Archive: Issue No. 60, August 2002

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19.08.02 Photography post at Rhodes University
19.08.02 Lecturer in Graphic Design/ Illustration required at the University of Stellenbosch
19.08.02 Sithengi Film Festival poster competition
19.08.02 Vuleka Competition at Arts Association of Bellville
19.08.02 Cover artwork sought for collection of Southern African women's writing
19.08.02 Submissions invited for Knysna Arts Experience

17.07.02 Arts training programmes run by Artscape
17.07.02 Short courses at Community Arts Project, Cape Town

01.08.02 Foundation for Education, Science and Technology photographic competition
01.08.02 International digital art prize
17.07.02 Transmediale.03 - International Media Art Festival, Berlin
01.07.02 Masjien videochannel invites contributions
17.06.02 ArtSci 2002 digital print competition
01.06.02 Commissions Manager: Public Art Programme
01.06.02 Curators and ideas wanted for Tirana Biennale in Prague
01.06.02 Artists' Emergency Response - Video Petition Project
15.05.02 Daniel Langlois Foundation calls for research proposals
15.05.02 Mind's i art space calls for exhibition proposals
24.04.02 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards
21.09.01 Fortis Graphix animated gif contest
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

17.06.02 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme
31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

01.07.02 Works requested for AIDS art auction in UK
17.06.02 Bag Factory invites studio applications
10.07.01 South African photographers' database
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop


Position for Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Photographic Arts at Rhodes University

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following post from January 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter:

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Photographic Arts, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Candidates, who must be in possession of an MFA degree or equivalent qualification, should have a wide knowledge of, and interest in, the potential uses of photography within contemporary art production. The successful candidate will be able to work with students majoring in photography as well as those requiring selective knowledge of photographic techniques for other applications. A familiarity with digital imaging techniques and/ or video will be a distinct advantage. Candidates are requested to submit a portfolio incorporating slides of their works and, if possible, student work executed under their tutelage.

Application forms, further particulars and salary details are available at or by phoning 046-603-8004/ 603-8116.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Recruitment & Selection Section by September 6, 2002.

Curricula Vitae which are not accompanied by an official Rhodes University application form will, regretfully, be returned to candidates.

Position as Lecturer in Graphic Design/ Illustration available at the University of Stellenbosch

The Department of Fine Arts acknowledges the unique relationship between art and technology, as well as the disintegration of traditional boundaries between various disciplines and media. We thereby emphasise a multimedia orientation, as well as the proactive utilisation of the synergy that exists between the fine and applied arts. The Applied Graphics programme emphasises the practice and theory of visual communication, including the production, distribution and comprehension of visual information, as well as its cultural implications. This programme also aims at giving greater depth to actual practice by dealing with the aesthetic, conceptual and semiotic aspects of image production for communication purposes.

In view of the above, the Department requires an enthusiastic lecturer in this position who will promote innovation, creativity and critical thinking through processes of experimentation and discovery.


  • Working across all years of study, including postgraduate level
  • Making a positive contribution towards tuition within the Applied Graphics programme.


  • An applicable Master's degree
  • Active involvement within contemporary visual practice
  • Teaching experience in the Higher Education sector
  • Sound administrative skills

Commencement of duties: January 2003
Closing date: August 23, 2002

Enquiries: Prof. Sandra Klopper on (021) 808-3042; e-mail:

A competitive remuneration package and excellent fringe benefits are attached to this position. For further details contact (021) 808-4590.

Obtain the prescribed application form by either e-mailing or visit our homepage at or contact (021) 808-4725.

Completed application forms are to be forwarded to the Chief Director: Human Resources, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602 or fax (021) 808-4983 or by e-mail to Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports as soon as possible directly to the same address.

Stellenbosch University is dedicated to equal opportunity.

Entries invited for Sithengi Film Festival poster

Design our first Sithengi Film Festival poster and you can win R10 000

Our first Sithengi Film Festival, Cape Town will be held from November 9 - 16 and we welcome your poster designs to mark the First Festival.

The festival will feature films from developing countries in a programme of 'World Cinema'. Films from Africa, Asia and Latin America will be shown as well as a First Nation Strand of films from both developing and developed countries. Through the promotion of top quality international films, we hope to simultaneously place value on African films.

