About Untitled

Untitled grew out of Julia Teale's remarkable Spencer Street Studio, the longstanding Cape Town institution, expanding to include sculpture in 2018, and finally condensing into the art space that it now is: a studio with a focus on contemporary figurative, abstract & representational art in the disciplines of painting, drawing and sculpture.

The school has a firm foundation in the technical and observational, and aims at skills transfer and the production of works that are rigorous in form and thought without being limited by the academic tradition, and to do everything possible to nurture each individual's art within the context of a dynamic group environment, regardless of the level at which they start. The school draws on many years of experience and the special expertise of a growing group of professionals and teachers.

In addition to the workshops and weekly classes, Untitled also provides a consultation service. This is aimed at practicing artists needing to overcome deadlocks in the work, or for those wanting a critical and well-informed eye in anticipation of a show.

Part of the ideology of Untitled is to bring art making and art appreciation closer to life, and to make it a greater part of the lives of many. The studio, InSitu, is home to a number of practicing artists, always open for a visit, and a space for art events and exhibitions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

[Exhibitions at Studio InSitu]

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PRETEXT, a group show of performance, installation, time-based and participatory art.  May 2022

Future, Survey. In a year which called much of the past into question, this exhibition invited viewers and contributors to 'look forward'... December 2020.

Used Paint, an exhibition exploring the material aspects of painting as a vehicle for thought, meaning and feeling. December 2019.

Description Without Place, a large group show featuring painting, sculpture, drawing and design from Untitled and the periphery launched InSitu in June 2019

Untitled StudioWork:

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[The Fine Art of Painting]

Fourth Term (9 weeks)

Tuesday:18 /10 - 13/12

Wednesday: 19/10 - 14/12

Saturday: 22/10 - 17/12

Oil Painting is an extraordinary and enduring art-form that engages one's thoughts and vision in the creation of new reflections on the world.

Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.

R 350 per class / R 3060 per term. Groups are limited to 9 so advance booking is essential. Please contact me for availability.

InSitu, 1st floor 3 Hopkins Street, Salt River.


[The Art of Drawing]


Third Term (10 weeks)

Thursday: 04/08 - 06/10

Fourth Term (9 weeks)

Thursday: 20/10 - 15/12

Drawing is the foundation for all the other arts, a remarkable means of honing hand-eye coordination, and the most immediate way to record and communicate complex ideas from inside and out.


Thursday mornings 9 - 12 am, (10 weeks)  R 3400, (9 weeks) R3060, excluding materials. R 350 'drop-in' rate.

InSitu, 1st floor 3 Hopkins Street, Salt River.


[figure sculpting workshop 4.22]

04/10/2022 - 27/10/2022

Sculpture is a wonderful way to engage with the body creatively, and to engage meaningfully with objects in space.

8 sessions, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 pm.

R 3900 for the workshop including armature & clay @ +- 56 cm, R 4550 at +- 75cm. Tools are available for use in the workshop.

InSitu, 1st floor 3 Hopkins Street. Salt River.

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[research in movement and performance]

Third Term (10 weeks)

Monday: 01/08 - 03/10

'Our body doesn't tell a story, our body is the story' - Tetsuro Fukuhara. A two-hour lesson in performance practice exploring a new methodology each week.


This series is suitable for those interested in performance-as-methodology, general ecology, and the 'uses' of the body.  Each class is two hours from 10-12am. Individual supervision for artistic research on a personal project (artistic or biographical) available on request.


Monday mornings 10-12am, (10 weeks) R2200, R250 per class.

InSitu, 1st floor 3 Hopkins Street, Salt River.

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For those particularly concerned about the risks of group activity in this time but needing input or a sounding board for their work I am inviting 1 on 1 studio critiques and consultations outside of class times. Bring your work in progress or sketch book and we can discuss what's needed to resolve your work. These will take the form of 1 hour, in studio sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm or at another time by special arrangement. Confirm in advance to secure a slot.


These are charged at R 500 a session.

For painters working independently but still wanting  day-to-day long range advice you can sign up for a monthly WhatsApp consultation service. This is good for people who are relatively secure in their material engagement but need a critical outside eye to resolve work or advice along the way.


The fee for this service is R 500 per month 

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