Archive: Issue No. 51, November 2001

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28.11.01 Cape Town Festival call for proposals
28.11.01 Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Programme
28.11.01 Caterina de Medici Painting Award
28.11.01 FNB Vita Art Prize 2002: Call for nominations

21.11.01 Writing and Bookmaking Workshop at Art on Paper
14.11.01 Sculpture and mosaic workshops in Johannesburg
31.10.01 Website for South African artists and arts administrators
17.10.01 The Arts Diary on

14.11.01 Red Eye @rt calls for proposals
14.11.01 Exit Art calls for participation
07.11.01 2001 Business Day/BASA awards
07.11.01 Submissions invited from Gallery 14, London
31.10.01 A virtual memorial for people with AIDS
17.10.01 Opportunities for artists from
10.10.01 Memorial for the Victims of Terror
21.09.01 World Trade Centre crash: collecting visual artefacts
21.09.01 Cape Town Month of Photography 2002
21.09.01 Fortis Graphix animated gif contest
10.07.01 South African photographers' database
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art
05.06.01 Gallery 111 invites proposals

10.10.01 Djerassi Resident Artists Program
03.10.01 Nagasawa Art Park: Workshop for Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
24.07.01 Contemporary dance residency in Switzerland
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

14.11.01 Photography lecturer wanted at Technikon Natal
14.11.01 Hasselblad equipment for sale
14.11.01 Studio space available in Cape Town
31.10.01 Black and white enlargers required
31.10.01 Photographer needed for North West field trip
31.10.01 Assistant required for survey of artists and galleries
31.10.01 Bang the Gallery available for functions
03.10.01 Nominations for National Arts Council Advisory Panels
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop
17.04.01 Monthly photographic crits
06.02.01 SAARTE-Zine - Free electronic art magazine

Cape Town Festival call for proposals

The Cape Town Festival is calling for proposals from the arts and culture community in South Africa for the upcoming festival from March 16 to 24 2002.

The festival has developed from the Cape Town One City Festival, which had two successful events in September 1999 and 2000. The festival is being repositioned (and renamed) as a late summer event with an emphasis on contemporary original art in all media. The last event gathered over R7-million in media coverage and attracted well over 50 000 people to the city centre. The festival is an independent Section 21, not-for-profit company.

Self-funded projects and events taking place over the period of the festival around the city may be included, on application, in the festival if they fit the artistic policy (original contemporary works or works staged in a professional innovative manner - an artistic policy is available for perusal). All other events will be given space on the fringe (at present a page on our site) at a small cost. The festival is being positioned as a key southern hemisphere event with high quality professional productions by local and international artists and groups.

We are looking for projects in the following categories taking place over the festival period only (it may run longer before or after but has to fall within the dates March 16 to 24):

- Performance - dance, theatre or musical theatre
- Music
- Public Arts
- Street Performance
- Literature and poetry
- Visual Arts (2002 focuses on photography please contact the Centre for Photography for an application)
- Social dance (productions not demonstrations)

Proposals should include the following details:

- A description of the concept
- A motivation as to how the project/event/exhibition fits the thematic (for inclusion in the core programme)
- Date/s and venue/s planned or confirmed
- Details of the people involved in the project
- A budget and sources of finance

Applications without relevant information will not be considered.

Please note that the festival will not provide any finances for projects entered, but offers rather marketing and media support and the chance to be associated with a range of other projects of excellence. You will need to confirm the dates and your availability in writing and will be expected to sign a binding contract with the festival at least two months before the event. You will at that time have to prove to the festival that you have confirmed your budget and have secured your venues and key acts. You will be expected to abide by the marketing policy of the festival which is available on request.

Applications close on December 14

Decisions will be made by a set of peer committees set up by the festival, and final decisions rest with the artistic director. You will be informed of decisions no later than January 5 2002.

Should you wish to get more details on the festival programme as it stands please request to be placed on the festival mailing list by sending us your details to or call us at (021) 426 2744.

Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Programme

The Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Programme provides Canadian and international professional artists from all disciplines with a subsidised opportunity to live and work on Toronto Islands (Toronto, Canada) for one month. We are now accepting applications from professional artists of all disciplines for the term which will take place May 1 to 31 2002.

