Dr Jennifer Botha-Brink from the Karoo Palaeontology Department attended the annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in Brisbane, Australia in October this year. Dr Botha-Brink presented her research as a poster on Early Jurassic dinosaur life histories from the Elliot Formation, Karoo Basin of South Africa.
The Common Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactyluscapensis) is a small greyish-brown lizard with specialised toes for gripping tree trunks and rocks. Adults have a body length of about 4–5 cm and the tail is about the same length. Unlike most other gecko species, these little creatures are active during the day and not at night, although they may remain out on walls even after dark on very warm summer nights.
In the ArtbankSA Collection there are several acquisitions in the three principal painting media of oil paint, water colour and acrylic paint.In The rebirth of painting in the late twentieth century (2000, Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press), the American art critic, poet and Professor,Donald B. Kuspit, argues that painting remains the foremost medium of the visual arts, in terms of its potential for innovation and influence on other modes of art making, but also in terms of its sensual potential to effectively carry and express human condition and emotion.
In celebration of Women’s Day, the Art Bank of South Africa curated and presented We’ve been here, an exhibition of selected artworks by contemporary female artists from 1 to 31 August 2019. Women’s Day marks the anniversary of the Women’s March of 1956 when about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the carrying of pass books.
The Steering Committee for the 2020 national conference of the SA Society for Cultural History (SASCH) that will be co-hosted by the National Museum, recently visited Clarens on a fact finding mission to inspect possible venues for the conference and meet with local organizers and community members in Clarens. The Basotho Cultural Village was also visited.