In the beginning, the event started out small as a 'First Thursdays' affair, but sometimes being great at what you do creates its own set of problems. As the event became overwhelmingly popular and famous throughout the city it also began to get a bit messy.
To bring the party back to its original atmosphere and spirit, Keyes Thursdays is now a ticketed event (the first 600 tickets are free!) ensuring the numbers are limited and the queues for the food trucks and pop-up bars bearable, while also meaning that the event can continue to be sustainable with a budget for security, live bands on the street and art performances inside the atrium of the iconic Trumpet building.
Keyes Thursdays October edition highlights include:The launch of Wall Eyes - Looking at Italy and South Africa
Taking inspiration from ancient Roman philosopher and writer Pliny the Elder's statement that “out of Africa, there is always something new” this group exhibition features works by 16 young artists from South Africa and from Italy and seeks to reveal the ways in which Europe has been influenced by Africa and vice versa, with a 'wall-eyed' gaze that looks simultaneously at Italy and at Africa.
The launch of We Were Where by Kombo Chapfika at TMRW Gallery
The innovative digital art gallery TMRW launches its latest VR exhibition We Were Where by Zimbabwean artist Kombo Chapfika. Focusing on the notion of 'fake news', sensationalism and online personas, We Were Where uses to digital and virtual reality technologies to draw attention to the collective stories of digital news sharing and consumption.