Application deadline: December 10 2001

Information and application procedures are available on our website at or go directly to the residency page at

If you would like to receive application procedures by mail contact Susan Serran, Manager of Arts Programmes and Services, at

Caterina de Medici Painting Award

A new international painting award has been initiated in Florence under the auspices of the Caterina de Medici organisation with the city of Florence as official patron.

During a welcoming gala dinner in the presence of the Mayor of Florence on March 9 2002, all participants will be issued two canvas supports, prepared by the organising committee, on which they may complete their works. The artists will have five days at their disposal to complete their works, which must be handed in to the Awards Committee before the evening of March 13 2002. Many historic sights and areas not usually open to the public will be open to participants during this week. Following this, the works will be framed and exhibited in one of the historic buildings of Florence.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Friday March 15 with an additional "ex-tempore" competition held with all participating painters. The main exhibition will be judged by a panel of adjudicators while the "ex-tempore" exhibition will be judged by the public.

For further information, go to or email

FNB Vita Art Prize 2002: Call for nominations

FNB Vita once again invites the public to make their nominations for the artist of their choice for the FNB Vita Art Prize 2002. The competition, culminating in an exhibition of the selected artists' works, aims to promote interest in and provoke debate around controversial, cutting-edge contemporary South African art.

This year's exhibition was held for the first time in Durban at the NSA Gallery and saw Moshekwa Langa emerge as the winner. It then had a second showing at the Market Theatre Gallery, giving art fans in Johannesburg the opportunity to engage with the commissioned works.

A panel of judges will review and consider all nominations and a short list of four artists will be drawn up. Each artist will be commissioned to produce a work for the FNB Vita Art Prize Exhibition to be held in 2002 at The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg from July 13 to August 3. The overall winner will receive R35 000.

Members of the public are invited to nominate any artist countrywide, whose work has been exhibited in a recognised gallery between January and December 2001. Simply complete the nomination form, available in all participating galleries or download it from and return it to FNB Vita Awards at fax 011 442 8523 or PO Box 378, Auckland Park, 2006.

The closing date for public nominations for the FNB Vita Art Prize is January 31 2002.

For further information or nomination forms, call FNB Vita on (011) 442 8435.


Writing and Bookmaking Workshop at Art on Paper

'Once Upon a Time There was a Giant Green Eland' is the title of a series of holiday writing and bookmaking workshops for children and young adults, to be held on December 10-13. The workshop are linked to an exhibition of contemporary San art and crafts at the Art on Paper gallery in Melville. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a book which they have written and illustrated themselves. Facilitators are skilled at exploring and stimulating creativity at all levels of skill and competence.

PROGRAMME I (11-13 years)
Monday 10 December (9h00-12h00): Exploring the monsters
Tuesday 11 December (9h00-12h00): The hero's journey
Wednesday 12 December (9h00-12h00): Capturing the monsters on paper
Thursday 13 December (9h00-12h00): Binding and completing your story book

PROGRAMME II (14 - 18 years)
Monday 10 December (14h00-17h00): Writer's block
Tuesday 11 December (14h00-17h00): The hero's journey
Wednesday 12 December (14h00-17h00): Understanding and planning your story as a product
Thursday 13 December (14h00-17h00): Binding and completing your story book


Robyn Sassen is a printmaker and bookmaker with works in local and international collections. As a Fine Arts graduate and an MA student in Art History, she is interested in developing interest in book making skills locally.

Maren Bodenstein is a writer who has published books for children. As a teacher of creative writing she is interested in creative recovery through writing.

VENUE: Art on Paper, 8 Main Road, Melville, Johannesburg

Maren: 083 440 3655

COST: R450

Sculpture and mosaic workshops in Johannesburg

Well-known artist Alex Trapani hosts a sculpture workshop during December which promises to teach you the art of portrait sculpture in five days. Cost is R480.00 all inclusive and a R100 deposit secures your place in the workshop. Bookings need to be made before December 4. Times and venue details are below. Antoinette Murdoch will also lead a mosaic workshop on December 15. Contact Alex at (012) 804 0194 or 073 170 9176 or by email at for more details.

