Michaelis is staffed by some of South Africa’s leading fine artists, curators and art academics. Internationally, the school is recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost institutions for the study of fine art and new media at an advanced level.
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- Barnard Gallery is proud to announce that Sarah Biggs is the winner of the 2015 TASA Award. Presented by the Turbine Art Fair and the Sylt Foundation this award takes the form of a two-month residency at the Sylt Foundation’s headquarters on the island of Sylt, Germany. The award also includes a solo exhibition of the artists work at the 2016 Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg. ...
- Thandiwe Msebenzi is one of the three artists who have been awarded a coveted 2014/2015 Tierney Fellowship. Msebenzi, who obtained her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town in 2014, is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Visual Arts), at the UCT School of Education. ...
- Michaelis School of Fine Art alumni Mikhael Subotzky and British artist Patrick Waterhouse won the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. ...
Nobukho Nqaba, Michaelis graduate 2012, to exhibit on Regeneration3.
The Musée de l'Elysée presents the third edition of reGeneration, an international exhibition and publication project dedicated to emerging photographers, started in 2005. ...
Visual and Art History is a six-course major available to students in the Humanities Faculty studying towards a BA degree. The courses provide an opportunity to study both the history of the fine arts and the history of other key visual traditions and cultures, including architecture, interior and industrial design and dress.
The Honours programme in curatorship is offered in close collaboration with Iziko South African Museums. The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds.