Event: South African Artists in Focus | The 2015 Wits Art Museum public lecture series


Penny Siopis – 
Feral Fables: In the Deep (2007), 
ink and glue on paper

(c/o the Heritage Portal)

aquotesFollowing on the success of the 2013 and 2014 WAM lecture series’ on African art, Wits Art Museum (WAM) and The Centre for Creative Arts of Africa (CCAA) will present this year’s lecture series, South African Artists in Focus.

This 6 part lecture series, presented by leading art experts, highlights a selection of South African artists featured in exhibitions at Wits Art Museum this year. Artists include Jackson Hlungwani, Penny Siopis, Dr Phutuma  Seoka, Cedric Nunn,Johannes Maswanganyi, and Peter Schütz. Participants will gain exciting new insights into their work as well as the exhibitions and the issues they raise. In addition to this participants will also learn about how their work came to be part of the extensive WAM collection.

Lectures take place in the museum, giving participants the opportunity to view the actual artworks discussed both before and after the talks.

The lectures will be presented by Professor Anitra Nettleton, Dr Laura De Becker, Dr Christopher Richards, Walter Oltmann, Penny Siopis and selected guest speakers. The lecture series is a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in their fields, engage with people who share your interest in art and expand your knowledge of the visual arts of Africa.


Cedric Nunn – Unsettled: One Hundred Years War of Resistance by Xhosa Against Boer and British

Wits Art Museum | Wednesday evenings | 18h30 – 19h30
18, 25 March. 15, 22, 29 April, and 6 May 2015

Cost: R540 | R450 for pensioners | R360 for students
Fee waivers are available on application

To book and for more information contact:
Leigh Blanckenberg info.wam@wits.ac.za, 011 717 1378/65

The Wits Art Museum
1 Jan Smuts Avenue

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