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The latest news from Michalis School of Fine Art.

Berni Searle at Frieze London
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 13:30

Associate Professor Berni Searle featured at Frieze London, October 2018.

Ambrotype workshops and demonstrations at Michaelis
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:15

In early September, Janus Boshoff visited us from Johannesburg to share with us his encyclopedic knowledge of alternative photographic processes. 

Michaelis alumni Kirsten Eksteen wins a Merit Award at the Absa L'Atelier Art Awards
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:30

Kirsten Eksteen, a Michaelis graduate recently won a Merit Award at the Absa L'Atelier Art awards for her body of work titled "Patterns and Pattern Body". She was also selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists for 2018 for the Absa L'Atelier main award.

Michaelis alumni Kirsten Eksteen wins a Merit Award at the Absa L'Atelier Art Awards
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:30

Kirsten Eksteen, a Michaelis graduate recently won a Merit Award at the Absa L'Atelier Art awards for her body of work titled "Patterns and Pattern Body". She was also selected as one of the Top 10 Finalists for 2018 for the Absa L'Atelier main award.

Breaking news: Internationally renowned artist Marlene Dumas kick starts Siyakhula Michaelis Fundraising Auction.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 09:45

Embracing the Siyakhula (‘together we grow’) ethos embodied in the title of the upcoming Siyakhula Michaelis Auction in Cape Town, Marlene Dumas has donated 100 000 Euros (R1,8-m) towards the initiative to raise funds for promising artists from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise not be able to attend University.

"There are mechanisms in place" an exhibition by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 15:00

"There are mechanisms in place" an exhibition by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum is showing at the Michaelis Gallery from 23 August 2018 to 21 September 2018. The show is curated by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu. The exhibition opening is at 17h00 on 23 August 2018.

New Media students visited Milestone Recording Studio
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:45

The second year New Media class recently visited the Milestone recording studios as part of their Sound Art project.

Alex Oelofse, a recent Michaelis graduate was part of Seamester 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:45

Alex Oelofse, a recent MIchaelis graduate, was fortunate to be a part of Seamester 2018, South Africa’s class afloat organized by the Head of Oceanography at UCT, Prof. Isabelle Ansorge.

A special viewing of the film Becoming Visible by Janet Solomon
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:15

Painter and photographer Janet Solomon has long been engaged with environmental concerns in her artistic practice. Best known for her Green Screen exhibition which travelled South Africa (2014 -2016) she is interested in the politics of nature representation and the limits of visualising the nonhuman. Seeking greater visibility for her concerns Solomon has recently turned her eye to cinematic film and made her first documentary Becoming Visible.

Michaelis remembers Bruce Arnott
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 18:15

Emeritus Professor Bruce Murray Arnott passed away in Cape Town on Friday 20 July, just short of his 80th birthday. He was a formidable sculptor and academic, who taught at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT between 1978 and his retirement in 2003, and continued his association as a postgraduate supervisor and examiner.

Michaelis graduates curating and exhibiting at Stevenson Galleries
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:15

Michaelis graduates curating and exhibiting at Stevenson Galleries, Cape Town and Johannesburg 5 July - 22 August 2018

Michaelis graduate Tiago Rodrigues is on show at SMAC Gallery
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30

An exhibition titled Good Grief by Michaelis graduate Tiago Rodrigues is on show at SMAC Gallery from 7 July – 11 August.

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