Contemplating the colours of what is and what was
Berni Searle’s distinctive career has mined the very personal, but doesn’t tap the limelight for ego
Berni Searle, artist and director of the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Art, is on an unusual mission to Japan. The trip follows a wide-ranging career overview at the recent National Arts Festival in Makhanda which spotlit her remarkable art engagement with the personal as dramatic dynamic of morality.
While the purpose of the Japanese visit, undertaken with other UCT academics, is clothed in scholastic motivation, her involvement as artist is not unusual. ..