We invite you to submit a poster design for this festival to promote and illuminate the brand of The Sithengi Film Festival - in essence we are giving you the opportunity to create the image of this event. We want to emphasize that this is our FIRST festival in the history of Sithengi. As mentioned above, this year we are focusing on films from developing countries and are hoping to broaden audience's experience of First Nation Strand films.

Competition Rules
1. Entries close on August 30, 2002.
2. Submissions must reach us at 209 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8001 in the form of an A3 colour poster
3. Each entrant may enter more than one design
4. Entries will not be returned
5. A prize of R10 000 will be awarded to the winning poster
6. The panel's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
7. The selected artwork becomes the property of Sithengi

For more information, contact Laun Bowman (

Vuleka Competition at artb - The Arts Association of Bellville

Vuleka is an art competition that is held annually by artb - The Arts Association of Bellville, sponsored by Sanlam and open to artists, eighteen years and older. The winner of Vuleka will receive a return flight to Paris, plus R1000. Vuleka is the Xhosa word for 'open', and in this context open can be interpreted in numerous ways. The competition is open to all artists who have not yet had a solo exhibition and welcomes creativity which is accessible to all cultures.

In addition to the first prize, R500 will be awarded to winners in each of the following categories -

  • Best work in oil and acrylic, best work in watercolour
  • Best graphic work, best sculpture
  • Best work in another medium
  • Best photographic work
  • Best ceramic work

    An independent panel, will also award three merit prizes of R250.

    Entries close at 12pm, August 22

    For more information or entry forms contact Andrew or Christelle at (021) 918-2301. Selected works will be on exhibition from August 28 - September 26 and the winners will be announced at the opening on August 28.

Search for artwork for Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region

We are looking for artwork for the cover for 'Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region'. The volume is a collection of writing by women from Southern Africa, beginning with a piece recorded in 1842 and coming all the way up to the present. Years in the making, it represents intensive research by a team of editors in the region to uncover the history of women's experiences and struggles. There is no resource like it currently in existence, as it combines literary works with documents retrieved from archives, court records, and oral texts ranging from praise poems and initiation songs to political speeches. Many different cultures and languages are represented. We are particularly interested in work that represents women as group.


Livia Tenzer
The Feminist Press at CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 817-7927
Fax: (212) 817-1593

Submissions invited for Knysna Arts Experience

While this year's Knysna Arts Experience _ scheduled from September 27 to October 6 _ will still be centred in the town itself, an exciting new venue is to make its debut for drama, entertainment and a visual arts "experience".

Called the "Sawmill on Thesen Islands", this heritage structure, one of the first major industrial buildings in Knysna, was home to the historical timber industry. Made available for use by the Thesen Islands Development Company as part of their continued commitment to the community and cultural heritage of the town, the venue is the brainchild of Norman Leite of Integrated Projects, project managers for the island redevelopment. Leite has seven years of experience in theatre, including being a regular team member at the Grahamstown Festival. With this background he is full of new ideas for the Knysna Arts Experience.

The Sawmill is to be divided into two major areas. The Studio will focus on the performing arts while a larger area is avalailable for the visual arts _ "Not an exhibition", says Trent Read of Knysna Fine Art, cryptically, "but an Experience".

To this end, proposals are invited and should be sent to Public Eye at Although there is no money available for a project, logistical support, perhaps some materials can be made available, there will be free accommodation provided. This venue and opportunity are ideal for an experimental project.

Send proposals to by August 31


Arts training programmes

Cape communities will soon receive arts training with the introduction of a comprehensive training programme by Artscape. The subsidised programme will be presented at the Artscape Theatre Centre, Langa and Mitchell's Plain. The programme, which covers various genres, is aimed at emerging artists from communities who did not have access to such training. It will be coordinated by the new Community Arts Resource Centre at Artscape which will be officially launched in September. The courses range from basic computer literacy to arts management, playwriting and jazz development.

"We plan to run these courses in close collaboration with all participating community arts organisations," says Marlene le Roux, Director of Audience Development and Education at Artscape. "We are grateful for the support of the Golden Arrow Foundation (GAF) which is granting a substantial amount of money. We will try to secure more sponsors as the Centre expands its activities.

"Such donations help us to restrict costs to the minimum. Most of the courses which consist of between four and six training sessions will cost R100. We even offer bursaries, but only to well motivated applications from community organisations. The emphasis is on community empowerment rather than individual training. This will transfer knowledge and skills into communities," says le Roux.

