Welcome to the SAVAH website!

This is the website of the South African Visual Arts Historians (SAVAH), an organisation of academics and professionals who are dedicated to advancing art history and visual culture.

We post calls for papers and other upcoming events on this page. One of the key activities undertaken by SAVAH is the organisation of an ANNUAL CONFERENCE. You'll find details for this year's conference below. We also organise or participate in, on an ad hoc basis, workshops or smaller symposia.

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2022 SAVAH Conference (36th Annual Conference) 19-23 Sept. 2022

This year's SAVAH Conference was hosted by the Department of Fine Art & Jewellery Design, Faculty of Arts & Design, Durban University of Technology, City Campus Monday 19–Friday 23 September 2022 and ran concurrently with the DUT Arts Research Kaleidoscope and DigiFest. The theme of the conference was Romancing the Stone: Lithic Ecologies & Hard Places in South African Visual Culture [Breaking Rock]. Watch this space for information about a themed edition of De Arte based on the conference theme and offerings.

Romancing the Stone @ KZNSA GAllery

romancing the stone at kznsa poster

Coinciding with this year's SAVAH conference, a group show curated by Ann-Marie Tully, Rachel Baasch, Annemi Conradie-Chetty and Alison Kearney for the DUT Faculty of Arts and Design & SAVAH Arts Research Kaleidoscope 2022 will be opening on Tuesday 21 September at 18:30 at the KZNSA Gallery.

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