On the second Saturday morning of every month Rosebank's Keyes Art Mile, Joburg’s most stylish art and design hub, throws open its doors inviting you in to gallery spaces, chic stores, cafés, rooftop bars and the uber-sophisticated Mesh Club for the Art and Design Saturdays event with a variety of artist walkabouts, exhibitions, performances, talks, screenings and book launches taking place throughout the day.
The March edition of Art and Design Saturdays is themed 'African Man' and explores the evolving style and representation of the African Man through art and design. Special pop events happening on Saturday include:
Portraits by Justin Dingwall - portraits by award-winning photographer Justin Dingwall (pictured above) go on display in the Keyes Art Mile atrium, coinciding with the artist’s new solo exhibition on show at Lizamore & Associates a few blocks away.
Pantsula by Chris Saunders film screening - Mesh Club hosts screenings throughout the day of the fashion photographer's short film which was recently included in the ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ exhibition at the MOMA, New York.
Jazz and gin in the atrium - the jazz band Planet Lindela are playing live in the atrium where there are local craftgins on sale at the pop up gin bar.
The Invisible Exhibition - an interactive exhibition using virtual reality technology, first shown at William Kentridge's Centre for the Less Good Idea.
Bronwen Findlay artist walkabout - Painter Bronwen Findlay leads a walkabout at 10:00 or her new exhibition at Everard Read gallery Painting Hokusai and Other Worlds.