Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University

Gradex '11: FOLD

Stellenbosch Graduate Exhibition
Gradex '11: FOLD, Exhibition Invitation ,


Visual Arts Department, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, 7600


Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 13:00


Various Artists at Department of Visual Arts, Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University’s Department of Visual Arts Class of 2011 are proud to present FOLD, a group exhibition featuring works from studio practice majors in Fine Arts, Jewellery Design & Creative Metal Techniques, and Visual Communication Design.

This year, the class of 2011 have selected FOLD – as noun and verb – as the primary organizing principle and conceptual framework for the exhibition. As the curatorial team observe, “The fold produces a fragile and liminal space – a crease – where all practices briefly meet and interact. The crease signifies a dynamic meeting place that each student encounters daily within the department. It functions as an influential place of joining and separating; of combining and un(folding); a space of reference and reflection. This in-between space opens up for unexpected visual dialogues to be brought together – where new possible meanings may un(fold).”

The exhibition presents the culmination of a wide variety of individual, research-based explorations by 43 students. The interaction between disciplinary focus and multidisciplinary experimentation promises a vital and exploratory exhibition that tests the limits of creative research, as skills and
positions fold together and fold back on each other.

The opening reception will be held on November 25 at 19h00, with an opening address by artist and alumnus Francis Burger, and music by Mr Cat and the Jackal.

25 November 2011 - 09 December 2011