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The Residencies for Artists and Writers (RAW) project was launched by Prof Ruth Simbao 2014 in collaboration with the Rhodes University Fine Art Department and the Visual and Performing Arts of Africa research group.

The project aims to expand and strengthen the pool of scholarly writers in the discipline of art history and visual culture in South Africa by facilitating engagement with artists in residence and providing the support of experienced writers with a strong publication record. Each artist in residence is linked to a specific writer, and in turn, each writer is linked to a selected mentor. The emphasis is on capacity building in scholarly writing as well as the development of fresh voices and diverse perspectives. The residencies provide the opportunity for artists to experiment with new work in a relatively short period of time, to produce an exhibition, and to engage with a writer assigned to her or his work.

In 2014 Igshaan Adams and Mbali Khoza, spent two months each at Rhodes University. Their exhibition, SLIP: Mbali Khoza and Igshaan Adams, opened at the Alumni Gallery at the Albany History Museum on the 16th of October 2014.

Artists in residence


Writing mentors

  • Prof Raimi Gbadamosi
  • Michael Godby
  • Prof Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz
  • Mike van Graan

Last Modified: Mon, 11 May 2015 15:02:54 SAST