artthrob artthrob

Archive: Issue No. 46, June 2001

Go to the current edition for SA art News, Reviews & Listings.


This is a free space for the exchange of information of general interest to artists. ArtThrob reserves the right to edit contributions.

This week's new listings:
19.06.01 Web animation workshop at MTN ScienCentre
19.06.01 Submissions invited for A Virtual Memorial
19.06.01 SA photographic documentary competition
Services and courses offered
24.04.01 Summer Workshops in the Netherlands
10.04.01 International Art Exchange Resource
16.01.01 Website, fine art and photography courses offered at The Ruth Prowse
09.01.01 Join a photographic mailing list
Calls for submission
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art
05.06.01 Sasol New Signatures Competition seeks entries
05.06.01 Gallery 111 invites proposals
29.05.01 Art and science collaboration symposium
29.05.01 Contributions wanted for SA Handbook on Arts and Culture
22.05.01 Artists' Gardens project
22.05.01 Multi-disciplinary art exchange programme
15.05.01 Photographic documentary competition
24.04.01 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints
27.03.01 Save The Ruth Prowse Exhibition
13.03.01 Site specific sculpture for Italy
06.02.01 SAARTE-Zine - Free electronic art magazine
16.01.01 China International Photographic Exhibition
14.11.00 MEDIA SAVE writing awards
12.06.01 Space for hire at the João Ferreira Fine Art gallery
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California
05.06.01 Accommodation for artist in Australia
29.05.01 Wanted: Nude models aged 16-100
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop
10.04.01 Search for gifted young artists
17.04.01 Monthly photographic crits
27.03.01 Festival Curator for the Cape Town Month of Photography


19.06.01 Web animation workshop

'Intro to Flash'

Flash is fast becoming a powerhouse tool for web designers around the world. It allows the designer to create rich animated media for the web, while keeping file sizes manageable, making it perfect for today's multimedia web audience. This workshop is for those who are newbies to Flash and will cover five basic skills for the beginner:

1. How to use Flash tools and timelines
2. Colour palettes
3. Creating symbols
4. Tweening
5. Using motion guides

We will also go into interactivity and embedding the Flash movie within HTML if time permits. Computer knowledge and familiarity with vector imaging are prerequisites for the workshop.

The workshop takes place at the MTN ScienCentre, Canal Walk, Century City, Cape Town, from July 2-6.

Contact Niven Anghar

19.06.01 Submissions for A Virtual Memorial

A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the forgetting and for humanity
is calling for artists.

Places of creativity are always spaces of memory as well, like the working space of artists.

Wherever you live and in whatever artistic area you are working, A Virtual Memorial invites you to participate in the project 'The artist and his/her studio'. This project will be published online in October 2001 within 'Features of the Month', the main project of A Virtual Memorial this year.

Please submit via email:
Name (mandatory)
Address (optional)
Email (mandatory)
URL (optional)
Area of artistic practice (eg visual art: painting, photography etc; netart; performing arts: acting, dancing, music etc) (mandatory)
Short CV/biography (mandatory)

Digital image/s: One image of the artist within his/her studio or alternatively two images - the portrait of the artist and the studio separately. The original may be a photograph, painting or drawing. Image format: jpeg (PC), a maximum of 200Kb and 800x600 pixels.

All submissions which meet the conditions will be published and participation is free of charge. Deadline: August 31 2001

Please send your submission to

19.06.01 Documentary picture story competition

To explore the theme of 'Relationships' and to be shot in South Africa, this competition offers as first prize a Leica M6 with a 35mm lens. It is sponsored by PPS.

Deadline for submissions is October 10, and more details are available in the June/July issue of Ci Magazine.

You can also contact Thinus Mathee:
Tel: (016) 950 9309


24.04.01 Summer Workshops in the Netherlands

Amsterdam Maastricht Summer University
Amsterdam, NL Netherlands

Once again the AMSU is presenting two courses in the field of art history this summer in Amsterdam and Maastricht. The courses are designed for professional artists, arts managers, academics, who wish to expand their training in their specific or related professions/ field of study. The AMSU offers a unique opportunity for international networking and practical experience with high quality course leaders and organisation.

