Joint Open Studios

May was big but October is BIGGER

GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST OPEN STUDIOS IN JHB 30 & 31 October 2021 – 11am to 4pm
The META foundation has instigated the largest joint open studios to ever happen in Johannesburg.

Six studio spaces, in the CDB, will be opening their doors, inviting the public to meet the artists in their studios and to view their artwork. The META foundation started this project with a soft launch in May, combining two studio spaces, namely August House and Ellis House. This iteration of the event will be even larger and will include 2 days of open studios with 6 studio spaces participating. This is the first time something of this nature has been done in Johannesburg and will allow the public to interact with almost 100 artists from different countries, cities and artists at different stages of their careers. This is a unique opportunity for the public to truly explore the visual arts and hear directly from the artists.
The event will take place over 2 days, Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October with 3 studios being open on each day

Saturday 30 October from 11am to 3pm
Ellis House
Living Artist Emporium Victoria Yards

Sunday 31 October from 11am to 3pm
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios Nugget Square
August House

In order to make this event as visitor friendly as possible, a shuttle service between the spaces will be provided free of charge to the public. Guests can park at one of the studios and catch a bus. There will be two buses that move in a loop around the studios with a bus being available every 15/20 minutes. All the spaces will be offering the public programmes that will run through-out the day.


The event is free and open to all members of the public. Access will be refused to anyone not wearing a mask or members of the public not adhering to social distancing obligations.