This a friendly reminder of our last Open Studio of year taking place at Assemblage studios on Wednesday, 25th November 2015 opening at 5pm. Enjoy viewing a dynamic range of artworks by emerging artists over some PRIMI pizza and wine.

Assemblage’s intern, Gontse Mathabathe will be featured in the Wits Fine Art Graduation Show (NewWorkFifteen) which will open at the Wits Art Museum (WAM), The Point of Order (TPOO) and satellite spaces in The Wits School of Art and Art House in Braamfontein. Join her and her peers for the opening taking place on Tuesday, 24th November 2015 at 6pm.

We would also like to welcome our residency artist, Mbavhalelo Nekhavhambe (Winner of the Gerard Sekoto Prize 2014) from the French Institut, who is with us for until the end of November.

Open Studio 25 November 2015

Assemblage presents the last Open Studio for the year!
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Venue: Assemblage Artist Studios, 41 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown (entrance on North side of building)

Please join us for a glass of wine while viewing a selection of works from emerging artists and keeping up with what the resident artists have been up to this year.

There will also be an exhibit of the work of the Peer Mentoring artists from the last cycle of the year.

All resident artists will be present in their studios and the public will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork, speak to artists about their process and to be part of the Assemblage community for an evening.

Wits NewWorkFifteen Graduation Show

The Wits School of Arts, Division of Fine Art is proud to present NEWWORK15, an exhibition of work by young artists, including Assemblage’s Intern, Gontse Mathabathe, in fulfilment of a BA Fine Art degree. As always, the exhibition will be located at the WITS Art Museum, The Point of Order project space, and surrounding studio spaces in the Wits School of Arts and Arthouse.

The graduating class has been hard at work to develop a series of proposals that respond to the urgent issues raised by the national student movement in the last months.

As the graduating class transitions from undergraduate to the many diverse paths that individual artists will follow, they realise that being an artist at this time – or any other for that matter – is so much more that making nice things for rich people.
The project of being an artist is nothing less than a series of critical, creative and aesthetic problem solving skills that if deployed strategically is a potent and revolutionary cocktail.

Please join us for an exhibition that begins with the familiar but moves quickly to the unrecognizable.

Welcome: Mbavhalelo Nekhavhambe

Assemblage would like to welcome Mbavhalelo Nekhavhambe – 2014 Gerard Sekoto Award winner – who started his 1 month residency on the 2nd of November in Johannesburg at Assemblage.

The artist is producing a visual documentary that will showcase how distinctive Venda Culture is, full of vibrant colours, dance, food, pottery and wood crafting. A culture that is not only practised in Limpopo province but also in the cities like Johannesburg.

Nekhavhambe was born in 1981. He holds a B. Tech (FA) and has participated in a number of curated exhibitions, including the Absa L’Atelier Exhibition in 2012 and 2013. He was a top 10 finalist in 2012.