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What's happening at WAM this month

 

Thursday 4 October, 16h00 - 21h00

First Thursdays at WAM

First Thursdays is a free public event. Art galleries and cultural events in and around Johannesburg are open until 9pm. Come and view WAM’s latest exhibition The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions. It celebrates Master Printmaker Leshoka Joe Legate and the 5th anniversary of the founding of his Johannesburg-based fine art lithographic printmaking studio.
Curated by Boitumelo Tlhoaele and Tšhegofatso Mabaso.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1365 for queries.

For more information about First Thursdays visit First Thursdays Johannesburg.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch (SA) and Business and Art South Africa.

 

Saturday 13 October, 12h00

Drop in Drawing with Bronwen Findlay

WAM offers a free drawing class, inspired by our latest exhibition, every 2nd Saturday of the month. Bronwen Findlay will explore the lithography printmaking technique through the artwork in the exhibition The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions.

No booking required. Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1378 for queries.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch (SA) and Business and Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 20 October, 12h00

Family Talkabout: Learning printmaking with Kamal Naran

The whole family is invited to explore the printmaking exhibition The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions. All ages are welcome to participate in this fun and educational hour. Experience and learn more about printmaking and then make you own artwork inspired by your visit.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1378 for queries. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch (SA) and Business and Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 27 October, 09h00 - 11h00

School Educator's Workshop with Dr Alison Kearney

Join us for a practical workshop that explores the benefits of  ‘learning through making’ in the classroom. The methodology draws on the renowned scholarship of Tim Ingold. By the end of the workshop you will have tools for planning practical activities, to help your learners understand complex concepts, across diverse curricula.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za to reserve your spot or click here.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please arrive 09h00 for 09h30 for registration. The event ends at 11h00.

Underground parking is available for the workshop. Entrance left off Jorissen Street, after the Station Street intersection.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch (SA) and Business and Arts South Africa.

 

Saturday 27 October, 12h00 

Talkabout: The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions with curators Boitumelo Tlhoaele, Tšhegofatso Mabaso and Master Printmaker Leshoka Joe Legate

The Art of Lithography: A Collaborative Expression of LL Editions pays homage to Master Printer
Leshoka Joe Legate. It celebrates a significant milestone for this Johannesburg-based fine art lithographic printmaking studio, which was founded in 2013. The printmaker and curators will explore the nature of collaborative processes, which are deeply rooted in printmaking studio practices. They will also provide insights into the experiences, potentials and tensions between the printmaker and artists.

No booking required, all welcome. Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1378 for queries.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch (SA) and Business and Arts South Africa. 

 

Note:

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
 
 
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