News Archive

There is a unifying thread that runs through the diversity that makes up Johannesburg. Its gold is not only a precious metal mined from the ground, but is also its arts and culture. These are some of its stories.

 

Art in the everyday

Ordinary kitchen utensils have been stripped off their function and reimagined as objects of art in Usha Seejarim's new exhibition.

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Siege trio honoured

More public art has been added to the growing collection in Soweto, much of which pays tribute to its warrior past. The latest is a sculpture for the Silverton Siege trio.

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Joburg toasts 2012

The inner city was a riot of colour when the annual Joburg Carnival took to the streets. Celebrations wound off in Newtown with a Countdown Music Concert where top musicians closed the curtain on 2012.

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Greet the new year

As always, a street parade with floats, dancers and loads of fun will bid farewell to the old year and welcome in 2013.

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More art for Soweto

Soweto has a rich history, which is told through the art that is adding to the visual feast of the township.

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Westcliff house blooms again

Restoring the 82-year-old Missak House on Westcliff ridge has been a personal quest for the owner; today it reigns majestically over its lush gardens.

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Still serving God

Christ Church in Mayfair is 115 years old. Today its congregation still draws the descendants of some of its early worshippers, as well as a host of new migrants to the city of gold.

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Weaving paper to make art

An unusual exhibition is at the Workers' Museum, unusual in that the artist delicately weaves paper and plastic to create arresting images that explore women's worlds.

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French art on show

Art by French masters – and their followers – is on show at the JAG in the French Connection exhibition. There is a specific focus on the impressionists.

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Value of art

Visual arts contributes R1,5-billion to the economy, and there is still room to grow. An arts indaba looked at a way forward.

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New look for barracks

The Department of Public Works has budgeted cash for the restoration of the Marshall Street Barracks, an iconic Joburg building that has been allowed to fall into disrepair.

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Rich sounds of Africa

African music, from traditional sounds to modern genres like hip-hop, is celebrated at Museum Africa.

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Commemorating Prophet Ibrahim

An exhibition titled The Reflections of Ibrahim at the Paz Gallery celebrates Eid ul-Adha Islam.

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Artists chart way forward

Visual artists and other stakeholders are gathering in Johannesburg for the Visual Arts Indaba, where a framework for the sector will be drawn up.

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Changes to heritage trust

A tour of significant buildings in the city celebrated the renaming of the Parktown &Westcliff Heritage Trust. Happy stories were told and anecdotes shared of Joburg's past.

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Joburg's heritage on show

A number of interesting and unusual tours are on offer over Heritage weekend. The focus is on the history of Joburg and the old Randlord mansions along Parktown and Westlciff ridges.

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Workshop for Joburg Carnival

Artists and designers are invited to a conceptualisation event, where ideas for the spectacular end of year carnival will be workshopped.

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New heritage declarations

A host of buildings and spaces have been given heritage status, which means they will be keeping Joburg’s past alive well into the future.

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The struggle remembered

The country’s history of resistance to oppression will be used to create bridges between people and help in nation building this month.

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New Heritage Declarations

The country’s history of resistance to oppression will be used to create bridges between people and help in nation building this month.

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