First Thursday Vibes: Discover Keyes Art Mile

Johannesburg’s vibrant cultural scene is set to dazzle once again with the return of First Thursdays at Keyes Art Mile on the 6th of June.

This beloved event promises an evening brimming with artistic splendor, dynamic discussions, and immersive experiences, all nestled in the heart of one of the city’s most iconic art districts, Rosebank.

As you step into Keyes Art Mile, you’ll be greeted by the striking artwork of Mark Modimola, the 2023 Amex ZA Graphic Arts Challenge winner. His expansive piece, adorning the exterior facade of the building, sets the tone for an evening where art takes center stage, drawing guests into the local creative landscape with every brushstroke and color.

The artistic journey continues within the halls of Keyes Art Mile. BKhz and Gallery 1 will unveil new exhibitions, offering fresh perspectives and innovative works that are sure to captivate. For those keen on exploring the intersection of technology and creativity, IQOQO will host a panel discussion on creativity and AI, sparking conversations that could redefine the future of art.

Don’t miss the ongoing exhibitions by Bambo Sibiya at CIRCA and Michael MacGarry at Everard Read, each presenting compelling narratives and unique artistic expressions.

This edition of First Thursdays also marks the Johannesburg launch of The Manor’s exhibition, “Sibadala Sibancane.” Featuring the works of photographers Mikhailia Petersen and Lebogang Tlhako, this exhibition coincides with the release of the photography book *Reflecting B(l)ack*. Curated by Trevor Stuurman, this collection highlights the brilliance of photographers from across the continent, including Andile Buka, Athi-Patra Ruga, and Imraan Christian.

A Night to Remember

First Thursdays at Keyes Art Mile is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of Johannesburg’s rich cultural depth. It’s a chance to come together, to support the arts, and to engage with the community in meaningful ways. From stunning visual art to lively discussions, delicious food, and vibrant music, this night promises something for everyone.

So, mark your calendars for the 6th of June and join us for an unforgettable Thursday night at Keyes Art Mile. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of Johannesburg’s creative circuit.