Make-a-book
Saturday 1 February, 12h00
Make your own artist’s book at the WAM and Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts’ newest event, Make-a-book. From Japanese stab binding to handling a book press, each month we will be learning a new skill to create an artist’s book. In February we’ll be making zines. First made popular in the 1980’s and 90’s, zines were created to challenge mainstream ideologies. Whether it’s through art or writing, zines are a perfect way to express your unique worldview. Booking is essential as space is limited.

First Thursdays
Thursday 6 February, 18h30
WAM will be open till late. Join us for a panel discussion where four speakers will discuss how David Koloane’s iconic legacy has impacted their careers. From the Bag Factory Artists Studios to the David Koloane Award, Koloane’s social activism created spaces for black artists to flourish. For more information please contact 011 717 1446.

Drop-In Drawing
Saturday 8 February, 12h00
This month as we play with art, we’ll be looking through the eyes of legendary artist David Koloane. We’ll be using works in the David Koloane: Chronicles of a Resilient Visionary exhibition as inspiration, and one of Koloane’s preferred mediums, collage. An astute commentator on the local art and social landscape of his time, Koloane’s works tackled the societal issues he encountered. We’ll use our artworks to express some of the frustrations (perhaps lack of affordable housing, long bank queues or dangerous drivers?) that we personally encounter in daily life.

Family Talkabout
Saturday 15 February, 12h00
How did David Koloane create some his most famous works? We’ll learn about Koloane’s life and legacy during an interactive walk through of the David Koloane: Chronicles of a Resilient Visionary exhibition. Afterwards we’ll use artworks from the exhibition as inspiration and play with one of Koloane’s favourite mediums, collage.

Exhibition Opening: Bronwyn Horne – A[chrono]mation
Tuesday 18 February, 18h30
Using 19th century techiniques of motion analysis, the artist seeks to show how animations are constructed. Engaging with the viewer’s experience, Bronwyn Horne – A[chrono]mation reveals animation techniques usually not visible to the audience in real-time, and through that the joy of being an animator.

Adult Talkabout
Saturday 22 February, 12h00
Don’t miss the chance to experience a collection of artists’ books from the viewpoint of its collector. This month, Jack Ginsberg will be leading a tour through the idiosyncratic and humorous world of Walter Hamady with the Gabberjabbs &c: Walter Hamady and The Perishable Press Limited exhibition. The exhibition features more than 125 of Hamady’s books which are all part of the Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts permanent collection. Delve into the artists and poets who contributed to the creation of many of these beautiful handmade books and Hamady’s irreverent, humorous and innovative books that he referred to as the Gabberjabs.