Event: Art(ed) exhibition
Date: 14 September to 8 October 2017
Venue: Pretoria Art Museum
Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia
In addition to their lecturing skills, staff members at the Tshwane University of Technology's Department of Fine and Applied Arts are also accomplished artists. Now, for the first time, they are collaborating for a group exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum, titled Art(ed), featuring work representing all three disciplines taught at the department, namely textile design, jewellery design and fine arts.
"The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the skill and versatility of staff in a single exhibition," says Dr Runette Kruger, head of the department. "They exhibit all over South Africa, even beyond, but haven't done so collaboratively. It is often taken for granted that lecturers are also practitioners. However, this exhibition makes the depth and range of skills at the department more tangible for staff, students, and the public," Dr Kruger adds.
The exhibition is curated by lecturer and glass master, Retief van Wyk, and includes work from disciplines as diverse as painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and glass, alongside textiles and jewellery.
The variety of disciplines taught at the department is to be found in no other visual arts department in South Africa.
Dr Kruger says almost 30 staff members will participate, including Assistant Dean of the Faculty of the Arts, Prof Nalini Moodley-Diar.
"We seldom have the occasion to appreciate one another's creativity. This exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate that which gives us joy as creative practitioners," Dr Kruger concludes.
The exhibition ends on 8 October 2017.
The works on exhibition are for sale.
Eunice Cugnolio at 012 382 6159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.