James Phillips,  22 January 1959 - 31 July 1995

Images of James Phillips (aka Bernoldous Niemand) from SAHA Collection AL3296















"East Rand cowboy, singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, composer, cultural icon, voice and conscience to generation of apartheid-era (and after) white South Africans."

Wednesday 24 September, Heritage Day - An exciting line-up of multiple artists celebrating the diversity of the Shifty catalogue.
Monday 01 September - Physical and virtual exhibitions will draw on historical artefacts from the archives to explore the Shifty legacy.
Friday 05 September - Film screening and panel discussion on James the ou, and James the maestr’ou
Wednesday 10 September - Screening of the documentary Voëlvry, die Toer, followed by a discussion moderated by Oppikoppi supremo, Carel Hoffmann.
Friday 12 September - Singers & Swenkas (52 minutes) and The Silver Fez (84 minutes) illustrate the diversity and depth of South African choir club culture.
Wednesday 17 September - Film screening, panel discussion and live performances. Explores the terrain where the need to express oneself outweighs commercial considerations.
Friday 19 September - What forces drive artists to produce work protesting the status quo? What forces align to stop them from doing so?