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What's happening at WAM this month

 

Thursday 5 October, 18h30 - 20h00

First Thursdays

Warhol Unscreened

The current exhibitions at WAM will be open for viewing till late. This is the last evening opportunity to view the exhibition Warhol Unscreened: Artworks from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection. The exhibition closes on 8 October.
 
For more information on First Thursdays click here.

 

Saturday 14 October, 12h00

Drop in Drawing: One Colour at a Time

with Dr Alison Kearney

Adults can explore the exhibition One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints, learn a new drawing skill and view the work of local artists.
No previous experience or booking required.

Proudly sponsored by Bidvest

 

Tuesday 17 October, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition Opening - Gideon Mendel: Drowning World

Join us for the opening of a powerful exhibition by South African-born contemporary photographer, Gideon Mendel. The photographs are a part of an ongoing project where the artist travels to various parts of the world and captures the aftermath of devastating floods. The images capture the reality of floods across cultural and geographical boundaries and illustrate the pervasive impact of climate change.

 

Saturday 21 October, 10h00

Special Talkabout: Drowning World

with artist Gideon Mendel

The artist will be doing a walk and talk through his latest body of work, Drowning World. The photographs are a part of an ongoing project where Mendel travels to various countries and captures the aftermath of devastating floods. His work focuses on floods across cultural and geographical boundaries and illustrates the inescapable repercussions of climate change.

Please note there is only one Talkabout for this exhibition and special time slot. Don’t miss this one!

Entrance is free. No booking is required.

 

Saturday 21 October, 12h00

Family Talkabout: Drowning World

with Pam Kaplan and Elona Shaf

Families are invited to explore the work of Gideon Mendel, who engages with the pervasive impact that climate change has on people across various geographical and cultural boundaries. 
 
No previous experience is required, however, booking is essential as materials are limited.
Email: info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1378

Proudly sponsored by Bidvest
      

Tuesday 24 October, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition Opening - Masixole Feni: A Drain on our Dignity

Wits Art Museum is delighted to exhibit the work of the 2015 Ernest Cole Award winner, Masixole Feni. This freelance photojournalist documented social issues in and around Cape Town, with a particular focus on life of the marginalised. A Drain on Our Dignity is a sensitive and honest look at the lack of service delivery and the impact it has on township communities. 

 

Wednesday 25 October, 15h00

Special Talkabout: A Drain on Our Dignity

with artist Masixole Feni

Join the walk and talk through the exhibition A Drain on Our Dignity with photographer Masixole Feni. Hear the artist discuss his particular focus and motivations behind the photographic series.

 

Saturday 28 October, 12h00

Talkabout: A Drain on Our Dignity

Come and participate in a conversation about the 2015 Ernest Cole Award winner and activist-photographer Masixole Feni’s exhibition, A Drain on Our Dignity. A discussion of the artist’s work will provide some insight into the lack of service delivery and life of the marginalised in and around Cape Town.

Entrance is free. No booking required.

 

 

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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