UJ Arts & Culture postpones upcoming events

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg has announced the postponement of all events scheduled to take place at its venues from 16 March until further notice.

Precautionary measures are being implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 in line with communication from the South African Government.

“The health and wellbeing of our students, patrons and clients are of the utmost importance. During this time of uncertainty, we at UJ Arts & Culture encourage our stakeholders and all South Africans to stay positive. Let’s collaborate to keep ourselves healthy and, should we have any exposure to the COVID-19 virus to avoid transmitting it to others,” says Pieter Jacobs, Head of Department at UJ Arts & Culture.

While UJ Arts & Culture will monitor the situation and take a decision regarding events scheduled to take place after April 2020, the following events scheduled for the upcoming month will be deferred:

Hannah Ma International Dance Residency, the ONDA/Wave performance, UJ Weekend of Stand-upComedy Con 2020, Diane Victor solo exhibition Folly, Frailty and Fear and A Grand Night for Singing.

Patrons who have booked and paid for any upcoming events will receive a full refund should they wish to not transfer their tickets to the new event date. All students, patrons and venue hire clients will be contacted within the next 72 hours by the UJ Arts & Culture team to make alternative arrangements.

Revised dates for our events and exhibitions will be communicated on our website and social media in due course.

For more information visit UJ Arts & Culture website www.uj.ac.za/arts.

About UJ Arts & Culture

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.

In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA (www.uj.ac.za/fada) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education.