Sunday, Oct 31, 2021, 11:00 am

August House Gallery


May was big but October is BIGGER


30 & 31 October 2021 – 11am to 4pm

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. August House will only be open on Sunday 31 October from 11am to 4pm.

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


In order to make this event as visitor friendly as possible, a shuttle service between the spaces will be provided free of charge to the public. You can park in the underground parking and catch a shuttle which will run between August House, Nugget Square and the Bag Factory. The parking is located HERE and is FREE. There will be two buses that move in a loop around the studios with a bus being available every 15/20 minutes. The first bus will leave the underground parking at 11am.

Food and beverages will be on sale during the event. We are selling these through a ticketing system. Get your tickets on upper ground or 1st floor, studio 103. Cash will not be accepted. Cards only.

Please be advised that you will not be allowed to bring food or beverages into the building on the day. 


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


Here is a map that provides you with a layout of the building to help you navigate the space.


11am – 4pm


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