Tag Archives: Art Galleries in Johannesburg

A trip to Illovo and Melrose North: Bohemia harmonising with trendsetting

It is always such an indulgence travelling down Oxford Road starting in Rosebank, taking the split to the right into Corlett Drive, first entering the suburbs of Illovo and then Melrose North. The reason for this uplifting sensation is the apparent mix of upmarket old-style Johannesburg with the contemporary.  It is not a collision of…
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New Doornfontein – Treviso, ArtEye and Piece

Treviso Cafe I’d recently seen photographs of Treviso Cafe splashed all over Facebook so decided to go and check it out for myself. It wasn’t so much the pics of the food that had astonished me, rather the pics of the view. And if there is a good view in Johannesburg, I want to see…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Street photography in Melville Over the last few weeks the streets of Melville have been abuzz with photographers. Forty two photographers in total! They’re all part of the Alternative Print Workshop community and this month their directive was Melville. ‘Take pics in Melville, black and white only, of anything you want on the Melville streets,…
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A few good things

Sometimes you have a weekend in Jozi that is so good, so good, that you think why would anyone choose to live anywhere else. Here are a few of my Jozi highlights:- The Baker Brothers, Melville These guys are at 27 Boxes and there is literally no reason to buy bread from a supermarket ever…
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Jozi in the rain!

  We’ve had non-stop rain in Jozi for the past two or three days and it is delicious, everything is green, grey and misty, the dams are filling up, the farmers are delighted and we’re all feeling a lot cooler and calmer. We think the best thing to do in this weather is to curl…
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Jozi in December

The December exodus is almost upon us and soon Johannesburg is going to be pleasurably quiet. It’s a great time to be in the city – there’s very little traffic, tons of parking, no queues for movies and the boutiques all have Christmas sales. There is still space available at some of our Johannesburg Guesthouses…
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The Keyes Art Mile

There’s a new development in Rosebank and it’s called the Keyes Art Mile. It’s fabulous, offering a mix of food, fashion, flames and flash. Marble Restaurant The flash and the flames go together, in the form of Marble. Marble is the place in Jozi ‘to be seen.’ It is an extraordinary restaurant, on the third…
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Jozi’s Art Museums

Remember when we all used to go to New York or London, in the days when the exchange rate wasn’t so bad, and visit the art museums? And how we felt that all the art and culture was in big overseas cities and we didn’t have any? Well. It is no longer true. Johannesburg is…
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Add South Africa to your bucket list

South Africa has been voted in as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And we think you need to add it to your 2016 bucket list. Here are some of the must visit places:- Cape Town – it’s seriously one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Mountains, beach, ocean, penguins,…
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2015 Johannesburg Highlights

It’s nearly the end of the year, can you believe it, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Jozi highlights of 2015. Difficult, as there have been so many, but here goes. Feel free to add to the list under ‘Comments’. First Thursdays – We love this event, when galleries in Braamfontein…
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