The Painter's Palette in the 16th and 17th Centuries: Pigment Preparation and Painting Technology (Maastricht, the Netherlands, 10-18 July 2001), in collaboration with the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Limburg Conservation Institute).
A series of practical workshops and lectures will introduce participants to the preparation of supports, mineral pigments and organic dyestuffs. The participants will experiment with the build-up of paint layers and the use of different binding media, based on the examination of old master paintings. This course is intended for post-graduate students, professional art historians and conservation scientists with a special interest in painting techniques.

Recent Developments in the Study of 17th-Century Dutch Art (Amsterdam and The Hague, 12-24 August 2001), in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.
This course will present an overview of recent developments and insights in the study of 17th-century Dutch art and introduce participants to the available research facilities in the field of Dutch art in the Netherlands.

The programme covers a wide range of topics and includes lectures, workshops and excursions to monuments and public and private art collections. This course is intended for graduate students and professional art historians specialising in the field of Netherlandish art.

For more information on both courses please contact Justine Smithuis at the Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University:

Tel: +31 20 6200225
Fax: +31 20 6249368

10.04.01 International Art Exchange Resource

'Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art Information and communication system on the arts of Africa, the Americas and Asia/Pacific' is a resource with information on art institutions, projects and residency programmes etc. They are currently renewing their directories of annotated links on the arts of particular countries or regions. Most recently, they have updated and broadened the African and Mexican directories:

This contains about 220 annotated links - ordered in 25 categories.
On the Site Map you will find an overview of all sections:

About 280 annotated links - ordered in 51 categories.
The complete structure with all subsections:

In the service area for international art exchange, there are 25 new entries in:
Calls for Submission, Institutions, Project Pool:

16.01.01 Website, Desktop Publishing, Fine Art and Photography courses offered at The Ruth Prowse

Part-time course in Creative Internet Design,
commencing April 2001

Who should attend? Anyone wishing to focus on combining artistic creativity with progressive technology, with the intention of entering the dynamic field of New Media Design. The course is designed to give students a solid foundation for creating functional, well-designed web sites. Students will produce their own web site using the most advanced technology available.

Computer literacy and a basic understanding of the internet is an advantage.

The course is run by a dynamic team of experienced and successful designers and artists who are actively involved in both the local New Media industry as well as in the South African Fine Art world. Students are thus ensured both a cross-pollination of creative ideas and skills, as well as enriching, open tuition.

Admission is based on:

  • Academic results (Grade 12 pass or equivalent);
  • An interview
The 3-month course comprises the following subject modules:
  • Introduction to Macintosh
  • Web publishing essentials
  • Design for the internet

  • - Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Freehand, Macromedia Flash basics
  • Introduction to html and javascript

  • - BBEdit, Macromedia Dreamweaver

For further information or to enrol, call the Ruth Prowse on 021 447 2492.

Clickthrough for a full description of all the Full and part time courses available at the Ruth Prowse, most of which commence in April 2001, and are:

Part time course in Web Animation
Part time course in Film & Video post-production
Part time course in Multimedia CDRom Authoring
Part time course in Desktop Publishing

One-year certificate course in Visual Arts
Full-time course in Fine Art
Full-time course in Graphic Design
Full-time course in Photography

09.01.01 Photography Mailing Lists

There is the most incredible photo resource on the internet at RIT. You will find a variety of online photographic mailing lists for those who are interested in current debate on almost any photo topic. There are photojourn, pinhole, street photo, art photo, astra photo, photo philosophy and many others to check out on the RIT site. As a black-and-white printing resource, the pure silver list is an amazingly useful discussion forum. You will find discussion groups listed at


05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

The Museum of Temporary Art, Cape Town - we take the "con" out of contemporary art.

