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The Joburg Art Scene in early 2012

The dawning of 2012 with the various art exhibitions has crept up and taken me by surprise so I have missed a whole lot of openings.    Jessica Webster’s exhibition Mainly Benoni. And Paintings opens at 12 pm today at Nirox Projects on Arts on Main Showing at In Toto is She@Intoto a group show on […]

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Southern Sun set to do major overhaul on The Grace hotel in Rosebank

Southern Sun buys The Grace Hotel Southern Sun recently bought The Grace hotel  in Rosebank  for R85m.  They are planning to do major refurbishments to the 73 room hotel and turning it into a boutique hotel targeting corporates, but with an intimate feel.  Southern Sun managing director Graham Wood said it will be Southern Sun’s first […]

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The 5th Season of the New York Met operas live in HD has started at Cinema Nouveau in Johannesburg

Live in HD New York Met 2011/12 season The New York Met Opera  live in HD is  back for the 5th season and showing at Cinema Nouveau in the Rosebank Mall (under 10 minutes from Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse). Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko and directed by David McVicar started showing on 4 Nov. Although […]

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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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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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