The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) is pleased to announce that Gabi Ngcobo has been appointed Acting Curatorial Director following Christopher Till’s stepping down from the role of Founding and Curatorial Director with effect from the end of October 2020.
Christopher Till to step down as Founding and Curatorial Director of the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria
The Arts Centre Foundation (ACF), which manages the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP), has announced that Christopher Till will be leaving the Javett-UP at the end of October 2020 after being involved since the inception of the construction phase of the project in 2015.
The continent of Africa has forever been the cradle of life for all of humankind's needs, wants, and desires. Within its earth is a veritable treasure trove; wonders of beauty and stores of energy and gold that have long since propelled people to greatness with the acquisition of their bounty.
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) reopens on Heritage Day, Thursday 24 September 2020, at 10am. What’s more, the art centre is reopening with a new, drive-through exhibition of South African sculpture.
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) will reopen on Heritage Day, 24 September 2020.
There's no better time to cast the spotlight on artists who have created works that incorporate our country's unity in cultural diversity than in the month of September, when we commemorate our heritage. One such artist who has managed to celebrate our country’s diversity while also embodying the concept of ubuntu is Javett-UP’s curatorial assistant and logistics manager, Shenaz Mahomed.
A solid step towards making it easier for women to have flourishing art careers is to discard the idea that artists and people who work in the art world are “not committed enough” if they do not put their work ahead of everything else in their life.
The Keiskamma Guernica (a work by the Keiskamma Art Project) is a profoundly important work, not only for the place it takes in our 101 Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century collection, but also for the account it gives of the ravages HIV/Aids wrought in a rural Eastern Cape community around 20 years ago.