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What's happening at WAM this month

 

Thursday 2 August, 18h30 

First Thursdays at WAM

Pattern, Phinda, Code - Beadwork to Coding

Wits Art Museum and Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival are hosting a free and dynamic coding workshop for all ages and all levels of experience. Using beadwork from the WAM collection, Tegan Bristow will illustrate how you can use beadwork patterns as a reference for learning the basics of creative coding in Processing (www.processing.org). An initial presentation of ideas will be followed by a coding lesson. If you are interested in staying on for this lesson, please bring a laptop or be okay with sharing one. 

The workshop forms part of the exhibition Digital Imaginaries: Premonition.

For more information about First Thursdays visit First Thursdays Johannesburg.

Parking will be available for the event. Entrance to the parking left off Jorissen Street, just after Station Street intersection.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1362 for queries.

This event is proudly sponsored by Faku'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival and the German Federal Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Thursday 9 August 2018 

WAM closed for Women's Day

The museum is closed for Women’s Day. WAM will resume its operating hours tomorrow, from 10h00 – 16h00.

 

Saturday 11 August, 12h00 

Drop in Drawing with Bronwen Findlay

Taking inspiration from the photographic exhibition Umlindelo wamaKholwa, this drawing class will teach participants how to create visual themes, convey emotions through colour selections and tell stories through images.

Free event, no booking required.

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

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

 

Saturday 18 August, 12h00

Family Talkabout: IT'S ALIVE Augmented Reality Fun

with The Coloured Cube & Kamal Naran

After adding colour to an artwork, families can watch it come to life through the Crayola Colour Alive app on their smartphones. This is a fun and educational activity for families to experience and learn more about digital technologies.

Family Talkabouts are free for the whole family.

The workshop forms part of the Digital Imaginaries: Premonition exhibition.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1362 for queries.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch,  Business and Arts South Africa and the German Federal Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Saturday 25 August, 12h00

Exhibition Opening - Digital Imaginaries: Premonition

Explore questions surrounding data, knowledge and decolonisation in a globalised information society with curator Tegan Bristow. Digital Imaginaries: Premonition is an exploration by artists who imagine and critique how globalised digital technology systems shape and shift African futures. Bristow will guide you through the exhibition that is tied to Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, an annual festival of culture, creativity and technology.

Email info.wam@wits.ac.za or call 011 717 1362 for queries.

This event is proudly sponsored by Merrill Lynch 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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