Painting Conservation

Honours in Curatorship



Conservation Week 2016


This year, invited specialists and conservators were invited to speak with the Honours students to consider different aspects of conservation. There were 12 studnets registered for the Honours programme this year.

Two invited artists also kindly came to discuss their works with the students. This was based on the study of VoCA, http://www.voca.network/about-voca, which is a non-profit organization who are interested in dialogues with contemporary artists to better understand how artworks are made, their inspirations and presentation, for the care and preservation of contemporary art. Micheal Pettit, who exercised great care and precision with materials and techniques discussed his paintings, while Jane Alexander, sculptor of the Gallery’s iconic work The Butcher Boys, spoke about her works including the materials and techniques used in this valued work which was one of her early student pieces.

During the week, a current conservation research project into techniques used in selected South African paintings was highlighted with the class and new discoveries shared. The students collaboration of this this research project was the subject of the exhibition in Room 7 of the Gallery.


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Click the image for a view of: Alain Clark-Miller, Art Insure, speaking with the students about aspects of Insurance
Alain Clark-Miller, Art Insure, speaking with the students about aspects of Insurance
Click the image for a view of: The artist Michael Pettit speaking about his work with the students.
The artist Michael Pettit speaking about his work with the students.
Click the image for a view of: Iziko photographer, Nigel Pamplin also kindly shared his time and expertise with the students.
Iziko photographer, Nigel Pamplin also kindly shared his time and expertise with the students.
Click the image for a view of: Art handling, hanging and display were also considered with a stong hands on component
Art handling, hanging and display were also considered with a stong hands on component
Click the image for a view of: The exhibition in progress with the students working
The exhibition in progress with the students working
Click the image for a view of: A short break from the instillation for a group photograph within the week
A short break from the instillation for a group photograph within the week
Click the image for a view of: The concept and title for the vynal was also considered and selected by the students within this time
The concept and title for the vynal was also considered and selected by the students within this time
Click the image for a view of: Part of the final exhibition
Part of the final exhibition
Click the image for a view of: Amonhelang and Marc examining and dusting a paster marquette, which was recently donated to the Gallery
Amonhelang and Marc examining and dusting a paster marquette, which was recently donated to the Gallery
Click the image for a view of: Group photograph on the final day
Group photograph on the final day
Posted: 2016/08/01 (10:58:12 AM)
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