Special spaces (Gallery Momo)
Escape into a place less travelled in search of true bliss and genuine inspiration, “special spaces”. Let’s take a trip down this route and find small fortunes shall we? Art is the best canvas for any selfie junky, and for the hopelessly romantic. Art spaces have plenty for everyone to explore with all the qualities of a grand place for lovers. One of my first real date memories was hot-lined by an exquisite tour of Joburg’s finest Art Galleries and public spaces. A day filled with eye opening moments and a much needed spark to a blossoming friendship looking for a high note.
The date began at the urban homegrown art spaces of Maboneng and on the day featuring William Kentridge de-constructive Art workshop, a surprise marvel of epic proportion, followed by the Constitutional Hill Pitika Ntuli Art Exhibition on the Marikana Massacres. As it turned out, two distinct art exhibitions of the highest caliber, just in random free display giving true meaning to art in special spaces. Most times the best fun can happen for freebies, with lots of surprises, and that’s exactly what we hope to explore in this outing and travel column. This ‘special spaces” outing occupied my free time with meaningful experiences; exactly what every down time should deliver to all of us.
So without further a due let’s explore Gauteng’s top “special spaces” that you can visit, perfect for collectors and viewing in no particular order. Definitely an outing that can be paired with either doing lunch or dinner depending on your preferences. You might want to pick what your date is in the mood for and then plan a fun route matching gallery to dinner or sundowners sticking to the dress code. Allow me to give you a heads up. This is an outing matched to two art gallery spaces as a guideline:
“the fine diner”| Everard Read Gallery – a contemporary gallery that may be considered for a smart casual outing – classic style. Make sure you catch an opening gallery night, which will bring a timeless experience marking a memorable beginning with that someone special. It’s located in Rosebank and exhibits a mixture of oil on canvas artists as well as sculpture features of affluent taste. Everard ReadA is among the very best and most established in the business and has long standing history in the Art business. This is a gallery that was conceived in the apartheid era and yet has transcended into the new South Africa with a refreshed outlook. “Masked Reality” by Blessing Ngobeni is followed by “the Spear’ controversial artist Brett Murray .
“Bistro & Wine” |Momo Gallery – is another contemporary with a retro outlook to its impressive art exhibitions including photography art and oil on canvas art collections by emerging artists. This a cool place to be with a charm of location and owner Monna, making it one of the trending hotspots in Gauteng. Located adjacent to Rosebank in Parktown at the hub of the most eclectic and stylish precincts in Joburg complimenting the rich art offerings of the city.