Afropolitan Gallery, Jozi’s latest art gallery, located at the recently regenerated Victoria Yards precinct, has extended its opening exhibition by acclaimed local artist John Moore by four more weeks. Due to popular demand, Moore’s work will now be on display at the gallery until Thursday, August 30.

Moore’s show is titled In the Beginningin which he engages primarily with a coloured pastel medium yet there is a body of classical work in etchings, linocuts and mixed media.

“John’s show has been hugely popular and we have had a lot of people interested in the colour and medium of his work. The show has also been a great draw card for the gallery. But there are also a lot of art lovers who have not had the chance to make their way to the gallery or have only just heard about it and they have requested we continue the exhibition for a few more weeks to give them a chance to vist.” Says the gallery’s co-owner and curator Nikki Wilsworth.

Wilsworth has also confirmed that more of Moore’s work will go on display for this extended period including a number of smaller works and – for the first time – some of the artist’s smaller pastels.

This Sunday, August 5, Moore will be conducting an artist walkabout at the gallery starting at 11:00.

The next exhibition at Afropolitan Gallery, after Moore’s run ends, will launch on Sunday, September 2 with a solo show by Swaziland’s Acan Masuku.

Afropolitan Gallery is located at Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg. Opening times are Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and the first Sunday of every month as part of the First Sunday’s arts and entertainment events in east downtown Johannesburg.