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What's happening at WAM this month


Thursday 2 November, 18h30 - 20h00

First Thursdays

WAM has opened two new photographic exhibitions that engage with pertinent social issues in South Africa and around the globe. Gideon Mendel’s Drowning World and Masixole Feni’s A Drain on Our Dignity will be open for viewing. Entrance is free!
For more information on First Thursdays click here.


Saturday 11 November, 12h00

Drop in Drawing: Gideon Mendel: Drowning World

with artist Bronwen Findlay

Adults can explore the exhibition and learn a new drawing technique with a skilled educator while exploring Gideon Mendel’s exhibition. This artist has foregrounded the impact of global warming on humanity through his photography over the last decade. His exhibition brings awareness around the impact of floods on people and their homes, all around the world. 
No previous experience or booking is necessary.

Proudly sponsored by Bidvest


Saturday 18 November, 12h00

Family Talkabout: Masixole Feni: A Drain on Our Dignity

Visitors of all ages and skill levels are invited to explore the exhibition of the work of Cape Town based contemporary photographer, Masixole Feni. The artist documents current social issues in and around Cape Town, focusing primarily on the lack of service delivery and life of the marginalised. This is a great opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with your family about important social issues that impact so many South Africans.
No previous experience is necessary, but booking is essential as materials are limited.

Email: or call 011 717 1378

Proudly sponsored by Bidvest

Tuesday 28 November, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition Opening - NEWWORK17, Wits Fine Art Graduation Exhibition

The work of the graduating 4th year Fine Arts class from the Division of Visual Arts (DIVA), Wits School of Arts (WSOA) will be showcased at WAM. This exhibition marks an important milestone in an art student’s career: their graduation.  Come and show your support for these young and upcoming artists. 



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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