The Museum of Temporary Art invites you to propose an installation in the unique exhibition space in Observatory.

Send your proposals to curator Barend de Wet -

05.06.01 Sasol New Signatures Competition 2001 seeks entries

Promoting and exposing the young artists of South Africa to the public is the drive behind the 2001 Sasol New Signatures Competition. This is an annual competition open to all artists who have not yet had a solo show and who are older than 18 years. This prestigious competition is hosted by the Association of Arts Pretoria and sponsored by Sasol. Many previous winners have gone on to become highly regarded South African artists building an ongoing vital and dynamic foundation to the arts in South Africa.

A maximum of two works per artist may be submitted to the Fine Art Department of the University of the Witwatersrand on Monday July 9 2001 between 10am and 4pm. For transportation purposes works delivered to this collection point must be packed securely. Works can also be submitted to the Pretoria Art Museum on Tuesday July 10 and Wednesday July 11 2001 between 10am and 4pm.

This year's selection committee, which is responsible for selecting approximately 100 works for the exhibition and choosing the overall winner who receives R10 000, will consist of Erna Bodenstein, Daniel Mosako, Jo Ratcliffe, Claudette Schreuders, Simon Stone, Clive van den Berg and Helen Weldrick. After selection two independent judges are invited to select their winning work which is awarded R5 000 each. This year's independent judges are Frank Ledimo and Ronel Kellner.

Winners for this year's Sasol New Signatures competition will be announced at the opening of this exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday July 25 2001 at 7pm. You will have the opportunity to select your own winning work for the People's Choice Prize in the form of a ballot paper. This fantastic prize will be announced on Wednesday August 15 2001 at 16.30pm.

For more information and entry forms contact Nandi Hilliard or Pieter van Heerden at the Association of Arts Pretoria on (012) 346 3100.

05.06.01 Gallery 111 invites proposals

Gallery 111 invites all creative artists, poets and experimental musicians and performance artists to submit proposals for exhibitions and performances. The gallery in its new venue is at present compiling a time table of events for the coming year and beyond.

There are two distinct areas at the gallery; the ground level and the basement. The basement is suitable for performance work and also has conventional gallery hanging facilities. There is a bar and kitchen area for all catering needs adjoining the basement. The ground level is a high ceilinged space ideal for all types of work and has numerous electricity outlets suitable for video and other new media installations. There are a number of transitional spaces such as the entrance area and stairwell which can be utilised for small exhibitions and installations.

Gallery 111 encourages the participation of student artists and other beginners. We offer art tuition and life drawing conducted by Maggie Dunbar and Jeff Lok. As the need arises there will be computer graphics courses for fine artists.

The gallery is available for private functions. There is safe parking in Commissioner Street and when there are gallery openings and functions we have a visible security presence. An added attraction is the availability of Big J's sports pub upstairs which serves drinks and meals at very good prices and has dart boards and a pool table. The gallery is situated on a major bus and taxi route. If you need to view the gallery it is advisable to phone 083 763 8216 to make an appointment as the space is run on a part-time basis by volunteers. Costs involved with exhibitions and functions are highly negotiable and are tailored to each event.

Gallery 111, 414 Commissioner Street, corner Grace Street, Fairview 2094, Johannesburg
Tel: 083 763 8216

29.05.01 'ArtSci2001: Catalyst for Collaboration'

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) presents 'ArtSci2001: Catalyst for Collaboration', a symposium (November 2-4 2001) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Full details:

How can the discoveries of scientific research and the powerful metaphors of art combine to impact society at large? Some artists and scientists are exploring the promise of art-sci collaborative projects. This third international symposium produced by Art and Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) will feature multimedia presentations on extraordinary projects involving artists and scientists, ranging from photographs rendered in hybrid grass, to a musical score based on brain activity, to sculpture grown from living tissue. The presenters will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of collaborating across disciplines and invite questions from the audience.

Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Purcell, authors of the recently published book Crossing Over: Where Art and Science Meet will deliver the keynote address on Friday November 2 from 7-8pm at CUNY. Tickets are available to the general public.

