year in review 2018 Paperturn - Page 124



TRIO OF CREATIVE
Three Creative Works Awards were presented at the year-end graduation ceremonies,
to Professor Hendrik Hofmeyr, Associate Professor Svea Josephy and Dr Sara Matchett.
Prof Hendrik Hofmeyr
Assoc Prof Svea Josephy
notion that everything in the universe
is constituted of four basic elements:
air, earth, water and fire. As in
mediaeval metaphysics, the elements
are also treated as symbols of human
conditions.
Josephy, a senior lecturer in fine
arts (photography) at the Michaelis
School of Fine Art, won her award
for her solo exhibition, Satellite Cities,
held in 2016 at the Wits Art Museum
and co-hosted by the Wits City
Institute.
Hofmeyr, head of composition at
the South African College of Music,
was honoured for his work Second
Symphony – The Element, his first
purely orchestral symphony, which
premiered in 2017.
Usually regarded as the apex
of instrumental writing in any
composer’s oeuvre, Hofmeyr’s
composition was the first major
symphony to emerge in South Africa
in over 30 years.
It explores the Ancient Greek
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