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Past Heads of the School / Department have served (under various titles) during different formations of the Department known as:

  • ​The Department of Visual Art (DoVA) (since 2004 as both TWR and UJ) 
  • The Department of Fine Art (1997 - 2004 - Within the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) -TWR)
  • The School of Art and Design (SA&D), then the Department of Art and Design (DA&D) and later the Fine Art​ Department in the Faculty of Art and Design (FA&D), Witwatersrand Tecknikon TWR - all between 1976/7 &1996)
  • The College of Art, Johannesburg (late 1960s - 1976 - within the Witwatersrand Technical College​ - WTC)
  • The School of Art, Johannesburg (1963 - 1968 - in its independent years) and
  • The School of Arts and Crafts (1926 - 1962 as part of the WTC): 
They are:
  • Vedant Nanackchand (2010 - 2017) 
  • David Paton (2004 - 2009)
  • Jeremy Wafer (2002 - 2003)
  • Marc Edwards (1999 - 2001)
  • Rob McCallum (1996 - 1998)
  • Willem Boshoff (1995 - 1996) 
  • Dr. Gregory Kerr (1992 - 1994)
  • Willem Boshoff​ (1987 - 1991) 
  • Nico van Rensburg (1983 - 1986)
  • Ronnie Philip (1972 - 1982: HoS)
  • Claude van Lingen (1971 - 1978: HoD)
  • Phil Botha (1962 - 1971)
  • Prof. Robert Bain (1956 - 1961)
  • Major James Gardner (1933 - 1955)
  • F W Armstrong (1929 - 1932)
  • Austin Winter Moore (1926 - 1928)​

Past members of the Academic Staff (since c1970) include:​

  • ​Marialda Marais 
  • Andrew Munnik
  • Sipho Mdanda
  • Moleleki Frank Ledimo
  • Johann van der Schijff​
  • Bonita Alice
  • Willem Boshoff
  • Philippa Hobbs
  • Piet Viviers 
  • Phil Botha
  • Piet Coetzee
  • Garth Blake
  • Desmond Laubscher
  • Claude van Lingen
  • Nico van Rensburg
  • Noel Bissiker
  • Liz Vels
  • Johann Moolman
  • Anton Uys
  • Malcolm Payne
  • Jo Smail
  • Joyce Leonard
  • George Boys
  • John Edwards
  • Phil Kolbe
  • Wim Blom
  • Douglas Portway