UJ Dean’s Concert offers music lovers ‘A Grand Night for Singing’

ROUNDING off 2016’s newly initiated classical music programme, UJ Arts & Culture hosts the inaugural Dean’s Concert 2016, entitled A Grand Night for Singing.

As the grand finale of the year’s programme, this free concert offers Johannesburg audiences a rare opportunity to hear two of South Africa’s rising opera stars – soprano, Siphamandla Yakupa, and tenor, Lukhanyo Moyake – along with the celebrated South African pianist, Christopher Duigan, the award-winning UJ Choir conducted by Renette Bouwer, and the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at UJ, accomplished baritone Federico Freschi. Continue reading

Matisse’s Women: Four female muses who shaped the master


Henri Matisse’s Portrait de madame Matisse Collioure 1905.

As South Africa marks 60 years since the historic Women’s March to the Union Buildings, the Standard Bank Gallery raises a toast to an artist whose life brimmed with interesting and influential women – Henri Matisse.

Thousands of visitors have already marvelled at the Henri Matisse – Rhythm and Meaning exhibition, the first full-scale showcase of the French modernist’s work on the African continent. Art lovers have until September 17 to experience this rare and illuminating display of paintings, sculptures, prints and paper cutouts spanning 50 years. Continue reading

Don’t miss the Matisse exhibition in Johannesburg


Henri Matisse working on a brush and ink portrait in around 1946. Photo: Rogi Andre


The much anticipated Henri Matisse – Rhythm and Meaning exhibition opened at Johannesburg’s Standard Bank Gallery recently.

Art lovers can experience the genius and versatility of the French modernist master’s first exhibition in Africa for free and Standard Bank has also made available a free shuttle for patrons to attend the exhibition until September 17. Continue reading

Attend the #creativeintersections Movement Maker workshop in Johannesburg

Movement_Maker_workshop_hosted_by_ACT__webFOLLOWING the success of the 2016 ACT/UJ Arts & Culture Conference held in March, ACT will host one final interdisciplinary workshop on Saturday, May 14 at the Outreach Foundation’s Hillbrow Centre in Johannesburg.

Drawing on the conference theme #creativeintersections, this practical workshop, titled Movement Maker, will explore the connections between traditional and academic disciplines of fine art and dancing and redefine these boundaries by creating new disciplines and movements. Continue reading