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What's happening at WAM this month

Thursday 1 June, 18h00 - 21h00

First Thursdays at WAM and Rebirth: A performance by Oupa Sibeko 

WAM is open late this Thursday evening. At 18h00 for 18h30 Johannesburg-based performance artist and writer Oupa Sibeko will be performing. Central to his work is the body which is the ultimate library he visits for ideas and inspiration. Rebirth is a meditation that draws from Butoh - a form of Japanese dance theatre - and dance film. Visit the exhibitions Lifescapes: Six Object Biographies, Moses Tladi  (1903 - 1959)  and SHOW NO PAIN: The collected films of Michael MacGarry (1999 - 2017). You can also explore other commercial galleries, events and markets in Braamfontein where you'll find interesting art, delicious food and great music.

No booking required and entrance is free.

For more information on First Thursdays click here.
For queries call 011 717 1365 or email


Saturday 10 June, 12h00

Drop in Drawing

SHOW NO PAIN: The Collected Films of Michael MacGarry (1991 - 2016)

With Bronwen Findlay

Adults and teens are invited to explore the exhibition, SHOW NO PAIN: The Collected Films of Michael MacGarry (1991 - 2016)  and participate in an artmaking class with artist and educator Bronwen Findlay. The exhibition is a survey show of MacGarry's film and video work and will provide inspiration for participants to make their own artworks.

No booking required and entrance is free. Suitable for visitors 13 years and older and no previous drawing experience is necessary.

Email: for any queries. or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365


Saturday 17 June, 12h00

Family Talkabout

SHOW NO PAIN: The Collected Films of Michael MacGarry (1999-2016)

With Puleng Plessie

Families are invited to explore the exhibition, SHOW NO PAIN: The Collected Films of Michael Macgarry (1999 - 2016) and participate in an exciting artmaking class with Puleng Plessei, a skilled art educator. Families will get the opportunity to learn more about film and video as they sharpen their drawing and visual literacy skills.

Entrance is free but booking is required to ensure sufficient materials.
RSVP: or call 011 717 1378
Email: for any queries.

Saturday 24 June, 12h00

WAM Adult Talkabout

Moses Tladi (1903 - 1959)

with Julia Charlton, Senior Curator, Wits Art Museum

Julia Charlton, WAM's Senior Curator, will discuss the life and paintings of Moses Tladi, one of South Africa's great, but largely unknown landscape artists. The exhibition presents a valuable opportunity to consider the historical and political context in which these works were made.

Entrance is free and no booking is required.
Email or call 011 717 1365 for any queries. 

Wits Art Museum Address:

Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Opening hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays 10h00 - 16h00
Tel (Mon - Fri): 011 717 1365. Tel (Sat - Sun): 011 717 1358

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