Places of Interest
Art and Culture in the Fourways / Sandton Area
When visiting Fourways, Johannesburg and their surrounding areas, you will discover various places of interest when looking for art and culture to broaden your horizon.
- The collection of the city's major public gallery spans international artists such as Rodin, Picasso and Henry Moore, to South Africans such as Sekoto, Batisse and Pierneef. It also houses an extensive collection of the work of contemporary local artists. Guided tours are conducted on request but booking is required.
- Address: Klein Street, Joubert Park
- Tel: (011) 725 3130
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
- Part of Museum Africa, this space focuses on the history of photography and exhibits a permanent collection of optical toys, mirrors and lenses, showing the principles of photography and cinematography. It has a temporary exhibition space showing historical and contemporary work by local and international artists.
- Address: 121 Bree Street, Newtown
- Tel: (011) 833 5624
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 7:30am-5pm
- Uniquely situated in a multi-cultured neighbourhood in the inner city is the Spaza Gallery. This gallery offers paintings, sketches, drawings, stone work from Lesotho, recycled works, decorated iron furniture, mosaic pieces, jewellery and lots more. As a non-profit organisation Spaza Art gallery has a vision of providing a showcase for artists of all types from all over South Africa. Spaza Gallery is a community gallery that runs mosaic workshops, has Sunday lunches, music sessions and shows.
- Address: 19 Wilhemina Street, Troyeville
- Tel: (011) 614 9354
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm or by appointment
- This gallery, at Absa's head office in the city centre, houses up to 20 000 works - believed to be the largest corporate art collection in the world. Group and solo exhibitions of up-and-coming artists are held throughout the year.
- Address: 160 Main Street, Absa Towers North, CBD
- Tel: (011) 350 5139
- Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9:30am to 3:30pm
- Afraonova is a Pan African gallery showcasing modern and contemporary art. Based in the bustling Newtown precinct this elegant gallery space also boasts a specialized bookshop with a catalogue of local and international publications on the art of Africa.
- Address: Market Theatre Precinct corner Miriam Makeba and Gwiqwi Mrwebi streets, Newtown
- Tel: 083 726 5906
- Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 1pm-7pm, Saturdays 1pm-7pm
- This museum has some 850 000 items in its storerooms, and focuses on South African cultural history. It houses the Bensusan Museum of Photography and the Museum of South African Rock Art, as well as a geological collection. Temporary exhibition spaces host multidisciplinary festivals, contemporary art and student shows.
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