Tag Archives: South African Art

Prison Diary – Constitutional Hill

If you want to combine a visit that is political, historical, beautiful and moving, then make a plan to get to Constitution Hill to see the incredible exhibit of artworks by the late activist Fatima Meer. Fatima Meer became politically active at the age of 17, fighting South Africa’s apartheid laws. She was first banned…
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Yda Walt

Who is Yda Walt? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for friends, with a fabulous South African and ‘arty’ flavour, then Yda Walt is the person to get hold of. Yda, who is based in Johannesburg, is one of our most creative and talented contemporary artists. She has a range of hand made goods…
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Parktown Girls Pop Up Shop

Parktown High School for Girls have become well known for their brilliant Art Pop Up Shops which take place once or twice a year. Their first event in 2017 is happening on Sunday 02 April and you do not want to miss it. It is a really good opportunity to buy an amazing piece of South African…
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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’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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Sophiatown

Sophiatown is a place of removal and rebirth. In the 1930s, and for about two decades, Sophiatown was the one area in Johannesburg that remained diverse and unified. People lived side by side in this tiny suburb, mostly connected through arts, literature, music and drama. It was one of the most racially integrated areas in…
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Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Art Fair is returning and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the fourth year in a row, and if you haven’t been before, this is one art fair not to be missed. It’s on from the 14th to the 17th July at Turbine Hall in Newtown, a huge exhibition space, with beautiful and…
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MOTMOT

If you are a visitor to Johannesburg and looking for gifts to take home with you, or even just something special to spoil yourself with, go to MOTMOT. It is the most divine specialist shop in Parkhurst and I am a little bit in love with it. The owner, George Nowosenetz, is always in the…
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Jozi on a Saturday

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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