Category Archives: joburg

Cuss Monthly: Mazagine Launch

Joburg Fringe Art Fair: 21 Sept-25Sept

We at borderline love art, and giving up and coming artist the platform to be heard and showcasing what they have been doing.

Fortunately, for us the Joburg Fringe Art Fair will be in town from the 21st – 25th of September.

The Joburg Fringe offers the opportunity for some great artistic extra curricular activities to be viewed. The fringe is for the artists – those not yet discovered by commercial galleries, the up-and-coming artists on fame’s threshold– who relish the possibilities for exposure. Established and well-known contributors often join fringe events giving themselves an edgy platform to be shown on and new talent to show with.

This the 4th year the Fringe Art Fair has been around. Starting off at places like Blank Projects, Spaza Art Gallery, Outlet Gallery, Worldart, Gugulective and The Bag Factory. With artists like Johan Thom, Sharlene Khan, Claudia Shneider, Senzo Nhlapo, Bev Price and Jonathan Garnham; performing solos it epitomised fringeness. From there in 2009, the fair was at the unfinished arts on main building in downtown Joburg. In 2010, the fair was all over Joburg at The Bioscope , The Bag Factory, The Sports Bar at the Troyeville Hotel and at Anglo Gold Ashanti Headquarters. This year the fair will be in Braamfontein and i think South Point deserve a S/O for making the event possible. The fair will be behind the South Point Headquarters on Melle Street.

The artist exhibiting their works are:
Assemblage —> is a place for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate.
Photography credit: Mark Straw
Check them out here and make your way to the fair to show your support.
The 2011 Joburg Fringe opens to the public at 6pm on Wednesday 21 September and there is no entrance fee.
22 Sept (Thursday) 10am – 4pm
23 Sept (Friday) 10am – 4pm
24 Sept (Saturday) 9am – 4pm
—-> the 3rd Saturday of the Neighbourgoods Market at 73 Juta, down the alley way from us,
25 Sept (Sunday) 10am – 2pm
ENTRANCE FEE: 22-24 Sept R20.00 a ticket.
Ror more information email Claudia: joburgfringe@gmail.com

1000 Drawings: Doodling for a Difference

A 1000 drawings made an appearance in Joburg today. The event was held at the Alex theatre roof top.  This is a unique fundraising exhibition, where drawings donated by anyone and everyone, are collected and sold to the public for R100.

The event is to promote the inner city and encourage the general public to embrace the inner city more  and involvement the community as contributors of art work but also as volunteers to help manage and maintain the event. In that motivating the general public to use their creative juices and get involved in a good cause. The aim is to break the whole syndrome of “I cannot draw”, “I as an individual cannot do anything to change things, that’s the role of governments and big corporates”.

The next 1000 drawings event should be in two weeks and we will keep you up to date with the details.

Check out their facebook and website

For more info contact: info@1000Drawings.co.za

credit to the photographers

Our neighbour’s goods

@alanshenton #neighbourgoods m arket took over Braamfontein today, I love my city!

@sarahbadat balcony is packed!#neighbourgoods

@ChrisRoperZA Starling and Hero. Great upcycle idea. #neighbourgoods

@MattArt85: The craziness at #neighbourgoods market

@ChrisRoperZA: @thatnicole eating an olive and chocolate cupcake

NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET JOHANNESBURG FINALLY

Joburg has been waiting for this for ages. I remember i did a post about the Neighbourgoods market a while back and finally it opened today. Honestly i have never seen so many white people in Braamfontein EVER.

73 Juta Street
Braamfontein, Johannesburg
South Africa
Every Saturday 09h00 – 15h00

Show your love and support!

credit to the photographer

Jozi Maboneng

Str.Crd ’11

I haven’t been to a Str.Crd event, but they had one in Cape Town last year. It’s coming down to eGoli in a couple of weeks. i did some digging and Emkeez from doepelganger did a piece on Str.Crd check it out here.

So Str.Crd happening down in Joburg this year down by the Maboneng Precinct. If you don’t know what they  the only street culture showcase event in Africa  and it’s going down on the long heritage weekend, 24th September.

One thing i love about Str.Crd is that they are  promoting local artist. They are encouraging people to vote for the local acts they want to see. All you have to do is follow @STRCRD on twitter or like them on Facebook here and share with them which artists you want on the stage.

Show some love to a couple of our local artist. All you got to do is that follow some artists we got love for @nonkulululu @Bhubesii @fratpackmusic. Tweet @STRCRD tell them which artists you want to see up on the stage.

Listen to a couple tracks and so you know what we are talking about,

Nonku Someone like you 2

Someone Like you 2 by Nonku

We have done something on Fratpack sometime back (see it here)  and we have mad love for the fam. Make sure to get them on that stage. They got a new track out and its blazing check it out below.

Outhere by fratpack

Make sure you tweet and get them on that stage. These artists are very talented.


Tickerts are R150 and are also available at the event. For more information and to check the programme of events check http://www.strcrd.com

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