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, …

Sip along Franschhoek – Wine of Olifants hoek

by Anlé Britz Autumn in the Franschhoek vineyards is the most beautiful time. The colours come out to play just before slipping off for a peaceful break after a busy harvesting season. The yellows, oranges, reds, browns and sprinkles of purple warm the heart with the knowledge that time is moving and that letting go …

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 …

Diemersdal – Wine from Cape Town

by Anlé Britz It came to me as quite a surprise that the Cape Town Wine District houses Constantia, Durbanville, Hout Bay and Philadelphia – but you learn something new every day. I bring this to your attention as knowledge is power and in our mission to show off some of the most amazing wineries in Cape Town – …

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 …

International Public Art Festival 2023

By Penny Grimbeek & Craig Barrowman This year the 7th annual International Public Art Festival had its hub in the Company’s Garden. Baz-Art expanded the idea of public art from murals, to include art installations and performance art. The theme of this year’s festival was “What If?” It featured eight exciting art installations / performance …