Friday, 3 December 2021
On the colonial history of colour

It all started as a conversation with a friend, Nina Paim, the editor of Futuress magazine. She suggested that Dr Luiza Prado Martins, the speaker for our Spirals session, Colour Unearthed, draw on the research she had conducted on the history of plants and colonialism to formulate a series of essays on the colonial history of colour.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 - 16:15
Professor Pippa Skotnes retires

The 30th of April 2021 marked the last formal day of employment for Professor Pippa Skotnes, our director at the Centre for Curating the Archive. Since being an undergrad in the mid-1970s, Pippa has offered an astonishing 46 years of dedication to the school and university, influencing the lives of its staff, students, and researchers in myriad ways.

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 16:45
Spirals: Colour Unearthed on Friday, 25th of June

The CCA is pleased to announce the next session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Colour Unearthed'. We host Dr. Luiza Prado De o. Martins who reflect on the colonial histories attached to a set of vegetal and mineral based colours.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 17:30
Marble Dust review

In January 2020, South African artist currently based in Berlin, Tayla Lubinsky, hosted a solo exhibition called Marble Dust. It is this exhibition that she unpacks during her Spirals session talk titled Permanence, Decay and the Politics of Post-preservation. During the talk, Lubinsky takes us through the journey of how this project came to materialize.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 - 13:15