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 ).
UNISA FLORIDA SCIENCE CAMPUS ART WALK
Alex Trapani and Manu Manjesh Lal
Manu Manjesh Lal
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.
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.
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,
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.
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. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19468