The Director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, alongside its staff and graduating students, invites you to attend the 2017 Graduate Exhibition: A celebratory event that seeks to showcase the art, research and work of these aspiring creatives, artists and cultural workers. The exhibition, curated from the final body of works made this year, is an opportunity for the university’s space to be opened up and for students to share this part of their artistic careers with the public.
TIERNEY FELLOWSHIP MEET AT MARKET PHOTO WORKSHOP IN JOHANNESBURG
On 19 and 20 October 2017/18 Tierney Fellow from Michaelis and alumnus, CJ Chandler attended the Tierney Fellowship workshops in Johannesburg at the Market Photo Workshops (MPW) with his mentor, where CJ (UCT) Akona Kenqu (Wits) and Tshepiso Mazibuko (MPW) presented their work.
Michaelis alumnus, Kyu Sang Lee has won the Celeste Prize for Photography & Digital Graphics for his work 'The Festival of Insignificance’. This is a great achievement as Kyu's work was selected from more than eighteen hundred applications across the globe. With an a committee of jurors composed of curators and writers working actively and independently across Europe and South America, Kyu was selected initially for the shortlist in the category of Photography and Digital Media, the category he eventually won.
The 3rd year photography class went on their annual field trip recently. We went a bit closer to home this year and caught the train to Simonstown, where students were collected by staff and taken to our accommodation above Boulders.
Lauren Theunissen teaches part time in the photo section and is an alumni from Michaelis. Her solo exhibition, East City Cape Town, opens on Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 18h00-22h00 at Luni Gallery in Salt River, Cape Town. The exhibition runs from the 5 October 2017 until the 13 November 2017. Venue is Luni Gallery, 37A Durham Street, Salt River, Cape Town. See more at www.luni.co.za
Penny Siopis receives Arts and Culture Trust lifetime achiever award for Visual Art. A Sophiatown theme and exceptional entertainment set the tone at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel last night, when ACT named their Award winners.
Due to the Hiddingh Shutdown and student protests the portfolios deadline has been extended till 30 October 2016.
Prospective students may drop their portfolios off at the UCT admissions office on middle campus in Rondebosch.