Last chance to register for Winter School 2015

Winter School provides a platform for collective thinking, sharing and challenging of ideas. The sessions are structured to encourage participants to investigate the impact of the ordinary on their work as cultural practitioners.


There are just a few spaces left for this year’s Winter School on ‘the everyday’. The school will run every Wednesday from 20 May to 24 June at a restaurant in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Everyone is welcome.

An introduction to some of our speakers:

Hlonipha Mokoena

Hlonipha Mokoena is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. She is the author of Magema Fuze: The Making of a Kholwa Intellectual. As a teaching professor her main area of interest is South African intellectual history. Her current research is on the figure of the Zulu policeman, which she explores across the visual historical archive.

Makhosazana Xaba

Makhosazana Xaba is a poet. Her poems are drawn from situations of contemporary South African life and are filled with topical and familiar references. Makhosazana Xaba’s poetry has been translated into Mandarin and Italian and published in China and Italy. Her first critically acclaimed story, Running, won the Deon Hofmeyr Award for Creative Writing in 2005. She is currently working on a biography of South African Writer and Journalist Noni Jabavu. Xaba is also a trained nurse and has worked as a women's health specialist.

Mary Evans

Mary Evans is an artist who lives and works in England and utilises in her subject matter both her Nigerian heritage and European upbringing. Evans has received a number of significant commissions, awards and residencies, including a Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship, National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, in 2010. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the UK, as well as internationally - in the United States, the Netherlands, Mexico and China, including Farewell to Post-Colonialism at the 3rd Guangzhou Triennale in 2008, Port City (2007) at the Arnolfini, Bristol, and A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad (2003), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Evans is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Nontobeko Ntombela

Nontobeko Ntombela is a curator based in Johannesburg. She currently works at the Wits School of Arts developing the postgraduate programs in curatorial and exhibition practices. She previously worked as the curator of the contemporary collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2010–12) and the Durban Institute of Technology Art Gallery (2006–10) and Bat Centre Art Galleries, Durban (2002-2006). Ntombela has curated a number of exhibition including Spectaculaire (2013) at Frac des Pays de la Loire, France; The Two Talking Yonis (2013) at Constitution Hill (Women’s Jail), Room and Kalashnikovv gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; A Fragile Archive (2012) at the Johannesburg Art Gallery; and Made in Africa (2012), co-curated with Andile Magengelele at Sandton Art Galleries, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thembinkosi Goniwe

Thembinkosi Goniwe is curator, art historian and critic. Curatorial projects include Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2011; SPace: Currencies in Contemporary Africa Art, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2010; Koma & Ulwaluko: Politics and Poetics of Making Manhood, Polokwane Art Museum, South Africa, 2010; 'Towards Intersections: Negotiating Subjects, Objects and Context', Pretoria South Africa 2015; Edinburgh Art Festival, 2015.


Reading packs and further details will be sent to participants upon completion of registration and payment. For more details on registration and payment click here



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