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Podcasts & Talks

The St Andrews Centre for Contemporary Art is looking to develop online recorded content related to a range of current issues.

art object stories [coming soon] 

A series of short recorded talks hosted by Fadzai Mwakutuya and Kate Cowcher focused on artworks and objects that reveal points of connection between Scotland and various locations on the African continent. Featuring artists, curators, academics and writers, the series will reflect upon on artworks or objects located in Scottish institutions or public places, and invites contributors to share thoughts on the stories that they have told, been implicated in or could tell in the future.

Image: Detail from Lucky Sibiya’s woodcut print, ‘Sangomas’ from the Argyll Collection. The print depicts a Zulu Sangoma (healer) and comes from the series Sibiya made in response to the play ‘uMabatha’ by Welcome Msomi (a retelling of Zulu history, drawing upon Shakespeare’s Macbeth).

Fadzai Mwakutuya

Based in the rural Scottish Highlands, Fadzai Mwakutuya is a professional visual artist and artivist originally from Zimbabwe. Photo: Ewan Bush


Kate Cowcher

Lecturer in Art History, Kate Cowcher is co-director of the Centre for Contemporary Art and leads the ongoing research project Dar to Dunoon: Modern African Art in Rural Scotland.

Funding for art object stories includes a grant from the Association for Art History and support from the School of Art History.