DECADE: 10 Years of Guns & Rain (Johannesburg)

16 Mar - 20 Apr

This month marks ten years since Guns & Rain was born in its original guise as one of the first online art platforms on the continent. Since then, we are proud to have supported over 70 artists through more than 50 exhibitions and 32 art fairs, spanning 17 cities in 13 countries. We couldn’t have done it without you – our supporters around the world – nor of course without our incredible artists, who hail from 7 different African countries. Please join us in celebration for DECADE, which runs until 20 April, and look out for our birthday programming through the year. Meanwhile in New York, Tuli Mekondjo’s group show at Ford Foundation runs until 4 May 2024.

2024

Date Title Artists and collaborators
16 February, 2024
18 February, 2024
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Adrian Fortuin (SOLO); Hedwig Barry, Princia Matungulu & Zenaeca Singh (Main)

2023

Date Title Artists and collaborators
2 November, 2023
17 November, 2023
Ousie Martha (Johannesburg) Tuli Mekondjo
24 August, 2023
22 September, 2023
Fresh Voices Adrian Fortuin

Kaelo Molefe

20 August, 2023
30 September, 2023
re-weaving m/other (Johannesburg) Bev Butkow

With Origins Centre, Wits University

24 June, 2023
4 August, 2023
Us (Johannesburg) Zenaéca Singh, Bougaard
25 May, 2023
28 May, 2023
ARCO Lisboa (Lisbon) Tuli Mekondjo, Ann Gollifer, Hedwig Barry
25 May, 2023
28 May, 2023
RMB Latitudes (Johannesburg) Hedwig Barry, Isheanesu Dondo
17 May, 2023
10 June, 2023
A Sum of Days (London) Ann Gollifer

With Ed Cross Fine Art

27 April, 2023
11 May, 2023
Soft Power (London) Aneesah Girie, Bev Butkow, Hannah Macfarlane

With Addis Fine Art

22 April, 2023
14 May, 2023
A World Unheard (Antwerp) Raymond Fuyana

With Duende Art Projects

29 March, 2023
15 April, 2023
African Galleries Now, Artsy (Johannesburg) Adrian Fortuin, Ann Gollifer, Sky Salanje, Hedwig Barry
22 March, 2023
25 March, 2023
Art Central Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Bev Butkow, Tuli Mekondjo
15 March, 2023
6 April, 2023
You’re a bird, sing a song (New gallery opening, Johannesburg) (Johannesburg) Princia Matungulu, Sizwe Sama
17 February, 2023
19 February, 2023
Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town) Aneesah Girie, Ann Gollifer, Sizwe Sama, Nicola Brandt, Sky Salanje
20 January, 2023
18 February, 2023
Artistes Textiles d’Afrique du Sud (Paris) Bev Butkow, Hannah Macfarlane, Sizwe Sama

Jo Rogge, With Galerie Christophe Person

2022

Date Title Artists and collaborators
9 September, 2022
15 October, 2022
Oudjuu wo makipa etu/ The burdens of our Bones (New York) Tuli Mekondjo

With Hales NYC

1 September, 2022
4 September, 2022
FNB Art Joburg (Johannesburg) Raymond Fuyana, Hannah Macfarlane

Odirile Khune Motsiri, Thebe Phetogo

6 August, 2022
20 August, 2022
Fresh Voices (Johannesburg) Aneesah Girie, Zama Mwandla, Zenaéca Singh
21 July, 2022
31 July, 2022
Muzivi Wenzira (London) Isheanesu Dondo, Thina Dube, Aneesah Girie, Sky Salanje

With StArt Art

2 July, 2022
16 July, 2022
Stories of Being (Johannesburg) Thina Dube

Angelique Bougaard, Jo Rogge

7 April, 2022
20 April, 2022
Happy In Hell (Johannesburg) Sizwe Sama
30 March, 2022
17 April, 2022
African Galleries Now Hannah Macfarlane, Raymond Fuyana, Sizwe Sama

With the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) and Artsy: Thebe Phetogo

3 March, 2022
16 March, 2022
Knowing Me Knowing You (Johannesburg) Sky Salanje

Odirile Khune Motsiri

18 February, 2022
20 February, 2022
Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town) Bev Butkow

2021

Date Title Artists and collaborators
28 October, 2021
7 November, 2021
FNB Art Joburg (Johannesburg) Thina Dube, Tuli Mekondjo, Nicky Marais
14 October, 2021
17 October, 2021
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London) Thina Dube, Ann Gollifer, Tuli Mekondjo
7 August, 2021
18 August, 2021
Fresh Voices Isheanesu Dondo, Raymond Fuyana, Hannah Macfarlane

Odirile Khune Motsiri, Boitumelo Motau

9 June, 2021
27 June, 2021
African Galleries Now Ann Gollifer, Thina Dube, Sizwe Sama, Tuli Mekondjo

With the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) and Artsy

26 May, 2021
9 June, 2021
Unnatural Objects

Jo Rogge, Rosemarie Marriott, Tawanda Takura

10 April, 2021
10 May, 2021
Meeting Places Bev Butkow, Sizwe Sama

Tawanda Takura, Bevan de Wet. A collaboration with the Bag Factory, Oxford Parks, Johannesburg.

