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Meta Foundation

The META foundation has instigated the largest joint open studios to ever happen in Johannesburg.  

Six studio spaces, in the CBD of Johannesburg, will be opening their doors, inviting the public to meet the artists in their studios and to view their artwork. The META foundation initiated this project with a soft launch in May, combining two studio spaces, namely August House and Ellis House. This iteration of the event will be even larger and will include 2 days of open studios with 6 studio spaces participating. This is the first time something of this nature has been done in Johannesburg and will allow the public to interact with almost 100 artists from different countries, cities and artists at different stages of their careers. This is a unique opportunity for the public to truly explore the visual arts and hear directly from the artists.

The event will take place over 2 days, Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October with 3 studios being open on each day. 

Saturday 30 October from 11am to 3pm
Ellis House
Living Artist Emporium
Victoria Yards

Sunday 31 October from 11am to 3pm
August House
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios
Nugget Square

Programming :

11:00 to 16:00 – META foundation, 4th Floor – Exhibition Opening “Mediating Representations: Depictions of Queer bodies in the media” by Emma Prior
13:30pm to 14:00 – 2nd Floor, South Tower – Live painting demonstration by Petros Mwenga
14:00 to 14:20 – 3rd Floor, South Tower – Gin Master class hosted by Primal Gin
14:30 to 15:30 – 3rd Floor, North Tower, Studio 309 – Live reading of “Crypto Queen” by author Nomawele Njongo
16:30 – Main Entrance – Last bus leaves August House

Particpation / Entrance : Free

Shuttle Service : A shuttle  service between the spaces will be provided free of charge to the public.

There will be two buses that move in a loop around the studios with a bus available every 15/20 minutes. 1st bus will leave the underground parking at 11am.

For More Info :


Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 am


August House
76 End Street, Doornfontein

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Joint Open Studios - October 2021 - GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST OPEN STUDIOS IN JHB 30 & 31 October 2021 – 11am to 4pm