Research Niche:  Visual Narratives and Creative Outputs through Interdisciplinary and Practice-Led Research (VINCO)


The research niche area for the visual arts came into being officially in January 2014 to fill the gap in terms of the need to investigate the unique research and creative outputs within the subject groups art history, graphic design and creative writing.  The members of the research niche work towards expanding a research culture within the relevant subject groups, to improve the post-graduate qualifications of our staff, to publish more articles in accredited journals, to co-operate and collaborate in creative outputs acknowledged as legitimate research, to supervise postgraduate students in the subject groups art history and graphic design as efficiently as possible within the framework of the NWU, and to promote national and international co-operation and collaboration with other tertiary institutions. Our work is mainly built around art related projects, each spanning three years. Three projects have been completed thus far and we are currently working on the fourth project titled Disappearance. Out of these projects, several articles were published in special editions of the accredited journals Literator (2009 and 2012) and the South African Journal of Art History (2014). Read more


Tracking creative creatures

Transgressions and boundaries of the page

Reflective conversations