01 Mar A guide to First Thursdays & other things to see and do: JHB | 1–8 March 2016
It’s the first week of a new month which means that it’s time for First Thursdays, and this edition of the popular late night creative event sees the programme expanding to include Newtown. But in addition to FT there are also many other exciting creative events happening this week, like the 2nd edition of Creatives in Conversation on Wednesday, the IAB Digital Summit on Thursday, and for fans of gore, the new Bodyworks exhibition starts today.
Stop 1: Circa Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank
FROM GIYANI TO ALEXANDRA – the journey continues an exhibition of drawings and etchings by Phillemon Hlungwani. More info here.
Stop 2: Gallery MOMO, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North
In his new show entitled Der Heilige Berg II, Jonathan Freemantle has set out on a Homeric quest of exploration for the ‘perfect mountain’ and the vast treasures it has to offer. And, like Odysseus from which the exhibition takes its starting point, Freemantle studies his surroundings attentively for this perfection. More info here.
Stop 3: David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
David Krut Projects is pleased to present Inch x Inch, an eclectic group exhibition of small abstract and figurative works, in which techniques are tested and subject matter is tackled within a limited scale: < 30×30 cm. More info and full list of participating artists here.
Stop 4: David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
The print launch of new works selected from the series in progress, Falling In…, by architect-come-fine-artist
Stop 5: Kalashnikovv Gallery, 153 Smit Street
An exhibition of new work by Andrew Kayser and Jason Bronkhorst. More info here.
Stop 6: Bubblegum Club, 1000 Carr Street, Work Shop New Town
Ulungile Magubane will launch Face to Face, in what she describes as a “three day pseudo-exhibition and conceptual experiment” with an immersive audio-visual performance in the Bubblegum Club project space. More info here.
Other things to see and do
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Body Worlds Vital
The new absolute exhibition for everyone who appreciates a profoundly engaging, thought-provoking and visually striking experience. On until 19 June.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, 20 Miriam Makeba St, Newtown // Opens at 9am
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Drawingrooms featuring Bevan De Wet
Drawingrooms is a CitySoiree that turns turns private homes into an art gallery for one night. All the money from the pledges will go into a “pot” and one lucky attendee’s name will be drawn at the end of the night. That person will get to select one piece of art, or a collection of art works, to a guaranteed minimum value of R4 000 (total amount from pledges). Secret location, click here to find out more.
Creatives in Conversation: The Multi-hyphenator
Creatives in Conversation offer platforms for creatives to be introduced to the content that the upcoming Conference Programme will explore (16 & 17 March). In the Multi-hyphenator session entrepreneur, philanthropist, social commentator and community builder, Shaka Sisulu and multidisciplinary artist, designer and dot-connector Atang Tshikare, will dissect the intersection of multi spheres of practice. This conversation will be guided by brand strategist Anthea Poulos. More info here.
The Con Cowan Theatre on UJ Bunting Road Campus // 6pm sharp
Thursday 3 March 2016
IAM SA Digital Summit
The IAB SA is hosting its second annual IAB Digital Summit in Newtown, Johannesburg. The Summit will bring together leading industry professionals, decision-makers and thought leaders under one roof to exchange and share their experiences about all aspects of digital marketing. More info and to book tickets click here.
Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso Newtown // 9am – 4pm
Saturday 5 March 2016
Satellite Cities artist talkabout with Svea Josephy at WAM
There are many places in South Africa that are connected, through their names, with sites of conflict around the world. Join the artist as she gives insight into her series of large colour photographs that explore what these connections mean to the communities that inhabit them.
Wits Art Museum, cnr Jorrisen Street and Bertha Ave, Braamfontein // 12-1pm
Tzaneen by John Phalane at Gallery AOP
The nature of Phalane’s map art transcends the purely diagrammatic or semiotic. They are not mere signposting. Like many cartographers, Phalane knows that embellishing maps with artistic elements can enhance their effect, making them more compelling through shear visual creativity. More info here.