UJ Alumni Impumelelo Magazine Edition 8

FADA ALUMNI EXHIBITION TONIC LUXURY BRAND, GREG GAMBLE AND PHILIPPE VAN DER MERWE. May 2016 I FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg In May 2016 the FADA Gallery hosted an alumni exhibition honouring Philippe van der Merwe and Greg Gamble, founders of the luxury design brand TONIC. The designs are of a timeless quality which manifests in their careful consideration of the proportional relationships within the components of both their furniture and their interiors. The exhibition showcased the extensive contribution that TONIC has made to the field of interior design for the 16 years leading up to this point. Visual cohesion, meticulous detailing and high-quality material choices have all contributed to the success of the brand. For more information visit: https://tonicdesign.co.za

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BLACK CHRONICLES IV CURATED BY RENÉE MUSSAI AND PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIAD April - May, 2018 | FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg The exhibition offered a unique opportunity to encounter a diverse range of ‘black presences’ – African, Caribbean and South Asian – through the prism of nineteenth- century studio photography in Victorian Britain, the exhibition foregrounded the narratives of both ordinary and prominent black figures – performers, dignitaries, politicians, servicemen and women, missionaries, students, businessmen as well as international royalty. Together with W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Paris Albums 1900 – also seen for the first time in South Africa - these exquisitely rendered images are highly relevant to contemporary cultural history and politics of representation, as they reveal alternative perspectives to modes of portrayal prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and evidence cultural diversity, agency and advocacy. Enabling different ways of ‘seeing’ individuals often marginalised within Victorian Britain, colonial Southern Africa and the American South, Black Chronicles IV contributed toward an ongoing process of redressing the persistent absences of black narratives within the historical record. For more information: https://www.viad.co.za/black-chronicles-iv


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