Joseph Gaylard is the director of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa. He also works as a freelance researcher, curator and writer and recently completed a major study on the visual arts industry in South Africa for the Human Sciences Research Council. He has an independent creative practice largely revolving around experimental work in public space in a contemporary African context. He is a board member of the Arts and Culture Trust and the Joubert Park Project. He has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Cape Town and an Honours degreee in History of Art from the same institution.