Archive: Issue No. 35, July 2000

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18.07.00 2nd Commonwealth Photographic Awards

Administered by the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU), the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) this competition offers a �2000 first prize and cash prizes for regional winners and runners-up. All commonwealth residents are invited to submit colour or black-and-white photographs on the theme of "Communication". Entrants are invited to interpret the theme as freely as they like. Most of the winning photographs will be featured in a television programme based on the Awards and made available for broadcast in over 40 countries throughout the Commonwealth. There will also be several exhibitions around the world incorporating the winning photographs.

Entry details:

Entry is restricted to Commonwealth residents although pictures may have been taken anywhere in the world. Only one print per entry is permitted. Entries must include name, address, telephone, fax number and/ or email address on the back of the photograph. A paragraph of approximately 50 words should explain why you think this photo is significant and should give details of the picture and its context. Photographs must not have been previously published in any form. Entries will not be returned or acknowledged. The sponsors reserve the right to use any of the photographs for purposes in connection with the competition (these include exhibitions, publishing, broadcast and electronic rights). Judging will take place in August/ September 2000, when only the winners will be notified. Prints must be received by August 10. No entry fee or form is required.

Send your entry to: Photo Awards, CBA, 17 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA, UK

Tel: 44 (0)20-7583-5550
Fax: 44 (0)20-7583-5549
Email: Website:

18.07.00 Saturday Art sessions at C.A.P. in Woodstock

10:30 to 1:00 'Figure Drawing' Ongoing, every Saturday
1:30 to 4:00 'Old Masters Painting Techniques' 5 weeks, beginning July 29

Join us for a day of art exploration, working from life or working from history. From 10:30 � 1:00, draw or paint short and long poses with an experienced model. From 1:30 � 4:00, experiment with painting techniques of the old masters, including egg tempera, encaustic, distemper, and plaster secco.

The figure drawing sessions are without formal instruction. Easels, boards, drawing tables and refreshments are provided. Please bring all materials you intend to use. Cost for a single figure drawing session is R20 to R50 (sliding scale) or R80 for 5 sessions (paid in advance). Classes are ongoing.

The afternoon sessions are dedicated to exploring painting techniques used by Italian master painters. Instruction will be given on preparing and using a variety of media and grounds. All materials will be provided at cost. Classes will follow a 5 week cycle, with a different medium covered each week. Cost for the 5-class series is R50 to R80 (sliding scale) plus material cost. Classes begin Saturday, 29 July 2000.

Classes held at the Community Arts Project, 106 Chapel Street, Woodstock.

Attendance at either session must be confirmed in advance. To reserve space or for more information, please call Sara at 082 731 1365 or e-mail at If you are leaving a phone message, please specify which section you are interested in attending.

18.07.00 Sasol New Signatures Exhibition entries deadline

Artists wishing to submit works for the Sasol New Signatures competition should do so on Tuesday July 18 and Wednesday July 19 at the Pretoria Art Museum during normal opening hours. A fee of R25 per work is payable. The exhibition opens July 26 with a first prize of R10 000. For more information, call Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts, Pretoria, on (012) 346-3100.

Association of Arts, Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 346-3100
Fax: (012) 346-3125
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Fridays: 10.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.; Saturdays: 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.; Sundays and Mondays closed

11.07.00 FNB Vita Craft Now Millennium Awards Exhibition and Workshop

The fourth FNB Vita National Craft Exhibition, held in collaboration with the National Crafts Council of South Africa, focuses on work by craftspeople from throughout South Africa and is the country's most prestigious awards exhibition of this sort.

The aim of the exhibition is to nurture the creation of works of fine craftsmanship and design across all major craft disciplines. These include wood, metal, fibre, glass and recycled materials. All of the 250 works on exhibition are original and have not been previously exhibited. On Saturday July 15 a free Marketing Skills Workshop, given by John Arnesohn (CMSA) from the Graduate School of Marketing Management, will be held at the gallery. The objectives of the workshop are to provide delegates with a broad understanding of marketing and to give craftspeople a practical approach to marketing their work. Registration is necessary.

