FNB Art Joburg Gallery Weekend

Thursday Sep 12 - Sunday Sep 15    
Happening at Sandton Convention Centre from September 13 to 15, FNB Art Joburg is one of Africa's biggest contemporary art events. A world-class art fair showcasing the work of leading contemporary artists from across the continent, this year's fair sees the addition of Gallery Weekend, an exciting programme of art-focused events happening concurrently with the fair at venues across the city, connecting visitors to the fair in Sandton with Joburg's top art galleries and other artistic spaces. 

The Gallery Weekend programme includes art parties, music sessions, DJ sets, talks, art performances, film screenings, curated cocktail and wine tasting evenings and special exhibitions at venues including the Marble restaurant, Mesh Club and Mix Cocktail Bar at Keyes Art Mile, Publik wine bar, The Tennis Club and The Artivist in Braamfontein.

Thursday September 12: Official Opening After Party 

The FNB Art Joburg Official Opening Art After Party takes place at Greenhouse, a venue at 50 7th Avenue, Parktown North, from 19:00. The lineup for the party includes a solo performance/installation by Carla Fonseca, and DJ sets by Batuk Musica, Nodiggity and others. Tickets R150.

Saturday September 14: Gallery Weekend in Rosebank

On Saturday September 14 join the Gallery Weekend gallery hop through Parktown North and Rosebank with a variety of exhibition openings, talks, live music and special installations happening at the area's top art galleries plus art-inspired cocktails at the rooftop restaurant and bar Marble at Keyes Art Mile.

From 10:00 at Goodman Gallery Start at Goodman Gallery where Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiarai presents Vinyl Library, a response to American artist Carrie Mae Weem’s new solo exhibition currently on show at the gallery.
From 10:00 at Keyes Art Mile Check out Belgian artist Pascal Dombis' site-specific installation The Invisible Generation in the Keyes Art Mile atrium, an augmented reality collage made using more than 30,000 googled images. 
At 11:00 at Stevenson Sinazo Chiya and Dineo Diphofa lead a walkabout of Meleko Mokgosi’s new exhibition at Stevenson.
At 11:00 at SMAC Gallery Zimbabwean artist Gareth Nyandoro launches his new exhibition Juggling Skills at SMAC at Keyes Art Mile.
From 10:30 for 11:00 at Everard Read At Keyes Art Mile, Everard Read gallery hosts a panel discussion and live jazz performance in conjunction with their latest exhibition, an outstanding photographic tribute to the late Hugh Masekela. 
At 12:00 at Gallery MOMO Nombuso Mathibelahere presents a pan-African listening session played on vinyl, exploring sounds from across Africa and the diaspora including healing songs, chants and melodies.

Saturday September 14:  In Conversation with Gabrielle Goliath and Friends

Artist Gabrielle Goliath will be discussing what role art plays in shaping and addressing social issues and speaking to her powerful exhibition The Song Is For, a collaboration with local musicians and survivors of sexual violence which looks at the lingering traumas left by rape and sexual abuse. The event takes place at Standard Bank Gallery from 11:00 until 13:00.

Saturday September 14: Porompompompompo 

The historic Cosmopolitan building in Maboneng hosts this unique eight-hour exhibition. The artist-run initiative aims to create a temporary club environment for the day that provides opportunity for artists to test and push new ideas through the construction of site-specific installations and sculptures. DJ sets throughout the day also promise to create a party atmosphere.

Saturday September 14: Art Fair After Party

This year's FNB Art Joburg After Party kicks off at The Tennis Club in Ellis Park. Expect a fun-loving art crowd, from curators and artists to admirers and fans. Live DJs and performers on the night include I See a Different You, Mvelo, 
Social Lubricant, Lelowhatsgoods and the team from Kalashnikovv gallery. 

Gallery weekend film screenings at Egrek Cinema

The independent Egrek cinema in Parkhurst will be screening art films by artists Shirin Neshat, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Herman De Klerk and Sitaara Stodel. Screening on Thu Sep 12 at 12:00 and on Sun Sep 15 at 10:00. Egrek Cinema is located at 38 4th Avenue, Parkhurst.

Sunday September 15 - Wayne Barker Open Studio at Morkel House

Artist Wayne Barker opens his artist studio at Morkel House (corner 3rd Street and Voorhout Street) in New Doornfontein. The open studio party includes a pop-up exhibition by local artist Andrew Lindsay, live music by local band Fabulous Places and craft beers courtesy of Devil's Peak Brewery. The studio will be open from 16:30 until 19:30.

Find out more about what's in store at Gallery Weekend at


Sep 12 2019 - Sep 15 2019
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