The design, decor and arts event calendar for May is jam-packed with not to be missed events, exhibitions and art fairs. We’ve rounded up 5 must-see and do events for this month, including one bonus ‘must-experience’ to celebrate Africa day.
Experience world-class life-size sculptures while enjoying the finest wine at the breath-taking Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park on 12 and 13 May for the 6th edition of the renowned Winter Sculpture Fair with works from legendary artists Dr. Esther Mahlangu and Japanese artist, Yoko Ono.
Masters of Modernism: Exploring Craftsmanship in Design is a showcase that brings together new and established creative voices. It is a unique collection of historical and catalyst pieces of future design from acknowledged Masters of Modernism and is taking place at the Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, Joburg, on 12 May.
Be sure not to miss our exclusive Mother’s Day event, taking place at Weylandts store in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria on 13 May. Guests will be treated to a gourmet lunch and a vast selection of wines, and also stand a chance to win incredible prizes and Mother’s Day gifts of course. And what’s an event without goodie bags? Visitors will receive a gift bag that includes a complimentary copy of The Gourmet Cookbook, valued at R420.00, as well as a variety of carefully selected treats. Plus meet Condé Nast House and Garden editor, Liz Morris who will be one of the guest speakers honouring the most iconic women in the design industry. Secure your tickets, (and for your mama, granny and aunty) at Quicket right now.
The second instalment of the Design Joburg show featuring Rooms on View is taking place a the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 May 2018. This is a unique exhibit of the finest in local décor and design trade.
Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe, The African Choir. London, 1891. By London Stereoscopic Company. © Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Courtesy of Hulton Archive, and Autograph ABP, London.
Do yourself a favour and check this powerful and super creative audio-visual exhibition depicting photographs of African people in the Victorian eras showing at the FADA gallery at the University of Johannesburg, until 31 May. Black Chronicles IV is a powerful exhibition that depicts an amazing sequence of photographic studio portraits, reprinted from original glass plates and archive prints.
25 May is Africa Day andAfrica’s largest museum of contemporary African art, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Mocaa) is granting free entry for all between 10am and 6pm.
Wait, that’s not it… In celebration of Africa month, the museum is granting every African citizen free entry into the museum every Wednesday between 10am and 1pm. Tickets are usually R180, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to explore more than 100 galleries of original cutting-edge contemporary art. Plus, you can finish off your visit with an insightful curator-led tour from 3pm.
Visit Zeitzmocaa.museum for more information.