Herbert Evans Art Shop, Fourways Crossing December 10 - 14, 9am - 11am and December 18 - 22, 2pm - 4pm

King's School, West Rand December 10 - 14, 2pm - 4pm and December 18 - 22, 9am - 11am


How good it is to see or hear the words "I want to buy your work". How often do we actually hear these words today? There is little doubt that the arts are going through tough times, but as the lyrics of that famous song go "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"

The time has come to "get going", we need to step out of the holes that we have crawled into and to do something. It has been said that the modern artist who is serious about selling their work and who wants to make a living from their talents should spend as much as 50% of their time marketing their products and themselves.

At Cape Arts we strive to provide the artist with exposure on the World Wide Web. The power of the Internet is ideal to show off and to promote South African art to the world. As a collective of artists we intend creating a dynamic and exciting site. Cape Arts can offer you the opportunity to:

  • advertise important arts events from exhibitions to performances
  • become part of our growing Artist Listings with links to dedicated pages featuring your art and philosophies
  • exhibit your work in the Cyber Gallery
  • add your details to our growing database of artists.
What do you need to do? If you are involved with the arts either as creator, promoter or event organiser we need you to visit our site and to partake in the many options available to you. If you would like to be featured on Cape Arts please respond to this message and we shall contact you shortly with further details.

Email: (to register your events) (to feature on the site) (our very own cyber gallery, check it out now)

Register with us for an online reference:

Mitya Sargeant
PO Box 13321, Mowbray, 7705
Tel: 083 675 6550

The Arts Diary on

Calling all artists. You can reach a new audience through the Internet - and it won't cost you a cent., the country's biggest and most comprehensive arts and culture website, has started a new service, the Arts Diary, parallelling their successful Show Guide, which lists all live performances around the country. The Show Guide is used extensively by the media and consulted by embassies and tour operators.

Just one click on Arts Diary and you can search the art world by artist, genre, province or when exhibitions are running. As search results display, there are links providing further information and background on, for example, the gallery hosting the exhibition or the artist. Categories of artistic creativity range from acrylic, airbrush, cartoons, ceramic, computer art, fine art, fabrics, geo art, graphic design, jewellery, multimedia, oils, pastels, photography, porcelain dolls and sculpture to watercolours.

There is no charge to put your details, or details of your exhibition, on the Arts Diary. You can load your information into the Arts Diary yourself. Simply go to the Utilities section on the front page and register by clicking on "Arts Diary - Artists/Galleries click here". Fill in and submit your information and the many visitors to, from all around the world, will have a better idea of what is happening on the South African arts scene.

The Arts Diary continues and expands's founding policy of connecting artists and audiences, providing information on the Web and through the daily ACEmail (Arts, Culture and Entertainment mail) news service. Get as much news about the arts that stimulate you and the entertainment that excites you by going to and, if you choose, by subscribing to ACEmail (details on our front page).


Red Eye @rt calls for proposals

Red Eye @rt is looking for young and up-and-coming artists to exhibit at the December Red Eye @rt.

December Red Eye @rt will take a slightly different approach to normal. Intended as a celebration of the end of 2001 it also signals the start of the New Year 2002 programme when Red Eye will happen quarterly instead of monthly. To initiate these changes the decision has been made to throw a bigger than ever Red Eye @rt event. Taking Red Eye @rt out of the Durban Art Gallery and into the Wheel Shopping Centre where The Wheel management has kindly lent the vacant space of what was the Hub. In this way Red Eye hopes to engage a new audience and open up new possibilities for creative engagement. In addition to the Hub itself there are several adjacent shops that can easily function as mini self-contained galleries providing lots of room for innovative installations, performance, etc.

The organisers are looking for an extensive and challenging range of art, music, fashion, performance and dance. If you are interested in exhibiting or performing at this event please contact them at (031) 311 2268 before the end of the month.

December Red Eye @rt opens on Friday December 7.

