The CCA hosts another session of the Spirals virtual seminar series on Friday 26 November, 12-1:30pm. This session considers the question of 'Weaving', as an open-ended term referring to the practise of tying together, in this case histories as materialised in textiles that are incorporated into museum and heritage settings.
The Spirals virtual seminar series session on the 29th of October hosted Nnenna Onuoha, a Ghanaian-Nigerian researcher and artist based in Berlin, as the speaker with Dylan Valley, a filmmaker and lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, as the discussant.
Alma Vorster was one of the first two MFA students I supervised, along with my colleague Stephen Inggs in the late 1980s. The other was Jo Ractliffe. For both of us, they were challenging, committed students, engrossed in their work, and possessed of deep inner lives revealed in curious and engaging ways in their prints.
Dr George Mahashe has been awarded a prestigious UCT College of Fellows' Young Researcher Award for his project —defunct context. The College of Fellows recognises outstanding scholarly work by young academics who have made significant independent contributions to research in their field.