The exhibition runs from Sunday July 16 - Friday August 25

The African Window Gallery, 149 Visagie Street, cnr Bosman & Visagie Streets, Pretoria

For further information, and to register for the workshop, contact Wendy
Tel/ fax: (011) 728-3070 or (012) 324-6082

11.07.00 Open Art Workshop

ART M.O.D.E, part of Medunsa Organisation for Disabled Entrepeneurs, is running an art workshop for disabled fine artists.

10am - 2pm, Saturday July 20

M.O.D.E Head Office, 22 Solomon Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Potential attendees should confirm their participation by calling:

(011) 487-3746 or 830-0231

11.07.00Distribution List for Untitled Blurb

Durban Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, City Hall,Smith Street
Tel 031 300-6230

Public Eye
Tel 021 448-0956


  • Museum Afrika
  • Market Theatre
  • National Art Council
  • Kippies
  • The Dance Factory
  • Moving into Dance
  • Arts Alive Festival
  • The Workers Library
  • Artists Print
  • The Newtown Film School
  • Market Photo Workshop
  • Kofifi Restaurant
  • The Market Theatre Lab

  • Carfax, Prim st
  • The Bagg Factory, Minnaar Street - Fordsburg


  • Sandton Art Gallery
  • Sandton City Mall
  • Corner 5th and Rivonia road, Sandton

  • Jabula Recreation Centre
  • Corner Anne and Athlone avenues, Off George in Dan Picnaar Park
  • Sandringham

  • Village Manor Theatre
  • 20 Maude street, Sandton

  • The Mall of Rosebank
  • 50 bath avenue, Rosebank

  • Rosebank Theatre 169 Oxfora road, Mutual Square

    Also Grant Avenue (Norwood), Jan Smuts, Illovo, etc

  • Camouflage Gallery, 140 Jan Smuts
  • Linda Goodman Gallery (corner of Jan Smuts and Bolton)


  • The Parktonian Hotel
  • Caf� Afrika FSA Centre, Melle Street, Braamfontein

  • Braamfontein Recreation Centre Corner Harrison and Smith streets

  • Wits University Empire Road, Braamfontein

  • JHB Civic Gallery (c/o Justine Lipson)


  • Carlton Centre, Commisioner street

  • Johannesburg Art Gallery

  • King George Street, Joubert Park

  • United States Information Services, 35 Pritchard street, JHB


  • Cafes/Night Clubs/Restaurants in Yeoville (most are located in Raleigh Street)

  • Yeoville Recreation Centre, Raleigh and Bradford road
  • Bruma Lake Lodge, 41 Hpirow road, Bruma
  • Alexsan Kopano, Alexandra
  • Bedford Gallery, Shop 17 Upper Shopping level, Smith street, Bedford, Centre Bedfordview


  • United States Information Service - Crossroads, Mofolo, Soweto
  • Fanda Centre - Cff Old Potch road, next to Lesedi Clinic, Soweto
  • Vista university - Old Potch road, Soweto
  • Centre for Peace Action - Calvinia road, Extension 4, Eldorado Park
  • Lenasia Recreation Centre - corne Sylbvia and Lily roads, Lenasia
  • Noordgesig Recreation Centre - Noord street, Noordgesig


  • Bernie Stanko Oriental Art Gallery, 48a 11th avenue, Parktown North
  • RAU Gallery Rand Afrikaanse University, Auckland Park
  • Roodepoort Museum and Art Gallery
  • Alliance francaise, opposite Zoo Lake, Parktown
  • Bass Line, 4th Avenue - Melville

01.07.00 Commercial Options

I am currently looking to become a publisher, and I have contacts in the United States. The genre in which I work is erotic photography- not pornography, but beautiful or alternative images of males and females, nude and otherwise. Can anyone, preferably working in black-and-white, help me?

