Open Studios
30 May 2021
August House & Ellis House, Johannesburg


In May 2021, the META foundation did a trial run of what is now its largest project – JOINT OPEN STUDIOS.


META came together with Ellis House to present #JointOpenStudios. The event saw both buildings open their doors to the public, featuring 70 artists as well a live reading, a salt art live demonstration, a panel discussion and the “Xchange” exhibition opening, curated walkabouts and concluded with a concert on the roof of August House. A shuttle bus ran between the two spaces and a designated underground parking lot.


Public Programme: 

11:00 to 16:00
What: Kids Area – with a child minder
Where: 1st floor, north tower


11:00 to 16:00
What: “X-Change” an exhibition opening
Where: META foundation’s gallery, 4th floor, north tower


12:00 to 13:00
What: Live Artist Demonstration by Percy Maimela of his salt portraiture
Where: 2nd floor, South tower


13:00 to 14:00
What: Walk about with artist Tivani Mabulele
Where: 3rd floor, North Tower, studio 305,


14:00 to 14:30
What: Live reading of “Abortion by the womb of Democracy” by author Nomawele Njongo
Where: 3rd floor, North Tower, studio 310


14:30 to 15:30
What: Panel discussion entitled “Is the bigger the better, a provocation of scale and space, moderated by Khanyisile Mawhayi, panelists Lebogang Mabusela, Bevan De Wet and Chloë Reid.
Where: 1st floor, North Tower, studio 103


17:00 to late
What: After Party – hosted by August House’s artists.
Where: Roof of August House

Event Photos