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The latest news from Michalis School of Fine Art.

Michaelis alumnus Haroon Gunn-Salie in New York and London
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:30

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s 17 crouching figures, Senzenina 2018, honouring the miners shot in the Marikana massacre of 2012 will be displayed in London’s Regent’s Park in July for Frieze Sculpture 2018.

Michaelis alumnus Lungiswa Gqunta exhibiting at Whatiftheworld Gallery and Manifesta Palermo 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:30

Lungiswa Gqunta completed her MFA at Michaelis in 2017.  From 17 May-30 June, she is exhibiting Qwitha, her second solo exhibition at Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape Town, and will also participate in the European Nomadic Biennial, Manifesta 12 in Palermo.

Michaelis alumnus Simphiwe Ndzube exhibits in Shanghai
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30

The third solo exhibition of 2015 Michaelis graduate Simphiwe Ndzube has opened in Shanghai.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:45

RE-MEMBERING: MEMORY, INTIMACY, ARCHIVE is a a collaborative exhibition featuring works by Sharlene Khan, Jordache A. Ellapen and Reshma Chhiba

Michaelis Alumni Mimi Cherono Ng'ok appears in The Guardian
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:45

Michaelis Alumna Mimi Cherono Ng'ok appears in the The Guardian talking about her best shot.

Annual Photography field trip
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:45

Third and fourth year photography students have just returned from their annual field trip with lecturers Jean Brundrit and Svea Josephy.

Michaelis alumni Lisa Brice exhibiting at the Tate
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 14:30

Michaelis alumni Lisa Brice first began working on her series of blue female nudes in 2014. “The situations are imagined,” she says, “but based on real experience.” They’ve been all-consuming at times: “I painted a group of 60 continuously day and night for a month,” she says.

Broncolor Cine Photo Tools 3rd Year Photo Field Trip Workshop
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 16:30

The third year photography students were fortunate to have a workshop with high end professional lighting while on their annual field trip.

Visiting Artist Mongezi Ncaphayi
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:30

Johannesburg artist, Mongezi Ncaphayi, has spent the past two weeks at Michaelis as a visiting lecturer.

Photography 2 field work
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 16:30

Visiting lecturer form Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshops, Mack Magagane and Michaelis staff Sitaara Stodel and Svea Josephy, took the second year photography students on a walking photography tour of the city this week, looking for inspiration for Mack’s “Invisible Cities” project. 

Tierney Fellowship workshop 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:45

The annual Tierney Fellowship workshops were held at Michaelis in February. Our colleagues from Market Photo Workshops and WITS came to Cape Town and our invited guests were artists Pieter Hugo and Jo Ratcliffe and academics Dr Nomusa Makubu (from UCT Art History and Discourse of Art) and Prof Adam Haupt (UCT, Film and Media Studies).

Masters Showcase
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30

The Michaelis Galleries presents an exhibition titled "The Masters Showcase 2017" with exhibited works by alumni of the 2017 Masters programme. Exhibiting artists are Kirsten Lilford, Sethembile Msezane, Janis Mulligan, Sohette Wait and Margeurite Moon.