Everard Read Gallery
Nicola Bailey: 'The Tenderness of Ghosts'
Date: 5 May - 28 May 2022
The Everard Read Gallery proudly presents Nicola Bailey's solo exhibition 'The Tenderness of Ghosts' this May. Bailey has worked primarily in bronze sculpture for this exhibition. Her work interrogates the relationships between humans and domesticated species, specifically dogs, cats and birds. She explores through her art the idea of a world populated only by humans and the animals they choose to keep or eat. Don't miss this thought-provoking exhibition.
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Open Studios 2022
Date: 28 May 2022 and 29 May 2022
Victoria Yards will be hosting the Open Studios 2022 event this May. Join them over two days for a tour of studios around the city. Different art buildings will participate, including Bag Factory Artists' Studios and the Living Artists Emporium. The event is free to the public, but you must reserve tickets to secure a spot. This exciting collaboration of artists and spaces is not to be missed. You'll be treated to a front row seat to some of the best up and coming artworks in the city.
UJ Art Gallery
'Bodyland - A Site for Contemplation'
Date: 7 May 2022 - 3 June 2022
The UJ Art Gallery will be hosting 'Bodyland - A Site for Contemplation' from the 7th of May to the 3rd of June 2022. This exciting exhibition interrogates mankind's need for geographical markers and the disconnect between our bodies and the land. The exhibition features work from five well-established artists who worked for over a year developing the showcase. Come and marvel at their work and expand your cultural horizons at this world-class art gallery. It's the perfect way to get back into the art scene after a long hiatus. Not to be missed.
ABSA Art Gallery
'Voices: Past and Present'
Date: Opens 1 June 2022
ABSA, a leading financial services provider in Africa, opened a new art gallery on the 19th of May 2022. The gallery is located at the ABSA Head Office Precinct in central Johannesburg. The first exhibition hosted at the gallery is titled 'Voices: Past and Present' and features artworks recently exhibited at the 2022 Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. The exhibition was launched virtually through the ABSA Art Hot Spot platform and will be available to view in person at the gallery from 1 June 2022. We can't wait to visit the new space and soak up the artistic atmosphere!
Gallery visits must be arranged by appointment via [email protected].
SMAC Art Gallery
Joni Brenner: Between you and me - Four Models in the Studio
Date: 21 May 2022 - 2 July 2022
SMAC Art Gallery in Parkhurst presents Joni Brenner's solo exhibition 'Between you and me: Four Models in the Studio' this winter. Brenner has worked with four long term male models since the mid 1990s. This exhibition catalogues Brenner's process and the encounters she has had with the four models over the last three decades. Her portraits function as maps too; tracing the passing of time and etching the reality of death into the life affirming medium of sculpture and stone casting. We have a feeling that this will be one of the best exhibitions of the season, carrying a gravitas and significance that few others achieve. Make sure to visit SMAC gallery this chilly season or you'll sorely miss out.
WITS Art Museum
TENX10: 100 Artworks by women and gender diverse artists
Date: 15 March 2022 - 23 July 2022
WITS University celebrates 100 years of excellence in 2022. To mark the occasion, the WITS Art Museum will be presenting TENX10; an exhibition of 100 artworks by women and gender diverse artists. The artworks also span 100 years, with the earliest from around 1920. The exhibition is curated around 10 themes, including Relationships, History, Identity, Place, Memory, Travel, Transition, Textual, Home and Found Objects. Visitors are encouraged to share their interpretations of the artworks and their associated themes with each other and the WAM family. This showcase is all about collaboration and meaning making, so come along to make your contribution.
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