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JOHANNESBURG - THE BAG FACTORY ARTISTS STUDIO
THE BAG FACTORY ARTISTS STUDIO
10 Mahlatini Street Fordsburg Tel: 011 834 9181 || Email: info@bagfactoryart.org.za
One of Joburg`s leading visual arts organisations, the Bag Factory was set up to provide studios for artists ? mainly black artists, who at that stage, had very little access to networks and resources in order to build their careers.
JOHANNESBURG - PRIEST
PRIEST
142 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg Cell: 074 515 3247 || Email: wayne@priest.co.za
Priest is a hybrid and experimental exhibition space engendering a wide array of independent and fringe artistic and curatorial activities.
JOHANNESBURG - GALLERY 2
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City Of Gold - Cash for Scrap
Participating: "Toni-Ann Ballenden's practice as an artist is a committed process of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction.

With raw canvas as her core material Ballenden begins by mark making on to the surface, when the composition doesn't immediately resonate Ballenden has the capacity to do what few artists do, she cuts, rips and fragments, trusting that through an extensive and repetitive process of reassembly the final art work will emerge.

The results are powerful, unafraid, committed and authentic visual accounts of this process. Simultaneous order and chaos sit energetically on the surface, the work invokes the city, its mapped geometric organization in juxtaposition to the flow of messy humans who move through it and give it meaning."

- Bronwyn Lace/default.htm > Toni-Ann Ballenden  *

Closing Saturday 30 March 2019
GALLERY 2
140 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Tel: 011 447 0155/98 || Cell: 083 457 4851 || Email: info@gallery2.co.za
Gallery 2 looks to mediate between formalist ideals and the theoretical artistic discourse of contemporary art.
JOHANNESBURG - EVERARD READ JOHANNESBURG
Zoo
 
Zoo, organised by David’s wife Pippa Skotnes, brother-in-law John Skotnes, and Martin Wilson, represents both a continuation of the work and themes that had been at the heart of David’s practice over many years, and a shift in a new direction. 
 
For David, the thread running through all his work was a yearning to understand what he saw as the very extremes of human experience – pain and cruelty, and beauty and freedom – and to find peace from these irreconcilable paradoxes in the expansive space of the wilderness areas of the country he loved.
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David J. Brown *
Closing Sunday 31 March 2019
EVERARD READ JOHANNESBURG
6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank Tel: 011 788 4805 || Email: gallery@everard.co.za
Everard Read is Africa`s oldest commercial art gallery. Since its inception, the gallery has been associated with pre-eminent artists working in Southern Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - CIRCA ON JELLICOE
In/Dependence
through colonialism, apartheid and economic imperialism.
 
As with his lifelong focus on ancient societies, in this work, Slingsby exposes the ways in which inequality is manipulated, legislated and institutionalised to suit an elite. He confronts the issues of ethnic identity and identity politics, as well as the attendant problems of patronage, and the distortion of good governance. He also acknowledges the inherent instability of fixing or freezing social categories and their susceptibility to the overlapping dynamics of culture, economics and politics. And through his work he expresses outrage at the uneven trade-off between history, identity, livelihood and the often bitter fruits of so-called civilisation which, for the poor and the marginalised, often bring servitude, displacement and the status of exiles even within their own lands.
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Robert Slingsby *
Closing Sunday 31 March 2019
CIRCA ON JELLICOE
2 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank Tel: 011 788 4805 || Email: info@circagallery.co.za
CIRCA is about showing off the best that South Africa has to offer and challenging us to rethink what we define as 'art' in its cultural breadth - Mark Read
MIDRAND - MALL OF AFRICA
AFRICA'S ART COLLECTIVE: Autumn Collection
Participating: Various artists *
Closing Sunday 31 March 2019
MALL OF AFRICA
Magwa Cres, Halfway House, Midrand

