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Tierney Fellowship workshop 2018
Tue, 03 Apr 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
Thu, 22 Mar 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.

Lighting Workshop
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 - 09:45

Michaelis Photography 3rd and 4th years recently took part in a Photography Workshop organised by BronColour lighting at Photo Hire in early March.

UCT Open Day 2018
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 - 10:15

UCT hosts open days aimed at high school students and other prospective learners, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors.This event presents an ideal opportunity for school-going learners and their parents or guardians to explore the vast range of study options that UCT showcases on this day. Open days give learners the chance to find out for themselves exactly what certain fields of study entail. The opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the appropriate study choices. The next UCT Open Day will take place on 21 April 2018

Inviting applications from undergraduate students for Materials Bursaries for 2018
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 - 12:15

We are inviting applications from undergraduate students for Materials Bursaries for 2018. All students who need financial support are encouraged to apply, but we particularly encourage applications from Financial Aid or GAP funded students. Financial need and student performance will also be taken into account when making the awards.

Cape Town's Water crisis before Day Zero
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 11:45

Would you like an update on the water crisis? Future Water presents a talk by Dr. Kevin Winter "Cape Town's water crisis before Day Zero" on Monday 12 February 2018 at the New Lecture Theatre, Upper Campus, UCT from 13:00 - 14:00.

Stone Lithography workshop 12 – 23 February 2018
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 - 17:30

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is hosting a Stone Lithography workshop in the Printmedia section from 12 – 23 February 2018 for 10 established artists from ASAI (Africa South Art Initiative). 

Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 - 20:45

Press release – Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole, on the occasion of the opening of El Anatsui’s Meyina at Iziko South African National Gallery on Saturday 17th February 2018

Michaelis Prizes and Awards for 2017
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 15:00

These are the prizewinners for the academic year of 2017. These students have excelled throughout the year and have achieved outstanding results within their artistic output. We would like to congratulate them all on their achievements. 

Michaelis 2017 Graduate Exhibition
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 10:45

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 Joint Critique Sessions
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 11:15


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. 

Kyu Sang Lee wins a Celeste Prize
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 - 10:00

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.