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Become a Javett-UP member

We are delighted to announce the introduction of three Javett-UP membership packages that offer optimal, tailor-made benefits, guaranteeing members enjoy premium access to Javett-UP events, functions and facilities.

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Shenaz Mahomed: an artist using two simple words to celebrate diversity and encourage inclusivity

There's no better time to cast the spotlight on artists who have created works that incorporate our country's unity in cultural diversity than in the month of September, when we commemorate our heritage. One such artist who has managed to celebrate our country’s diversity while also embodying the concept of ubuntu is Javett-UP’s curatorial assistant and logistics manager, Shenaz Mahomed.

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Javett-UP celebrates women

This August Javett-UP celebrates the many works by women, or works that have women as subjects, in our 101 Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century exhibition.

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All in a Day’s Eye...

All in a Day’s Eye: The Politics of Innocence in the Javett Art Collection is a curatorial project that foregrounds the exhibition format as a continuous thinking system. This was achieved by, among other things, altering the exhibition space with additional diagonal walls.

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Photo blog: Youth Month 2020

The opening exhibition at the Javett Art Centre-UP (Javett-UP) – 101 Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century – includes a selection of works which carry a similar theme: youth.

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Creativity in a time of crisis and solitude

Fine Art is a material form of self-expression that is perhaps best understood, within the academic world today, as being a practice-based field of research. Each day we work with materials (clay, paper, steel, ink, paint etc.) to create artworks that are conceptually and formally complex.

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Arab Priest stays a bit longer

Because of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Arab Priest, a masterpiece by South African artist Irma Stern, will remain on exhibition at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) for now. Once the global pandemic has been halted, the work will be returned to the Qatar Museums in Doha, Qatar.

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