Commission Continua

CHR Artist in Residence Tony Bonani Miyambo performs Commission Continua for the 2021 National Arts Festival Experience.

Breaking Ground at Greatmore

With construction underway on Greatmore, a sod-turning ceremony was held to celebrate the coming to fruition of the proposal for an arts and humanities hub supported through the DSI-NRF Flagship and the NIHSS.

A Celebration of Puppetry at the Boschendal Plum Festival

Life-sized elephant puppet Mnumzane strolled across the Boschendal Estate on Sunday 14 March 2021, accompanied by little elephant Alfie, their path criss-crossed by the boisterous Dassie puppet.

40th Anniversary of the Handspring Puppet Company

Friday February 5th marks the 40th anniversary for the Handspring Puppet Company, collaborators in the aesthetic endeavours of the CHR, most particularly as creative mentors to the Ukwanda Puppetry and Design Collective, as well as the Laboratory of Kinetic Objects (LoKO).

Dark Things

A collaborative project featuring CHR Artist in Residence Reza Khota

Renosterbos: Barrydale Festival 2017

The end of each year, for Handspring Puppet Company and the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR, DST-NRF Flagship), has in the past eight years culmin

Olifantland – Barrydale Parade 2016

The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show featuring five majestic life size elephant puppets by Adrian Kohler from Handspring Puppet Company in collaboration with UKWANDA Puppet and Design Collective.

Images from Factory of the Arts

Arts Education Workshops in Puppetry, Performance and Visual Arts Arts Education workshops were conducted with […]

Interruptions: Posters from the Community Arts Project Archive

Open Design Festival, Cape Town City Hall, 13 – 23 August 2014
Quarter Gallery, Regis Centre for Art, University of Minnesota, 18 November – 10 December 2014

Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive

Art.b Gallery, Bellville, 8 May – 18 June 2012

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 18 August 2012 – 12 April 2013

The 2017 annual meeting of the CHCI hosted by the UWC Centre for Humanities Research

The 2017 annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) explored the multiple ways in which improvisation has enabled and facilitated the study of the humanities, not least in times of great social upheaval.

Ukwanda Puppets and Designs Art Collective

Factory of the Arts, Artists in Residence

Barrydale Annual Parade and Performance

In 2013 Mthombeni worked with the Magpie Art Collective, Net Vir Pret, Handspring Trust and […]

Community Arts Project Photo Collection

The Community Arts Project (CAP) Collection was acquired by the CHR at UWC in 2009 through a donation from the Arts and Media Access Centre (AMAC), which had previously operated as CAP. The collection consists of various bodies of visual work, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, posters, prints and photographs.

Community Arts Project Poster Collection

Community Arts Project Poster Collection The Community Arts Project (CAP) Collection was acquired by the […]

Community Arts Project Print Collection

Community Arts Project Print Collection The Community Arts Project (CAP) Collection was acquired by the […]

Art against Apartheid Collection

Art against Apartheid Collection ‘Art against Apartheid’ was an exhibition assembled by the Association of […]

The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2021 primarily through online platforms. Regulations permitting, the CHR plans to host limited live events in compliance with current COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about seminars, workshops, and arts events.

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