A training programme for aspiring arts managers will be run by education consultant Carl Johnson over a period of six weeks. It covers subjects such as arts funding, proposals, business plans, event management and the establishment of arts projects.

More information on courses, costs, venues, registration deadlines and bursaries can be obtained from the Community Arts Resource Centre. Call Pamela Jack (021) 410-9986 on weekdays between 8.30am and 3pm.

Short courses at CAP

Community Arts Project (CAP) is presenting a series of new courses -

Screenprinting with Velile Soha, 3 days a week from 1 - 4pm, July 22 - August 16
Papier Maché, 3 days a week from 1 - 4pm, August 19 - September 13

Both courses cost R60, but financial assistance is available. No experience is necessary for either course. Enrolment began on July 1.

CAP, 106 Chapel Street, Woodstock, 7925
For more information or to enrol, call Maria on (021) 465-3689


Foundation for Education, Science and Technology photographic competition: S A Science Lens

Can you capture the beauty and excitement of science and technology on film? Do you have striking images that convey how science and technology impact on and benefit our daily lives?

The Mail & Guardian and the Foundation for Education, Science and Technology (FEST) have joined forces to present South Africa's first photographic competition specifically aimed at illustrating and communicating the excitement and impact of science to a broad audience. FEST is an agency of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST), dedicated to engaging people with science and technology.

The competition is open to professional photographers or amateurs with an enthusiasm for science, technology and medicine. Researchers, health professionals and educators are also encouraged to participate. We are looking for stunning, original images from all aspects of science, whether it be biology, medicine, physics, astronomy, chemistry, technology, engineering, earth sciences, mathematics or any other field of science, engineering or technology.

There are three entry categories to choose from with cash prizes of R45 000 at stake. Selected entries and the winning photographs will be published in the Mail & Guardian and will be exhibited at an international conference dedicated to public communication of science, to be held in Cape Town from December 4 - 7, 2002 (see for more information about this conference).

A representative panel of judges will be appointed by FEST in consultation with the Mail & Guardian.

The closing date for entries is Monday, 30 September 2002.

SA Science Lens is modeled on a similar competition in the UK, called 'Visions of Science'. To see prize-winning images from this competition, please visit

1st International Prize of Digital Art from the 2002 Fita Foundation

The 1st International Prize of Digital Art, hosted by the 2002 Fita Foundation, is open to all international artists with the aim of promoting the artists, their works and research in this new media. The current convocation deals with 'The Human Face' and the best work will be awarded 5000 euros.

For more information:

Transmediale.03 - International Media Art Festival Berlin

Call for Entries

Transmediale is a festival for art and the creative usage of digital media. The festival shows new and significant digital cultural projects and offers reflections on the role of digital technologies in contemporary society. It is a forum for communication by artists, media workers and a broad public interested in the arts.

Transmediale award

Prizes worth EUR 5,000 will be awarded in each of the three categories Interaction, Image and Software. The transmediale.03 invites the submission of artistic projects developed since 2000 in these three fields. The award winners will be selected by three separate international juries. The award winning works and others will be invited to transmediale.03 and will be presented, circumstances permitting, in the exhibition, screenings, the media lounge or on stage.

> Interactive Systems
This category covers artistic production focusing on human interaction with and through digital media. Interactive systems consist of several components which combine to create an artwork that can be experienced individually or collectively and whose outcome is relatively open and dependent on the recipient's participation. These can be locally-based systems like installations or performances, as well as open, networked processes or actions. The evaluation of these works hinges on their reflection of current social and cultural conditions and on the choice of adequate media and components which articulate the intention of the project.

> Linear and non-linear moving images
This category includes works that deal with the aesthetics of moving images and that reflect the role of the image in the age of digital, interactive and network media. Such works can deal with the transformation of visual languages and the emerging, non-linear forms of narration, as well as with innovative forms of presentation and reception and with the combination of images with sounds and other forms of artistic expression. Going beyond the by-now-classical video format, the Image category also covers projects in areas like video performance, Internet movie or interactive story telling.

> Generative Art
The Software category includes projects whose main artistic material is programme code, or which deal with the cultural understanding of software. Thus, software is not understood as a functional tool serving the 'real' artistic work, but as a generative means for the creation of machinic and social processes. Software art can be the result of an autonomous and formal creative practice, but it can also refer to the cultural and social meaning of software, or reflect on existing software through strategies like collage or critique.

