Public Talks


White Paper: Subsector Consultations for Fine Arts and Photography

This is part of the review of the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage. Last year the Department of Arts and Culture conducted public consultations in all nine provinces. At the end of November 2015 there was a big Sector Indaba on the revision of the White Paper.


Marie Hélène Pereira presents Raw Material Company at VANSA

Please join us on Wednesday evening for a drink and a presentation on Raw Material Company in Dakar with our guest Marie Hélène Pereira.


Sematsatsa Library Open Call to Female Art Practitioners

Sematsatsa Library Pty (Ltd) is an organisation founded in November 2013 and to date has been involved in various literary projects, workshops as well as creative social events.



Please join us on Wednesday 29 April to hear the cultural terrorist Zebulon Dread!!! With an introduction by Reagon and Achal Prabhala.


Presenting Chimurenga Chronic, New Cartographies

Launching the latest Chimurenga Chronic, produced in collaboration with Kwani Trust. Join us for a conversation with Ntone Edjabe, Billy Kahora, Achille Mbembe, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Francis Burger.


Curatorial Dialogues: Francis McKee in South Africa

Francis McKee in South Africa | Curator and writer, Francis McKee, director of Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and a research fellow at The Glasgow School of Art, will be visiting Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town presenting public lectures across the cities alongside a programme of film screenings between the 5th and the 15th of March 2015.



Occasioned by the African Arts Institute's next Cultural Leadership Training Programme, Arterial Network's 7th Anniversary and Arterial Network South Africa's first public seminar of 2014.


LAND Contested at GIPCA: Public Talks and Panels

LAND - an event comprising performances, visual art installations, public lectures and panels about land, territory, ownership and art – will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) from 21-24 November at various spaces throughout the City of Cape Town.


Cape Town Art Fair: Art Talks

The Cape Town Art Fair is set to reshape the contemporary art landscape in the Mother City this week. It includes 40 notable galleries and more than 130 artists and includes an installation of new video works by some of SA’s most exciting contemporary artists.


IFAS - Seminar on Digital Arts

A Seminar with Professor Christo Doherty (Head of Wits Digital Arts) and Ivan Chabanaud (Network Transmission Manager for Macadam Instinct Digital Stage).


UJ Public Lecturer - 'Ground Level'

Tanja Deman & Lorenzo Nassimbeni


Public Lecture – Jens Hoffmann

The Michaelis School of Fine Art, in association with the South African Jewish Museum and the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, will present The Exhibition as a Dramatic Construction by Jens Hoffmann. This public lecture will take place at the South African Jewish Museum on Tuesday 24 September 2013.


Art Experts Share Industry Advice on Free Webinar

Speakers like Liza Essers, Warren Siebrits and David Koloane talk about their own journeys of success on The Art of Access Webinar Series.


Announcement: Basquiat Lecture at Wits

As part of the Wits Anthropology Seminar Series, Dr. Johanna F. Almiron presents the lecture, Now’s the Time: Social Statements in the Art of Basquiat.


What is Langa doing for WDC 2014?

As part of the Open Design Festival, Saturday’s session will include a presentation of project proposals for World Design Capital 2014 in Langa, followed by a discussion.


Art Talks – Saturday & Sunday of the Turbine Art Fair

Viewing art can be an great experience but there is no substitute for choosing a piece that captivates, excites and moves you. Although this should be around personal taste it is sometimes quite intimidating and a bit of expert advice here and there can help to get you going.


Panel Discussion - Developing Characters: Contending Cultures & Creative Commerce in a South African Photography Studio

To University of Johannesburg’s Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, will host a panel discussion as accompany to The exhibition ‘Developing Characters: Contending Cultures & Creative Commerce in a South African Photography Studio’, curated by Dr Steven Dubin.

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