Team 2018 from left (back): Evaan Ferreira, Fouad Asfour, Zodwa Tutani, Beverley Barry, Sharlene Khan, Tayla Solomon; (front) Jodie Pather, Carol Nelson (not present: Erin de Kock, Buhle Siwendu).
Team 2017 from left: Kate Naluyele, Beverley Barry, Sharlene Khan, Buhle Siwendu, Tayla Solomon, Fouad Asfour (not present: Palesa Mokwena).

Art on our Mind is a NRF Thutuka funded research project initated by Dr Sharlene Khan, visual artist and Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa), that focuses on South African women-of-colour creatives. The research team is made up of under- and postgraduate student volunteers from the Department of Fine Art. 

OUR OBJECTIVE is to generate a public archive of primary information and documentation alongside existing resources.

OUR TEAM gathers information by combining traditional forms of research with feedback presentations, creative dialogues and panel discussions. 

INVITED GUESTS are presented with questions designed to excavate new insights into their creative process and professional practice.

Art on our Mind aims to elevate the status and stature of South African women-of-colour creatives, and through them, inspire a new generation.

CONTACT US @ artonourmind org za

The “Art on our Mind” research project aims to generate a public archive of primary information and documentation alongside existing resources.



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