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What's happening at WAM this month


Friday 30 March 2018

Public Holiday

WAM will be closed for Good Friday.

Email: or call 011 717 1378


Thursday 5 April, 19h00 - 20h00

First Thursdays - Music Performance with Afrowest & Antonio Buys

Ease into after work fun with the mellow sounds of accomplished young musicians. The 4 member South African Jazz band, Afrowest, will showcase their rich and diverse musical influences. Classical guitarist, Antonio Buys will add to the exhilarating mix.

This is the second in a series of performances that showcase diverse African musical talents. This exciting free event is organised in collaboration with the Wits Music Department.

All are welcome.

Underground parking will be available for the evening. Entrance left off Jorissen Street, after Station Street intersection.

Queries: or call 011 717 1378

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

For more information visit First Thursdays


Friday 13 April, 13h00 - 16h00 

Moving Bodies Workshop

Join us for a three hour creative dance experience. Learn about movement composition and processes for dance development. The workshop will also provide a platform for narrative development, collaboration and experimentation.

Click here for a glimpse of what to look forward to.

This session is facilitated by internationally versed black artist and Movement Lecturer at Wits University, Kwanele Finch Thusi.

This is a free event, and everyone  is welcome. No previous dance training required. No booking required.


Saturday 14 April, 12h00

Drop in Drawing

There are over 70 works, gathered from multiple private and public collections, in the exhibition Alfred Thoba: A Step becomes a Statement. Look closely at the artist’s distinctive style, with Bronwen Findlay, and then participate in a dynamic painting class. You will be inspired to create your own unique painting method.

No previous experience and booking is necessary.
Email: or call 011 717 1378.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch.


Tuesday 17 April, 12h00

Exhibition Opening - Afterlife by Ross Passmoor

Afterlife by Ross Passmoor is a fragment of the South African multidisciplinary artist's creative Ph.D. His work examines some of the ongoing moments of making that constitute an artistic practice. Building on Tunnel Vision, a solo exhibition held at the Point of Order in 2017, the artist continues to explore  some of the ways in which discarded materials found near the artist's home can be worked with. A sense of history is thus generated through the material, as well as, a ‘rootedness’ to the spaces the artist himself frequents.


Saturday 21 April, 12h00

Family Talkabout

Alfred Thoba’s painting technique is completely unique. Bring your family and join Bronwen Findlay for an inspirational examination of his works in the exhibition Alfred Thoba: A Step becomes a Statement and then be inspired to create your own unique painterly method.

No previous practical artmaking experience is necessary, but booking is essential as materials are limited.
Email: or call 011 717 1378 to make your booking.


Friday 27 April 2018

Public Holiday 

Wits Art Museum will be closed for Freedom Day.


Saturday 28 April, 12h00

Talkabout with Ross Passmoor

The artist will reflect on his exhibition Afterlife, which is part of his Fine Arts Ph.D. submission. Building on his explorations that began in an 800-metre abandoned train tunnel that runs under suburban Hilton in Kwazulu-Natal, the work grapples with the problems and potentials of translating the past into the present. You will gain insight into the relatively new opportunity for using creative practice as a foundation for doctoral studies.
This event is free. No booking required.

Wits Art Museum Talkabouts are hosted by facilitators with backgrounds in fine arts, art education, and art history. They have extensive knowledge of the exhibitions and can answer questions about the artists and the museum.


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