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Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela
UCT Libraries celebrate the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The Libraries hold many unique photographs, films, and documents relating to the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela. As a tribute to...
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Friday, 22 September 2017
Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa Edited by Cóilín Parsons, Imraan Coovadia and Alexandra Dodd
Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa

Between 2009 and 2012, the Gordon Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts in Cape Town held the Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series which became a celebrated part of Cape Town’s cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa. These lectures gave audiences a chance to engage with transformative texts and questions, to hear thought leaders speak on the ideas, the books, the art, and the films that matter to them and to us.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 16:00
Kurt Campbell explored the politics of fonts and crests at a HUMA seminar on 10 September
What the coat of arms reveals about us

How do we define a ‘South African culture’ and heritage, and how might this be expressed in coats of arms and the fonts we type in? Kurt Campbell, lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, posed these questions at a recent HUMA seminar on 10 September, in his talk titled ‘Politics of the Sans Serif’.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:30
A City Refracted
A City Refracted: Exhibition and Book Launch

A City Refracted is a visual journey symbolically reflecting the shifting typographies of the inner city of Johannesburg. Using an experimental style of street photography, Graeme Williams' work suggests waves of movement and migration, of promise and intrusion, inextricably tied to Egoli's spatial and social order. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:45
Landscape intervention, New York 1975
The Thinking Eye: Photographs by Neville Dubow

An overview of the late Professor Neville Dubow’s oeuvre that spans 30 years and pays tribute to an important photographer and educator. He was director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art (1971-1988), retiring in 1998, and founding director of the Irma Stern Museum.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 10:15