Opened on the 19 August with an evening tour to Soweto participants were bussed around from an art studio to an exhibition and on to art hung in a garage by Gauteng Tourism and VANSA.
The first stop for the bus showing was EST1912 where we saw a house turned into a gallery with exhibitions by Soloman amongst others. A spiritual journey show was put on by Zodwa Ntlanga of the (Traditional Healers Org.) for the audience which was truely inspiring.
The bus then took us to Eyethu where a surprize was waiting for those who had taken the journery. Hidden a kraal kind of complex with a bar and resturant facilities was a gallery.
The evening was finished off with a showing of Kenny V (Nkosi) works in a series of garages setup as a gallery. We welcomed into the homes to see more artworks.
Then it was off to Kliptown for a short movie entitled "Ëat my Dust" and a look at the community centre.
It was interesting to see how Soweto has transformed from a ghetto to a suburb with houses one would find in the upper suburbs of Sandton and Rolls Royces parked along the road.
Mashumi Art Projects and Next Door were closed
Day 2 - Rosebank Arts Strip
The second evening saw an art walk to 7 (seven) galleries all in the region of 142 to 163 Jan Smuts Avenue. A lot more galleries were included in the evening. Perhaps for 2015 this should be divided into a walk one evening and a bus for the other. The Goodman Gallery in deed deserved praise in such a well chosen opening piece for Jhb Art week. On show was Liza Lou
Amongst the seven galleries were
Gallery 2 with Cheryl Gage in a work entitled EARTH GARDEN
David Kruts with Edward Williams
Res Gallery - Johann Ryno de Wet - Untitled
also to be seen was Kim Sacks
At David Krut Projects I caught up with a printmaker and a French Gallery owner.
Everard Read Johannesburg
Lizamore & Associates
Unfortuantely there was not enough time to get to
Circa on Jellicoe
The FNB Art Show opened at Sandton Convention Centre.
Thursday was spent in Bryanston at Cube Gallery, Grahams Gallery and the evening at Artorcraft Artist Dinner for the artist and art lover.
Day 4 - Bus to Maboneng and Arts on Main.
Arts on Main
Goethe on Main
Living Arts Emporium
Nirox Project Space
Joburg Fringe 2014
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Workhorse Bronze Foundry
Day 5 - Braamfontein & Newtown
Although we missed
loads of fun was to be had.
We started the tour by visiting Stevenson Johannesburg who had an interesting 7 foot wall entrance to an exhibition entitled ""Into the Black"by Serge Alain Nitegeka. The work was dramatic and interesting.
We then visited Room who presented an exhibition of works by Robyn Nesbitt - Cataloguing of Curious Coincidences. This was followed by a living exhibition at "Wits Art Museum"" who addressed the story of hair in a delightful way. Included in this exhibition was a mini exhibition by ijusi and Rooke Gallery.
At Ithuba Arts Fund we came across artists having fun.
The bus then dropped us off at the Bag Station were we looked at community art projects and visited
Artist Proof Studio
The Market Photo Workshop invited us to join them in their opening of new works.
This was followed by a drop in at Art Source were art fun was to be had by everyone. The walls were lined with graffiti created on the spot.
Day 6 - Alexandra
After the bus had taken a wrong turn taking us through the heart of Alex we came to the Alexandra ICT Centre where Moboneng in collobration with others had put on an exhibition.
Following this we visited 4th Ave and visited some homes that took part in the exhibition. It was great to see that some local artists had put their works with descriptions up in their homes.
The co-ordinator was Ijeoma Loren Uche-Okeke whilst the reporter for this story is Heather Malcomess.