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Call now open for UJ Artists in Residence Programme 2024

FOH Manager

July 25, 2023

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is pleased to announce that its highly regarded Artists in Residence (AIR) Programme is now accepting applications for 2024. The initiative offers a unique opportunity for artists to embark on innovative practice-led research, showcase their work, and contribute to the vibrant artistic community at the institution.   Since inception of […]

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Internship Opportunities at UJ Arts & Culture

Breyten Odendaal

July 1, 2023

The Futures and Beyond dialogue series in July kicks off the conversations to be explored at this year’s Futures and Beyond Conference.
UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty

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UJ Arts & Culture tours to Vrystaat Arts Festival

FOH Manager

June 27, 2023

The University of Johannesburg’s Arts & Culture division is thrilled to announce its participation in the highly anticipated Vrystaat Arts Festival, taking place in Bloemfontein this July.  The Vrystaat Arts Festival is a celebration of creativity and cultural expression, offering a diverse range of artistic experiences across various disciplines, including theatre, music, dance, literature, and […]

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UJ and Madevu Sweeps Naledi Theatre Awards

FOH Manager

June 6, 2023

Last night, UJ Arts & Culture and Madevu Entertainment won an awe-inspiring eight Naledi Theatre Awards for Hlakanyana ­­– The Musical. Hosted on 5 June at the Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre, the Naledi Theatre Awards recognises excellence in theatre. Hlakanyana – The Musical, commissioned for the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Interdisciplinary […]

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Be immersed – Macabre is an up close and personal theatrical experience

FOH Manager

May 16, 2023

‘Macabre’, an immersive theatre experience presented by UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture (FADA), runs from 6-10 June 2023 at a specially selected performance site in Auckland Park. This psychological suspense play invites limited audiences for an experimental site-oriented theatrical experience written by award-winning playwright and UJ […]

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A !Nau for Now: Crossing Oceans Inside

Breyten Odendaal

April 20, 2023

oday’s featured artist for the UJ Arts & Culture’s ‘The Pandemic’ project, is South African multi-award-winning dancer, choreographer and co-founder of Broken Borders Art Project, Fana Tshabalala.

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Overwhelmed comes to UJ Art Gallery this May

FOH Manager

April 17, 2023

Overwhelmed explores what objects and materials already overloaded with personal meaning and political implications reveal when pushed to work even harder as artworks. The implication of an overwhelmed object is that it is in crisis, undergoing a fundamental shift due to external influences. In different ways, each artist allows continuous overwhelming as a potential space […]

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Breaths of Joburg hits the street of Jozi

Breaths of Joburg hits the street of Jozi

Breaths of Joburg is a theatre work for young audiences produced by UJ Arts & Culture and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS). Created by the acclaimed Jade Bowers (director), Lebo Mashile and Tina Redman (performers) and Yogin Sullaphen (musician), Breaths of Joburg uses poetry, movement, spoken word, storytelling, music and play to explore […]

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Fourteen Naledi nominations for Hlakanyana – The Musical

Lakin Morgan-Baatjies

March 29, 2023

COVID-19 may have seen the lights go down in theatres but at UJ Arts & Culture it spurred on creative process, experimentation, and play, resulting in the 2022 Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) interdisciplinary production of Hlakanyana – The Musical written, scored and co-produced by Madevu Entertainment headed by the talented duo Zolani […]

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UJ Arts & Culture kicks off 2023 with a double bill

Herman Moolman

March 8, 2023

Two new South African scripts, two actors, two plays, one set, and one director. UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA), proudly presents The Paper Double-Bill directed by the award winning UJ Arts & Culture Resident Director, Jade Bowers. The production will take place at the UJ […]

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