‘Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa’ published

Since 2009, GIPCA has held the Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series which continues to be a celebrated part of Cape Town’s cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa. These lectures give audiences a chance to engage with … Read more

Update: MA and PhD Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art

GIPCA received a large number of applications to its call for Expressions of Interest for the MA and PhD Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art which closed recently: 26 MA and 19 PhD. Applications were received from across the … Read more

Applications for MA and PhD Study Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), in association with the Departments of Drama and Dance, University of Cape Town, invites applications for MA and PhD Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art. Choreographers, performers, directors, composers, curators as well as … Read more

Closing Walkabout – ‘The Portrait Racket’ exhibition

Join Lisa Espi and Ruth Sack, curators of The Portrait Racket exhibition for a walkabout on the final day of the exhibition; Sunday, October 4th at 3pm in Hiddingh Hall. The practice of airbrushed photographic portraiture was brought to South Africa from Chicago … Read more

Picture Perfect: A social history of hand-coloured photographic portraiture

GIPCA will present Picture Perfect: A social history of hand-coloured photographic portraiture in 20th century South Africa with curators Ruth Sack and Lisa Espi on Thursday, 1 October at 17:30 in Hiddingh Hall. This Great Texts / Big Questions presentation opens The Portrait Racket exhibition, which … Read more

Negotiating the absurd: migration and citizenship in Kentridge’s ‘The Nose’

As part of its Great Texts / Big Questions series, the GIPCA presents Negotiating the absurd: migration and citizenship in The Nose by Dr Andrew Hennlich on Thursday, August 13th at UCT’s Hiddingh Hall, Gardens, Cape Town. Assistant Professor of … Read more

GIPCA screens Mama Marikana

GIPCA, in association with UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies will present an academic screening of  Mama Marikana by documentary filmmaker Aliki Saragas on Wednesday, 20 May at 18:00. This free screening will be followed by a discussion with … Read more

Jyoti Mistry discusses Structural possibilities and Narrative forms

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) will present a talk by Associate Professor and film director Jyoti Mistry on Wednesday, April 29 2015 titled Structural possibilities and Narrative forms. Jyoti Mistry reflects on the structural considerations in … Read more

Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival

The Remaking Place Symposium culminates with the Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival, presented by Theatre4Change Therapeutic Theatre on Saturday, March 14 from 13:00 to 16:00. The Kasi-2-Kasi Public Art Festival programme starts at the Gugulethu Mall and continues through private backyards, intersections … Read more

International and National Speakers at GIPCA’s Public Art Symposium

Remaking Place, a symposium on public art will be presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) from 8 to 14 March 2015 at UCT’s Hiddingh Hall in Gardens, Cape Town. The Symposium runs parallel with the … Read more

Award-winning Nicola Elliott’s ‘Run!’ premieres in Cape Town

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents ‘Run!’ choreographed by Nicola Elliott, winner of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance, from Wednesday, February 11th to Saturday, February 14th at 8pm. The forty minute long … Read more