Reply to Carrie-Ann Burgess or

19.06.00 Applications for the Florence Biennale 2001

South Africa was not one of the 32 countries represented at the Florence Biennale in 1999. With moves afoot to improve SA presence at Venice, applications are also being sought from South African practitioners who would like to be considered for participation for the Florence event. Further information can be obtained from the following website:

19.06.00 FNB Vita Art Prize 2001 nominees

With the FNB Vita Art Prize 2000 just hotting up, the FNB team are already looking for nominees for next year. It's the perfect time to start thinking about it, while the shows are out there for the looking and fresh in the mind. Any South African artists who exhibit work between January and December 2000, either on a group show or as a solo exhibition (both locally and abroad) are eligible for consideration. Selected artists will be commissioned to produce a new work for the Sandton Civic Gallery space and stand in line to win the overall prize of R35,000. Nomination forms can be found at participating galleries in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Simply fill out the form and send it to FNB Vita Awards (postage paid). For further information or to receive a nomination form, call (011) 442 8435 or visit

13.06.00 Call for Proposals for Returning the Gaze

Returning the Gaze is part of the One City Many Cultures Festival 2000. It focuses on race, culture and identity and runs from September 21 - 25. The project is being curated by a committee of BLAC Seminar Series regulars and initiators. (The BLAC Seminar Series was formed as a space for artists to meet, discuss and grow and takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at the Centre for the Book. Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town at 5.30 pm).

Artists including writers, poets, photographers, painters, graphic designers etc. are invited to submit images or images/text or text alone around the issues of race, culture and identity in Cape Town. The aim is to produce a series of postcards, billboards and stickers or badges, falling under the One City 2000 Festival, dealing with racial politics and power in Cape Town.

Entries should be ready for print processing as 8 chosen entries will be produced and distributed in the city. Other entries will be exhibited at the festival or on the BLACONLINE website ( ) with the option for people to send them to others over the internet. Writers and poets are further asked to submit poems or writings or outlines for critical text pieces for inclusion on the website alone.

Submissions for the postcards, billboards and stickers close on July 15. Postcard entries should be of the standard 148mm X 105mm size.

BLAC remains open to other suggestions for self-funded projects around the theme. Media coverage is guaranteed! Here's your chance to say what you think, when you think- "What are they saying about me?". Here's your chance to show us what you really want to see happening in the city!

BLAC/RTG, P.O. Box 6692, Roggebaai, 8012,

Tel/fax: 465-4996 (ask for Jason or Anthea)

06.06.00 Cool studio space available in Cape Town

On the top floor of a turn of the century chocolate factory in Woodstock is the All Star Studio, a large artists cooperative studio. Great views and light, close to town, 24 hour security. Several spaces available, from small to medium. People working in related activities welcome too. From R330 per month. Phone (021) 462-2095.

06.06.00 Call for applications for new director of the University Museum in Stellenbosch

Director: University Museum
Duties: Managing and promoting the University Museum(Sasol Art Museum and the US Art Gallery) particularly pertaining to the optimal utilisation of the University's art and cultural assets for educational and enrichment purposes; collection, documentation and maintenance of the University's art and cultural assets; organising innovative exhibitions and other public functions in order to enhance the accessibility of the museum to the general public.

Requirements: A postgraduate qualification in History of Art; appropriate experience in museum management and administration: proven ability to organise exhibitions and public functions.

Commencement of duties: January 2001
Closing Date: 28 July 2000
Enquiries: Mr Kobus Visagie 021-8084644
Fax: 021-8083800

For details of package and remuneration contact 021-8084569.
Obtain the prescribed application form by either contacting 021- 8084725 or emailing or on the homepage at

Completed application forms may be forwarded to the Chief Director: Human Resources, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag x1 , Matieland 7602 or fax: 021-8082484. Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports as soon as possible directly to the same address.




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