Research News

  • A Research of Doing (ARD)

    Posted on July 18, 2022

    During the week of 10 - 16 April staff and postgraduate students from the division of Fine Art at the University of Pretoria were joined in South Africa by their counterparts from the Academy of Fine Art Vienna for a week-long workshop in art-based methodologies. This workshop formed part of two...

  • UP Visual Studies partakes in Feminism, Photography & Resistance Symposium

    Posted on July 18, 2022

    On 28 April 2023, Deneesher Pather, Assistant Lecturer in Visual Studies and Doctoral Student in Digital Media & Culture, took part in the Four Corners Feminism, Photography & Resistance Symposium. This research event brings together an international group of artists, writers and...

  • Deneesher Pather to participate in discussion forum with the University of Gothenburg

    Posted on February 26, 2021

    Deneesher Pather to participate in discussion forum with the University of Gothenburg

  • Department of Visual Arts First-Years excel at ‘Art from Home’ and the Getty Museum Challenge

    Posted on September 01, 2020

    Community and connection are concepts that many of us have missed out on during the Covid-19 pandemic. The creative sector of the economy, especially, depends on gathering, communicating and communal engagement. The artistic industry has therefore experienced an exceptional loss, not only...

  • UP Museums archiving knowledge: promoting International Archives Day

    Posted on June 09, 2020

    In 2007, the United Nations were requested to create an International Archives Day and so 9 June 1948 marks the day that the International Council on Archives (ICA) was created under the auspices of UNESCO. The University of Pretoria (UP) Museums are promoting the International Archive Day...

  • China-Africa Design Summit, Tongji Design Week 2019

    Posted on November 08, 2019

    Dr Fatima Cassim, from the Information Design division, was invited by Tongji University’s College of Design and Innovation to present at the inaugural China-Africa Design Summit. The Summit was held on 15 October in Shanghai, China, as part of the Tongji Design Week 2019.

  • MediaArtHistories conference

    Posted on September 26, 2019

    Jenni Lauwrens presented a paper at the MediaArtHistories conference which was held in Aalborg, Denmark from 19-23 August 2019. The theme of the conference was RE:SOUND and the title of her paper was Engineering Empathy Through the Power of Voice.

  • Community engagement at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital

    Posted on September 03, 2019

    The Honours students in Visual Studies were tasked to cultivate a positive environment for the patients and staff by producing Photo Essays to adorn the walls of the ward.

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