Conditions of Entry

Deadline: September 8, 2002

Accepted media: S-VHS and VHS-tapes, Mini-DVs (Pal), DVDs, CD-ROMs, Zip cartridges, Floppy Discs (3.5), Web-sites. No demo versions - only finished works!

The evaluation by the jury requires good documentation of submitted works (especially in the fields of Software and Interaction). Where appropriate, an explanation should be given as to which aspects of the works the jury should consider in particular.

Mailing costs will be borne by the entrant. Submissions will be returned on request only, subject to the following conditions: - submissions from Germany must have a stamped and self-addressed envelope enclosed - submissions from abroad must have a US $ 10 or EUR 10 bill (cash only) enclosed.

There will be no insurance cover for the material received. Should a work be damaged through the fault of the transmediale only the material value will be reimbursed.

Works submitted must be in German or English or have subtitles in either of these languages. Works in other languages must be accompanied by a text list in German or English.

Customs Declarations
Transmediale will only accept packages from abroad whose customs declaration forms have been completed correctly. Packages dispatched from outside the European Union must bear the following information: indication of the content plus the note "Not for trade - temporary loan for festival. Value = 0".

Theme: play global!

transmediale.03 deals with the artistic and cultural effects of globalisation. The competition for the transmediale award is an independent part of the festival, so that submissions for the competitions can, but do not have to relate to the festival theme 'play global!'.

Globalisation is a process through which the possibility of worldwide relations extends across the entire field of social relations. In the course of this process, we do not only see the expansion of economic, political and military constellations. The world is turning into a multi-layered social space for which new cultural concepts have to be developed in order for individuals and groups to be able to act. Mobile communication, telematic tools, worldwide collaborative structures and global political alliances create a new cultural landscape whose rules will have to be learned and worked on.

'Play global!' is meant as a challenge to artists and creative practitioners to propose concepts and ideas for this new, global field of action and interaction. Is there a new artistic language of the global? What is the relationship between an individual's local existence and his or her social environment, which is less and less locally determined and which can today include collaborators, partners and friends working at the other end of the world?

Obviously, the challenge to participate in the 'global game' is not without irony. The so-called 'global players', companies and conglomerates, use their extensive networks and huge masses of capital to transgress national borders, viewing the entire world as their playground. The festival will present critical and self-conscious as well as playful responses to this scenario.

We therefore invite the submission of concepts, project proposals and materials relating to the festival theme, independent from the competition.

Entry form: PDF download from by September 8

Hosted by Berliner Kulturveranstaltungs-GmbH
in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Senate of Berlin
and Sponsors
The transmediale.03 award is supported by AVM Computersystems.

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Masjien videochannel invites contributions

The R.K.B [Remote Kontrol Bureau] is inviting independent filmmakers to contribute inserts to the next issue of the MASJIEN videochannel project.

Where the launch issue was a selection of original South African short films, issue two introduces the first theme: "congratulations!" No 02 will be available to the public in September. Outlines can be send to

"Masjien has no specific format : the only criteria is that it must be superior and display an advanced method of data-analysis," says operator Berlin East.

The first limited edition is available in standard grade VHS at Exclusive Books Nationwide as well as the V&A Waterfront and Sandton Levi's Stores at the introductory price of R 40.00 until the end of August.

ArtSci 2002 digital print competition

Call for entries: 'ENVISIONING TIME, SPACE, AND THE FUTURE' - an international open competition/exhibition.

Sept 28 - Dec 1 2002: The Technology Gallery, New York Hall of Science
Dec 8 2002 - Jan 31 2003: Taranto Gallery, Chelsea, New York


The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the new medium of digital printmaking and to highlight outstanding international, national, and local talent. This year's show, our fifth annual digital print show, will thematically relate to a major exhibition, 'Einstein', that will open at the American Museum of Natural History in mid-November. Seeking works that either relate to concepts of time, space, and the future or somehow utilize specific scientific phenonema or technologies that are a result of Einstein's legacy including: Xrays, MRIs, electron-scanning microscopes, or GPS to mention a few.

Only digital images that have been somewhat created in the computer [not paintings or other media that have been photographed, digitized, and then printed via a digital printer] are allowed. They may begin as straight photographs, [even images from the Internet or stills from digital video] but then there should be custom manipulation by the artist. In past years, winning artworks have come from as far as New Zealand, Australia, California, western Canada, Germany, France, and throughout the USA [many from NYC].

