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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.  

Third Year Photography Field Trip
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 13:45

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 has her solo exhibition at Luni Gallery
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 13:30

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

Nobukho Nqaba is taking part on Getxo Photo in Spain
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 15:45

Alumni, Nobukho Nqaba is taking part on Getxo Photo in Spain. This photo festival, now in its tenth anniversary, is curated by Bilbao-born Monica Allende.

Mikhael Subotsky will be holding an exhibition of his work Yellow Bile
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 09:45

Michaelis alumni, Mikhael Subotsky will be holding an exhibition of his work at the Maitland Institute from 14 September to 31 October.

He will be performing with The Brother Moves On between 17.30 and 21.30 on the evening of the 14th September.

Artist Duo Wins 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 - 10:00

Michaelis School of Fine Art alumni Mikhael Subotzky and British artist Patrick Waterhouse won the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Michaelis Graduate Exhibition 24 Feb – 06 Mar 2017
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 - 14:45

The Michaelis Graduate exhibition will now take place from 24 February - 06 March 2017.