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Lyndall Cain

Liaison Officer and Course Convener 

Lyndall Cain co-convenes and teaches on both Critical Thinking in Curatorship and Local Issues in Curatorship, with Carine Zaayman and Nina Liebenberg, respectively. While she works largely with the Honours in Curatorship students as their liaison officer, and is interested in the intersection of education and curating, she is also a writer of fiction and likes to look at curating as a creative process that spans all disciplines, or as another form of storytelling.

When she started at The Centre she began as a curator, a researcher and a project manager and she continues in this role too. Please see below for a list of her projects and curations. 

Lyndall completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Art History, her Honours in Curatorship and her Masters in Creative Writing (with distinction) all at the University of Cape Town.

Projects and curations:

At present she is working on the Under the Dome Experimental Film Festival in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa as a project manager and creative consultant. 

In 2018 she started the CCA's Collegian Talk series inviting interdisciplinary speakers to talk on different aspects of curating and art. She continues to run this.

Erf 81: Two decades of living on the fringe (2017) co-curator with Professor Pippa Skotnes and Ticha Muvhuti.

Martyrs, Saints and Sell-outs (2013), Movie Snaps (2015), The Wynberg 7: An Intolerable Amnesia (2015) and An Impossible Return (2015) curatorial assistant under Dr Siona O'Connell.

Workshops run:

Thingamabob: A Creative Writing Exercise with Bongani Kona (in 2018 and 2019).

Fiction, empathy and the enviroment (2019). 

The Biography of an Object with Nina Liebenberg (2019).

Five Objects: A Local Issues in Curatorship Workshop (first in 2017, and again in 2018).


Reviews on her curatorial work: 

UCT News review by Robyn Walker.

Cape Times review by Danny Shorkend.


Photo taken by Ashley Walters as part of the exhibition Erf 81: Two decades of living on the fringe (2017).