See Digital'01 for last year's online exhibition and those from our previous digital print exhibitions


We anticipate holding a panel discussion in conjunction with the show about current issues surrounding the digital print including whether photography will exist in future or join printmaking to just be called "digital imaging"; are digital prints originating from animated/ moving digital image "still-shots" legitimate? How long will it take for embedded digital signatures/dates to become mandatory?


ASCI was one of the first organisations in the world to recognize the digital print as a valid fine art product in 1998 by organizing an afternoon panel discussion, 'Collectibility and the Digital Print' (see It was held in Great Hall at Cooper Union in conjunction with our first international digital print competition/exhibition. Artists had been reporting the existence of a "glass ceiling" regarding the lack of acceptance of this new digital output by NYC galleries and museums. This seminal event brought together artists, museum curators, art historians, digital print publishers and manufacturers of digital printers and papers. The state of the art and its future was discussed and a presentation about new archival digital inks by the pre-eminent authority, Henry Wilhelm, helped the further the growth of this new field.

Julie Van Haaften is this year's juror. Ms Van Haaften is currently the assistant director of the Digital Library Programme at the New York Public Library (NYPL), and was curator of Photography at NYPL for 20 years before taking her present position.

ENTRY DEADLINE: August 17 2002
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: August 31 (via email only)
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: September 20 2002
OPENING at NYHOS: September 28 2002


Commissions Manager: Public Art Programme

Johannesburg Development Agency calls for Expressions of Interest for a Commissions Manager: Public Art, Constitution Hill.

The Constitution Hill project marks one of the major inner-city regeneration projects by contributing to its economic, social and cultural upliftment. The Art Works Programmes are a major component of the Constitution Hill Project. These Programmes are intended to make a significant contribution to the overall goal of ensuring that Constitution Hill becomes a major attraction.

The JDA and the Project Board for Constitution Hill have recognised the contribution that newly commissioned works of art can make to their project.

The JDA anticipates that the successful proposal could well come from an individual, a team, consortium or company offering the full range of skills, knowledge and connections required grouped around a solid core of management experience.

For more information:
Under: TENDERS (Download the Proposal Call Document)

Curators and ideas wanted for Tirana Biennale in Prague

The Tirana Biennale 2 is looking for curators and ideas in order to create a real contemporary art event.

Dear friends,

I am currently working on the second edition of the Tirana Biennale that will take place in Prague next July 2003 at the beautiful site of Contemporary Art Museum of Elektrisny, a massive rationalist structure that is one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. I feel my extraordinary experience with the city of Tirana is exhausted. The Tirana Biennale 1 was made possible thanks to an enthusiasm and energy that is without equal, and in spite of the stress and the conditions of absolute emergency. The logistic difficulties (a non-existent budget, frequent lack of power and materials to install the show) was brilliantly overruled by the spirit of co-operation between artists and curators. The fact that Tirana Biennale 1 opened last September 14-15 - three days after the WTC attack - didn't prevent the participation of large number of artists, curators, and visitors from the whole Europe, but the trauma of those days limited the great flux expected from the every corner of the world.

At the moment we are working on this new TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE, that will be realized with a brand new formula in comparison to all the other international big art events. You know well my interest and passion work only when pressured by hard times. The Presidents of the second edition of the Tirana Biennale will be Milan Knizak, director of the Contemporary Art Museum, and me, Giancarlo Politi, publisher and editor of Flash Art. We will probably nominate a director and team of curators, who will have the duty of conceiving and designing this biennale. The Biennale will open during the first week of July 2003. At the moment we are forced to work within a very low budget (though it will increase to acceptable limits), but we feel the TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE will be the greatest cultural event in 2003. The formula will certainly be in tune with the times and the cultural changes currently on course - unlike all the other events. Further information will follow shortly.

Best wishes,
Giancarlo Politi

* Meanwhile, all those who wish to submit non-expensive and new curatorial ideas are more than welcome. You could be part of our curatorial staff. A big exhibition today can take place only with different ideas and diverse input, and not with a show-off referee and a little one-idea oriented staff. That's why I'm here. I am looking forward a confrontation of ideas with you.

The best proposals we will receive, even if not considered for the exhibition, will be published on the catalogue.