In addition to 16 fascinating art-sci presentations, Saturday and Sunday's all-day programming includes breakout, poster and resource sessions, plus many networking opportunities. The symposium will attract artists, scientists, technologists, writers, scholars, humanists, educators, and all others interested in the synergy possible when the barriers between disciplines are removed.

Pre-registration: Seating is limited and people will be attending from around the world, so pre-registration (May 1 - Oct 1) is recommended.

Introducing: ArtSci INDEX (an incubator for collaborative inquiry). Take a sample tour of a new online research tool that ASCI is building! Its purpose is to create a rich global database of resources and requests from individuals wishing to collaborate, barter, research or fund art-sci collaborative projects. Perhaps you will find a collaborator and then meet face-to-face at the symposium! for a tour.

Seeking: We are now seeking innovative products, services, venues and funding opportunities targeted to the art-sci-technology market for our Resource Room. Send e-mail to if you wish to showcase your company or become a sponsor.

The symposium is a co-production of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) and the Science Research and the Continuing Education & Public Programs departments of the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), and was made possible, in part, with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T Foundation, as well as our media sponsors: Leonardo Journal and ArtByte magazine.

For more information contact

29.05.01 Contributions required for new edition of The South African Handbook on Arts and Culture

Since the first edition of The South African Handbook on Arts and Culture, published by Article 27 in 1998, there have been dramatic and far-reaching developments in the arts and culture sphere. Yet, one area that is still lacking is that of readily available arts and culture publications and resource books. In response to numerous requests from both international and South African arts practitioners, agencies and organisations, an updated edition of The South African Handbook on Arts and Culture is currently being researched with the aid of the Swedish International Development Authority. Publication is planned for early November this year.

The multidisciplinary Handbook aims to record information from which to distil trends on the one hand, and to provide the basic information to empower practitioners to raise funds, produce, market and distribute their work more effectively and to facilitate networking. The second edition plans to build on this.

In order to make the Handbook as good a resource as possible, all arts practitioners, cultural organisations, funders, administrators, arts supporters and interested parties are invited to contribute information for the various chapters. In particular, information is required on:

- the international community - cultural exchange opportunities; international festivals; international arts and culture publications, useful websites
- media, marketing, advertising, publicity - arts and culture websites, publications, marketing and publicity companies; advertising agencies
- education - independent arts and culture institutions; bursaries and scholarships; arts education organisations; arts education websites and publications
- calendar of regular arts and culture events, both local and internationally celebrated arts and culture days
- competitions and awards for arts and culture
- organisations, specific funding opportunities, initiatives, annual events, conferences and festivals, markets, books, websites and databases for chapters on each of the different disciplines: arts education, craft, dance, film and video, literature, music, theatre and musical theatre, visual arts, heritage, community art and cultural tourism.

Any other information which you think would be useful to peers or others working in the field of arts and culture would be welcome.

To submit information or for information on advertising, please contact Tammy Ballantyne on 011 880 5486 or or Mike van Graan on 021 674 0520 or by June 22 2001.

22.05.01 Artists' Gardens project

The project Artists' Gardens (KünstlerGärten) has been running at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany, since 1993 under the supervision of Professor Barbara Nemitz. She has collected an extensive archive on nearly 100 artists who use plants as a medium, and has built an international contact network. Many European countries as well as North America are well represented, and we are at the moment intensely looking for information about artists from other continents.

An exhibition in the ACC Gallery in Weimar this July will present artists from outside Europe, who work with living vegetation, in the form of a CD-Rom. This information will also be included in the archive.

