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Academic Career


Current since 2015:  Extraordinary Professor, Department of Art and Music, University of South Africa

2019: Museum scientist at the Art Bank of South Africa

2014 - 2003: University of Pretoria, from tenured Senior lecturer to Full Professor of Fine Arts and Head of the division of Fine Arts   

2003 - 1990: University of South Africa, Department of Art History and Visual Arts, from tenured Junior Lecturer to Head of Department and ex-officio Director of the Unisa Art Gallery



Dystopia and artifice in later D Litt et Phil (Art History) (Unisa), 1996-2001. Title of thesis: 20th century visual culture

International Diploma in Interactive Multimedia (media-gn, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen), 1996

MA (Fine Arts) (Unisa) 1988-1992. Title of dissertation: A hermeneutic investigation of the ‘parergon’ in artmaking with special reference to Anselm Kiefer

BA (Fine Arts) (Unisa) 1981-1987. Majors: Painting (mixed media) and Art History

Teachers Licentiate in Piano (UP), 1976-1978

Postgraduate Higher Education Diploma (HED) (UP), 1974

BA (UP) 1970-73. Majors: Afrikaans, French, Philosophy

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