Greatest Hits 2009 is a selected exhibition of graduate works. Works have been selected from Michaelis school of Fine Art UCT, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University. The exhibition offers an overview of the local and broader discourses that run through the three schools and reflects the quality of work produced by the […]
Author Archive | Chris Swift
Obrigado Magazine mentioned Chris Swift’s work at the Spier Contemporary in their May 2010 issue. Including pictures of both of his pieces, the ‘Dreamcatcher’ and ‘Nelson’s Column‘.
Originally based on the Helepolis – a Greek siege machine of war, and later structurally researched on the oppressive apartheid observation structures.
As I worked with the Robben Island fencing, I started to realise that it had the potential to be so much more than the raw material for some of my artworks…
Current Matters is an exhibition of artworks by contemporary South African Artists, ranging from young emerging to well-known established artists’ interpretation of the theme – “dealing with relevant political, social, economical and religious issues concerning the well-being of our planet Earth.”
Being a head boy in the very last privileged ‘whites only’ matriculation year (1990) and now, two decades later, finally closing in on my earlier ambitions to become a high school art teacher in democratic South Africa, this work reflects notions of ‘acceptable’ past behavior and history according to those who wrote it – predominantly […]