For more information about the project Artists' Gardens, or to submit proposals for the above-mentioned exhibition, contact:

Piia Salmi, Student of Free Art, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Email: or
Fax: +49 (0) 3643 583245

22.05.01 Multi-disciplinary art exchange

Moving Clay and Friends is a multi-discipline art group based in the North West of England just south of Manchester. The group is at present in negotiation with several official bodies in the Manchester area with regard to organising a series of exchange exhibitions with groups from within the Commonwealth to coincide with the Commonwealth Games next year, at suitable venues within easy reach of the Games. This is to be followed, hopefully, by return exhibitions during the following year. This is a very exciting project that has the potential to raise awareness of the arts of the Commonwealth to a very large audience from all over world.

Moving Clay and Friends, established in 1996 by a group of newly qualified ceramicists, has evolved into an egalitarian multimedia artists' group. Members meet monthly to exchange subject-specific information to support each other's pursuit of personal, professional and artistic development. Members are encouraged to visit exhibitions, attend conferences, seminars and masterclasses and, upon their return, to disseminate their information amongst the group.

Members are also encouraged to organise events, workshops and exhibitions, always including members with no prior experience, primarily in venues not normally associated with the arts, in an attempt to generate and facilitate wider involvement with the arts within the community. The group supports and assists members to exhibit at venues they would not normally be able to exhibit at, as individuals, assisting their personal development by providing professional learning opportunities.

If you, as a group or arts organisation, are interested in participating in possible exchange programmes and exhibitions, or to find out more about the group, contact Judith Quinn at

15.05.01 Documentary picture story competition

The Vaal Triangle Technikon Photography Department is organising a documentary picture story competition for 2001. The theme is relationships. This competition is open to all photographers and the deadline for submission will be mid-October. Jurgen Schadeberg will co-ordinate the judges. A selection of the best work will be displayed at Museum Africa from November 2001 to January 2002. The first prize has not yet been announced but will follow next month.

Thinus Mathee, Head of Department of Graphic Design and Photography

Faculty of Humanities, Vaal Triangle Technikon, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark, 1900
Tel: 016 950 9309
Fax: 016 950 9789

24.04.01 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints

For established and aspiring printmakers, this triennale comes recommended by the Association of Arts, Pretoria. Information on the events, which offers some very substantial prize money, is available at the following website:

Entry forms and other necessary forms are provided on the site. Those applying should contact the organisation (details below) by fax, email or snail mail. Entry forms will not be sent by fax or email however - these must be dowloaded from the website. Deadline for entries is 31 October 2001.

Enquiries can be addressed by email to or by post to:

Kochi Pref. Handmade Paper Coop Union
287-4 Hakawa Ino-gun
781 2128

Fax : 088 892 4168

27.03.01 Save The Ruth Prowse Exhibition

As part of very necessary ongoing fund-raising, The Ruth Prowse school (previously known as the Ruth Prowse School of Art and Design) is calling for donations of artworks for a high profile 'Save The Ruth Prowse' Exhibition to be held later in the year. Works donated and not sold during the exhibition will be subsequently auctioned. The proceeds of all work sold go towards the 'Save The Ruth Prowse Art Fund'. The invitation to donate artworks is extended to all South African artists who have an interest in the saving and future development of a South African Art School.

For further information please contact Mignon, Diana or Sue at The Ruth Prowse:
Tel: (021) 447-2492

13.03.01 Site specific sculpture for Italy

The Chianti Sculpture Park is currently being established in Tuscany, Italy. Since the area of Chianti, in Tuscany, is both renowned for its artistic and historical traditions and for its nature, the Park requires very site-specific installations.

We are in the process of sourcing site-oriented sculptors from all over the world, especially from Eastern Europe, North America and Latin America. All the sculptural ideas and projects will be screened by the Artistic Committee of the Park.

The selection will be mainly based on how site specific the artwork will be. We kindly request interested artists to send us a few photos of their works. We will contact the selected artists and guarantee a return air ticket to Italy with the aim of visiting personally the Park to choose a site for their installation.

