Art Bank Joburg

Let the Joburg Art Bank transform your workspace with original artworks that make a creative statement about your company and improve the working conditions of your employees.

Art can be used to encourage innovation and dynamic communication or to provide moments of tranquil reflection. It is time to throw away those faded old posters and reinvent your working environment with original contemporary works by the best of the city's emerging and established talent.

Postal Address: P.O. Box 91839, Auckland Park 2006
Physical Address: Art Bank Joburg, 2 President Street, Newtown 2000
Phone: 011 838 6266


Artist Proof Studio

The Artist Proof Studio (APS) was founded in 1991 by Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba in response to a call by Nelson Mandela to all South Africans to participate in the building of a new, democratic South Africa able to promote reconciliation, cultural diversity, equality and above all, a culture that celebrates the rights and responsibilities of us all. Located in the Newtown Cultural Precinct, in the inner city of Johannesburg, APS is a not for profit section 21 company, registered formally in 1995.

Vision: Our vision is a professional studio founded on a sense of shared humanity where people of talent and passion can reach for excellence in art-making to achieve self-sustainability.

Mission: Our mission is to provide an environment to develope people with a common set of values, expressed in the notion of ubuntu, who have talent and passion to achieve artistic excellence. We focus on printmaking and our allied outreach programmes to build capacity of people to reach self-actualisation and make a difference in society.

Artist Proof Studio Gallery
The Bus Factory
3 President Street

Tel: 011 492 1278
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 – 4:00 Sat 10:00 – 3:00



Bassline hosts the latest international and local acts. The variety of artists performing cater for a range of audiences. Events happen weekly, check the event listings for details.

Tel: (011) 838 9145/6
Address: No 10 Henry Nxumalo Street


Drum Cafe

The Drum Cafe, situated in The Bus Factory, has held over 10 000 events in 16 countries and has performed to some of the world's top organisations and global leaders, including Bill Clinton, The British Royal Family, Nelson Mandela and... George Bush! There are now branches all over the world, including America, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK.

For more information contact the Drum Cafe Team on:

Tel: 011 834 4464 or 083 577 8899,


Market Photo Workshop

School of photography – for almost 20 years the workshop has played an integral role in the training of students in photography, ensuring that students learn in a culture of critical thinking about what images mean and the role photography plays socially and within contemporary visual art.

The Photo Workshop Gallery– the Market Photo Workshop hosts various exhibitions on a regular basis that are intended to stimulate and engage photography as a medium as well as serving an educational role in the development of photography in South Africa.

Tel: (011) 834-1444
Fax: (011) 834-1447
Address: No 2 President Street
Open: Mon to Fri 09h00-17h00, Sat & Sun 10h00-16h00


Moving into Dance

A forerunner in the field of dance education and performance, MIDM empowers youth and adults through interdisciplinary training. The development and nurturing of people has been the foundation of Moving into Dance Mophatong's philosophy. We are Moving into the Future with a commitment to continue to innovate and expand while maintaining the standards, integrity and ideals that define us.

Tel: +27 11 8382816/7
Fax: +27 11 838 2976
Physical address: Newtown Cultural Precinct
Moving into Dance Mophatong
1 President Street, between Miriam Makeba and Henry Nxumalo Streets


Museum Africa

Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: Old Market Building, 121 Bree Street, Newtown
Tel: (011) 833-5624

The recently launched Imbali shop at Museum Africa has an exciting range of high quality handmade craft and design products including home ware, textiles and funky jewellery.

Imbali is a non-profit organisation involved in art education and craft training. The products in the shop are made by craft people in the Imbali training programmes who come from a far afield as Voslorus and Kagiso. A large percentage of the price of the products goes directly to the maker.

The shop is open from 10h00 to 17h00 from Tuesday to Sunday.
For further information contact the Imbali office (011) 492 3333 or the shop directly (011) 833 5624 ext 221


Oriental Plaza

Tel: (011) 838 6753/2

Address: Bree, Malherbe, Lilian, Main and Avenue Streets

Just down the road in Fordsburg is Johannesburg’s shopping mecca. With over 360 stores, the Oriental Plaza, is a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international designer brands.

Open: Mon to Thurs 08h30-17h00, Sat 08h30-14h30


Rooke Gallery

Working only with a select few artists, the Rooke Gallery aims to further the appreciation of contemporary art. Based in Newtown South Africa, the gallery hosts a strictly limited number of exhibitions per year, all of which are designed to appeal to a growing art public with an appreciation for the avant-garde.

The gallery is only open by appointment and on scheduled days at very specific hours. Please join the mailing list on the website to receive updates of when the gallery will be open for public viewing.

Tel: 072 658 0762
Fax: 086 503 5055

By Appointment
The Newtown
37 Quinn Street


SAB World of Beer

SAB’s World of Beer in Newtown has received a R20 million injection that makes it one of the most cutting-edge branded visitor attractions in the world, rivalling the famous Guinness Hopstore in Dublin and the new acclaimed UK Wembly Stadium Visitor Experience.Today visitors to the relaunched World of Beer face a treasure house of striking new visual and aural experiences about the history of beer and the art of brewing whilst they take a fascinating journey through time to view the evolution of beer making methods.The SAB world of beer was launched in 1995 to mark the 100thAnniversary of the South African Breweries and was officially opened by former President Nelson Mandela.

Now 12 years later. SAB had deemed the time ripe to upgrade the centre at a cost of R20 million. New state of the art technologies give it a "world-class feel” which makes it, according to SAB World of Beer General Manager Frank Johnson, "one of the best facilities in the world in terms of fun, technology, information and the wow experience.”

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Address: 15 President Street, Newtown
Tel: 011 836 4900
Fax: 011 834 3836


Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Initiated by the Gauteng Department of Education and private sector representatives, Sci-Bono aims to support education in mathematics, science and technology to improve public engagement with science, engineering and technology and to promote career education in these critical areas of the economy.

Located in the old Electric Workshop building in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, the Centre provides an accessible teaching and learning environment with "hands-on" exhibits, science stage shows and innovative workshops that demonstrate a variety of scientific and mathematical concepts. Its primary aim is to significantly contribute to developing greater proficiency in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) by demystifying science and improving the public understanding of SET.

What makes this South African Science Centre unique?

It is comparable to similar Centres across the globe, such as the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris. It is aligned with national and provincial priorities and initiatives to promote SET amongst learners - particularly girls and those who have been previously disadvantaged.

Its location ideally positions the Centre with the other attractions in the Newtown precinct, the heart of inner-city renewal in the Johannesburg CBD.

It bridges exciting contemporary science and technology, and the numerous scientific achievements that shape our lives.

Tel: (011) 639-8400
Fax: (011) 832-3360
Address: Miriam Makeba Street between President & Jeppe Street.

Open to school groups and the general public, exhibits teach us about the scientific achievements that shape our lives.
Open: 09h00-17h00 (16h30 on weekends/ holidays).


The Dance Factory

This is a unique concept in the fostering of a dance culture and developing dance audiences in Joburg. Funded mainly by well-wishers, the Dance Factory has had successes in the establishment, equipping and administering of a dance centre through classes, workshops and performances, and in particular to the communities that have been culturally, educationally and economically disadvantaged. The Dance Factory frequently hosts performances by acclaimed local and international dancers. This venue is also available to hire for special events, workshops, rehearsals or performances.

Tel: (011) 833-1347
Address: 10 Henry Nxumalo Street


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