See this, do that: JHB | 26 July – 1 August 2016

It’s an eventful few days in Jozi this week so if you haven’t blown your paycheck yet, why not spend a bit of it on a tiny tattoo, a creative morning, a lesson in boiling eggs, or a day of fun in the sun at our very own Lawn Games Tournament?

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Suddenly a Dissident: Wallen Mapondera & Admire Kamudzengerere

Inspired by a poem written in 1986 by the ‘anarchic’ Zimbabwean novelist, poet and social rebel Dambudzo Marechera, Suddenly a Dissident is an artistic re-examining of Marechera’s prophetic poetry through a contemporary lens by Harare-based artists Wallen Mapondera and Admire Kamudzengerere. The exhibition is taking place at Point of Order and opens on Wednesday 27 July and runs into August First Thursdays. Walkabouts with the artists will take place on select days so make sure you follow the Facebook event for all the details. 

Point of Order, Cnr Bertha & Stiemens, Braamfontein // 6pm


Thursday 28 July 2016

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios presents: Restore the Feeling

A solo project by studio artist Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Restore the Feeling is a one night only event that marks the end of Bogosi’s year long residency at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studio. Contact or head over to Facebook for more. 

The Bag Factory, 10 Mahlatini Street, Forsburg, 2001 Fordsburg // 6-8:30pm


iSwareyi brings Lidudumalingani to Jozi

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is a Cape Town-based author, photographer and filmmaker. He has published criticism, non-fiction and photographs across a variety of publications and is the recent Caine Prize 2016 winner. He is currently at work on a documentary and a film too, but will take some time to come up to Jozi for an engaging and interesting evening at Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg. Get your tickets here and head over to Facebook for updates on the event. 

Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg, 17, Lower park Drive Corner Kerry Road // 6pm

Lidudumalingani at a room at the Lincoln College in Oxford, reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen: an American lyric

Gawie Joubert’s Biophilia

Taking place at In Toto Gallery, an exhibition showcasing Gawie Joubert’s delicate ink and charcoal figures opens this Thursday. Through his work, the Kwa-Zulu Natal- born artist interrogates and reflects upon patriarchy, homosexuality, and constructs of masculinity, drawing on all of his own experiences, memories and perceptions. Find more on the artist on Facebook.  

In Toto Gallery, 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 st. Andrew Street, Birdhaven // 6-9pm


Kalashnikovv Gallery Presents: Alexandra Ross – how to boil an egg

There are many ways to boil an egg, this much we know. There is also much meaning in the idea of an egg and this is what Alexandra Ross seeks to explore in the Kalashnikovv exhibition, how to boil and egg. The exhibition runs for three days only, with the artist being present and available for questions on all three days. Keep up to date with the exhibition on Facebook so you don’t miss out.   

Kalashnikovv Gallery 153 Smit Street, Braamfontein // 6:30-9:30pm


Friday 29 July 2016

Creative Mornings: Miss Milli B

The Creative Mornings talks have been gaining steady traction for a while now and for good reason too. The talks see different speakers every session, each speaker weaving their own experiences into a specific topic. This session’s speaker is Mail & Guardian arts editor and Feminist Stokvel member Milisuthando Bongela who will speak broadly on the topic of love. Get your tickets here and find more info on Facebook

The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret McIngana St, Newtown // 8:30am


10and5 Lawn Games Tournament for Creatives 

It’s almost here! The second ever 10and5 Lawn Games Tournament for Creatives takes place this Friday and you’re all invited. Bring a few friends or come alone, but make sure you’re ready for a day filled with good food, drinks, music and even better games. Tickets are available here and you can find out all you need to know over here.

Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Street, Greenside // 1-6pm


Saturday 30 July 2016

Tiny Tattoo Grandanza 

Looking to get a tattoo, but scared to take the leap? Or maybe you’re rapidly running out of space on your body. Why not get a tiny tattoo? Taking place at Revolutionary Ink this Saturday, the Tiny Tattoo Grandanza is offering a day of tattoos at great prices. No booking are required, but the tattoo designs are limited to the designs on the poster. R200 gets you your own tiny tattoo and from then on it’s R100 for every extra tattoo you get. Make sure you read all the details on the Facebook event before pulling through and don’t forget those IDs kids!

Revolutionary Ink, Corner Jan Shoba St. and Prospect St., Pretoria // July 30 at 9am to July 31 at 6pm

The Parkhurst Village Fair

Not all that into tattoos? Or maybe you are and you want to show off your new ink in public. Head over to the annual Parkhurst Village Fair at Verity Park where over 100 stalls will offer food, drinks, locally sourced goods and more. This year the fair will have a distinctive urban playground theme with an emphasis on interactive and all-inclusive family activities. Get you tickets here and keep up to date with the event on Facebook

Verity Park, 2193 Parkhurst // 9am-4pm

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