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What's happening at WAM this month


Sunday 3 June, 10h00 - 16h00

Last Day - Alfred Thoba: A Step becomes a Statement

The Alfred Thoba: A Step becomes a Statement exhibition is closing today. This is your last chance to see the show that reveals the artist’s unique legacy and his interpretations of major milestones in South Africa’s history.

Queries: email or call 011 717 1365.


Thursday 7 June, 16h00 - 21h00 

First Thursdays at WAM

Pop into WAM this First Thursday while exploring the cultural wealth of Braamfontein. WAM is open till late and entrance is free. View the works by Ross Passmoor in the Afterlife exhibition.

For more information visit First Thursdays


Saturday 9 June, 12h00 

Drop in Drawing

Ross Passmoor’s Afterlife exhibition explores some of the ways discarded materials, found in the artist’s garden, were used to generate artworks. Grasp the artist’s approach and produce a large-scale drawing using charcoal.

Email or call 011 717 1378 for queries.

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


Tuesday 12 June, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition Opening: Beyond the Readymade

The exhibition engages with a selection of historical and contemporary African artworks from the WAM collection. It explores various ways ‘found objects’ are used in art. The project evolved from research undertaken by Alison Kearney for her PhD in Art History.


Saturday 16 June 2018 

Public Holiday: Youth Day

WAM is closed for Youth Day. The Family Talkabout will resume next month.


Saturday 23 June, 09h00 - 11h00

Educator's Workshop wit Dr Alison Kearney

This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers of all grades to develop strategies for creating inspiring learning experiences. Learn ways to enable students to grasp abstract concepts more easily and develop their visual literacy. Art helps students to extend their critical thinking and cultivate creativity in the classroom and beyond.

Refreshments will be served.

Please reserve your spot via email or call 011 717 1378.

Parking will be available for this free event.
The entrance is on the left of Jorissen Street, just after the Station Street intersection.

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


Saturday 23 June, 12h00

Talkabout with Dr Alison Kearney

Walk and talk through Beyond the Readymade with the curator of the exhibition. Explore the different ways ‘found objects’ are employed in artworks in the WAM collection. Examine the ever-changing relationships of these works to everyday life.

Email or call 011 717 1378 for queries.

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


Tuesday 26 June, 18h00 for 18h30

Exhibition Opening: Umlindelo wamaKholwa - Sabelo Mlangeni

Join WAM at the opening of Umlindelo wamaKholwa (Night Vigil of the Believers) by prize-winning South African photographer, Sabelo Mlangeni. The artist’s work explores his personal experiences as a member of the Zionist Christian community in rural Mpumalanga and Johannesburg.



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