Spring is the time for colour, beauty and new beginnings, so it’s only fitting that some of Jo’burg’s exciting art exhibitions happen now. Here’s what to look out for:

More like art week: Reflecting on Art Week Joburg 2018

FNB Art Joburg

For 12 years FNB’s art fair has kicked off the art season in Jo’burg. This year’s exhibition sees a few changes making it a highly anticipated event.

View this post on Instagram

Are you ready? It’s almost time to celebrate our first edition. #FNBArtJoburg #GalleryWeekend #MAX #GalleryLab Own art. Own history. Own the future

A post shared by FNB Art Joburg (@fnbartjoburg) on

Having been acquired by former director Mandla Sibeko, the fair’s name has changed from FNB Art Fair to FNB Art Joburg. The aim is to attract the general public rather than just the art community.

The fair will also be accessible to those who can’t get to Sandton through a new initiative called Gallery Weekend. Driven by the fair’s PR Manager, Zanele Kumalo, it will be held at venues across the city. From Braamfontein to Rosebank, expect art parties, film screenings, brunches and so much more.

When: 12 – 15 September

Where: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton (Gallery Weekend venues are yet to be announced)

Tickets: R60 – R200 at artjoburg.com


Latitudes Art Fair

New on the scene, Latitudes Art Fair is a showcase of contemporary African art.

Not only will the fair present well-known galleries, it will also display works by independent artists, collaborative works and special projects. This is to promote smaller art galleries and artists, and to ensure a large variety of art. Although the fair will showcase both traditional and modern art, it will also present ESSAY, featuring works by one established and one emerging artist making Latitudes the first art fair of its kind.

When: 12 – 15 September

Where: Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

Tickets: From R120 at latitudesartfair.com

Related to art week: Decorating with Digital Prints

Underline Art Show

The Museum of African Design presents a new exhibition and curatorial platform, Underline which creates connections between African art curators, artists and the broader art community. This fair helps to promote new galleries and independent artists not affiliated to galleries. There will also be talks on improving curatorial skills and understanding art.

When: 12 – 15 September

Where: Museum of African Design, Maboneng

Tickets: R50 at the door (Students free)

Visit www.underlineprojects.art for more information.

Discover more exciting art exhibitions happening in Johannesburg this week at artweek.co.za