Exit Art calls for participation

We are living in a historical moment. The essence of life has changed. The world's psyche has been irrevocably altered. In this new era, Exit Art, as a cultural space near the World Trade Center, feels an obligation to interpret or translate the feelings of a larger community into a collective expression of analysis. They want to know how the events of September 11 have altered your behaviour - toward others, your city, your daily life - how the events changed your perception of reality and the world around you.

A change of behaviour is a change of culture, which is why Exit Art is organising a global project called REACTIONS. This project aims to be an international response from both inside and outside the art world, a reflection of how these events have changed your life.

Exit Art want to hear and share your reactions and are inviting you to participate in REACTIONS by submitting your response on a flat, 8-1/2 x 11" sheet of paper. Your submission can take the form of a letter, text, drawing, poem, painting, collage, photograph, or any other format that can fit on a piece of paper. REACTIONS will be an exhibition on view at Exit Art in New York City from January 12 - March 30 2002. All responses will be exhibited.

Your visual and poetic work will be put into a context of historical witness. Your effort will be valued; your voice will be heard.

Exit Art is run by the co-directors, Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo. Exhibition co-ordinators are Jodi Hanel and Bibi Marti.


Submit your 8-1/2 x 11" response (or European letter-size equivalent) via post, email, or in person. Please note that your submissions will be kept by Exit Art and will not be returned. By submitting responses, you are giving Exit Art all rights to your work, which may include publication and tour. Responses must be received by December 15 2001. Three-dimensional or oversized responses will NOT be accepted. Please mail responses to:

Attention: Reactions, Exit Art, 548 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

Or email:

Exit Art, a non-profit cultural center in New York, has charted the new in art and contemporary culture since its founding by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo in 1982. Over the course of more than 19 years, Exit Art has been presenting groundbreaking exhibitions on visual art, design, performance, popular culture and media, bringing under-recognized concepts and art practices to a larger public locally and globally.

2001 Business Day/BASA awards

Business sponsors of the arts are invited to enter the 2001 Business Day/BASA awards for innovative and effective sponsorship of the arts. All businesses operating within South Africa, large or small, who have supported the arts in any genre, whether in cash or in kind during the period 1 January to 31 December 2001 may enter; alternatively, the recipient arts organisation may nominate their sponsor for an award.

Focusing on sponsorship of arts and cultural events, projects or organisations, these annual awards recognise creative business thinking. Sponsorship spend continues to grow annually and by highlighting business-arts partnerships, the awards illustrate how effective and viable a business communications tool the arts are while, at the same time, lifting the proifile of the arts sector in our country.

Award categories include:
- Best use of a commission of new art
- First time sponsor
- Increasing access to the arts
- International sponsorship
- Long term development
- Single project
- Sponsorship by a small business
- Sponsorship in kind
- Strategic sponsorship
- Youth sponsorship
and a new award will be introduced this year for media sponsorship.

All entries are considered for the Chairman's award for sustained excellence, made at the discretion of BASA's Chairman.

Judges, drawn from business, marketing and the arts, will evaluate the success of each sponsorship in achieving the objectives of the sponsoring company and in bringing genuine benefits to the arts organisation and the broader community. In cases of multiple sponsorship of a single event, all sponsors are eligible to enter. Factors such as the innovative nature of the sponsorship will also be taken into account.

The nomination/entry form may be completed by the sponsoring company and/or the arts organisation, except in the Strategic Sponsorship category which must be completed by the sponsoring business itself. Sponsors may be entered in a maximum of two categories.

Contact Business and Arts South Africa for more information and for the nomination/entry forms, at telephone 011 784 9994; fax 011 784 9996, or email The closing date for entries is 28 February 2002.

Submissions invited for About Vision at Gallery 14, London

This exhibition and competition have been initiated to support creative talent that is contemporary and technologically inspired, and offer a showcase in a sought-after W1 location - London's fashionable Golden Square at the newly launched Gallery 14 owned by the Global Café. This, London's leading Internet Café/Bar, is located in Golden Square at the heart of media land, and hosts some of the most exciting multi-media events, providing hyper-fast Internet access via its networked PCs. The Global Caf&ecute; has acquired a reputation as a quality corporate venue for press briefs, product launches, film screenings, photo shoots, poetry readings, revue shows and showcases ever-changing contemporary art exhibitions. It has pioneered the use of Internet broadcasting, leading to its participation in many high profile media events. See

Gallery 14 is the café's recently acquired and exciting new venue that will exhibit leading works of art and technology from around the world, working at the cutting edge of fine art, design and new media.

