I wrote the post (August 10th) which included info on Seeing the Invisible before visiting the exhibition. A friend and I decided on a spontaneous visit yesterday, Thursday – initially a blustery August day which settled into a beautifully warm late winter day. While it is well worth a visit be prepared for some challenges: […]
The doyen of contemporary South African art in Johannesburg is the Goodman Gallery. Started by Linda Givon in 1966 it provided a stable for critically informed , contemporary artists in a time of Apartheid repression and then cultural isolation.
UPDATED 19 JAN 2022. Many of these activities were put on hold during the 2 year Covid Lockdowns and have not restarted so please check before planning to visit any of these events. Along with pop-up shops it’s become popular to have a special event on a particular day of each month making it easy […]
The Casspir project – transformation from symbol of hate and fear to aesthetic object to be admired for its riot of colour, creativity and skill What is a Casspir? Did you know that Casspir is an anagram of the acronyms SAP (South African Police) and CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)? The Casspir was a […]
There is an exciting new addition to the Maboneng precinct: a public art project conceptualized by Kim Lieberman. From warehouse to Arts on Main to Maboneng – gentrification spreads Arts on Main was the first development in the ever-increasing neighbourhood of Maboneng. In 2008/9 Jonathan Liebmann bought a block of warehouses (the old Corlett Construction […]
Small Worlds I’m a sucker for things miniature. It has something to do with being under the illusion of control. We can look down on an entire scene and take it all in at once – a bit like Dame Folly in Netherlandish 15th Century broadsheets. There is a satisfying coherence. Miniature artist Thomas Doyle […]
EDITED MAY 2022. Sadly Piece has closed completely and Art Eye as moved north to Fourways area. Ellis House is home to various artists studios and on Sunday 29th May 2022 there will be an open day. Somehow this post was written back in December 2016, and got lost in drafts. So apologies that it’s […]
Guests love our noticeboard with all its local information. Liz’s current Pick of the Week mentions two art exhibitions. Brett Murray has a large sculpture exhibition showing at Circa/Everard Read on Keyes Art Mile. At Goodman Gallery, the entire gallery has been turned into a surreal night time beach space. There’s beach sand on the floor and lounger chairs for viewers to watch Mikhael Subotksy’s complex 45 minute 3 screen video installation.
Joburg Tourism and Johannesburg In Your Pocket collaborate: art, shopping and neighbourhood experiences in johannesburg ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination. Jozi […]
FADA Gallery UJ Bunting Rd Campus 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 […]