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April 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

First Thursday at Keyes


This First Thursday of April promises creativity, art, design, music, eats & drinks meant for sharing! So make it a night & bring all your favourites along!

2nd Floor – Mix Bar
V is for Vinyl

1st Floor (atrium Level) – Gallery 1
Night of 1000 drawings

Come and doodle with us! American Express and Keyes Art Mile are hosting a Night of
1000 Drawings Doodle Session in Gallery 1 at Keyes Art Mile, surrounded by the winning
artworks from the Amex ZA Graphic Arts Challenge.
Bring your friends and sketch, draw, or paint your interpretation of “the vibrant African
Market place – everyone’s welcome.” All levels are welcome, and proceeds from the sale
of your drawings will go to charities supported by Night of 1000 Drawings.


PRESENTED BY: SLIF (Siyavuka Lateral Improvement Foundation)
UNLEASHED: 18 Upcoming Giants
INSPIRED BY: Nhlanhla Ben Nsusha & Ras Silas Motse
They have been inspired with open hearts, minds full of possibilities and fuelled with
imagination in the process of learning to create and experience the world in a new way.
To support the bigger view of life: Beauty, Symbols, spirituality, and storytelling allow them
to be present in the moment and keep their creativity alive.
“Support living Artists by buying artwork from them, the dead ones don’t need money”

Studio Nxumalo – Footnotes
Featured artists: Lwando Dlamini, Thokozani Mthiyane, Kaelik Dullaart, Justice Mukheli,
Frederick Clarke, Skubalisto & Lisolomzi Pikoli, Goldendean, Stephen Langa, Mthuthuzeli
“Sthu” Manaka, Vukile Batyi, Layziehound Coka, Lebogang Mabusela, Fhatuwani Mukheli
and MJ Turpin.
“Footnotes” is a group exhibition at Studio Nxumalo that celebrates and honours the
culture of independence among South African artists. The exhibition explores how these
artists navigate the complexities of the art world through innovative negotiations that
propel their artistic practices forward. The exhibition also highlights the lack of inclusion of
independent artists on established art platforms, which undermines their cultural
contributions and value within the broader visual arts landscape. The exhibition features
work by several artists and marks the last show at Keyes Art Mile for the year 2023.

Gallery 3 – Africa Photo Awards
The Africa Photo Awards is a non-profit competition showcasing only the best
photography from the continent. This year’s competition marks the third edition of the
Awards, with photographers able to enter images into nine categories, which include
fine art, wildlife, conceptual, editorial, abstract and portraiture amongst others. With
numerous prizes on offer from Fujifilm South Africa, QPhoto and ProLAB, the
competition is judged by a panel of world-class photographers from the continent.
This year’s Africa Photo Awards will be showcased at the Trumpet Building, Keyes Art
Mile, from 1-11 April 2023, with the prize-giving ceremony to be held on the 11
th of April.
The winner of the Africa Photo Awards walks away with an amazing Fujifilm X-S10
camera and lens, a R5 000 printing voucher and an Instax square SQ20 instant camera
and film.

Street Level – BKhz

Okapi – Open for Luxurious, artisanal leather goods entirely handmade in Africa from
sustainably sourced local material..

True Design – Local Grown
Exhibition in collaboration with Art Room