OPENING SPEAKER, ARTIST’S FORUM CONFERENCE CONVENOR, MODERATOR & SPEAKER: Cont{r}act Earth, First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China. 9, 10 & 11 Dec.

BOOK LAUNCH, GUEST LECTURE & GALLERY TOUR: Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 04 Aug.

BOOK LAUNCH:  University of Pretoria, 19 Aug.

BOOK LAUNCH:  University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 Aug.

ROUND TABLE: #pArticipateRadio with Bruce Dennill (host), Wilhelm Disbergen, (scenographer) and Tarryn-Lee Hudson (actress), Johannesburg, 22 Aug. LINK

LECTURE & ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANT: Topographies of the Obsolete, Thank Tank 2. KIHB University, Bergen, Norway, 26 August. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Mud Matters. ENSA Limoges, France, 4 May. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: La Céramique comme expérience. Visions. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 17 April. LINK

PANEL CONVENOR & PRESENTER: Ceramics & Sustainability. Virtual Clay lecture series. 92nd Str Y, New York. Video conference with Wayne Higby (International Academy of Ceramics), Kevin Murray (World Craft Council – Asia Pacific) & Joshua Green (NCECA), 6 April. LINK

LECTURE & ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANT: Handwork + Digital Tools, Panel with Holly Hanessian [moderator], Del Harrow, Andy Brayman & Wendy Gers, 17 March 2016, 2:15-3:45pm, Grand Ballroom 2501 C, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missoui, USA

LECTURE & ROUND TABLE MODERATOR: Globalization and Sustainability - The Future of Ceramics? Debate with leaders of three key international ceramics and craft organizations – Josh Green (NCECA), Kevin Murray (World Crafts Council, Asia Pacific Region) and Wayne Higby (IAC), Hosted by the 92nd Street Y, New York, 6 April 2016, 7 pm, Eastern Standard Time. LINK


GUEST LECTURE: Eclipsed: digital technologies in contemporary ceramics. Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 04 Aug. 

PANEL CONVENOR, LECTURE & ROUND TABLE MODERATOR: Curatorial models and protocols in international ceramics biennales: ‘Ubuntu’ co-creation, collaboration and dialogue as the hallmark of the 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Stepping Up: Australian Ceramics Triennial, Canberra, Australia, 10 July. LINK  


LECTURE & ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANT: Les Échanges France-Taïwan : créer, innover, expérimenter, construire ensemble. D’days, Les arts codés, Pantin, Paris, 7 June. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Une réflexion autour du nouveau matérialisme dans l’art et le design contemporains. Pavillon Bosio, École supérieure d’arts plastiques de la Ville de Monaco, 26 March. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Exhibition Politics: A personal reflection on the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Video conference, University of North Texas, USA, 6 March.  LINK

LECTURE & ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANT: Curating and Craft: What Happens Now? Critical Craft Forum at College Art Association Conference, New York. Moderator: Namita Gupta Wiggers (Director, Critical Craft Forum). Other panel members: Glenn Adamson (Director: Museum of Arts & Design) & Anthony Elms (Associate Curator: ICA, Philadelphia). 13 Feb. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Ceramics - Agency and New Materialism. Project Art, Cummington, Massachusetts, USA, 9 Feb.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Camille Claudel et les valeurs du CPA-Dirigeant d'Entreprise, Gala, La Piscine - Musée d'Art et d'Industrie de Roubaix André Diligent, Roubaix, France, 14 Nov.

