Taking place in Jozi this week are a host of events in line with women’s month. From night markets and pussy parties, to exhibition openings and of course, our very own X Conference for creative womxn. If you find yourself with some free time this week, make sure you check out at least a few of these events.
Tuesday 9 August 2016
Neighbourgoods Women Day Market
The popular Neighbourgoods Market hosts their Women’s Day installment. Pull through for a day of gourmet treats and well crafted cocktails, whilst browsing through their design section and enjoying live entertainment all from the comfort of their scenic rooftop venue. In the spirit of the commemorative day, a special cocktail will be available for the women. More details on Facebook.
Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg, 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein // 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 10 August 2016
The regular platform for femme DJs and artists is back again this Wednesday at Kitcheners boasting a brilliant line-up. If you haven’t heard of the events before, the Pussy Parties are, in their own words “A pro-femme community. An experiment in amplifying feminine energy on dance floor. A group meditation on the concept of yeilding, beyond the gender binary.” Wednesday’s line-up sees Maria McCloy, Phatstoki, Rosie Parade, Ella G and none other than Dope Saint Jude who’s putting on her debut Jo’burg performance. Free entrance for women and students. More details on Facebook.
Kitcheners, Corner Juta and De Beer St, Braamfontein // 8pm – 3am
Thursday 11 August 2016
Beasts of No Nation | A group exhibition
A group show featuring the new works of artists, Fleur de Bondt, Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa and Pebofatso Mokoena, Beasts of No Nation opens this Thursday at Hazard Gallery. The artists, who were each awarded a year-long studio bursary at Assemblage by The African Art’s Trust, interrogate their ideas about monsters and abysses to create a series of group conversation drawings. Through this exhibition the artists aim to create a series of challenges that prompt creativity and veer away from the preciousness surrounding the artists and their opinions. Find out more about the exhibition and the individual artists on Facebook.
Hazard Gallery, 264 Fox Street, Maboneng // 6pm – 9pm
Friday 12 August 2016
Wits Young Artist Award
For the past few years, the annual Martienssen Prize has been awarded to honour artistic excellence produced by senior Wits Fine Arts students and foster links between the Division of Visual Arts and other art institutions in the city. This Friday sees the first annual Wits Young Artist Award (WYAA). Through interrogating the processes of submission, adjudication, and project manifestation, the WYAA implements the mandate of decolonizing the art competition itself. More details on Facebook.
The Point of Order, cnr Bertha and Stiemens Streets, Braamfontein // 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 13 August 2016
Creative Womxn Conference
Featuring an exciting cross-disciplinary all-womxn speaker lineup, the 10and5 X Conference for Creative Womxn is a one-day event will be an intimate and inclusive gathering for like-minded creatives to meet, learn and discuss.The womxn who’ll be speaking at this year’s event are renowned artist Zanele Muholi, writer and strategist Dinika Govender, comedians Thenx Ladies, performance artist Anthea Moys, Prufrock editor Helen Sullivan, writer and performer Koleka Putuma, author Mohale Mashego, jewellery maker and entrepreneur Katherine-Mary Pichulik, trends analyst Nicola Cooper, choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba, and M&G arts editor Milisuthando Bongela. Meet the speakers here and grab your tickets here.
Diane Victor: ‘Fire starter’
An exhibition of a new series of works by Diane Victor, Fire Starter will see the artist create from the ashes of a decommissioned currency, new work. Two public performances will take place although booking for these is essential. The artist’s works will be available for public viewing after these performances. Times and details on Facebook.
Fried Contemporary Art Gallery, 1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria // 10am – 1pm
LOVE DON’T LIE – A solo exhibition by LOVE
Opening at Grayscale Gallery, Love Don’t Lie is the third exhibition from Johannesburg-based artist LOVE. The exhibition will feature new works in the form of paintings, sculptures, multimedia works, and prints. More details on Facebook.
Grayscale Gallery, 33 De Korte Street, Braamfontein // 12pm – 7pm