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Touching soil with Pauline Gutter at UJ Art Gallery

This winter the UJ Art Gallery touches the soil with Pauline Gutter’s new exhibition titled PRIMORDIAL hosted from 9 June to 21 July 2021. Having lived on Free State farms for the better part of her life, Gutter has a deep connection with the soil. This

Playwriting applications 2021 University of Johannesburg

UJ Playwriting Lab opens for 2021 applications

UJ Arts & Culture invites aspirant and established playwrights to apply for participation in the second round of its online playwriting laboratory. A division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg, UJ Arts & Culture is passionate about

Gordon Froud interview Q&A Lockdown Coronavirus Covid-19

Life under lockdown: an interview with Gordon Froud

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in South Africa has had significant impacts on daily life for all of us. Creative Feel caught up with artist Gordon Froud to find out what life under lockdown means to him. Creative Feel: As an artist, curator and

UJ Muziwandile Gigaba University Johannesburg

Muziwandile Gigaba: A name to remember

Muziwandile Gigaba, a recent master’s graduate (MTech Fine Art) cum laude, from the Department of Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has been awarded numerous international residencies and fellowships since his graduation in 2017. He has spent time creating art in the USA,

Kim Berman Artist Proof Studio printmaking

Encore: Kim Berman

Kim Berman has been recently appointed Professor in the Visual Art Department of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg and the Creative Feel team sends their congratulations for this well-deserved honour. She is, of course, also the co-founder

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William Kentridge in conversation with Kim Berman

For the closing of the exhibition Artist Proof Studio: A Journey in Co-creation, Artist Proof Studio (APS) and Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are honoured to host a conversation and reception for

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2019

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2019

The University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Gallery, Creative Feel and the Contemporary Jewellery Forum congratulate Marlene de Beer, the winner of the annual 2019 SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards. Marlene de Beer is a jewellery lecturer at the Durban University of
UJ Art Gallery 21 years curating cube

21 Years of Curating the Cube at UJ

It is a beautifully warm autumn afternoon when we meet Annali Cabano-Dempsey, curator of the UJ Art Gallery. As always, the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre is busy with students, but Cabano-Dempsey exudes calm in the hustle and bustle. With just over two decades of curatorship, this

Business and Arts South Africa BASA Ashraf Johaardien

Everything fits in the room

After two decades under the successful leadership of Nicola Danby and then Michelle Constant, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be helmed by Ashraf Johaardien from 1 March 2019. This is a real challenge for anyone to take on, but with his background in

BASA Business and Arts South Africa CEO

Business and Arts South Africa appoints new CEO

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced who will succeed current CEO Michelle Constant when she steps down end February 2019. Says Charmaine Soobramoney, BASA Chairperson: “When Michelle announced her decision to pursue other interests after a decade of achievement with BASA, the board

#CoverJoburgCreatively competition finalists

What’s your Joburg?

The competition for our cover was a huge success, and we were spoilt for choice with many Joburg-inspired images to choose from. While we could only choose one work for our cover, we have picked four others that were very close contenders. Brenton Maart &

MTN Foundation University of Johannesburg UJ conversations

The MTN Foundation & UJ Continue Conversations

Last year, the University of Johannesburg and MTN Foundation were Shifting Conversations, this October they have brought even more artworks out of both institutions’ collections for an exhibition and development programme titled Continuing Conversations. What is the purpose of a carefully collected and well-looked-after art

Art in the Time of Africa Absa UJ

Art in the Time of Africa

Art in the Time of Africa: A post-colonial gaze on contemporary African art practice, criticism, publishing, theory and philosophy of art, within a Pan-African context, is a one-day colloquium taking place on 13 September 2018 at the Chinua Achebe Auditorium, APK Library, University of Johannesburg.

Irma Stern

Life Force: The Still Lifes of Irma Stern

As the annual RMB Turbine Art Fair approaches, there’s much to be excited about. An exhibition of still lifes by Irma Stern, however, is already getting people talking. Dave Mann spoke to Strauss & Co’s Dr Alastair Meredith, Susie Goodman, and Wilhelm van Rensburg to

Dr Same Mdluli

Looking towards a more inclusive future in the arts

Being at the helm of one of the country’s most important non-commercial galleries can be a daunting task, but it can also be an exhilarating experience. It’s been just over four months since Dr Same Mdluli took on the role of manager of Johannesburg’s Standard

UJ Weekend of Jazz

African Celebrations at UJ Weekend of Jazz

Joburg audiences are in for a treat with UJ Arts & Culture’s inaugural Weekend of Jazz at their Auckland Park Campus in Johannesburg, 25-27 May.      Curated with the young and young-at-heart in mind, the programme nods to the ‘nostalgia’ of the genre and

UJ Jewellery

SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards Exhibition 2018 Winners Announced

FADA gallery, Creative Feel and the Contemporary Jewellery Forum congratulate Joani Groenewald, the winner of the inaugural SA Contemporary Jewellery Awards. She received the coveted award for her jewellery pieces titled, Envy, Hopelessly hopeless and Sloth. The runner-up prize was awarded to Mariam Bibi Khan

Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, the pattern of existence

Gordon Froud, artist, senior lecturer in Sculpture at The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and curator, has been working on an exhibition that investigates various aspects of sacred geometry in the world around us. His large cone virus sculptures (pointed polyhedra) on rooftops, in parks and

UJ Arts & Culture’s #METAMORPHOSIS

Drawing inspiration from the theme of #METAMORPHOSIS has seen UJ Arts & Culture plan to change more than its content. The 2018 programme features two new festivals as well as new partnerships that will increase opportunities for the university community, creative industries and the public

Black Chronicles IV

Black Chronicles IV is an Autograph ABP touring exhibition curated by Renée Mussai, presented by the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The exhibition will open at UJ’s FADA Gallery on 13 April and will run

PPC Imaginarium

Meet the Formidable Judges of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Ever since its inception, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has showcased some of South Africa’s top rising talent in art and design. Each year, the judging of the competition falls to a panel of formidable experts, including critics, artists, designers, curators and researchers.      This

Kim Berman

Finding Voice by Kim S. Berman

Kim Berman, the author of the fascinating and inspirational book Finding Voice, is the well-known founder and executive director of Artist Proof Studio (APS), a community-based printmaking centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, and an associate professor in the department of Visual Arts at the University of

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