Artists' Emergency Response - Video Petition Project

Dear students and non-students in South Africa,
I am part of a student group at the Art Institute of Chicago working to make a Video Petition Project, detailed in the press release below. Please take a few moments to read over our proposal. We are looking for organisations and individuals to endorse and participate in this project. We begin shooting this summer in as many North American cities as possible, and hopefully in other regions of the world as well. In Chicago, we will be shooting at Video Machete and other venues TBA.

Peace and Justice,
Andrew Colwell

Artists' Emergency Response (AER) launches Video Petition Project to voice opposition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and to speak for a just solution to the Palestinian Refugee Crisis and an equitable and lasting peace in the Middle East. A student group at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago working with faculty and staff, AER consists of Jewish, Non-Jewish, and Arab-American members working to respond to the current Middle East Crisis as artists and activists.

AER has written 11 petition statements to be read on camera by people in the United States and Canada. The video will serve as the visual testimony of North Americans asserting their multi-faceted views against the Israeli occupation. These voices are under-represented by the media, despite their large and growing numbers, and cannot be dismissed as anti-Semitic or self-loathing simply due to their criticisms of the Israeli Government and its policies.

Beginning in the summer of 2002, AER will work with organisations and individuals throughout the US and Canada to sign thousands of individuals onto the Video Petition. The completed tapes will be screened in a variety of venues, from colleges, universities, and high school campuses, to community organisations, art venues, public access television, radio, and internet sites. The Video Petitions will also be sent to public officials and leaders.

For more information or to endorse or participate in The Video Petition Project, please contact AER at

Daniel Langlois Foundation calls for research proposals

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is launching a call for research proposals in the program of grants for researcher in residence. This program being in its second year, the Foundation hopes to foster critical thinking about how technologies affect people and their natural and cultural environments.

Following an international competition open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists and scientists, the Foundation will enable two researchers to work in the collections and archives of the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D). The research project must focus on one of the Foundation's collections; a profile of the Foundation's collections is available at the following URL:

Twice a year, the CR+D will welcome a researcher for three to six months. The researchers will be given access to computer and audiovisual equipment, the Foundation's database and its documentary collections. Their research findings will be published on the Foundation's website.

For more details on this initiative, consult the program of grants for researcher in residence in the Funding Programs section of the Foundation's Web site:

The deadline for applying is August 31, 2002. If you don't have Internet access, or if you have any questions about how to submit a project to the Foundation, please contact the program officer Jacques Perron at or tel: (514) 987 7177.

Mind's i art space calls for exhibition proposals

Mind's i art space in Pretoria is inviting artists to present portfolios and exhibition proposals for the remainder of 2002. The gallery aims to promote challenging contemporary work in all media and disciplines. The gallery, located in Brooklyn Square shopping centre, is ideally situated to expose your work to a broad spectrum of viewers and buyers. Exhibitions are complemented by talks and lectures, animation screenings and live art performances.

We are interested in small bodies of work and single works to be included in group exhibitions in July, August, September and October. Interested artists must please contact the gallery at 012 346 5131. The gallery can be visited online at

Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards

The Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award is a biennial award sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation. Ten awards are made to craftspeople and artists, aged between 22 and 35, who show promise and initiative in their own country but who have had little opportunity of working in another country. Applications are welcomed from citizens from all parts of the Commonwealth and in most artforms. Applications are judged by panels of professional artists and arts administrators with a wide experience of the arts and crafts in the Commonwealth. The Award, in the region of 6,000 pounds, is intended to help winning artists explore their art in another Commonwealth country by working with other artists or studying in an arts institution for a period of approximately six months. Normally the payment covers airfares, fees, living expenses and the cost of mounting an exhibition. Payment is made in three instalments.

The aim of the Award is to encourage the sharing of artistic experience and traditions within the Commonwealth. It aims to give craftspeople and artists the chance to share their skills, exchange ideas, develop their talents and create a network of artists around the Commonwealth. The Award is about cultural dialogue rather than art for art's sake.

We are looking for:
- talented artists and craftspeople who have the ability to communicate and the desire to extend their horizons;
- original art and craft which has a strong identity, is rooted in its own traditions and has the potential to develop further;
- resourceful and self-reliant artists and craftspeople who, if selected, have the ability to plan, organise and manage their award;
- artists who will make the most of the opportunities provided by these awards.