The competition's selectors will include industry experts who will be looking for a progressive use of new media that includes 3D-imaging, sculpture, digital fine arts and/ or multimedia "surround sound and senses" installations.

Selection panel

Nicola Togneri - Marlborough Fine Art Mayfair London W1

Danielle Arnaud - The Danielle Arnaud Gallery London

Duncan Evans - Digital camera user

Dr Nancy Proctor - the International Arts Portal

For entry forms and details contact

A Virtual Memorial for people with AIDS

Although at present AIDS is out of the news, the dramatic situation of new infections and infected people has not changed at all. The human tragedy continues worldwide. In order to create a Memorial for the Victims of AIDS to be published online on December 1, World AIDS Day, artists are invited to submit either one image (.jpg) or one text (email or .txt file) or one web-based work (URL or Flash .swf file/Quicktime .mov file) which has a subject connected to AIDS.

The deadline is December 1, but submissions are welcome during the whole of December and will be posted online immediately. On the occasion of World AIDS Day on 1 December, the 'Features of the Month December 2001' on will be dedicated entirely to the victims of AIDS.

Send your submission to

More information from:
A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity

Opportunities for artists from

For more information on any of the following, see

Buddy Holly Center Fine Art Gallery
Lubbock, TX USA United States of America

Illuminance: A competion representing photographic works from across the nation is an annual show sponsored by the Buddy Holly Center Fine Arts Gallery. The juror for the exhibition, Judy Dater, MA is currently instructor of photography at UC Berkley Extension program in Berkley, California.

Toronto Artspace, Gibralter Point Artists Residencies
Toronto, ON CA Canada

The organization provides Canadian and international professional artists from all disciplines with a subsidized opportunity to live and work on Toronto Islands for one month. Applications are now being accepted for the May 2002 term.

Arts Center In Orange
Orange, VA, United States of America

The Arts Center In Orange is reviewing slides of art for exhibition opportunities during 2002-2003. The mission of The Arts Center In Orange is to promote appreciation for quality contemporary arts with a diversity of styles and ideologies.

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Dessau, DE Germany

Services were considered to be the future of urban development in the 20th century. Now interactive media rationalise the service sector. They change our habitual patterns of communication, of space and time. The spatial urban structure of the 20th century, the separation of working and living, of private and public is eroding.

Memorial for the Victims of Terror

The terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania are already history. They changed the world profoundly and will be lasting, stirring deeply in the hearts and mind of most of us.

Let us create a Memorial for the Victims of Terror in order to keep vivid the memories of the horrible seconds, minutes, hours, days, and the victims themselves, alive or dead. By doing this let us keep vivid the memories of all victims of terror.

Submit one work only - an image (.jpg), URL or text (email body or .txt) as a contribution coming from your heart.

Send your submission to

The first contributions are already online and the project will be continuously updated.

Further inquiries:
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity

Request for assistance in collecting visual artifacts (email from Colette Gaiter)

Hello everyone

There are people receiving this email all over the world. I have heard from some of you regarding the tragedy here in the US. I am writing to you because I have an idea for a way to use the internet to create a useful public archive.

I have been working on a project called 'Unofficial Communication'. I have received a grant from the University of Minnesota to research low or no-budget personal visual communications intended for a large audience. One way to think of these communications is as "private broadcasts". The goal is to document and contemplate the significance and meaning of non-commercial written and visual messages that individuals place in the public landscape. With the help of research assistants, I have been collecting images of graffiti, handmade flyers and stickers, personal "billboards", shrines and other markers, non-commissioned artworks, etc.

