First Thursdays Rosebank

Thursday Feb 7 17:00–21:30       19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank
First Thursdays at Keyes Art Mile
On the first Thursday of every month in Joburg you can look forward to contemporary art, live music, DJ sets, poetry, performance art, pop-up bars and more in one of the city’s two art districts – Rosebank and Braamfontein, as part of the First Thursdays event. 

At the contemporary landmark development Keyes Art Mile (corner Keyes Avenue and Jellicoe Avenue) there's a street party atmosphere with a section of the road closed off to traffic so that food trucks, pop-up bars and a small stage for live performances can be set up on the street. Meanwhile a few blocks down Jan Smuts Avenue on Joburg’s Art Gallery Row, drop by for exhibition launches and artist walkabouts at leading galleries such as Gallery2, Lizamore & Associates and David Krut Projects and hang out at one of the bars and restaurants clustered around Bolton Corner such as Coalition, Saigon Suzy or Bolton Road Collection.

February 2019 First Thursdays Rosebank Highlights:

Keyes Art Mile street party
Rosebank's biggest monthly party, the Keyes Art Mile First Thursday street party promises cool pop-up bars, DJs and live music, plenty of food trucks and interesting pop-up stores as well as the chance to enjoy new exhibitions at the Keyes Art Mile galleries SMAC Gallery and TMRW Gallery. To prevent over-crowding the event is ticketed (tickets cost R65 online).

The Spaces In Between exhibition opening at TMRW
Digital art gallery TMRW brings together an exciting line-up of female artists for the newest edition of the Virtual Spaces group exhibition. Taking place under the theme of “The Spaces In Between”, each artist is tasked with incorporating digital media and applying new methods to their artistic process. The resulting 'mixed reality' makes use of innovative high-tech equipment to create a truly immersive digital art experience. Exhibition opening event from 18:00.

Exhibition opening at Lizamore and Associates
Lizamore and Associates kicks off the year with three solo exhibitions by the graduates of Lizamore's Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme; Nhlanhla Nhlapo’s Free(State), Manyatsa Monyamane’s Serithi and Alka Dass’ Where does the pain go, when it goes away?. Exhibition opening event from 18:00.

Nine x Nine exhibition opening at Gallery2
Featuring artworks from all-female contemporary printmaking collective The Printing Girls, the Nine x Nine group exhibition takes its name from the nine emerging artists contributing to the exhibition; Amy-Jane van den Bergh, Carmen Ford, Cloudia Rivett-Carnac, Lucy Stuart-Clark, Elizabeth Tristram, Leonora Venter, Shenaz Mahomed, Nicolette Geldenhuys and Lisa Nettelton. Exhibition opening event from 18:00.
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Feb 7 2019 17:00–21:30
Keyes Art Mile
19 Keyes Ave, Rosebank
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