Workers make the world – and the economy – go round. They are its engine room, its life blood. And, just as Europe lays claim to a body of acclaimed representations of labourers by the likes of Van Gogh, Millet, Courbet and Degas, South Africa also has a proud canon of art with the worker as the hero at its centre.
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.
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.
Creative Education South Africa (CESA) partnered with the Javett Art Centre-UP (Javett-UP) for educational tours for learners from the province of North West, Mpumalanga and the City of Tshwane.
Two outstanding young South African singers have climbed several rungs on the ladder to stardom, after being named the recipients of the 2018 Javett Music Awards.
Grammy-nominated musician and teacher Lenora Helm Hammonds is looking forward to inspiring South Africa’s budding jazz musicians during a month-long tenure at the University of Pretoria (UP) as part of the inaugural Javett Jazz Artist-in-Residence programme.