After the horrible events of this past week, people have used "unofficial communication" to write messages in ash on windows in lower Manhattan and make flyers to try to find missing loved ones. Here in the Twin Cities I have seen trees tied with huge red, white, and blue ribbons, stenciled signs adorned with flags placed in boulevards, and a huge banner with a message to President George Bush, among others.

I am asking your help in collecting more of these images. If you live in the Twin Cities, please email me the location of something that you saw and I can go and photograph it. If you are out of town or out of the country, you can send me a description of the artifact. If possible, it would be wonderful to get an image, digital or otherwise. You can email it to If you send something that has been published, please let me know the source.

One of my original motivations in pursuing this project is to show the persistence of the individual voice even in this time of hi-tech media concentration. As powerful as the news agency images of this past week are, there are many more images that have stories to tell but will only be seen on a small scale. I hope to document some of the essages that individuals took it upon themselves to create and place where others would see them.

At a time like this, it is easy for individuals to feel small and helpless. I see these signs and messages as assertions of personal power, indications that people do not give up, but use whatever tools they have to send messages to others. Regardless of the content of the messages (and I am interested in the full range of content) they are artifacts of this space in time. They will be temporary, and because of the urgency in collecting them before they disappear, I have taken the risk of imposing on you to help with this project. If you find this request inappropriate or intrusive, my sincere apologies.

Please forward this message to anyone you think might be willing/able to contribute something. Your contribution will be acknowledged with your name unless you request otherwise. If you can participate, thank you in advance for your help,

Colette Gaiter (

The second Cape Town Month of Photography

After a year of planning and fundraising, we are once again proud to invite you to participate in the premier photographic event in southern Africa. The second Cape Town Month of Photography will take place from March 15 - April 14 2002. Following on the huge success of the first MoP, which featured 104 exhibitions (more than 400 photographers represented) in and around Cape Town, we are committed to putting together another superb event showcasing a range of excellent photographic exhibitions reflecting the wealth and depth of our local talent. There will be international exhibitions from Britain and Finland amongst others, as well as representation from several SADC countries. For 2002, the Month of Photography is the core visual arts component of the Cape Town Festival.

There is an invitation to participate on our website, and more will be printed and distributed. If you would like to receive an invitation by mail, please contact Claire Breukel (, tel: (021) 422 2625), the projects manager at the Centre for Photography, with your postal details.

As far as our fundraising efforts are concerned, we have been very pleasantly surprised by the support received to date. At this time our sponsors include the Arts and Culture Trust, the National Arts Council, ProHelvetica, the European Union, the City of Cape Town and others. Minister of Arts and Culture Dr Ben Ngubane is in discussions with his Finnish counterpart in Helsinki, hopefully smoothing the way for a joint 2004 Finnish/South African Month of Photography

We will possibly be in a position to support individual and group exhibitions financially, but those of you planning to submit proposals for exhibitions, should in any event source your own funding.

Geoff Grundlingh

Fortis Graphix animated gif contest

This an international, juried, bi-monthly event. The goal of the contest is to provide a forum for gif animators to show off their handiwork. The animation must be an original created by you. Higher scores are awarded to those animations which use original artwork. Judges look for originality, creativity, humour, download time, visual impact and technical proficiency. Animations must not exceed 100k.
You may submit up to four animations per month. First prize is $20 and the entry deadline is the 25th of each month.

Email: Website:

Database of South African photographers

The South African Centre for Photography is compiling a database of all Southern African photographers. At this time we would like only your contact details to be able to send invitations, announcements etc per mail. Telephone and fax numbers would also be useful. If you know of photographers without e-mail address who would like to receive information from the Centre for Photography you may include their details as well.

Send your details to Claire Breukle at as soon as possible.

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 -

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


Djerassi Resident Artists Program

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers four-week residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of media arts/new genres, literature, choreography, music composition and visual arts. The program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one hour south of San Francisco. The postmark deadline for accepting applications is February 15, each year, for a residency in the following year. Application forms are available on our website You may also request applications by sending a SASE to: Applications 2003, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside CA 94062. Application fee: $25.

