Archive: Issue No. 61, September 2002

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Car boot sale in Joubert Park

Arts Alive Festival and Bonani Africa

Arts Alive includes:

South African History Online at MuseuMAfricA

A detailed electronic exhibition examining various aspects of SA history and cultures, as well as war in Africa and its effects on children and youth.

Closes: September 8

MuseumAfrica, 121 Bree St, Newtown
Tel: (011) 833 5624
Fax: (011) 833 5636
Hours: Tues - Sun 9am - 5pm

FNB Vita Crafts Now 2002 at MuseuMAfricA

This crafts extravanganza showcases about 260 exhibits selected from 750 entries countrywide, selected from the best contemporary and traditional South African crafts.

Closes: September 8

MuseumAfrica, 121 Bree St, Newtown
Tel: (011) 833 5624
Fax: (011) 833 5636
Hours: Tues - Sun 9am - 5pm

African Earth: South African Pottery

The Association of Potters of Southern Africa presents art and crafts in clay from professional and emerging artists in South Africa.

Closes: September 8

African Nights at the Bensusan Museum of Photography

Lori Waselchuck documents night life in Africa. This is also included in the Bonani programme.

Closes: September 30

Bensusan Museum of Photography, MuseumAfrica, 121 Bree Street, Newtown
Tel: (011) 833 5624
Fax: (011) 833 5636
Hours: Tue - Sun 9am - 5pm

Gladys Mgudlandlu at the JAG

A retrospective exhibition of a collection of works by this pioneering South African female artist. The show is set to tour South Africa after its Johannesburg run.

Closes: September 15

Johannesburg Art Gallery, corner Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park
Tel: 011 725 3130
Fax: 011 720 6000
Hours: Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm

Boipelo Ka Setso at the JAG

Subtitled 'Treasures of the Southern African region', Boipelo Ka Setso gathers historical and contemporary South African art from the JAG's collection. Curated by Veliswa Gwintsa, it is touted as the biggest collection of such works on the sub-continent.

This exhibition is one component of [re]vision, the JAG's World Summit exhibitions programme.

Johannesburg Art Gallery, corner Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park
Tel: 011 725 3130
Fax: 011 720 6000
Hours: Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm

Ziyabuya Festival

A showcase Spring Day festival featuring the community centres and organisations focused in and around Joubert Park, including the Greenhouse Project and the Joubert Park Project. Organised by Lapeng, who is also the lead organisation behind the Creative Inner City Initiative, expect street carnivals and events throughout the day. Fun in the sun!

When: September 1, all day.

Provincial Crafts Fair at the Bus Factory

The first of a series of planned provincial crafts fairs.

Closes: September 8

Bonani Photographic Festival at MuseuMAfricA

Organised by South African History Online, Bonani brings together the largest collection of documentary photographs on South Africa to be showed at any one time, boasting 50 photographic essays in 47 exhibitions by leading local documentary photographers, totalling over 1200 individual images.

Exhibitions also at Market Theatre in Johannesburg and African Window and Pretoria Art Museum.

For more info, go to

All shows end on September 30.

MuseumAfrica, 121 Bree St, Newtown
Tel: (011) 833 5624
Fax: (011) 833 5636
Hours: Tues - Sun 9am - 5pm

African Window (National Cultural History Museum), 149 Visagie Street
Tel: (012) 324 6082
Fax: (012) 328 5173
Hours: Mon - Sun 8am - 4pm

Pretoria Art Museum, corner Schoeman and Wessels streets, Arcadia
Tel: 012 344 1807/8
Fax: 012 344 1809
Hours: Tues, Thur - Sat 10am - 5pm, Wed 10am - 8pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm

Amulets and Dreams
Guy Tillim and Omar Badsha, both South African documentary photographers, weave powerful and multi-layered narratives of six African countries that are in the throngs of or have just come through years of armed conflicts or civil wars. Omar Badsha: Narratives. A collection of work comprising of essays spanning 25 years.

Die Burger: Untitled
The most striking community based images of the past year by Die Burger photographers

Jodi Bieber: Going Home
An essay on the repatriation of illegal immigrants

Thys Dullaart: The Elderly
Dullaart sets out to document the state of negligence by the families of South African elderly people

Hein du Plessis: The Legacy of Asbestos
An essay on the legacy of decease and pollution left by a British Company mining and milling asbestos in the Northern Cape

Hein du Plessis: Aids: All Ages
No age group escapes the destruction caused by the HIV/AIDS - an essay on aids

Jillian Edelstein: Truth and Lies
Images & Stories from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa

Temba Hadebe: Untitled
To be confirmed

George Hallet: Bo-Kaap in Focus
A project to record the daily lives of the residents of this area.

Loanna Hoffmann: Untitled
To be confirmed

Deseni Soobben: Untitled
To be confirmed

Nadine Hutton: HIV/Aids: Woman & children first
An essay on aids

Nadine Hutton: The Ark
The Ark Christian Ministries shelter is one the largest homeless shelters in South Africa. An essay on the Ark

Nadine Hutton: 10111
An essay on the Flying Squad, known to people simply by the telephone number that links desperate frightened and traumatized people to help: 10111.

