See this, do that: Joburg | 19 – 25 April 2016

This week’s guide to creative events in Joburg includes a group exhibition about sex, a creative skills swap, a bloggers’ meet up and the autumn edition of Kamers amongst many others.  

Tuesday 19 April 2016 

Night Owls #11

A monthly skill-swap events where someone will teach you a new art, and you in turn, have the opportunity to teach someone yours. The intention is about broadening creative knowledge and building a community. This month’s skills include drawing, makeup and isiZulu basics. More info on Facebook

J&G The Hive, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein // 7pm 

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Wednesday 20 April 2016 

Jobest Club Creative Edition

The Jobest Club is a community aimed at bringing together South Africa’s bloggers, Instagrammers, influencers, photographers and all-round creatives to create a collaborative space where people can come together, share ideas and make new friends. More info and to book tickets go to the Facebook event page.

Mr Big Stuff,87 Juta Street, Braamfontein // 7pm

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Wednesday 20 – Sunday 24 April 2016 

Kamers Autumn 

For 13 years, KAMERS has showcased an ever-growing community of hand-crafted, passionately-made and proudly South African products. In 2016, will once again present a treasure trove of new and established creative ‘maker’ entrepreneurs. More info on Facebook

St Johns Collage, St Patrick rd, Houghton Estate 

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Architecture talk series

Architecture-meets-Art in post-apartheid South Africa. A critical dialogue between art and architecture is sorely lacking in South Africa. While architecture delivers public, physical structures, endowed with seeming omnipresence, art, as an unrestrained field, has the capacity to expose and re-construe the human condition. In the hot seat: Artist Stephen Hobbs in conversation with leading architects and collectors on the relationship between art and architecture. More info on Facebook

David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood // 6pm

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Thursday 21 April 2016 

Sex, a group show

Curated by Lerato Bereng, SEX is a group exhibition that poses a set of ongoing responses to the question ‘sex?’ which was offered to artists as a curatorial proposition. SEX is a kaleidoscope of positions unearthing sexual narratives from Johannesburg, South Africa and the continent. The exhibition examines the sexual timeline found in the South African media and the oral history of memorable spaces and moments in the past decade. More info on Facebook

Stevenson, 62 Juta St. Braamfontein // 6pm 

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What does it all mean?

The gap between what the artist intended to say and how the audience receives the work informs or distorts the meaning of an artist’s work. This project by Nkosinathi Khumalo and Themba Mbuyisa invites the viewer’s participation, as a meaning is more than a fixed process. More info on Facebook

GoetheonMain, 245 Main Street // 6pm

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New Work by Luke Botha 

A solo exhibition of new work. More info on Facebook. 

In Toto Gallery, 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St. Andrew Street, Birdhaven // 6pm 

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Kill you eat you, an exhibition of vases by Lucinda Mudge 

Lucinda Mudge’s extraordinary vases captivate the eye with their rich colours and intricate detail. Yet beneath their glimmering surfaces lies a familiar world simmering with paranoia and tension. As an observer of both the visual and the socio-political, this collection of 25 new vases draws inspiration from a wide variety of references including cartoons, pop songs, fabric designs, and Art Deco vase patterns, resulting in whimsical collisions of violence and beauty. More info on Facebook

Circa Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank // 6pm

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Wilderness by Neill Wright 

An exhibition of new works. More info on Facebook

Circa Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank // 6pm

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For what it’s all worth II, by Dillon Marsh 

Dillon Marsh, a Cape Town based artist, uses photography and image manipulation to depict the exploitation of mineral resources at various mines in South Africa in his art. Marsh explains that he uses photography to explore the relationship between human beings and the environment. Marsh furthermore states that “my work has often isolated and emphasised specific features of a particular landscape, from suburban areas to more desolate rural scenes – usually elements that illustrate how we engage both deliberately and unintentionally with the world around us”. More info on Facebook

Gallery MOMO, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North // 6pm

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