Rhodes University Fine Arts BFA Graduate Exhibitions 2017


For One Night Only – The Rhodes University Fine Art Department is pleased to announce that the Fourth Year Graduate Exhibition will take place on Friday 3 November.  This annual year end show begins at 5:30 at the School of Art in Somerset Street, and takes the form of a walkabout through the Rhodes BFA students final exhibitions hosted at various venues nearby.

Artwork done by Lauren Pascal King.

The public is invited to view and explore these exhibition sites and exciting installation spaces in Grahamstown.

Each year, the graduate exhibitions represent the culmination of four years of focused study in the visual arts and reflect both the art students’ growth of individual vision, and a process of rigorous self-reflexive interrogation. Submissions cover a variety of artistic mediums, including photography, painting, printmedia, sculpture, installation, video and performance.

Artwork done by Shannon Hansen.

The 4th year students and their exhibition titles for 2017 are (in the order in which the work can be viewed):

School of Art, Somerset Street: Simone Soutter,The fractured catharsis of the fragile mind; Tayla Maclure Hoepfl, Wall Flower; Thabiso Mafana, The Army of 144 000; Amy von Witt, Deflowered
Rhodes Theatre Complex: Francesca Roberts, Cul-de-sac

Artwork done by Simone Soutter.

Randell House Annex: Tayla Shan Solomon, Insects are people too

Albany Natural Sciences Museum: Candice Philip, Dying to be cool; Tebogo Boikanyo Matshana, Little Bird Soars.

Artwork done by Tinotenda Mubvumbi.

Albany History Museum: Tinotenda Mubvumbi, Vatorwa; Uyanda Tom, Iqhawe(-kazi); Ashley Hodgson, The Art of Adulting; Sarah van der Spuy, Obscura.

Botany Department: Shannon Hansen, Anti Botanical

1820 Settlers Monument: Novisha Steyn, Framed; Stephanie Proctor, Thick-Skinned; Mosa Anita Kaiser, The Assumption(s) of Mary (can these dry bones live?); Lauren Pascal King, #GalGamez


For further Information please contact:

Rat Western

Rhodes Fine Art School

n.western at ru.ac.za

FINE ART DEPT WEBSITE: https://www.ru.ac.za/fineart/



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