Honours Curatorship 2018
Applications are invited for the honours programme in Curatorship, which is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art's Centre for Curating the Archive, in close collaboration with Iziko Museums. The programme offers courses in the theory and...
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Saturday, 16 December 2017
New Art Exhibition at Castle of Good Hope features Michaelis artists and staff

Several award winning artists and staff from the Michaelis School of Fine Art are participating in a project steered by the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. This collaborative project between UWC and UCT, entitled, 'Athlone in Mind' is a group show curated by Dr Kurt Campbell and Professor Jane Alexander has developed a new site-specific installation at the Castle of Good hope, where the exhibitions are presented side-by-side.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 13:30
Creative Works win for Beethoven marathon

Associate Professor François du Toit, from the South African College of Music at UCT, has won this year’s Creative Works Award for the Five Beethoven Concerti, played on two consecutive nights with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He described the six-month preparation (five to six hours daily) for the 90-minute concerts as being like “practising for a marathon”.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:15
Winning book is decolonising religious studies

Professor David Chidester’s UCT Book Award-winning Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2014) is part of the scholar’s ongoing efforts to decolonise his discipline, the academic study of religion.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:15
Confluences 9 sets the decolonial ball rolling at UCT School of Dance in July

The UCT School of Dance presents Confluences 9 : Deciphering decolonisation in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century from 11 to 14 July 2017. The Dance sector including academics, artists, dancers and choreographers will descend on Cape Town for this significant event.   

Publication Date:
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:15