Chance to snap up some great art

Staff Writer

AN EXHIBITION featuring the work of 52 UCT art graduates is on at the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

PERSPECTIVES: Artist Nobukho Nqaba puts a new spin (above) on the traditional printed bag in her series of photographs at the Graduate Exhibition being held at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. A visitor (below left) to the exhibition studies the work of UCT art graduate Sepideh Mehraban. Light gleams through the work Natural Disaster by graduate Miranda Moss. Photos: Jerome Abed. Credit: jerome Abed

The annual Graduate Exhibition at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus opened last Wednesday and runs until December 19.

According to the Michaelis website, the graduation event is expected to draw a crowd of more than 500 people to the Hiddingh Campus.

The exhibition is on view in more than 30 spaces on the city centre campus.

It features the final-year work of students completing their Bachelor in Fine Arts degrees, as well as post graduate diplomas in fine art.

“This show is a culmination of a four-year bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma and is for the students the point of departure into a promising future,” the Michaelis website states.

“For art-lovers it has become tradition to attend the Michaelis Graduation Show opening to see the newest crop of talented and ambitious young artists – and to snap up some of their work at bargain prices,” it says.

Artworks on display include a broad selection of paintings, sculpture, new media, print and photographic works.