The Award is not intended for study leading to a degree. It is also not intended for travel between any two of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Travel to developing countries is especially encouraged.

How to enter

All applicants must complete the application form and submit the following in an envelope no larger than A3 size (420mm x 297mm).

1 A curriculum vitae outlining your education, experience and details of where you have exhibited or displayed your work.
2 Ten 35mm slides or good quality photographs (clearly labelled) of individual pieces of work. Slides are preferred. Photocopies, negatives and original work are not acceptable. When labelling slides please write directly onto the mount.
3 A short statement describing each piece of work.
4 Letters of reference from two referees outlining why you merit an award based on the stated aims of the award. One of the references must be from a recognised arts institution, ie a gallery, art college or artists' organisation.
5 A statement setting out your reasons for applying for the Award. Please include:
- the specific field of art in which you are interested, the country/countries you would like to visit (country/countries of destination), and, if possible, the names of institutions or craftspeople/artists with whom you would like to work;
- how you wish your artwork to develop and why;
- how your work will benefit from the exchange and how you could benefit artists in the host country;
- how you collaborate and network with fellow artists and institutions in your own country.
6 If you would like your slides or photographs returned, please include a self-addressed envelope if you are applying from outside the UK or a stamped addressed envelope if you are applying from the UK. Please do not include non-UK stamps or international reply coupons.
7 Applications should be sent to: The Project Manager, Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards, The Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY, United Kingdom.
8 Closing Date: 1 October 2002.

You will receive an acknowledgement card on receipt of your application. Successful candidates will be notified by 31 December 2002. The Award must be taken up by December 2003.

Click here to download a PDF brochure and application form for the 2002 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards [1.9MB] or visit

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:

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 -


Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme

2003 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme application forms will be available from end of June at

You can also access our new woodblock printmaking online shop. This has been established by ARTQUEST Co, Ltd, (the organizers of the Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme). The online shop, which currently includes carving toools, burins and brushes, will be expanded in the future. See

Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project Committee Tokyo Office / ARTQUEST Co, Ltd
4F Ichinose Bldg, 3-5 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: 03-5216-7908
Fax: 03-5216-7906

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

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:


Works requested for AIDS art auction in UK

We are organising a Celebrity Art Auction to be held in November in Exeter, pre-World AIDS Week, to raise funds for Nkosi's Haven (SA) and Positive Action South West (a UK-based AIDS charitable organisation covering the South West of England). We will be auctioning work by UK artists and items donated by UK celebrities.

We are interested in and appealing to SA artists who wish to donate a piece of work to be auctioned.

The event will generate publicity for AIDS awareness, for the charities and for the artists. We will be using images of selected works in editorials preceding the auction which will generate further publicity for the artists.

Postage/shipping costs will be covered. Pieces will be subject to a selection process as we have a limited space.

Email Dawn Handy at

Bag Factory invites studio applications

The Bag Factory currently has a vacant studio and is accepting applications from visual artists who wish to be a part of the Bag Factory project.

The studios are currently utilised by 13 resident artists. Older artists who have been associated with the collective (some since its inception) and who form a core include: David Koloane, Pat Mautloa, Sam Nhlengethwa, Joachim Schönfeldt, Kay Hassan and Ben Arnold. They sometimes take on the role of mentors - teaching, advising and helping younger less established artists in workshops, etc. The remaining studios are utilised by: Dominic Tshabangu, Rookeya Gardee, Stephen Maqashela, Bongi Bengu, Verna Jooste, Claudette Schreuders and Paul Emmanuel. All the permanent artists are represented on our website.

For more information on the Bag Factory please visit

As an artist at the Bag Factory you will be required to:

  • pay the rent of R420 per month
  • be at the Bag Factory on a regular basis
  • communicate with the other permanent artists and the artists on the residency programme
  • be a part of the artists' decision making panel
  • attend meetings of the artists' committee,

If you wish to apply for the studio you will need to send us the following

  • Your CV
  • Your representative portfolio in slide or photographic form
  • Your motivation for renting the studio

Please send applications to:

Postal Address:

The Studio Programme
Fordsburg Artists' Studios
PO Box 794

Physical Address:

The Studio Programme
Fordsburg Artists' Studios
10 Minnaar Street

For more information contact James French (administrator) at 011 834 9181 or email

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 email 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.

Space for hire at 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 reopened 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
Hours: 9am to 5pm on weekdays