Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Design Lab : Stephen Hobbs

Artist Stephen Hobbs has played an active role in public art in Johannesburg for almost 20 years through his work with the Trinity Session. In addition, much of his personal work is inspired by and reflects Joburg. Join us on the evening for a talk where Stephen unpacks his fascinating work. 

Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com

Jul
13
7:00 pm19:00

Design Lab : Randlord House

Rand Lord house is 120 years old, the only Rand Lord House survivor in the Doornfontein area.  The house was restored last year to its former glory as part of the Market Foundation’s regeneration of properties. 

Market Foundation CFO, Christine Mac Donald speaks about the building’s history, the refurbishment process and its new uses. 

Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com


Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

BOOK CLUB : Andrew Miller, Dub Steps

Dub Steps has a strange log aftertaste. It is science fiction with ordinary characters trying to understand what it is to be alive. People have gone and the remaining handful have to find each other and start again. Nature comes back, Johannesburg becomes wonderfully overgrown, designer pigs watch from the periphery walls, and the small group of survivors have to find ways of living with their own and each others’ flaws. 

*Winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for 2015. 

Join Andrew as he talks about the inspiration for writing this book. A book signing will follow. 

Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com

Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Mainstreetwalks | Jhb walking tours

Departing from MOAD at 3pm, this walking tour takes you on a guided experience of The Maboneng Precinct and the surrounds: highlighting developments (new and old), street art and more. Tour includes a guided walk through of the Unfinished City exhibition. 

This will be the final walking tour at the exhibition. 

FREE ADMISSION. Booking advised via Mainstreetwalks | Jhb (info@mainstreetwalks.co.za

Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Book Club: Ivan Vladislavic "Portrait with Keys"

This fascinating work of art lovingly evokes a city of decidedly unlovely reputation. Ivan Vladislavic was born in Pretoria in 1957, but in his 20th year moved to Johannesburg, and since then has evidently spent much of his time walking round and round, up and down, above and under, in and out of the city's not very beautiful streets. Portrait with Keys reminds me sometimes of Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul, sometimes of James Joyce's Dublin and occasionally, believe it or not, of JG Links's Venice for Pleasure: but it is really altogether one of a kind... 

More info: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2006/nov/18/featuresreviews.guardianreview18

Join us for n eveing with the author for another Book Club at#UnfinishedCity

Admission is free. Book your space by emailing joy@moadjhb.com

May
24
7:00 pm19:00

BOOK CLUB : Noor Nieftagodein on ‘Afropolis’ and ‘The Soweto Uprising’

The 1976 Soweto uprising of represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Event to contemporaries, it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of the youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s. What commenced as a peaceful and coordinated demonstration rapidly turned into a violent protest when police opened fore on students. Soweto parents were shocked by these events, revealing an important generational divide. Thereafter, forging student and parent unity became a central objective of the liberation movement. This short story brings alive the sequence of events and delves into the significance of the events on South African politics.

Dr Noor Nieftagodien holds an NRF chair in the Department of History at WITS and serves as the head of the History Workshop. His most recent book is Alexandra: A history, co -authored by Phil Bonner. He also served on the editorial board of the Road to Democracy in South Africa Project and has published articles on aspects of the liberation movement. 

Dr Noor Nieftagodien will host a short talk and discussion around this content. Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com 

May
14
3:00 pm15:00

Mainstreetwalks | Jhb walking tours

Departing from MOAD at 3pm, this walking tour takes you on a guided experience of The Maboneng Precinct and the surrounds: highlighting developments (new and old), street art and more. Tour includes a guided walk through of the Unfinished City exhibition. 

FREE ADMISSION. Booking advised via Mainstreetwalks | Jhb (info@mainstreetwalks.co.za)

May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Design Lab : Enrico Daffonchio on Inner City Regeneration

Architect Enrico Daffonchio of Daffonchio + Associates architects talks to urban design as well as a number of projects that the firm has been involved in for almost a decade. Daffonchio + Associates were the first architects to collaborate with Propertuity with the Arts on Main building and continue to play an active role in inner city regeneration projects. 

FREE ADMISSION. Booking essential : joy@moadjhb.com 

May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Inside and All Who Live There

American artist Kevin Krapf advocates a mix of cultural innovation and activism as an integral feature of society's progression.

Krapf drew inspiration from the historic Liliesleaf farm which became a safe house for the liberation movement by the South African Communist Party.

By moving his studio in the main house, which is a museum, and producing a series of paintings on site, Krapf relived the overlap of cultural innovation and political activism that occured there more than fifty years ago.

Join us for the opening of 'Inside and All Who Live There' on 4 May at 5:30pm at Lilliesleaf (7 George Ave, Rivonia)