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 Social Parkwood.
November 2019 First Thursdays Rosebank highlightsKeyes Thursdays at Keyes Art Mile
Rosebank's biggest monthly party, and one of the very few regular events in this car-obsessed city which allow the opportunity to hang out in an entirely pedestrianised street after dark, Keyes Thursdays is a fun event that boasts great pop-up bars, DJs and live music, plenty of food trucks and interesting pop-up art exhibitions. At this month's Keyes Thursdays party a major highlight is an impressive new photography exhibition of all the shortlisted works in this year's Africa Photo Awards, Mix Cocktail Bar will be serving up a classy take on the iconic Mozambican rum and raspberry cocktail, and night of 1000 drawings hosts a massive doodle session among other fun activations.
Unpacking FAQs on the Work of William Kentridge
The David Krut Projects gallery at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue stays open late for First Thursdays presenting another opportunity to view their latest exhibition; William Kentridge 27 Years of collaboration. As part of the event there is also a panel discussion where Kentridge's collaborators from David Krut Projects including Master Printer Jillian Ross, will be discussing the process of Kentridge's printmaking, from the creation and the editioning, to his biggest and most complex works all come together. The talk starts at 18:00.
Lizamore & Associates new gallery launch
Contemporary art gallery Lizamore & Associates has moved into a new premises at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue and will be celebrating the launch of its first exhibition in the new space. The exhibition opening event starts from 18:00 with cake and bubbly.
Joburg Selected - vinyl DJs and bubbles at Goodman Gallery
Check out Sam Nhlengethwa's colourful tribute to Joburg's streets and architecture, Joburg Selected, at Goodman Gallery where there's also bubbly and a live vinyl DJ set by DJ Mxolisi Makhubo.