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UJ Arts Gallery hosts Susurration: Faint whispers, deep understanding

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UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg, is proud to announce the opening of Corné Venter’s solo exhibition: Susurration: Faint whispers, deep understanding opening on 24 January 2022 and running to 4 February 2022.

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UJ announces appointment of new Curator

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The University of Johannesburg (UJ) bids farewell to UJ Art Gallery Curator of 24 years, Annali Cabano-Dempsey, as her retirement commences. Taking the baton from her is the energetic, bold and innovative Thabo Seshoka.

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Futures & Beyond – Where creativity & 4IR meet

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UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), in partnership with Andani.Africa, a creative industries research and insights company, proudly launches the inaugural Futures & Beyond Forum planned for 16 and 17 March 2021.

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Diane Victor at UJ Art Gallery this April

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Diane Victor explores Folly, Frailty and Fear in her new solo exhibition at UJ Art Gallery.

Renowned South African artist, Diane Victor brings her latest solo exhibition to the UJ Art Gallery this April. From 14 April to 19 May 2021, Victor will explore the notions of folly, irrationality and stupidity in a compelling new body of work: FOLLY, FRAILTY AND FEAR, with experimental works and different processes beyond her traditional approach. Through drawing, printmaking and blackboard chalk drawings, drawings on stone, and smoke drawings printed on cloth, Victor alludes to the ramifications of foolish actions on individuals and their society.

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The Blind Alphabet :: Educational Competition

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The collaboration between the UJ Art Gallery and MTN SA Foundation has resulted in a series of successful conversations over the past three years. MTN’s BLIND ALPHABET – LETTER B: Babery to Bigeminate by Willem Boshoff, as well as selected artworks derived from an Emerging Artists Development Programme is currently hosted online at arts.uj.ac.za

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UJ Playwriting Lab opens for 2021 applications

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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 the development of new work. In addition to supporting the development of seven new works that playwrights worked on as part of the 2020 UJ Playwriting Lab, it also facilitated the development of Hlakanyana, based on an isiZulu folk tale, in partnership with Madevu Entertainment and Janice Honeyman and co-produced a new youth-drama, Mother’s Grimm, in partnership with Jade Bowers Design and Management. This follows several new works developed by, in collaboration or in residence at UJ Arts & Culture over the past few years.

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Moving Cube goes live with MTN’s Blind Alphabet

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In a time of challenges – unforeseen as in the case of the limitations and restrictions due to the corona virus pandemic but also envisioned in the transformative potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Gallery and the MTN SA Foundation present an online documentary project as a fresh approach to Willem Boshoff’s The Blind Alphabet (1993/4), made of wood, steel and aluminium, and more specifically the forty wooden forms representing the letter B in The Blind Alphabet. This particular work is part of the extensive MTN Art Collection.

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Keep ARTing with UJ

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Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) announced its ambitious plans for 2021 that present numerous opportunities for its students, staff, and arts audiences to keep ARTing.

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Moving Cube Launched with Willem Boshoff’s Blind Alphabet

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Willem Boshoff’s The Blind Alphabet – Letter B: Babery to Bigeminate, a digital experience curated by Annali Cabano-Dempsey, Curator of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Collection, and Niel Nortje, Manager of the MTN Art Collection, opened online on 4 November.

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MTN & UJ Top Ten Emerging Artists Announced

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One of the most exciting and challenging elements of the MTN SA Foundation and UJ Art Gallery collaboration since their first exhibition in 2017 has been the Emerging Artists Development Programme. This programme affords young artists the opportunity to showcase their talents and interpretations linked to a given theme relating to MTN and UJ collaborative exhibitions.

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Online Jazz Festival Because Jazz Matters

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The Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will join hands this month with the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at UKZN and the South African Association for Jazz Education to present a one-day free to attend online mini-festival on Tuesday 27 April to mark Jazz Appreciation Month.

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