18 March, 2021
5 April, 2021
Ko ga Lowe

Thebe Phetogo

2020

Date Title Artists and collaborators
2 December, 2020
6 December, 2020
UNTITLED ART (Miami Beach) Ann Gollifer, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Tuli Mekondjo
23 November, 2020
13 December, 2020
African Galleries Now (Online) Sizwe Sama

With Artsy Sandile Radebe, Thebe Phetogo, Sanelesiwe Nkonyane

6 November, 2020
18 November, 2020
FNB Art Joburg (Online) Ann Gollifer, Sizwe Sama

Tawanda Takura

22 October, 2020
30 October, 2020
High Stakes Ayobola Kekere-Ekun
8 October, 2020
10 October, 2020
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London) Tuli Mekondjo, Thina Dube
28 August, 2020
2 September, 2020
Turbine Art Fair (Online) Bev Butkow

Sanelisiwe Nkonyane

30 July, 2020
2 August, 2020
Connections Nicky Marais
10 June, 2020
2 July, 2020
Fresh Voices (Online) Sizwe Sama, Bougaard

Thebe Phetogo, Sanelisiwe Nkonyane

20 May, 2020
14 June, 2020
ARCO Lisboa (Online) Thina Dube, Tuli Mekondjo, Ann Gollifer

Tawanda Takura

15 April, 2020
6 May, 2020
The Borders of Memory (Online) Tuli Mekondjo

Helena Uambembe

5 March, 2020
6 April, 2020
(Re)constructing the Shadow Thina Dube

Tawanda Takura

14 February, 2020
16 February, 2020
Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town) Tuli Mekondjo, Bev Butkow

Sandile Radebe, Tawanda Takura

2019

Date Title Artists and collaborators
3 October, 2019
7 October, 2019
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London)

Bev Butkow, Tuli Mekondjo

12 September, 2019
15 September, 2019
Latitudes Art Fair (Johannesburg)

Thina Dube, Bev Butkow

27 August, 2019
3 September, 2019
Guns & Rain Collector Residency (Johannesburg)

Jorge Fernandez

3 August, 2019
20 August, 2019
Suffrage, Women’s group show (Johannesburg) Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Tuli Mekondjo

Jenny Nijenhuis, Carmen Ford, Jo Rogge

11 July, 2019
14 July, 2019
Turbine Art Fair (Johannesburg)

Sky Salanje, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

16 May, 2019
13 June, 2019
Rituals, Spirit & Sea (Johannesburg)

Mario Macilau

13 March, 2019
12 April, 2019
Animals are Good to Think Wit (Johannesburg) Ann Gollifer

Tawanda Takura, Vernon Reed, Rosemarie Marriott

15 February, 2019
17 February, 2019
Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town)

Asanda Kupa, Bevan de Wet, Letso Leipego, Nelly Guambe, Chris Soal

28 January, 2019
1 February, 2019
African: the land for Ubuntu & iwa l ewa? (Johannesburg)

Samuel Oyebode

2018

Date Title Artists and collaborators
9 November, 2018
11 November, 2018
AKAA (Paris)

Asanda Kupa, Thina Dube, Ann Gollifer

6 September, 2018
9 September, 2018
FNB Joburg Art Fair (Johannesburg) Bev Butkow

Nelly Guambe

1 September, 2018
30 September, 2018
Yesterday Today & Tomorrow (Johannesburg) Thina Dube
1 August, 2018
31 August, 2018
The Earthly & Sacred

Letso Leipego

21 July, 2018
28 July, 2018
Fresh Voices (Johannesburg)

Carmen Ford, Nelly Guambe, Chris Soal

20 June, 2018
19 July, 2018
Always in a Holding Pattern (Johannesburg)

Jo Rogge

19 May, 2018
16 June, 2018
The Neighbourhood’s Eye (Johannesburg) Sky Salanje
19 April, 2018
16 May, 2018
Theories of the Crowd (Johannesburg)

Asanda Kupa

1 March, 2018
1 March, 2018
New Gallery Opening (Johannesburg) Thina Dube, Nicola Brandt

Nelly Guambe, Mncedi Madolo, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Jo Rogge, Bevan de Wet, Admire Kamudzengerere

16 February, 2018
18 February, 2018
Investec Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town)

Asanda Kupa, Ann Gollifer, Thina Dube, Mongezi Ncaphayi

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