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See this, do that: Joburg | 26 April – 2 May 2016

With two public holidays this week the creative events lineup is trim but interesting, with a group show at a new gallery space in Melville, a short run of James Cairns’ Dirt, and the start of a pop-up Prints on Paper shop.    

Tuesday 26 April 2016 

Into the Light, an exhibition by Marcus Neustetter 

Using light as a medium for storytelling, Marcus Neustetter explores archaeological and cosmological mysteries in his quest for meaning. His artistic investigations focus on the spaces in-between, within and between these disciplines. More info on Facebook

WAM, cnr Jorrisen Street and Bertha Ave, Braamfontein // 6pm

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Otherwise, group exhibition at Sosesame 

Otherwise is a group exhibition comprising 30 contemporary South African artists. The exhibition endeavours to outline the eccentricities of singular and/or outlandish side of human experience in a contemporary sphere, which in itself is a very broad title that artists can interpret at their own discretion. It is based on the idea of non-conformity and peculiarity, which subsequently coincides with Freedom Day being celebrated locally the day after our official opening. More info on Facebook

Sosesame Gallery, crn 4th Ave and 7th St Melville // 6:30pm  

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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Dirt, at POPArt Theatre 

This multiple award winning highly acclaimed piece will be performed at POPArt shortly before heading off to the Brighton Festival. Described as “A robust, hilarious, story about three old friends on their way to bury a fourth. A story of male friendships” staring James Cairns. More info and show times on the Facebook event page

POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng // 8pm

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POP pop-up shop

Prints on Paper pop-up shop featuring new works by Isaac Zavale, Minenkulu Ngoyi, Sanele Jali, Sthembiso Zwane, Nicci Olivier, Fleur de Bondt, Renee Johannes, Fiver Locker, and Sifiso Themba. More info on Facebook

27Boxes, 4th Avenue, Melville // 10am

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Saturday 30 April 2016 

Alphabet Zoo Zine Exhibition II 

Over 3 weeks in April, Alphabet Zoo hosted zine making nights at the Bubblegum Club project space in Newtown. Participants in the zine making events identified themes to be explored ranging from Youth Protests to Gentrification in Johannesburg and Soweto’s Musical Heritage. The zines produced during the residency will now be showcased and sold at Bubblegum Club as part of Pic Nic Newtown, a new outdoor lifestyle-event which happens every Saturday at WorkShop Newtown. More info on Facebook

Work Shop New Town, Newtown Junction, cnr Miriam Makeba and Gwigwi Mrwebi // 12pm

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