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