Braamfontein art tour
Walking tour with Jo Buitendach
Sat, 25/03/2017 - 09:30
Velo Café, the Grove, Cnr Juta and Melle Streets, Braamfontein
Parking:      Surrounding streets or Arbour Square parking lot (cnr Juta & Melle Streets entrance on Juta R20 per car)
Charge:      Members  R80.00  Non-Members R130.00
Lunch:     Participants can have lunch at Neighbourgoods Market afterwards if they wish.
Duration: The tour will last about two hours.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL:Phone Anita Arnott at 011 795 4056

Join Jo on a walking tour of some of the top art that the streets of Braamfontein have to offer. This walking tour will include public art, street art, graffiti, as well as looking at a bit of history and area regeneration. The tour will focus on how art can be used to regenerate the city, how Braamfontein is leading the regeneration of the city, as well as some background to graffiti in Johannesburg. We will see how the city is fast becoming an international graffiti and street art destination. This is the perfect opportunity for all those budding city photographers! So grab a comfy pair of shoes and the family and let’s hit the streets of Jozi for an arty adventure! And why not make a day of it and have lunch or coffee at the ‘Neighbourgoods’ Market or at one of Braamfontein’s fantastic coffee shops afterwards?

Jo Buitendach studied archaeology at the University of Witwatersrand where in her honours year in 2008 she won the 'Van Riet Lowe Top Student Award'. Jo then trained as a tour guide and started Past Experiences, a tour operator that focuses on Johannesburg Inner City Walking tours. In December 2015, Jo graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Cape Town's Faculty of Architecture and Planning in "Conservation of the Built Environment". The topic of her thesis was the "Heritage Value of Graffiti, with a focus on the historic graffiti at Constitution Hill’s Number Four Prison". In October 2015 Jo was featured in the Guardian Newspapers “10 Of the World’s Best Tour Guides” feature and in 2016 she was chosen as one of the "Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans of 2016". She is hugely passionate about the Johannesburg CBD, graffiti, its communities, culture, buildings and history.