An Honest City Sight
To make the world accessible through affordable and memorable experiences for all. We aim to provide value-added services that are tailored to the needs of our clients both locally and internationally.
To provide eye-opening experiences, while challenging people’s perceptions about the African continent and spaces around the continent through immersive experiences.
About the experience - Johannesburg’s Art scene is one that is Afro-cosmopolitan inspired by the city’s vibrancy and culture.
On this experience we bring the clients not only closer to the Art but to the people behind the Art; guests get a chance to meet and greet the Artist and get an insight behind every piece and the story behind each piece.
The space we will be visiting on this Art Experience are:
The Leonardo Gallery
Keyes Art Mile
Transwerk at Con Hill
Living Artist Emporium
The Leonardo Gallery
The Leonardo Gallery was designed to create an open clean and unobtrusive space for the artwork to be exhibited without the interference of outside distractions. Like a clean canvas to be filled with brushstrokes, it enhances the artworks and gives them the space to exhibit what the artists wanted to portray in their artworks. The gallery is all about the artwork and the visions of the artists.
In The Leonardo gallery, you will find many different genres of art. There are so many forms of art and commonly only a few ever get a chance to be exhibited, therefore we tried to introduce more variety by adding art mediums like photography, mosaic, art jewelry, woodwork, food, music and wine.
The collector and investor will find the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere relaxing without pressure while you sip a good cup of tea or coffee and enjoy yet another art form – good food.
At the Leonardo gallery, you will be able to linger and enjoy the art in its true form and to experience the joy of acquiring a piece of art that you can relate to.
Keyes Art Mile hosts Art and Design galleries and exhibition spaces, showcasing local and international artists and designers.
Keyes Art Mile hosts Art and Design galleries and exhibition spaces, showcasing local and international art as well as design. Cafés, coffee-on-the-go, artisan eateries, and a burger joint, as well as vibrant shops and spaces new to the Johannesburg scene, compliment the art-focused experience
TRANSWERK at Con hill
Located within the Constitution Hill precinct, is a striking Art Deco building: Transwerke.
Transwerke was designed in 1939 by acclaimed architect Gordon Leith. Back then it was the Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital as well as a residence for midwives. The building closed in 1983 and Transwerke sat vacant. In 2018 this majestic building was converted into a creative hub for visual artists, designers, jewelry manufacturers, and other creative sector workers.
Ellis house art building resides in the inner-city neighbourhood of
Doornfontein, bursting with things to see and experience. The Ellis house art building is a collective creative energy of ART and ARTISTS in the city of Johannesburg. The neighbourhood is an active and connected community, thriving on a creative urban culture. Street art has turned this neighbourhood into a place for the people, with a selection of restaurants and eateries, galleries and markets - offering plenty of choice for both a large residential community.
The space is also home to the artist which gives it a very friendly and unique feel to it which really makes guests feel connected to the Artist and the space
Living Artist Emporium
The space focuses on the emerging and upcoming artists’ arena and showcases cutting-edge contemporary art within the LAEsphere.
Living Artist Emporium was established to develop emerging artists via a sustainable platform that provides materials, workspaces, events, exhibition outlets, and resources. Lack of resources, guidance, and artistic direction are all factors emerging artists are facing today. Living Artist Emporium (LAE) is addressing these challenges by supplying the necessary infrastructure, guidance, and tools to enable emerging artists to create cutting-edge contemporary art and build their careers.
With this platform, LAE is creating new ground in the art industry by offering high-quality contemporary art as an investment for the future and to make art accessible to all.
Today, Living Artists Emporium is a leading specialist in Emerging Contemporary Art
Victoria Yard Was a dilapidated light industrial complex in Lorentzville, originally housing the New York Steam Laundry. A friend of Brian’s was looking at the site in terms of a low-cost housing project but Brian saw the potential for a communal artisanal space as well as a food farm and entertainment space. The space is now home to some of the top artists in Johannesburg.
Art Gallery Itinerary
Art Gallery Experience Route
Sandton Hotel Pick Up : 9:00 am
Starting Point: Leonardo 9:30 am
Depart for Rosebank : 10:10 am
Arrive at Keys Art Mill: 10:30 am
Depart for Conhill at: 11:10 am
Arrive at Con Hill at : 11:25 am
Depart for Allis House: 12:00 pm
Arrive at Allis House at : 12:15 pm
Depart for LAE at 12:45 pm
Arrive at LAE at 12:50 pm
Depart for Victoria Yard at 13:00 pm
Arrive at Victoria Yard at 13:10 pm
Bus Depart for Leonardo at 1:30 pm from VY
Johannesburg Sunset Rooftop Experience
Our Johannesburg Sunset rooftop experience showcases Johannesburg from a birdseye view with a combination of the city's top Rooftop. In this experience, we take guests through the journey of what the city was built on.
Rooftop 999 is a world-class rooftop in the middle of the city. The space is designed to make guests feel good about themselves in the city they live in, the rooftop is one of the deuce bars on the African continent filled with Art from some of the top artists in the world. The rooftop gives guests a unique view of Johannesburg with Ponte included in it. The building is one of the 1st green-rated buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg with a combination of both apartments and Hotels in the same space, definitely a must-see.
The iconic Ponte building opened in 1976 with the sole purpose of providing affordable housing in the inner city. The building is the tallest residential building in Africa and is home to over 2000 people today; the building is full of History and will provide guests with a unique view of the city from the 54th floor.
Rooftop 999 is a world-class rooftop in the middle of the city. The space is designed to make guests feel good about themselves in the city they live in, the rooftop is one of the deuce bars on the African continent filled with Art from some of the top artists in the world. The rooftop gives guests a unique view of Johannesburg with Ponte included in it.
The building is one of the 1st green-rated buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg with a combination of both apartments and Hotels in the same space, definitely a must-see.
Alt 234 is a rooftop bar and lounge situated at the top of the tallest building in Africa, The Leonardo. Its warm and luxury ambiance represented opulence, resplendence, and elegance in its nature. It is suitable for small corporate and social functions as well as cocktail evenings. ALT0234 hosts one of the most beautiful sunsets in the heart of Sandton.
Joburg Rooftop Experience Route
Meeting point Victoria Yard 15:15 pm
Departure for Ponte or Hallmarkhouse at 15:30 pm
Arrive at Ponte or Hallmarkhouse at 15:40 pm
Depart For Radisson Red at 16:40 pm
Arrive at Radisson Red at 17:00pm
Depart for ALT 234 at 17:30 PM
Arrive at ALT 234 at 17:45 pm
End of the Experience
*NB* All guests who book for ALT234 will be shuttled at 7:30 for departure
*NB* Our Rooftop Experience End at ALT234