GUEST LECTURE: Les biennales de la céramique dans un contexte asiatique et international à partir de thèmes conceptuels innovants. Journées d’études, Céramique et Création. Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’art de Bretagne, Quimper, France, 14 Oct. LINK

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, Tomorrow is today: a reflection on new tools & digital materialities in contemporary ceramics, Jakarta, Indonesia, 24 Sept. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Opening Pandora’s Box Reflecting on the multiple futures of ceramics. International Conference of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Dublin, Ireland, 10 Sept. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: The Expanded Field: Ontological Absences & Challenges for Ceramics Biennales & Museums, Ceramics in the Expanded Field Conference, University of Westminster, London, 18 July. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Tomorrow? A preliminary reflection on the multiple futures of ceramics in Italy & Europe. Conférence ‘Architettura e Ceramica’, Rome, Italy, 11 July. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: A preliminary reflection on ethical issues concerning the relationship between Western artists and designers and Chinese ceramics production centres like Jingdezhen. Topographies of the Obsolete: Exploring the Site Specific and Associated Histories of Post-Industry, Workshop # 4. Spode, Stoke on Trent, 21 June. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: A critical Reflection of East Asian Ceramics Biennales. Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. University of Tokyo, Japan, 15 May. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Contemporary South African Ceramics – hybrid traditions. Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku / Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 15 May.

GUEST LECTURE: Digital Materialities in Contemporary International Ceramics. Ceramics and Materials Seminar. Seoul Women’s University, South Korea, 13 May.

CONFERENCE CONVENOR, SESSION CHAIR, & SPEAKER: Terra Nova. International Conference of the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 May. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Terra Nova: overview of critical concepts explored in the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Taylor Art School, Tyler University, Philadelphia, USA, 28 March. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: Emerging Talents in Contemporary South African Ceramics. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA, 27 March.

GUEST LECTURE: Curatorial ethics and protocols in the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. School of Visual Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, 25 March. LINK

PANEL CO-CONVENOR & LECTURE: African Ceramics on Display: Beyond Didactics and Demonstrations. Triennial Conference of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA), New York, USA, 15 March. LINK


GUEST LECTURE & PAEL DISCUSSION: Ceramics & the 3d Printing Revolution in South Africa: lecture and discussion with Dr Michaella Janse van Vuuren. FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg (UJ). 29 July.

CONFERENCE MODERATOR: Agents of the 3D Revolution, International Conference, UJ, 23 July.

GUEST LECTURE: African identities in Modern and Contemporary South African Pottery. Workshop. Ubumba for Life Program for Adult Learners, Thembaletu, Pietermaritzburg, 16 July.


GUEST LECTURE: New Directions in Contemporary International Ceramics. Kim Sacks Gallery, Johannesburg, 5 Aug.

GUEST LECTURE: Southern African Potteries: 1900-1970. City Campus, Durban University of Technology, Durban, 27 July.

GUEST LECTURE: Southern African Ceramics – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Iziko SA Cultural History Museum, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, 14 July.

LECTURE: Value-formation mechanisms associated with English & Dutch export domestic pottery in South Africa: early c.20. World Economic History Congress, University of Stellenbosch, 9-13 July.

LECTURE: Le monde (pas si) carré.  Tiles from two South African Production potteries of the 1970s: devious dialogues in difficult times. South African Association of Visual and Art Historians. National Conference, UNISA, Pretoria, 3-5 June.


LECTURE: Between fine arts and anthropology. Reinventing the South African art museum & transforming the legacy of Apartheid – from whitewashed gallery to the inclusive rainbow nation. Seminar: The Hybrid Museum – The Museum as Dialogue Institution. Organised by the Centre Franco-Norvégien en Sciences Sociales et Humaines, Paris and held at Musée du Quai Branly, 25 Oct. LINK

GUEST LECTURE: The SA Ceramics Industry 1655-1950: The Colonial Cringe - A Postcolonial Perspective. FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg, 22 July.

GUEST LECTURE: Robyn Orlin: the European Decade. FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg, 21 July.

GUEST LECTURE: Steven Cohen – An analysis of recurrent themes and recent French works. FADA Research Seminar Series, University of Johannesburg, 20 July.

LECTURE: Cuckoos in the nest.  An analysis of aspects of Modernism within Southern African art, production and souvenir pottery. Colloquium - Other Views: Art History in (South) Africa and the Global South. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.