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The UCT Works of Art Collection is made accessible by means of events and exhibitions that are held on and off campus.

Redressing past injustices with art
Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 13:30

Reshaping the University of Cape Town’s art collection and transforming it into a resource for researchers, curators and students is what Associate Professor Nomusa Makhubu aims to achieve during her tenure as the chairperson …

The opening night of We've come to take you home #1
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 - 10:00

The exhibition We’ve come to take you home #1 opened at the Michaelis Galleries on 14 February. In her opening speech, UCT Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Transformation Loretta Feris, stressed the important role that art can play ...

EXHIBITION: We've come to take you home #1
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 - 10:00

14 February – 24 March 2020. Recent acquisitions from the UCT Works of Art Collection: artists include Helen Sebidi, Lady Skollie, Nobukho Nqaba, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Mashudu Nevhutalu, amongst others. At Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town.

UCT Drama Performance
Opening of Molly Blackburn Hall
Mon, 23 Sep 2019 - 10:00

Lunchtime Thursday saw the Sarah Baartman Hall on UCT Upper Campus come alive with performances and talks. Aptly for Heritage Month, a series of performances by UCT’s young choreographers asked us to reconsider not only our history ...

EVENT: Rethinking art @ UCT
Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 10:00

Coming up: 19 Sept 2019. Lunchtime Thursday 19 September will see the Sarah Baartman Hall on UCT's Upper Campus come alive with performances and talks. In a hall that is marked by the severity of its architecture, choreographers, dancers, performers ...

Re-curating art at UCT
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - 13:30

Sarah Baartman sculpture: A public conversation with artist Willie Bester, art historian Nomusa Makhubu and others. 

Sarah Baartman sculpture, picture: Je'nine May
Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman – a Call to Respond
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - 11:30

The University of Cape Town's Works of Art Committee (WOAC) hosted an exhibition titled "Sarah Baartman – a Call to Respond" at the Ritchie Gallery, UCT Hiddingh Campus. 

EVENT: Welcome and Cleansing
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - 10:00

Coming up: 22 March 2018. Uhlambululo: Performing the Cleansing Ritual, Resurrecting-Memory and Restoring Dignity in Identity. A performance lead by Lulamile Bongo Nikani, with Nomakrestu Xakathugaga and Babalwa Makwetu, and curated by Mandla Mbothwe.

EVENT: Writing on the Wall – Art Collection and UCT
Sun, 04 Mar 2018 - 21:30

Coming up: 15 March 2018. What now? Whereto for the UCT Art Collection? Art Historian Nomusa Makhubu and Institute for Creative Arts Director Jay Pather discuss new visions for and new ways of engaging with the UCT Art Collection.