January 2015 Diary

Keep up to date with the latest local social happenings. From public art and markets to show openings and a street festival you won’t want to miss, we’ve got you covered.

1 January

Prints: Willem Boshoff; Pat Mautloa; William Kentridge and Diane Victor

Fried Contemporary, 1146 Justice Mahomed Street (formerly 430 Charles Street), Brooklyn, Pretoria 

Until 17 January 2015. This new exhibition in the Collector’s Room showcases a selection of prints by some of South Africa’s greatest printmakers and artists.

HOMECOMING at Southern Guild Gallery

Until 10 February 2015. The new Southern Guild Gallery is open at Unit 1, 10-16 Lewin Street
Woodstock, Cape Town. Homecoming is the first exhibition and features designers and artists such as Brett Murray, Gregor Jenkin, Justine Mahoney and Laurie Wiid van Heerden.

Karoo Farmscapes, solo exhibtion by Mark De Wet

Classic Revivals, 34 Napier Street De Waterkant, Cape Town

Until 30 January 2015. From 9am to 5pm.

Dillon Marsh: For What It’s Worth Exhibition

Until 24 January 2015. Photographer Dillon Marsh will be hosting a solo show at the Brundyn+ Gallery at ORO AFRICA Building (First Floor), 170 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.

The Art of the Brick Lego Exhibition

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Until 28 February 2015. See acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya’s incredible works built in this childhood classic toy. The works consist of giant portraits and large-scale figures contructed from Lego.

Tickets are available online through Computicket and cost R140 for adults and R95 for under 18s.

11 January

An Exhibition of work by Paula vize, Peter van Straten and B. Ernest Manfunny

The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town

Until 31 January 2015. The upcoming exhibition at The Cape Gallery seeks to present the works of three very perceptive artists; three very divergent points of view.  The content of their work is familiar; the interpretation may or may not be overt or obvious – paintings and watercolours become, in the process, objects of subjective contemplation.

18 January

City Below by Lorenzo Nassimbeni

NIROXprojects, Arts on Main Johannesburg

Until 08 February 2015. City Below is an exhibition exploring and exposing the existing subterranean architecture of the city of Johannesburg. The exhibition will see the unveiling of an Invisible or Imagined City represented in the form of a large mural.

Open Streets

Bree Street, Cape Town

On Sunday 18 January Bree Street will be car-free from 9h00 to 14h00. It will become Open Streets. Confirmed activities include a bike bus, a skating obstacle course by Africa Skate; a kiddie’s corner and a wide array of spontaneous urban interventions by 100in1 Day Cape Town.

22 January

Jennifer Morrison Colour Works

The Gallery, 68 on Hobart, Bryanston

31 January

Delheim Harvest Celebration

Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch

Until 1 February 2015. Tickets to the Delheim Start of Harvest Celebration 2015 are limited to 120 adults per day and cost R285 per adult (R175 per child under 12; kids under 2 are free). Your ticket includes all the activities and food on the day, including a Delheim wine glass, and the grape must and mosbolletjie on arrival.

Ongoing Events

Free Outdoor Active Fitness Programme returns to the V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 021 408 7600

Until March/April 2015. Having partnered with top experts to develop the programme, the V&A will host a series of free physical activities ranging from yoga to running clubs, bringing the gym outdoors, and to you. 

V&A Market on The Wharf

Nobel Square, between the Two Oceans Aquarium and the V&A Hotel, Cape Town

The V&A Market on The Wharf is quickly entrenching its position as Cape Town’s ultimate gastronomic destination. An array of artisanal foods, on-site demo kitchens and a kids’ entertainment area are just a few of its features. The market is open all day Wednesday to Sunday.

Neighbourhood Goods Market

The Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, come rain or shine, the Old Biscuit Mill becomes the hotspot for locavores. Expect over 100 specialty traders including local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs and micro enterprises – not to mention the designers. Get there early for parking. 

Neighbourhood Goods Market

73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

This is the younger cousin of the Cape Town event. It runs every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. It may not be quite as big and epic, but it’s steadily growing alongside the exciting Braamies rejuvenation.

Groote Post Country Market

Groote Post, Darling Hills Road, Darling, 022 492 2825

Until April 2015. Indulge in the best of local Darling gourmet produce, arts and crafts, décor, gifts, homeware stalls and more, while the children are entertained by tractor rides, guided horse riding and sheep-shearing demonstrations. Relax in the shade on the lawns and tables, enjoying the live music while sipping on Groote Post’s Rosé, specially produced for the markets (and for sale at the monthly markets only). Held on the last Sunday of every month, until April 2015, between 10am and 3pm. Entry is free.

City Bowl Food Market

14 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Every Thursday from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm, this food and wine market offers easy access to fresh produce and tasty fare. Thursdays in particular have become quite a social affair and Saturdays sometimes includes a fashion component. 

Capital Urban Market

107 Corobay Avenue, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria

Capital Urban Market is a Pretoria inner-city market forming part of the Cool Capital 2014 citizen-driven initiative to revitalise and restore the inner-city, as well as give local designers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase and expand their brand.

Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks and Freedom XX

The University Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch (Sasol Art Museum), 021 808 3691

Until 31 December 2014, Dear Mr Mandela, Dear Mrs Parks is inspired by the late human rights activist Rosa Parks, as well as the hundreds of children around the world who wrote letters to Nelson Mandela. The staff of the university museum crowd-curated Freedom XX, with each member selecting an artwork and writing a short curatorial statement. Both form part the university-wide celebrations of 20 years of freedom. 

La Motte Helgaard Steyn Awards Exhibition

R45 Main Road, Franschhoek Valley, 021 876 8000

Until June 2015. The exhibition will showcase the works of the winners of the Helgaard Steyn Award since its inception in 1987 until 2013. It will focus on three main areas: visual art works, musical compositions and literature.

Save The Date

18 – 21 March 2015: Made Expo Milano

Presented by Milano Architettura Design Edilizia.