Welcome to the Artroute Team Thuli

Thuli has joined the Artroute team as a Johannesburg Art Specialist. Thuli Mlambo-James is a dynamic creative arts practitioner and curator, who boasts over a decade of international project management experience. Her adaptability to diverse cultural contexts stems from extensive travels and a diverse background. In 2023, Thuli completed a year-long International Curatorial Practice program …

A Weekend of Art and Excitement at the RMB Latitudes Artfair

By Thuli Mlambo-James The last weekend of May saw Johannesburg abuzz with excitement as art lovers, communities, and tourists flocked to one of the city’s most anticipated art events, the RMB Latitudes Artfair 2024. Set against the stunning backdrop of Shepstone Gardens, this fair promised an extraordinary fusion of art, nature, sculpture, and innovative design, …

Good Art from a Good Place – the sixth Spier Light Art Exhibition  

By Richard Kilpert It was possibly not the best idea to visit this after-dark exhibition on a full-moon night, but the energy of my kids and their friends carried us to all the corners of this truly immersive outdoor experience.  The 2023 exhibition saw over 6000 visitors to this free and I am sure the …

The Jewel of Observatory

By Richard Kilpert Cape Town has many ‘best-kept secrets’.  People in this storied part of the peninsula are well-supplied with treasures from the past.  Observatory as a suburb is connected to the history of star-gazing and retains its image as a student digs and underground music venue, but during the day it bustles as a …

A STRUGGLE with Cheryl Traub-Adler

Stoned at the AVA, is a momentus exhibition by curator and artist Cheryl Traub-Adler showcasing artwork from the turbulent 80’s. Many know the significant role the AVA gallery has played in establishing artists for decades and was one of a handful of public spaces that stood firm against the Apartheid government censorship. Inside their fascinating …

Bespoke Tours – Bo-Kaap and African Art

Bo Kaap Art & Cultural Tour: This tour is a fantastic introduction to Cape Malay culture for our bespoke Artroute Tour seekers. Starting the tour walking through the brightly coloured Cape Dutch and Goergian houses of the Cape Malay Quarters. As a member of the community Yusuf and Toufiek knows all the beautiful old stories …

Bronwen Findlay mosaic at Everard Read Gallery Joburg

By Carol Brown Last year Palestinian farmer Salman al Nabahin, in an attempt to see why his olive trees were not rooting , dug into the ground and unearthed a colourful mosaic depicting birds and other animals, which dates from the fifth to seventh century.  This became global news and, together with other recent excavations …

Initiate or expand your private art collection

These tours have no set agenda or structure. Here our vision is to educate and expand your taste in the investment in art when you are a new art investor. Should your taste already be distinguished, our art consultants will be your right hand to source the art that suit your profile and compliment your …

The Salt River Street Art Tour

By Penny Grimbeek The Salt River Street Art Tour was initiated in 2017 as the first of the annual International Public Arts Festivals (IPAF), organized by Baz-Art, an NGO dedicated to community building, social transformation and cohesion through art. As I wander the streets of Salt River today, I feel the pride of a community …