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Curatorial Projects


2021, Dec- 2022, February. Uncanny Stories, curated by Gwenneth Miller. Unisa Art Gallery.
Exhibition curatorial statement for Uncanny stories.
Opening address by Usha Seejarim.

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2021- 2022, Unisa Science Campus Art Walk, curated by Gwenneth Miller and Lawrence Lemaoana with The Science Campus Art Walk Project Steering Committee of Unisa (chaired by Dr Thelma Louw ).

Alex Trapani and Manu Manjesh Lal

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2018, Oct: Ethics, affect and endurance, curated in collaboration with Fikile Mnisi and Nina Newman as part of the IAEE Conference 2018, Spier, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-5 Oct. Catalogue available at:

Karen Lijnes


2018, Aug: Art as Destination curated in collaboration with Antoinette Odendaal and Jacob Lebeko as part of the International Tourism South Africa (ITSA) 7th Biannual Conference, CSIR IC, Pretoria. Catalogue available at

Kabelo Maja


2017, Oct: Sticky TIME, curated Rooftop IX, St Lorient Gallery, Pretoria

Manu Manjesh Lal

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2017 March: Inter-University exhibition, curated in collaboration with Gordon Froud, Avi Sooful and Carol Kuhn for the Pretoria Arts Association. Participating UNISA artists: Odette Viljoen, Marian Nowak, Karen Pretorius, Salomon J Schoultz and Xolela Sogoni.

Odette Viljoen

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Odun Orimolade

2017 April: NIROX Winter Sculpture festival, curated the UNISA component: Against the Surge with Nombeko Mpako and Maaike Bakker.
Participating UNISA artists: Alex Trapani, Emma Willemse, Manu Manjesh Lal, Nelmarie du Preez, Odun Orimolade, Siziwe Sotewu, Smangaliso Khumalo and Yvette Dunn.
The verb “surge” suggests notions of power and force, directly evoking vivid imagery rooted in nature. The word also recalls tumult or movement that is under negotiation. As turbulent time rolls over and within us on political and ecological fronts, we find ourselves amidst the swell of tensions. 

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2016, Sept: Animation celebration, curated in collaboration with Pluto Panoussis for the Pretoria Arts Association.

Participating artists: Christel Liebenberg, Diek Grobler, Hanne-Lize Delport, Jana Vorster, Joe Redtree, Katrien Krige, Megan Erasmus, Trudy-rae Wilson, Samantha Van Den Berg, 

Joe Redtree

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2011: TRANSCODE: dialogues around intermedia practice, curated as partial fulfilment of the DLitt et Phil in Art History, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria.
Catalogue as Pdf in the Unisa Institutional Repository:

Catalogue available

Gwenneth Miller

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2009 - 2010: Land: diversity and Unity, curated by the Art Association of Pretoria and Gwen Miller in collaboration with  SANAVAH (the South African National Association for the Visual Arts) and the Centre for Exposition of World Arts and Culture (CEWAC), in Hyderabad, India and in Pretoria, South Africa. Part of the project: A Cultural Bridge to Hyderabad. Exhibitions in Hyderabad and Pretoria.

Diek Grobler

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2003-2008: THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM narratives, A creative collaboration between Gwenneth Miller, Wendy Ross, Embroidery groups Intuthuko (Celia de Villiers) and
Boitumelo (Erica Luttich), the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA), animators, the Melodia UNISA Chorale with choir performance coordinators: Puleng Segalo and Thembela
Vokwana.  Celebrating South Africa’s tenth anniversary of independence , this project engaged with the concept of reconciliation through storytelling and song, embroidery and digital arts, amongst others.

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