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Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Michaelis alumni Shakil Solanki’s second solo presentation ‘The Pearl Fishers’ at WHATIFTHEWORLD

On this occasion, the artist engages in a sensuous reimagining of Georges Bizet’s 19th Century opera, ‘The Pearl Fishers’, through a new series of poignant gouache paintings.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 21:00
Michaelis alumni Simphiwe Ndzube’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States of America

In the first US solo museum exhibition for South African contemporary artist Simphiwe Ndzube, ‘Oracles of the Pink Universe’ presents eight new works exploring the interplay between magical realism and history.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 20:45
Over the Horizon by Jean Brundrit

Over the Horizon is Jean Brundrits’ latest solo exhibition which opened at the AVA on 2 June 2021. This work is the result of Jean Brundrits’ sabbatical in 2019 during which she experimented with making and photographing through ice lenses. This culminated in a six-week voyage to Antarctica to experience and image the ice shelf.

Publication Date:
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 12:15
Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition Announcement

Today the winners of the 2021 Sony World Photography Awards were announced. We are very excited to see that Tamary Kudita, Michaelis graduate class of 2017 who majored in photography at the school, has been awarded the Sony World Photo Award in the open category.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 09:45


Michaelis is staffed by some of South Africa’s leading fine artists, curators and art academics. Internationally, the school is recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost institutions for the study of fine art and new media at an advanced level.

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Visual and Art History is a six-course major available to students in the Humanities Faculty studying towards a BA degree. The courses provide an opportunity to study both the history of the fine arts and the history of other key visual traditions and cultures, including architecture, interior and industrial design and dress.

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The Honours Programme in Curatorship is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art and hosted by the Centre for Curating the Archive in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of Cape Town.

The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds.