The JHBLive guide to First Thursday – May

The JHBLive guide to First Thursday – May

                             Posted: May 02 2018

Can you believe it’s already May? We can, because this is Joburg, and things tend to move faster around here – even the concept of time. With a new month upon us, we can all look forward to a new instalment of First Thursdays this week. If you’re at a loss as to what to see, do, or listen to across Braam and Rosebank, we’ve got you covered.


Catch the Stone Jets live at Milk Bar

If you’re brave enough to face the heaving masses that populate Keyes Art Mile on First Thursdays, your reward will be some sweet, sweet music by none other than the Stone Jets. Grab a drink and a bite to eat at Milk Bar while you listen. Details over here.

Check out a group show at Lizamore

This First Thursday, Lizamore & Associates presents solo exhibitions by Dion Cupido and Bastiaan van Stenis in association with Worldart Gallery in Cape Town and a solo exhibition with Johannesburg based artist Hannelie Coetzee. Not to be missed! Details here.

Grapple with the meaning of photography at Goodman

For the past twenty years, artists Broomberg and Chanarin have engaged in a forensic and paranoid interrogation of the medium of photography in search of its source code: the cultural, emotional, political and financial currency of photographs. In Bandage the knife not the wound, they reflect on their precarious sense of place and belonging to South Africa. Details here.

Learn the language of lines at SMAC gallery

SMAC’s got a new exhibition of artworks by Charles Gassner on show. His paper, pastel and mixed media works are not to be missed out on by any discerning art-lover. Details here.

Celebrate browning canopies and icy weather at Gallery 2

Gallery 2’s got an exciting new Autumn exhibition on show, featuring artists Ross Passmoor, Gabriel Hugo, and Kyra Pape amongst others. Don’t miss out! Details here.


Celebrate masterful paintwork at Point of Order

The O | 32 installation paintings by Richard Ketley are images that are both maps worked till they are unrecognisable and imaged maps formed by the flow of paint. The exhibition forms part of the artist’s completion of a Masters in Fine Art. More details here.

Go hear some new sounds at The Orbit

Bokani Dyer is set to launch his 4th studio album, ‘Neo-Native’ this time showcasing his trio featuring Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums) and Romy Brauteseth (bass), which has been his performance outfit for the past two years. “Neo native is an idea about identity,” says Dyer about the new album. “How one chooses to identify and a question of what a person feels connected to as native. In the human experience beyond geography, where does the feeling of home reside?” Details this way.   

Check out a new show at the new Kalashnikovv

Kalashnikovv’s got a new space at 70 Juta street and they’re hosting a massive group exhibition to celebrate. Works by artists such as Jason Bronkhorst, Felix Laband, Vusi Beauchamp, Io Makandal and many more will be on show. Details here.

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