Most of artist Lady Skollie’s traveling is between Johannesburg, where she’s based, and Cape Town, where she was raised.
Shopping mall38-60 Lilian Ngoyi St, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
"In the center of Fordsburg is the Oriental Plaza. The facade is still so 70s. You can go and have fitted suits made, have your eyebrows threaded, get samoosas, or buy leather jackets that are to the floor. Being someone who has some roots in Cape Malay culture, it’s a very cool place to go."
Book store59 4th Ave, Linden, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa
ParkOlifants Rd, Emmarentia, Randburg, 2195, South Africa
Hotel1403 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Troyeville, Johannesburg, 2139, South Africa
"I used to have my after parties at the Troyeville Hotel. Artists have always been going there; it’s in a very historic area where there was a lot of resistance. The restaurant is Portuguese and before the meal they bring you warm floury buns and squid heads. You have a cold beer. It’s under new ownership and now they have a whole rooftop where the younger crowd goes."
Art gallery6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
"Everard Read is my representative gallery. It’s the oldest commercial gallery on the continent so it’s always interesting to see their angle on art and the artists they represent. They also own Circa Gallery across the road. Everard Read is on a stretch called Keyes Art Mile where you’ll find BHkz gallery, experimental art spaces popping up, and Tomorrow Gallery which is a VR art space."