Despite 50 surgical procedures, burn wounds to 95% of her body and being given only a 20% chance of survival after a gas explosion 15 years ago, Aniek Nieuwenhuis has defied the odds and will join hundreds of University of Cape Town (UCT) graduates as they are capped this month.
An exhibition of sound-based work featuring Jenna Burchell, Mira Calix, FAKA, Mitchell Gilbert, Quaid Heneke, Dani Kyengo, Jabu Nadia Newman, Sean O’Toole, Mia Thom, Kemang Wa Lehulere with Mandla Mlangeni, and James Webb.
Conversations, an exhibition of work by the staff of the Michaelis School of Art, which runs until 12 April, offers the opportunity to view the creations of celebrated artists like Pippa Skotnes, Penny Siopis and Vuyile Voyiya, among others.
Other staff whose work will be on display are Carine Zaayman, Nomusa Makhubu, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Catherine Ocholla, Rod Sauls, Berni Searle, Svea Josephy, Nina Liebenberg, Rory Emmett, Natasha Norman, Fritha Langerman, Kurt Campbell, Jean Brundrit, Martin Wilson, Sitaara Stodel, Stephen Inggs, Fabian Saptouw, Johann van der Schijff, Rowan Smith, Jonah Sack and Virginia MacKenny.
On Saturday 23rd of February the Peter Clarke Art Centre held it’s annual fair and Career Expo. Micahelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town was represented by Associate Professors Jean Brundrit and Svea Josephy.
Michaelis alumnus and recent Tierney Fellow, CJ Chandler, recently came back from HFBK, Hamburg, where he is completing a masters under Broomberg and Chanarin, to install a small solo exhibition in Grahamstown.
Visitors to the Cape Town Art Fair this weekend (14-17th February 2019) were impressed by Sitaara Stodel’s solo exhibition representing SMITH gallery. This installation comprised a number of collages, video and photographs dealing with the artists ongoing investigation into home, land and identity. The Photo Section and the Michaelis School of Fine Art could not be prouder and celebrate Sitaara’s success.
As part of Art Week Cape Town, Michaelis Galleries is hosting a second instalment of Jonathan Silverman's Searching for an Electric Peanut, which will be curatedspecifically for the upper gallery exhibition space.
Michaelis School of Fine Art hosted the Tierney Fellowship workshops on 7 and 8 February 2019. The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by the Tierney Family Foundation to encourage promising artists in the arena of photography. The principal objective of the Fellowship is to find the future leaders in photography and to support them in conquering the challenges that an artist faces at the beginning of his or her career.
Stodel, Lee and Singer’s work will appear on a section of the Cape Town Art Fair called Analogue/Digital. According to the organisers the works will be exploring the effects of the digital world on our lived realities and on artistic practice.