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UJ Choir Presents Sounds Of Democracy

The University of Johannesburg’s Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) is excited to present ‘Sounds of Democracy’ on 3 May 2024, at the Keorapetse William Kgositsile Theatre, at the UJ Arts Centre.  This performance will be conducted by Sizwe Mondlane under the direction of Renette Bouwer. Audience […]

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JOBURG MOVES Dance Season set to kick off at UJ Arts & Culture

The University of Johannesburg’s Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), is thrilled to announce the launch of JOBURG MOVES Dance Season curated and coordinated by choreographer and director, Lesego van Niekerk.    The dance season, created in the style of a Fringe platform will take place from 23 to 26 […]

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Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi’s ‘Ntlo E Etsamayang’ (The Walking House) comes to the UJ Art Gallery

The University of Johannesburg Art Gallery in partnership with Everard Read Gallery and the Embassy of Sweden Pretoria, proudly presents: ‘Ntlo E Etsamayang’ (The Walking House), a compelling exhibition co-curated by Gabriel Baard and Prof. Kim Berman. This exhibition honours the remarkable artistic journey and commitment to Indigenous Knowledge Systems of Mmakgabo Mmapula Helen Sebidi.  […]

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The Moth Comes to UJ

After a sold-out event in 2016, The Moth returns to Johannesburg on Saturday March 16 for a night of captivating, personal, and authentic storytelling at UJ Arts & Culture’s Keorapetse William Kgositsile Theatre. Launched in 1997 in the United States, The Moth is now a global phenomenon, having presented thousands of stories. The Moth was started […]

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A Spaniard in Africa: A life well lived presented at UJ Art Gallery

The University of Johannesburg’s Art Gallery is honoured to announce its first forthcoming exhibition for 2024. ‘A Spaniard in Africa: A life well lived’ commemorates the life and artistic legacy of the esteemed Spanish abstract painter, Pascual Tarazona. The late Tarazona, whose art has graced the UJ Art Gallery on multiple occasions, will be honoured […]

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Melodi: A South African Choral Evolution at UJ

The University of Johannesburg’s Arts & Culture, a division within the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture (FADA) is pleased to announce its first performance for 2024. Kicking it off with UJ’s Artist in Residence, celebrated UJ Choir alumnus, musician and composer, Sabelo Mthembu’s latest production, Melodi: The Evolution of South African Choral Music taking place on […]

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‘Hemispheres’ at the ISCM World New Music Days 2023

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Arts & Culture proudly announces its collaboration with the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days 2023 festival, bringing four days of this prestigious event to our Kingsway campus. UJ Arts & Culture is honoured to serve as one of the festival’s host venues, showcasing performances every […]

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Amal’ezulu a multi-movement theatre work comes to UJ

Amal’ezulu is a multi-movement theatre work for a male chorus, narrator and instrumental ensemble composed by 2023 University of Johannesburg Artist in Residence, Pieter Bezuidenhout. The musical work is based on extracts from the volume of poetry by esteemed Zulu poet, Benedict Wallet Vilakazi. The text of the work is based on both the original […]

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UJ Choir 2023 Celebration Concert: An Era’s Farewell

Each year, the University of Johannesburg Choir draws the curtailment of the choir year on a note of thanksgiving and celebration. We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for as we officially close a monumental era of being under the direction of Renette Bouwer.  “I sensed an elevation in the artistic standard of […]

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UJ Art Gallery & MTN SA Foundation celebrate successful collaborations with re/connect/ing Exhibition

In a testament to their longstanding commitment to fostering creativity and connectivity in the community, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Gallery and the MTN SA Foundation have announced their latest collaborative endeavour, the re/connect/ing exhibition. re/connect/ing marks the fourth instalment in a series of collaborations that have unfolded over the years, reaffirming the invaluable partnership […]

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A story as old as the sands of time :: UJ Arts & Culture Presents ‘1001 Nights’

In October, UJ Arts & Culture unveils 1001 Nights, a captivating reinterpretation of timeless tales by playwright Ismail Mohamed. Under the adept direction of Resident Director Jade Bowers, this enchanting production promises to transport you into a world where magic and storytelling intertwine. To do justice to this timeless work, Jade Bowers, has convened a […]

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27th Poetry Africa International Festival Returns to Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture is proud to announce its role as the host of the Johannesburg leg of the highly anticipated 27th Poetry Africa International Festival. This esteemed festival, proudly presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is set to make a triumphant return to the City […]

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Immerse Yourself in UJ Arts Academy’s 2023 Showcase

UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) proudly presents its anticipated annual Arts Academy showcase—a celebration of UJ’s student’s artistic talents. This event, generously extended to our students and the public, promises to ignite the senses with an enthralling array of diverse and creative […]

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A Mass for the Universe :: The New Covenant

UJ Arts & Culture in collaboration with Vektor Productions proudly presents The New Covenant. The multi-generational UJ Choir and its alumni members equalling over 110 choristers, will raise their voices at Linder Auditorium on September 2 in celebration of Renette Bouwer’s 25-year tenure as conductor of the University of Johannesburg’s choir. The New Covenant, is a […]

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AVIJOZI 2023 comes to UJ

Get ready to be blown away by the ultimate Animation, VFX, and Interactive festival of the year – AVIJOZI 2023! We’re thrilled to invite you to the second edition of the #ConnectingAVI festival happening on September 16th and 17th, located at the University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture Centre, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus. AVIJOZI is […]

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UJ Choir’s Echoes of Heritage: A Night of Unforgettable Choral Music

Fresh from the Vrystaat Arts Festival where ‘Echoes of Heritage’ won the prestigious Vryskitters Award for Best Musical Composition, UJ Choir and Mbuso Ndlovu will take to the stage to showcase this award-winning work on 4 August. This innovative contemporary music performance composed by UJ Artist in Residence, the talented Mbuso Ndlovu, and performed by […]

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My Fellow South Africans Satirical take on contemporary SA

As part of his year-long Artist-in-Residence (AIR) programme at the University of Johannesburg, playwright Mike van Graan has created My Fellow South Africans, a multi-sketch satirical revue in the tradition of his award-winning works Pay Back the Curry and State Fracture. Van Graan plans to tour his latest one-person revue around the country for at […]

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Celebrate National Women’s Day with us at the UJ Art Gallery’s Liewe Land! III opening—a fun, welcoming event for the whole family.

Celebrate Women’s Day with us as we embark on a captivating journey through the evocative landscapes of South Africa as portrayed by early 20th-century artists such as Nils Anderson, GJ Beukes, WH Coetzer, Erich Mayer, E Seib, and JEA Volschenk. These artworks, renowned for their distinctive style, showcase the awe-inspiring primal forces of rock and […]

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UJ Arts & Culture tours to Vrystaat Arts Festival

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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Macabre

‘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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Breaths of Joburg

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 Yogen Sullaphen (musician), Breaths of Joburg uses poetry, movement, spoken word, storytelling, music and play to explore […]

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Overwhelmed  :: Walkabout

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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Tour By Maestros Bruno Canino And Luisa Sello In South Africa A(Piano & Flute)

The Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria and the Embassy of Italy in South Africa are pleased to announce the tour of the pianist Bruno Canino and the flutist Luisa Sello, who will perform for the first time in Namibia (Windhoek) on 16 April and in South Africa (Johannesburg) on 18 April. Among the most internationally […]

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Fourteen Naledi nominations for Hlakanyana – The Musical

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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