First Thursdays // Art Galleries

It feels like just yesterday when it was the 1st of October and it is November already. This First Thursday it isn't such a chockablock like it was last month with Black Coffee's album launch, Ricky Rick's performance at the 2nd Puma Select Store, the Adidas Tubular launch/Block party and the GStarRaw "how we wear ours" exhibition.

This Thursday we take a walk down to the WAM (Wits Art Museum) to see how the unique WAM university collection of African art has inspired creativity, learning and innovation. Then we hope along to Gallery MOMO at 5th Ave. Parktown North for a discussion with it's artists Blessing Ngobeni, and Award winning art writer, Percy Mabandu, on the artists oeuvre as well as his current artistic endeavours. And the last stop is at the GOODMAN Gallery on 163 Jan Smuts  Parkwood for the Young, Gifted and Black. Taking inspiration from Nina Simone’s iconic song ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ (1969), written in memory of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, the authoress of ‘Raisin in the Sun’ (1959) who died in 1964 at the age of 34, To Be Young, Gifted and Black is about our moment, looking back at theirs.