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Tuesday 2 May, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition opening

SHOW NO PAIN: The collected films of Michael MacGarry 1999 - 2017

Join us for the opening of the solo exhibition by Johannesburg-based artist, Michael MacGarry. The exhibition is a survey show of MacGarry’s film and video work, from early animations as a student in 1999 through to a purpose-made two-channel film installation titled; Parang, focused on the artist’s family history in the Far East. The exhibition consists of sixteen works across short film, animation and feature-length video installations as well as text-based works describing films the artist has never made.

The exhibition will run until Sunday, 18 June 2017.

RSVP by clicking here. For more information on the exhibition please click here.
Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1365 for queries.

Parking is available for the evening only. Underground parking entrance left off Jorissen Street, just after Station Street intersection, directly after the bus stop on the left.

 

Wednesday 3 May, 18h00 for 18h30  

Know the Show: WAM annual lecture series - Lecture 2

SHOW NO PAIN: The collected films of Michael MacGarry 1999 - 2017

presented by Michael MacGarry

The second lecture of WAM's annual lecture series will be presented by artist, Michael MacGarry. He will unpack his exhibition that includes ten key artworks that manifest various forms of lens-based media across narrative cinema, multi-channel video installation, animation and experimental film.

WAM's annual lecture series, Know the Show, presents in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibitions programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.

The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA

Webtickets - WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show

 

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

his event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 

Thursday 4 May, 18h00 - 21h00

First Thursdays at WAM

WAM is open late this Thursday evening. Visit the exhibitions, Lifescapes: Six Object Biographies, Moses Tladi 1903 - 1956 and Show No Pain: The collected films of Michael MacGarry 1999 - 2017. Pop into WAM before exploring 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 info.wam@wits.ac.za

 

Wednesday 10 May, 18h00 for 18h30

Know the Show: WAM annual lecture series - Lecture 3

Moses Tladi (1903 -1959)

presented by Sekhubami Tladi

The third lecture of WAM's annual lecture series will explore the life and work of one of South Africa's great, but largely unknown landscape painters, Moses Tladi. Presented by his granddaughter, Sekhubami Tladi, this lecture will present a valuable opportunity to consider the historical and political context in which these landscapes were produced.

WAM's annual lecture series, Know the Show, presents in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibition programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.

The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZAWebtickets - WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 his event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 13 May, 12h00

Drop in Drawing

Moses Tladi (1903 -1959)

With Bronwen Findlay

Adults are invited to explore the exhibition, Moses Tladi (1903 -1959) and participate in an artmaking class with artist and educator Bronwen Findlay. The exhibition explores the life and work of one of South Africa's great, but largely unknown landscape painters. This exhibition, presents a valuable opportunity to consider the historical and political context in which these landscapes were produced.

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

Email: info.wam@wits.ac.za for any queries.

 

Wednesday 17 May, 18h00 for 18h30

Know the Show: WAM annual lecture series - Lecture 4

Objects and Their Worlds

presented by Stacey Vorster

Since 2013, the Wits History of Art Department has undertaken a series of projects with postgraduate students focused on the concept of an ‘object biography’. In addition to giving insight into the project, Wits Art History lecturer, Stacey Vorster will consider how tracing the lives of objects is not only a useful art historical lens, but engages our humanity. This lecture will be based on the current exhibition, Lifescapes: Six Object Biographies.

WAM's annual lecture series, Know the Show, presents in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibition programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.

The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA

Webtickets - WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

his event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 20 May, 12h00

Family Talkabout

Moses Tladi (1903 -1959)

With Puleng Plessie

Families are invited to explore the exhibition, Moses Tladi (1903 -1959) and participate in an exciting artmaking class with a skilled art educator, Puleng Plessie. Families will get the opportunity to learn more about landscape painting whilst appreciating the life and work of the South African artist, Moses Tladi.

Entrance is free but booking is required to ensure sufficient materials.
RSVP: info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1378
Email: info.wam@wits.ac.za for any queries.
 

Wednesday 24 May, 18h00 for 18h30

Know the Show: WAM annual lecture series - Lecture 5

Artwork in Focus

presented by George Mahashe

In the fifth lecture of WAM's annual lecture series, artist, George Mahashe will delve into his body of work currently on display as part of the exhibition, Lifescapes: Six Object Biographies. Expect a fascinating discussion around the role of portrait photography in contemporary South Africa.
 
WAM's annual lecture series, Know the Show, presents in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibition programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.
 
The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA
Webtickets - WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

his event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 27 May, 12h00

WAM Talkabout

SHOW NO PAIN: The collected films of Michael MacGarry 1999 - 2017

with Michael MacGarry

Get the insightful perspective of Johannesburg-based artist, Michael MacGarry, as he talks us through his exhibition, Show No Pain, a concise retrospective of selected film and video works. The exhibition consists of ten key artworks – with supporting props and sculptures – that manifest various forms of lens-based media across narrative cinema, multi-channel video installation, animation and experimental film.

Entrance is free and no booking is required.
Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1365 for any queries.

 

Wednesday 31 May, 18h00 for 18h30

Know the Show: WAM annual lecture series - Lecture 6

One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints

In June this year, WAM in collaboration with Artist Proof Studios, Prints on Paper and Wits School of Arts will host an exhibition featuring various South African artists that have produced screenprints, in recent years. The lecture will be a sneak preview of the content of the upcoming exhibition, One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screenprints.

WAM's annual lecture series, Know the Show, presents in-depth insights into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibition programme. This year, for the first time, the lecture series is proudly sponsored by Stephan Welz™ & Co., a leading local auctioneer. The lectures take place inside the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed, both before and after the talks.

The lecture is limited to a maximum of 80 participants. Art lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.

Cost: R120 (cash only). Booking is essential.
Booking is confirmed upon payment. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WEBTICKETS.CO.ZA
Webtickets - WAM annual lecture series: Know the Show

For more information contact info.wam@wits.ac.za or call Leigh Leyde on (011) 717 1378 or (011) 717 1365

This event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

his event is proudly supported by Stephan Welz™ & Co. and Business Arts South Africa.

 

 

Wits Art Museum Address:

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

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