Judy Freeland
Djerassi Resident Artists Program: Residency Co-ordinator

Nagasawa Art Park: Workshop for Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

The Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence: Workshop Program for Japanese Woodblock Printmaking is an annual, six to eight week program which involves training in the traditional Japanese techniques of woodblock printmaking. It takes place in the rural district of Nagasawa (Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan). The program was begun in 1997 as part of the Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project (a local government plan for rural community revitalisation) and in the past has received the support of Tsuna Town, the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Japan Foundation, among others. Thus far a total of 19 artists and printers have come from all over the world (Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America) and enjoyed the extremely rare opportunity to receive training in woodblock printmaking from master craftspeople. Further information is available at

Applications for the 2002 Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project: Workshop Program for Japanese Woodblock Printmaking are now open. Applications will be accepted until 30 November 2001. Applications are open to artists and printmakers of any nationality. Application materials are available to download in PDF format from the program's homepage at

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us. Details are as follows:

Tokyo Office of the Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project (ARTQUEST)
4F Ichinose Bldg, 3-5 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
Tel/fax: +81 3 5216 7908

Keiko Kadota
Program Director
Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence
Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project Committee

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) was established in 1993. The name means "artists' workshops in Lademoen" (Lademoen is the name of a part of Trondheim). LKV contains 34 artists' studios, 6 workshops and 2 guest studios. The studios and workshops are located in an old school building dating from the turn of the century. The five-storey building has a total floor area of 2 264m2. In addition to 34 private studios the facility also includes two project rooms at 90 and 55m2 respectively. Over the last 6 years we have built up a printmaking workshop, photographic dark room, metal and welding workshop, carpentry, a computer room and digital video editing suite. LKV is run as a foundation.

LKV offers two guest studios (50m2, headroom 3,8m). The studios contain some basic tools (hammer, screwdrivers, stapler etc). The studio flats (30m2, fully furnished accommodation includes bedroom/living room, kitchen and bathroom) are located in a connected building. Both the studios and the flats are provided free of charge to artists from all over the world for a duration of 1 to 3 months. Longer residency can be negotiated in special circumstances. The rent for the studios is paid by the local authorities.

Residents may be asked to give lectures about their work for other artists in Trondheim. LKV does not have a gallery, any exhibition must take place in the studio, in one of our project rooms or outside LKV's premises. Guest artists may use the workshops by paying a fee. The guest artists are selected once a year by a committee of 3 professional artists on the basis of applications with slides or other documentation of work.

Trondheim is situated in the centre of Norway and lies on a fjord two hours from the open sea. The city is surrounded by a fine landscape of agricultural land, forests, hills and highlands with more mountainous regions to the south and east. Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway. The city has throughout history been a cultural, spiritual, commercial and an educational centre including the University (NTNU) with institutes for film and drama, philosophy, anthropology, architecture, industrial design, construction technology and technical research. Trondheim has a rich cultural life with an art academy, music conservatory, symphony orchestra, concert hall, theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars and cafes.

For more information and application forms, contact Kjetil Krøvel (manager, LVK) at

Tel: +47 73 51 3515 (Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am - 4pm)
Fax: +47 73 51 3372

Contemporary dance residency project invites applications

The Arts Council of Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, is currently investigating the possibilities of a dance residency project in Switzerland. The residency would serve the needs of South African choreographers in their artistic research. In addition, the project aims to favour cross-cultural encounters between the two countries.

The Swiss partners of this project are involved in a contemporary and avant-garde art network. As such we have opted to work with contemporary or avant-garde dancers/choreographers from South Africa rather than with traditional or classical dance. This choice is not the result of classification of any kind, but rather assures the compatibility of both partners.

