Conversations with a Dead Piano

The National School of the Arts (NSA) presents the opening of the suspended installation “Conversations with a Dead Piano”. This piece is created by the school's Grade 11 learners under the guidance of acclaimed visual artist Usha Seejarim.

This remarkable installation utilises old piano parts to craft individual and group works of art. The learners were tasked with transforming “dead pianos,” two of which were available within the school, while two additional pianos were generously donated by a former NSA parent.

The resulting installation will be suspended in the school’s atrium, where changing suffused light will enhance the dynamic nature of the artwork throughout the day.

On the opening day Usha Seejarim will deliver the keynote address and discussing the creative process behind the installation.Accompanying the installation is featured recordings, possibly including live performances, of five original compositions titled “Compositions for a Dead Piano.”

Date: 17 August - 1 September

Time: 9am-4pm

Price: R100

Venue address: 17 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Accessibility details: Wheelchair-accessible car park and entrance


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