August House: The home of Jozi’s rising sons and daughters

Mail & Guardian | Stefanie Jason:


Officially relaunching during this Art Week Joburg, the artist’s residency is full of history and a place for those long on vision but short of cash.

“Don’t hold the paper like that,” Layziehound Coka tells his landlord, David Mayers, who has come to collect rent in the form of art.

Some of the residents of the relaunched August House gather in artist Samson Mnisi’s studio. (All photos by Jacques Nelles)

Leafing through a pile of Coka’s work, Mayers — who has recently purchased August House, an artist’s residency in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, where Coka and other artists have studios and/or living space — swiftly adjusts his grip on the artist’s work…


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