The Rosebank Region art scene during February

Obie Oberholzer at Circa from 16th February

Obie Oberholzer’s

solo photographic exhibition Long Distance opens at Circa in Lower Rosebank on 16th February and runs till the 10th March.   

Of Dreams and NightmaresJaco van den Heever’s 3rd solo exhibition opened at Art Space on Jan Smuts Parkwood on 1st Feb and runs until F29th Feb. Focusing on the dynamic & changing nature of Johannesburg’s urban landscape he comments on its fraught and complex history.  For more see

Candice Breitz’s Extra opens Tues 8th Feb at the Standard Bank Gallery in Joburg Central and runs until 5th April.

On Thursday 9th Feb Gallery MOMO has its first exhibtion opening of 2012 with a group exhibition including Mary Sibande and Gary Stephens (runs until 12th March). Thursday will be a busy night as Everard Read opens 3 solo exhibitions: Carlo Gamberin, Caryn Scrimgeour, and Jeremy Houghton. Runs until 3rd MArch. And Advance …. Notice which opened at Goodman last Thursday runs until 25th February

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Local is lekker: a braai with a difference

International guests at Liz at Lancaster often ask about where to go to eat really local food. In this age of globalization and fusion food, there are few options.  But here’s a fun one with a difference – real street food – a tshiya nyama meal along with local jazz and art work at  The Braai Shack (TBS). It’s located on Tyrwhitt Avenue in Rosebank  just up from the corner of Keyes Avenue, in the  new, bright red B2 building. See

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Rosebank to Park Station Gautrain link

The opening of the Gautrain station at Rosebank is beginning to make  a difference to people who  want to stay in the Parks region of Johannesburg (the greater Rosebank Region) despite doing business further afield.  A guest staying at Liz at Lancaster at the moment is working at a corporate office in Isando but did not want to stay over in the east near the airport. He takes the Gautrain daily from the Rosebank Station to Rhodesfield and then gets a lift from a colleauge from the office nearby the station – 25 minutes door to door. Increasingly it seems the Gautrain will be used by commuters so it’s a pity that the opening of the Rosebank to Joburg Central  link is delayed (now not due to open before April 2013)  See

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