The participating sculptors will be given enormous exposure to high profile visitors and will be exhibiting along with internationally noted artists. Compensation arrangements will be evaluated case by case by the Park Administration. Please feel free to contact us for any further information at:

Mr Piero Giadrossi or Mrs Federica Vezzani
The Chianti Sculpture Park
La Fornace di Pievasciata
53010 SIENA

Phone: ++39 0577 357151
Fax : ++39 0577 357149

06.02.01 SAARTE-Zine - Free electronic art magazine

SAARTE-Zine is the premier South African Free Monthly E-mail Art Magazine. The aim of the magazine is to inform people about art events in South Africa. It is non-profit making and the content is determined by the responses that we receive. If you would like to publish any information in the SAARTE-Zine please submit your contribution ASAP in order to have your latest press release published.


Michael Matthews
Digital Publisher

16.01.01 2001 China 9th International Photographic Art Exhibition

Photography is a window of cultural exchange. Photography is a bridge to facilitate the development of the friendship between Chinese people and peoples all over the world.

The Chinese Photographers Association sincerely invites you - photographic societies and federations, professional and amateur photographers from all parts of the world - to submit entries to China 9th International Photographic Art Exhibition, which will be held in September 2001 in China.

Entry Conditions:
1. There is no restriction on theme, form or style of the prints. However, new artistic ideas and different schools of photography are encouraged. Prints or slides previously accepted in the international and national photographic exhibitions held by CPA are ineligible.
2. Three sections of works are accepted for the exhibition: Colour prints. Monochrome prints and Colour slides (35mm only). Each entrant may submit a maximum of 4 prints for each section.
3. All prints must be entirely the work of the participant. A form for filling the titles of the exhibits should be stuck to the back of each print (fill in according to the attached forms). This form can be duplicated.
4. Size of the print: 30 X 40cm (12"x16"). All prints must not be mounted and rolled. All those that violate the rules will not be judged. Slides: 35mm (5x5cm frame. Glass mounts are forbidden.)
5. Fee: Overseas entrant including entrants from Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions and Taiwan Province: US$10 or 30 IRC per author. Prints without fee will be neither judged nor returned.
6. All the works and entry fees should be sent by mail only as "Printed matter - no commercial value", with the mention: Photographic works for China 9th International Exhibition only. They will be returned to sender. Send entries to:

International Liaison Department, CPA
61 Hongxing Hutong, Dongdan, Beijing 100005, P. R. China
tel/fax: +86-10-65131859
tel: +86-10-65141380

7. Each entrant whose prints is/are accepted in the exhibition will receive a relevant medal and a certificate as well as an attractive catalogue.
8. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reproduce any accepted works for publicity, press or VCD without payment in any form.
9. All works will be handled with utmost care, but the organizer won't answer for loss and ruin or any unexpected loss of the works in transport. The author will be responsible for the portrait right and fame concerning the model in his/her works and any other issues resulting from this, the organizer will hold no responsibility.
10. It is understood that the author submitting his/her works accepts the rules and conditions above.

The jury will consists of 5 international and 6 domestic famous photographer. The jury will select about 350 works for exhibition and award the following prizes.

Categories and Awards:
A. Social life and journalism:
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
B. Folkways and customs
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
C. Nature and ecology
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
D. Landscape
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
E. Advertisement and still-life
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
F. Computer, darkroom
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
G. People and portrait
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
H. Science, education, culture and sports
1 FIAP Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medal, 4 Bronze Medal, 8 Medals for excellence
I. Special award by jurors (recommended by jurors)
11 Medals
J. Award for the person or society who has made great contributions to the exhibition
3 Medals

Photographers who have won a Gold Medal will be invited to the awards and opening ceremony of the exhibition and pay a visit of photographic creation in China for one week. The organizer will bear the expenses including food, accommodation and transport of the visitors in China while they themselves will bear the round-trip travel fee from where they live to Beijing.

