I’ve spoken to a lot of Joburger’s over the past few weeks who are ready for hibernation this winter. People complain that with the cool weather there is nothing to do and although a few doors do close during winter(excuse the pun) there are a few doors still open, and they are entertaining doors too!
I’m talking about art! Art goes very well with winter because you can get dressed all ‘arty’ with coats and scarves, which suites the art scene. The cool weather doesn’t only allow you to dress arty but it also makes for a big glass of red wine, the prefered drink of the art scene. lol.
I’ve put together a quick list of exhibitions you should know about!
Galleria Gibello Launch
Topping the list is the opening of a new gallery in Johannesburg, something we love to see! Fine art nature photographer Caroline Gibello, will launch her Johannesburg gallery at the Design Quarter in Fourways on Thursday, 19th of April, 2012. Design Quarter, Fourways.
Balance or Trangression at Resolution Gallery
Resolution is a small space but always features the most innovative and inspiring exhibitions, and Balance of Transgression is no exception. Ricardo Fornoni describes the exhibiton as “a low-down visual magic affair”. 142 Jan Smuts Avenue. Ends on 2 May.
City of Gold Art Festival
Three walls around the inner city will be painted graffiti style by top internationals and locals. Last years festival was a huge success, it saw fans of the urban art scene swarming to catch a glimpse of the pro’s at work. Afronova Gallery, 155 Smit Street, Braamfontein. 15 April to 21 April. Call +27 83 726 5906 for more info.
Transference at JAG
Vumelani Sibeko and Senzo Shabangu look at the trolley pushers of the inner city using print, paint and installation. A nice mixed bag of mediums – something for everyone. JAG, King George Street, Joubert Park. Ends 22 April.
Fine Lines at UJ Arts Gallery
KZN based artist, Louise Hall looks at the relationship between drawing and painting through a series of images. UJ Arts Gallery, Corner of Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park. Ends 25 April.
Drawing clouds in the Karoo
Strijdom van der Merwe brings you his unique brand of photography, imposing a rusted wire into beautiful natural shots. Circa on Jellicoe Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Road, Rosebank. Ends 5 May.