The Johannesburg Art Safari is a four-hour exploration of art as it is found in galleries, public spaces and artists studios across Johannesburg.
On this private tour, guests are introduced to galleries we love, some of the public ones, such as the Wits Art Museum and Johannesburg Art Gallery, and some private galleries, such as Gallery Momo, Stevenson, Goodman.
We like to meet a curator, and get a sense not only of what is under their curatorship, but also of the scene in general.
Public art is important to us, moving the gallery on the street and engaging collective consciousness in public expression. We bring in a specialist for this component and we also like to get into artist studios, and as a final element, visit an artist in their studio.
FOR THOSE WITH A DEEPER INTEREST, MULTI-DAY ART PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE EMAIL US
09h00 collection at accommodation
09h30 artist-guided public art tour
11h00 Johannesburg Art Gallery
12h00 Gallery Momo, hosted by Curator OR meet the artist in their studio
12h45 transfer back to the accommodation
13h15 back at accommodation
- Meet a local curator OR an artist in their studio
- Artist hosted public art component
- Visits to top galleries
- mineral water
- private guide and vehicle
- collection from and return to accommodation, if centrally located
- any entrance fees if applicable
- discretionary tips
Best suited for travelers interested in
- an overview of the Johannesburg art scene
- contemporary African fine art
- the future of African art
- getting insider access to the contemporary art scene they wouldn’t otherwise get
- art and community / economic development
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