Explanation of the categories above:

1. The theme of the works should show the real life today such as the social trends and hot topics concerning the public, new people and new things that are constantly coming to the fore, spot events etc. all over the world.
2. Folkways, local conditions and customs: the works should be shot in recording and selecting of saving cultural heritage of various nations all over the world, such as to show the different faith and folkways, ways of production and life of various nations and traditional arts etc.
3. Nature and ecology: with the awareness of the need to protect the environment as the guiding ideology to display the changes of the resources of the earth, and landforms, the animals and the plants on the earth.
4. To show the chasing appreciation of beautiful and the photographic artistic styles of the photographers through the scenery of lakes and mountains, landscape, urban or rural buildings, etc. 5. To give products and still utensil with outstanding connotation and visual effect.
6. Develop and process the prints with computer and digital images or darkroom techniques to create various forms of photographic expressions.
7. Works are mainly portrait photographs focusing on the graceful bearings and dispositions of the modern people in all walks of life (famous people, great men or common people). Both in and out of the house are accepted.
8. Photos shot during the performances, sports games, the life of professional players, amateur sports activities, military training school life etc.

Organized by the Chinese Photographers Association
Patronized by the Federation of International Art Photography (FIAP) No. 2001/047

Closing date (deadline for entry): June 1, 2001
Judging: June 20-25, 2001
Exhibition: September 2001
Prints returned: October 10, 2001

14.11.00 Fourth Edition of the MEDIA SAVE ART Award

This award is an international press competition for articles dealing with the preservation of cultural heritage - a contentious and often agenda-inflected area in South Africa. Thus far, no South Africans have featured as award-winners, yet the raw material provided by the South African context is the stuff that writer's dreams are made of. Two prizes of US$ 4,000 will be made, to the author of the best article and the best series of articles respectively.

The biennial competition is administered by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intergovernmental organisation created by UNESCO in 1959. An international jury of professionals from the world of media, conservation and culture will select the winners in each category. Only five entries from each individual may be submitted and the criteria are as follows:

1. Deal with the theme of safeguarding cultural heritage (deterioration, preservation, conservation, and restoration). Cultural heritage is understood as comprising museums, archives, libraries, monuments, historic and archaeological sites;
2. Be published between June 1, 1999 and May 31, 2001 in a newspaper or a magazine on sale to the public;
3. Be intended for the general public. Articles published in the specialised press for professionals are not eligible;
4. Be submitted in one original copy with a summary of 200 words in English or in French, if not written in one of these languages. Photocopies are admitted only if the text, the name of the newspaper, of the author and the date of publication are readable. The entire translation is required only for articles admitted for the final selection;
5. Reach the address below no later than June 30, 2001

Attn. Monica Ardemagni
Via di San Michele, 13 - 00153 Rome, Italy
Tel. + 39 06 585531/58553324
Fax: +39 06 58553349
Web Site:

Request the registration form to the above address.

For further info in South Africa please email


12.06.01 Space for hire at the João Ferreira Fine Art gallery

João Ferreira Fine Art presents the ultimate venue for hire for functions, photo and film shoots, parties and launches. We offer NY loft-style architecture, spacious interior, live music, safe parking, catering and other facilities within the gallery space.

80 Hout Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 423 5403 or 082 490 2977
Fax: (021) 423 2136

05.06.01 Surreal Estates Live/Work Community for visual artists, designers, mixed media artists and others

Surreal Estates, Ink, Sacramento, California, USA, invites visual artists, stage designers, mixed media artists and other artists interested to join their Live/Work Community in the Dixieanne neighborhood of Uptown Sacramento. Surreal Estates is a unique artist-owned project and invites visual artists to apply for ownership of a residence (500-700 square feet) and detached studio (800-1200 square feet).

The Uptown Art District, Surreal Estates' neighborhood, is the fresh, fertile and fascinating art scene in Sacramento. Opportunities abound for artists. Come be a part of Sacramento, and Surreal Estates!

For more information visit:

29.05.01 Nude models wanted

Johannesburg-based artist Wayne Barker is seeking nude models for a series of watercolours and a video piece. Male and female models between the ages of 16 and 100 can call Wayne on 082 330 9090 or 011 614 0229 between 10am and noon weekdays, or email him on for more information. The work produced will be included on a solo exhibition by Barker in September.

