By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS SERIES: Musha Neluheni – VANTAGE

  In the newly opened exhibition in JAG’s Nando’s project Room, audiences are introduced to the sensual, ambiguous, slightly androgynous and faintly unsettling works of bondage in Musha Nelvheni’s exhibition entitled Vantage. At first glance Neluheni’s photographs appear to be oddly comforting in their familiarity. Once one steps into the space, however, it is close to impossible to ignore the

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

Street Folks and other projects at TAEP

Over the past two months the Taxi Art Education Programme, in collaboration with the Constitutional Court and the Rainbow All Sports Academy, has provided over twenty homeless children between the ages 8 to 20 years with a cause to stay off the streets. This cause is a play called Street Folks, written by TAEP facilitator Ricky Bopape with assistance from

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS: TAEP Art Classes

JAG Art Classes are up and running, with a range of inner city and workshop staff participating in the creation of amateur, but inspired art projects. This weeks themes included Bafana Bafana memories and aspirations, and self-portraits using recycled materials. As two aspiring, but rather untalented artists, Ellen and I decided to take advantage of the free art classes at

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS: Artology – A Saturday School Thing

Whilst “normal people” were at home doing whatever it is that normal people do on a Saturday, the first of the group of sleep and heat deprived art-lovers who visit the gallery on Saturdays in search of – shall we call it “Artology” – shuffle into the David Krut Bookstore. I noticed the growth of the group on this particular

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS: TAEP Art Classes

JAG Art Classes are up and running, with a range of inner city and workshop staff participating in the creation of amateur, but inspired art projects. This weeks themes included Bafana Bafana memories and aspirations, and self-portraits using recycled materials. As two aspiring, but rather untalented artists, Ellen and I decided to take advantage of the free art classes at

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS SERIES: Art Class Saturdays

Come 10:05AM on a Saturday morning the doors of the Johannesburg Art Gallery greet the first few heat deprived bodies that make their way into the David Krut Bookstore, the same way they did the week before and the week before that. The first class lasts about an hour and a half; this is the visual literacy class. It’s held

By - Rachel van Blydenstein

JAG HAPPENINGS SERIES: The T.A.E.P. Light Still Burns

The now detonked T.A.E.P. (Taxi Arts Education Programme) was an initiative aimed at enriching those youth communities unable part take in art (be the art form dance, drama, music or visual art). The programme which was founded by David Krut Publishing now finds itself bearing fruit beyond the bounds of the T.A.E.P. initiative. The fruit I mentioned takes the form

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