JOHANNESBURG - MMARTHOUSE
Cognition
Participating: Nkensani Rihlampfu *
Closing Saturday 6 April 2019
MMARTHOUSE
1 Hillcrest Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg Tel: 011 888 9900 || Email: events@mmarthouse.co.za
The Muzi Mavuso Art House - affectionately known as mmArtHouse is a private home of Muzi Mavuso, who is a passionate collector of contemporary art by young emerging artists. The ArtHouse looks to provide a lucrative platform for young artists and collectors to share their works with the public.
JOHANNESBURG - CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY
CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY
Shop 15, Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Cell: +27 84 843 8302 || Email: info@candiceberman.co.za
Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery is a contemporary Art space dedicated to established and emerging artists from South Africa and abroad. Specialising in South African Fine Art as well as framing.
JOHANNESBURG - GOODMAN GALLERY
Nyasaland Analysand
Participating: Samson Kambalu *
Closing Saturday 13 April 2019
GOODMAN GALLERY
163 Jan Smuts Ave. Parkwood Tel: 011 788 1113 || Email: jhb@goodman-gallery.com
The Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa focusing on South African artists, artists from the greater African Continent, and other countries that engage in a dialogue with the African context.
JOHANNESBURG - THE MELROSE GALLERY
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OUT OF THE FURNACE
Participating: The combustive creative journey of these two renowned artist and social justice activists represents a deeply immersive and reflective process which has resulted in a powerful body of new and older works that is both triumphant and challenging, topical and celebratory.

The exhibition represents a galvanizing process, a cleansing through fire across generations, and within the cultures both artists embody, while not forgetting the harm inflicted.

For architect and artist Wolf Werdigier there is an important need to confront historic injustices inflicted upon his Jewish ancestors, and equally, acclaimed artist Willie Bester pulls from the fire the need to never forget or allow the dehumanization and silencing of Black South Africans across the spectrum as experienced during apartheid.

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Willie Bester & Wolf Werdigier *
Closing Sunday 14 April 2019
THE MELROSE GALLERY
10 High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Tel: craig@themelrosegallery.com || Cell: +27 83 777 6644
The Melrose Gallery is a beautiful 290 sq m space situated on the High Street of the exclusive Melrose Arch urban precinct.

The gallery represents established and emerging talents from South Africa and the continent. Our regular exhibition openings are extremely popular and we have developed a strong following for the warm, welcoming and unintimidating way in which we approach our business. This attracts a wide audience from serious art collectors and art enthusiasts to those wanting advice in terms of the acquiring of their own art collection.


JOHANNESBURG - STANDARD BANK GALLERY
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A Black Aesthetic: A View of South African Artists (1970 -1990)
 
A Black Aesthetic: A View of South African Artists (1970 -1990), curated by Standard Bank Gallery manager and curator Dr. Same Mdluli, features the work of Black artists from various backgrounds, whose style and approach to artmaking are distinctly each of their own. Aiming to encourage a more critical engagement of these artists whose works have historically been neglected, A Black Aesthetic attempts to reposition their expression within the larger South African art historical narrative and redefine ways of discussing their work - challenging existing notions of what constitutes South African art history. Other themes in the exhibition, examines the contentious label of “township art”, a terminology which has been critiqued for its limitations in labelling and boxing Black artists from this locale.
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Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba, Dumile Feni, Gladys Mgudlandlu and more. *
Closing Thursday 18 April 2019
STANDARD BANK GALLERY
Cnr Simmonds & Frederick JHB Central Tel: 011 631 4467 || Email: sue.isaac@standardbank.co.za
The Standard Bank Gallery is an exciting exhibition space situated in the heart of downtown Johannesburg. Since it opened in 1990, it has become one of the city's foremost fine art venues.
JOHANNESBURG - LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES GALLERY
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Khensani (giving thanks): Three Solo Exhibitions
Participating: Sizwe Khoza | Jan Tshikhuthula | Lindo Zwane *
Closing Thursday 18 April 2019
LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES GALLERY
155 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Tel: 011 880 8802 || Cell: 082 651 4702 || Email: info@lizamore.co.za
Established by Teresa Lizamore in 2001, Lizamore & Associates (previously known as Artspace Gallery) exhibits the work of talented up and coming, as well as established contemporary South African artists.
JOHANNESBURG - SMAC ART GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
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HOLDING STILL: Psychology and Portraiture
SMAC ART GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
1st Floor, The Trumpet 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg Tel: +27 (0)10 594 5400 || Email: info@smacgallery.com
SMAC Art Gallery is primarily concerned with the significance of historical and contemporary art movements in South Africa



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