08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

The Michaelis Art Shop has moved and re-opened in a space adjacent to the school's gallery. The shop supplies a wide range of fine art materials and offers student discounts on presentation of a valid student card. The shop is competitively priced and now officially open to the public.

The Gallery, Michaelis Art School, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens
Tel: (021) 426-1948
Shop hours: 9am to 5pm on weekdays

10.04.01 Looking for gifted young artists

Endemol Productions SA are a film production company. They have been commissioned by the SABC to produce an educational series called On Track. This youth programme will explore how sports and culture stimulate healthy body and soul as critical components for a balanced lifestyle. The programmes will take the form of a video diary.

Through the eyes of Jabu, a young enthusiast who loves exploring the world, and his brother Peter, we discover the fun, exciting, frustrating and emotional moments of South African youth. We are looking at filming a day in the life of one special child between the ages of 9 and 14 years. Jabu's video diary shows a journal of his travel into the communities and beautiful craft traditions performed by children.

On Track is a 13-part television series that wraps the lessons of sports, arts and culture in anecdote and entertainment. The series is to be shown from July 3 at 5pm.

It will be greatly appreciated if anyone could help us identify exceptional youth of the ages mentioned above, who we can profile in our programme.

Contact Marriam Diale (011) 799-2200 Email:

17.04.01 Monthly Photographic Critiques

Many years ago a bunch of Cape Town photographers used to meet once a month at UCT to discuss their creative and/ or professional work. The evenings produced some heated debates and bruised egos but were ultimately very constructive. More recently Eric Miller initiated and hosted the iAfrika sessions and the Monday night Biocaf´┐Ż evenings. We have decided to resuscitate these useful crit evenings at the Centre for Photography. They take place on the third Monday of every month at the Centre for Photography (31-37 Orange Street, Gardens) at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

All photographers are invited to bring photographs, photo essays and/ or slides they would like to discuss, to these meetings. The works discussed will include ALL disciplines, not only documentary work. All full-time photography students are also welcome as are photographers from other parts of SA. We will use the Centre gallery space (where the Paul Weinberg show was) as there is good exhibition lighting and loads of parking.

As we will need to limit the number of critiques/ discussions per evening, please contact Geoff Grundlingh on 082 490-2459 or Eric on 083 225-9675.

27.03.01 Festival Curator for the Cape Town Month of Photography

The Cape Town Month of Photography Festival Committee is looking for a Festival Curator for the 2002 Month of Photography (MoP). The second Cape Town MoP is scheduled for March 2002. A core visual component of the Cape Town Heritage Festival, the Cape Town Month of Photography aims to promote southern African Photography through a range of photographic exhibitions in and around Cape Town during this month. We are looking for a curator, or a team of curators to:

a) Create a curatorial framework and budget for the 2002 MoP, and
b) Assume curatorial responsibilities for the (core) curated exhibitions which will take place in numerous venues around Cape Town in March 2002.

The appointment is for a period of seven months from October 2001 to April 2002. The curatorial framework should address both the current socio-political realities in the region while also accommodating contemporary photographic practice. Applicants should take note that the Month of Photography showcases a wide range of photography, not limited to a particular genre such as documentary photography. Applicants for the curatorship should submit a curatorial framework and budget together with a timetable to the Cape Town Month of Photography Committee by April 30, 2001.

Candidates will be expected to assist the Festival Committee to raise the required curatorial funding. Those with clear and achievable curatorial and fund-raising proposals will be given preference.

NOTE: The 1999 Month of Photography consisted of 104 photographic exhibitions and events showcasing the work of 440 South African photographers. Entitled '100 XC' there were no specific curatorial directives. For the 2002 MoP there will be a core, curated festival component as well as an open category fringe festival.

Further details are available from the South African Centre for Photography on (021) 422-2625 or tel/fax (021) 480-7108 or e-mail Geoff Grundlingh