This week in Joburg there are some great curated group openings, solo shows, special women’s month skills share events and the first solo exhibition in South Africa of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.
Tuesday 16 August 2016
Night Owls #13
There’s a special all-women lineup for this edition of Night Owls skill-swap. Sign up to learn a new skill, and in turn, teach someone yours. On offer this edition is fabric card weaving, bra bedazzelling, macrame and a scent orientation. More info on Facebook.
111 Smit Street // 7pm
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Ladies, Wine, Design
A bring & share inspiration session for women in creative fields to share work that inspires them and possibly someone else in the room. For more info and to reserve your spot, check out the website.
Priest Espressobar, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood // 6pm
Thursday 18 August 2016
Skull, a group show
Skull is an exhibition of artworks that look at how artists interpret and experience the variety of uses or meanings of the human skull. Participating artists include Dirk Bahmann, Richard Forbes, Peter Mammes, Rhett Martyn, Maxwell & Neil Nieuwoudt and Johan Thom. More info on Facebook.
Fried Contemporary,1146 Justice Mahomed Street, Pretoria // 6pm
Hail Mary, a solo exhibition by Louis Minnaar
A presentation of new works by the artists. More info on Facebook.
No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden // 6:30pm
Friday 19 August – Saturday 3 September 2016
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
This year’s digital arts festival is themed ‘Afro Tech Riot’, and will explore ideas of community, femininity, notions of the spiritual, and African knowledge systems in the creative, innovative and technological space. This will come to life in an unmissable calendar of events and a residency all happening in and around Braamfontein. Find more info on Facebook and the full calendar here.
Saturday 20 August 2016
Dreamers, by Shirin Neshat
For her first solo exhibition with the gallery, Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat will debut two significant new video installations, Roja (2016) and Sara (2016), including new photographs from the Roja series. These two works form part of a trilogy of video installations titled Dreamers, which explore the world of women’s dreams. More info on Facebook.
Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave // 11am
Fabric & Fashion District Tour
Join this walk through Little Ethiopia & the Fashion District in Joburg, stopping in at fashion schools, fabric shops and Ethiopian cafes. Check Facebook for more info and to book.
Meet at The Fashion Shack Restaurant, 130 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg // 10am