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Centenary

The Department of Visual Arts showcases alumni as part of UP's centenary celebrations


Posted on 22 May 2008

As part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria (UP) the Department of Visual Arts is staging two exhibitions that showcase the work of alumni and staff who have made their mark on the local and international design and fine arts landscape.

The Fine Arts exhibition, Visuality / commentary, runs until 21 May in the Rauthenbach Hall, Architecture Gallery, Villa Museum and South Campus. This component of the Department’s exhibitions focuses on artworks by more than 80 artists who have been associated with the Department of Visual Arts since 1955. These include people such as Angus Taylor, Anton Karstel, Daniel Mosako, Marlise Keith, Hanneke Benade, Johan Thom, Diek Grobler, Minnette Vári, Walter Meyer, Guy du Toit, Keith Dietrich, John Clarke, Collen Maswanganyi and Diane Victor.

Great names in the design world who are showcased in the design exhibition, X-ings: shaping culture through design, include Albertus Quartus Swanepoel, top New York hat designer, internationally acclaimed production designers for film and stage, Johan Engels and Birrie le Roux, the doyenne of the pewter collectable, Carrol Boyes and icons in the magazine design and advertising fields such as Sumien Brink, Anton Sassenberg and Francois de Villiers. These are just some of the approximately 107 designers who are participating and who have made a significant difference to the design landscape, both locally and abroad. The design exhibition is on view in the Visual Arts Building until 24 May.

Please contact the Department of Visual Arts at telephone 012-4202353 for further information.

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Nataniël opening the exhibitions of the Department of Visual Arts on 12 May



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