First Thursdays Johannesburg


First Thursdays Johannesburg is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions in Braamfontein, Maboneng and Rosebank stay open late on the first Thursday of every month. More than just a transplant of the successful Cape Town edition of First Thursdays, we're excited to see this edition take on its own form - inspired by the complex and culturally rich city that is Johannesburg.

The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot. We suggest browsing the highlights right here and choosing a few exhibitions and attractions that you'd like to see, but be open to letting the night take its own course. Print maps are available at most listed venues. 


7 September 2017. 5pm to 9pm (and later).

August Programme

The visible side of the King (1).jpg

wits Art Museum

"Warhol Unscreened"
Cnr Bertha and Jorissen


SMAC Gallery

Ed Young "cash or card"
19 Keyes Ave

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Goodman Gallery

Hasan and Husain Essop "Refuge"
163 Jan Smuts Ave


The Point of Order

Wits Young Artist Award
Cnr Bertha and Stiemens