David Lurie: Table view
An essay on Table view

Fanie Jason: Intimate Distance
These images document lives and deaths in the townships. Jason has followed some families suffering from aids related illnesses right through to the last day.

Yazeed Kamaldien: Culture and Compassion
Kamaldien attempts to show the cultural identity of the Muslim community in Cape Town alongside the global identity that this community finds itself part of.

Chris Kirchhoff: Celebrations
A combination essay on Sangoma graduations in Moutse Mpumalanga, Easter at the Corinthian Church in Durban and Ledett (Christmas) and Timkett (Epiphany) in Ethiopia

Kim Ludbrook: Core Bikers in South AFrica
An essay on a small section of an ever growing sub culture, the bikers

TJ Lemon: The Swankers

Ronnie Leviton: Hanover
An essay on the people of the small town, Hanover

Liam Lynch: Damage exceeding 50m2
A look at some of the key graffiti artists in Cape Town's ever contentious graffiti scene.

Rafiq Mayet: Untitled
Essay on Durban

Peter Mackensi: Vying Posie
An essay on the coloured townships of Wentworth in Durban

Leonie Marinovich and Greg Marinovich: Borderline
A look at the complex relationships within the black and white farming communities in the Free State: How they interact and how they diverge in work, play, belief and ritual

Leonie Marinovich: Spirit World
An essay on the Venda people in the northern reaches of South Africa

Greg Marinovich : North
'Images from the two mountain kingdoms of the north of South Africa: Venda and Modjadji.

Motlhalefi Mahlabe: Rural Weddings
An analysis of weddings in the South African black community culture

Kendridge Mathabathe: Untitled
To be confirmed

Santu Mofokeng: Untitled
An essay on landscapes

Cedric Nunn: Johannesburg
'Much maligned, evacuated, invaded' - an essay on the city of Johannesburg.

Jeeva Rajgopaul: Untitled
Essay on Chatsworth

Andrew Tshabangu: Limpopo
Andrew Tshabangu's compassionate but critical look at life in South Africa's Northern Province rural communities and the men and women from that region who live a precarious existence as migrants in the city of Gold.

Andreas Vlachakis: Calvinia
A body of work encompassing portraits, daily life, architecture and the landscape of the town and its surrounds.

Lori Waselchuk: African Nights
Africa's teaming cities photographed at night by a new South African immigrant is atour de force of colour and drama and a testimony to the talent of Waselchuk.

Paul Weinberg: Once we were hunters
"Once We Were Hunters" and exhibition which has been published as a book of the same title, explores indigenous people in Africa and their relationship to land, conservation, and the survival of their cultures.

Graeme Williams: Dreamtime in Breathless Space
Williams started to photograph a green area turned into a shopping mall through its various stages of destruction and construction.

Gisele Wulfsohn: Making a Difference - Portraits of South African Women
An essay on women, high profile as well as those who silently worked so hard to make it possible for change to happen.'

Gideon Mendel: Broken Landscapes Photographs from his acclaimed book on aids with the same name.

With Our Own Hands
South Africa's poverty alleviation Public Works programme
Edited by Omar Badsha
Six South African photographers look at the impact of the SA government poverty relief programmes on the communities in three of the poorest provinces in the country.

Market Theatre Photographic Workshop

Vaal Technikon

Heidi Saayman: a Special Story
This essay encompasses the difficulties, needs and problems facing the children and their caregivers representative of the PE Mental Health Societies home care and training program for children in the disadvantaged communities and rural areas of PE

Thinus Matthee: Ghost Mountain Air
The Ghost Mountain became know as a "Holy Mountain" by the local people when it became the burial sight for the Kings. The images are complex found moments, creating controlled equanimity between selective subject matter in the environment.

Anneke Laurie: Children in the Lime Light
To be confirmed

Isaac Mofokeng: Orange Farm Informal Architecture
Isaac has chosen this project in order to show the architecture and living conditions in his neighbourhood. Although the images portray a vibrant colourful township way of life, they also portray a need for more adequate housing in this area.

Tikkie Sibisi: Traditional Wear of Indigenous South African Tribes
Tikki has done a series of studio portraitures of different tribes in their traditional dress to show the variety and beauty of the vast South African tribal culture

Visible Visions at the Electric Workshop, President Street, Newtown

Visible Visions brings together photographs by twenty 'ordinary' women from Mpumalanga and work in painting, collage, mixed media, video/sound and installations by Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi, Bongi Dhlomo-Mautloa, Ruth Seopedi Motau, Fikile Skosana, and Ilse Pahl from South Africa. They are joined by Milica Reinhart, Marjan Verkerk, Elisabeth Lumme, Holger Schwetter, Moze Jacobs (writer) from Europe and Viga Gordilho from Brazil in a collective effort dubbed the DPSD (Daily Producers of Sustainable Development).

Opens: September 1
Closes: September 5

Tel: 072 3123813