Period and length of exchange
Provisionally, a two-month stay is planned, between June and September 2002, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Call for application
Interested South African choreographers are welcome to apply for this residency programme. More information is available on request from:

Murielle Perritaz
Tel/fax: (021) 425 4701

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:


Photography lecturer wanted at Technikon Natal

The Fine Art Department at the Technikon Natal in Durban is looking for someone to teach photography for a year. Ideally the candidate should have the following skills:

  • An ability to teach Second and Third Year Fine Art Students (Second Year level would involve introductory aspects of Photography).
  • Have sound general photographic skills appropriate to Fine Art practice.
  • Hold a Fine Art Post Graduate qualification.
  • Have experience in Photoshop and Freehand.
  • Video experience would be an advantage but not a necessity.
  • Commence at the end of January 2002

Please submit supporting statements and CVs by the end of November 2001 to the Fine Art Department addressed for the attention of John Roome, H.O.D. to either Fine Art Department, Technikon Natal, PO Box 953, Durban 4000 or fax your replies to (031) 204 2097 or e-mail to For any queries contact the department secretary Lorraine Blair.

Hasselblad equipment for sale

Renee is looking to sell her Hasselblad equipment, consisting of 500mm, 50mm, 80mm, 150mm and 250mm lenses; 2 cassettes; prisma; 2 extension rings; filters and suitcase.

Tel: (021) 794-714

Studio space available in Cape Town

Studio space available in a large shared space occupied mostly by artists, but also architects and various other professionals. Located on the border of Woodstock and Cape Town on the top floor of an old brick building, the studio offers 24-hour security and access, parking and the opportunity to work in a productive, professional space.

Tel: (021) 462 2095 (w) (021) 423 0929 (h)

Searching for black and white enlargers

The fine art department at Natal Technikon is desperately trying to source some good black and white enlargers, preferably with multigrade heads, 2 x all format and 2 x 35mm only.

Contact Angela Buckland at

Photographer needed for North West field trip

I am looking for a photographer (professional or a "professional" amateur who will deliver good quality photos) willing to go on a field trip to the North West Province for a few days early in November, to help in the development of photo images for posters on pesticide safety for farm workers and small-scale farmers.

The successful applicant will be paid and expenses will be covered in exchange for doing a good job.

Leslie London, Occupational and Environmental Health Research Unit
Tel: (021) 406 6524
Fax: (021) 406 6163

Assistant required for survey of artists and galleries

A British researcher looking into South African artists and galleries is looking for an assistant to accompany him on a road trip in the Cape to gather information between December 6 and 16. Dates are still to be confirmed.

The applicant should have the following attributes:

  • ability to speak Afrikaans
  • experienced driver with a legal code 08 licence
  • good organised mind
  • clear hand writing
  • a liking to meet people
  • knowledge of art is a help
  • knowledge of the area and map-reading skills

All expenses will be covered, but accommodation may be basic if there is no hotel nearby in rural areas.

If you are interested, please email Brian Snellgrove at

Brian Snellgrove

Bang the Gallery now available as a function venue

Bang has very successfully hosted a variety of functions inside the gallery in the past. These have included year-end functions, company launches, product launches, birthday parties and sit-down dinners. Should you be looking for a venue with a bit of a difference for your next function, please contact us for more information on venue hiring fees, availability etc.

Bang the Gallery, 21 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1477

Nominations for National Arts Council Advisory Panels

The National Arts Council Act No 56 of 1997 provides for the appointment of Advisory Panels in the following art fields: Craft; Dance and Choreography; Literature; Music and Opera; Multi Discipline; Theatre and Musical Theatre; Visual Arts.

Interested parties are invited to submit nominations of suitable candidates who should be experts in one or more of the above-named fields.

Nominations should be accompanied by curricula vitae and be submitted to the National Arts Council marked "Advisory Panel". Together with this, a nomination letter signed by the nominator and nominee must be submitted no later than December 15 2001.

The Act stipulates that Advisory Panelists shall:

  • Have achieved distinction or have special knowledge or experience in the field of the arts in question.
  • Not be a member of Council.
  • Not be eligible for grants from Council during their tenure.

Panelists' duties:

  • Panelists shall advise Council on the merits of applications for grants and on any matter relating to the field of the arts for which they are appointed.
  • Advisory Panelists shall meet at least twice a year before Council meetings.
  • Advisory Panelists shall hold office for a period not exceeding two years.

Contact Edwin Sipho Rihlamvu, Communications Manager, National Arts Council.

Tel: (011) 838 1383
Fax: (011) 838 6363
PO Box 500, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2113

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

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

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.

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