Archive: Issue No. 53, January 2002

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

NSA Gallery

The NSA Gallery in Durban

23.01.02 NSA Gallery invites exhibition proposals
16.01.02 Take part in 'EXCHANGE#01': A Blow-Up Gods Project

31.10.01 Cape - Website for South African artists
17.10.01 The Arts Diary on

09.01.02 International symposium on public art in Cape Town
09.01.02 Animation wanted for Klein Karoo Arts Festival
09.01.02 Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts - Call for Papers and Participation
12.12.01 Net Art Commissions
28.11.01 FNB Vita Art Prize 2002: Call for nominations
07.11.01 2001 Business Day/BASA awards
21.09.01 Fortis Graphix animated gif contest
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

10.10.01 Djerassi Resident Artists Program
31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

16.01.02 Position available at University of Rochester
12.12.01 Month of Photography photographic educators conference
14.11.01 Studio space available in Cape Town
31.10.01 Bang the Gallery available for functions
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


NSA Gallery invites exhibition proposals

The NSA Gallery in Durban is inviting proposals for exhibitions by contemporary artists for 2002 and 2003. The gallery is housed in a custom designed complex, and consists of three gallery spaces, varying in size, and a dedicated multimedia room. The complex also houses a restaurant and gift shop. A floor plan is accessible from

The NSA Gallery is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting contemporary artists and art groups. The gallery hosts and initiates exhibitions of local, national and international stature and relevance. The gallery is committed to presenting new and challenging work and in order to extend its audience base, promotes debate around the arts with supporting educational initiatives. The NSA actively seeks and encourages new stakeholders through partnerships and networking.

Proposals, consisting of a resume, a portfolio of at least 10 visuals (digital, photographs or slides) and a concise artist's statement should be e-mailed or posted - see the relevant addresses below. Please note that competitive rental fees and commission apply.

More information:

Storm Janse van Rensburg
NSA Gallery
PO Box 37408
Tel: (031) 202 3686

'EXCHANGE#01': A Blow-Up Gods Project

"What does it mean when a man gets a fellow man's name tattooed on their body?"
"What does it mean when an African gets a fellow African's name tattooed on their body?"
"What does it mean when an artist gets a fellow artist's name tattooed on their body?"
"What does it mean when you get your name tattooed on your body?"

These are some of the questions you'll have to answer should you want to get the full benefit of participating in the latest project by the Blow-Up Gods, one that critiques the process of creating value and hits where it hurts, so to speak. January 10 2002 saw a unique exchange take place between two artists at the studio/home of Cape Town artist and hotel owner Barend de Wet: Moshekwa Langa agreed to hand Christian Nerf 500 coins. Nerf, in exchange, had Langa's name tattooed on his arm, or as the official statement reads, "Christian Nerf agreed to provide (media) space for the tattooing of 'Moshekwa' the name."

The coins exchanged for the act are now imbued with the added value of individual acknowledgement and certification and can now be exchanged for something other than their original denomination. By filling in the application form (downloadable below), you too can be the proud owner of a certified original. But get practising - as a would-be successful applicant, you will have impersonate Langa on the phone.

And what of Langa in all this? Does he feel ripped off, taken advantage of, flattered, or perhaps just plain suspicious? "No, none of that. I'm quite surprised actually. I think he's an enthusiastic, colourful bundle of energy. I'm amazed. It is has nothing to do with flattery. I felt a great empathetic pain for him at the time. From the beginning I was trying to get something out of him for less than what the object in question was worth. The value of the object never resides in the object in and of itself, but the emotional value one ascribes to it. So this is how it turned out."

As the infomercials say, you'd better call soon - this offer is open to Artthrob enthusiasts until April 1. And yes, there is the inevitable disclaimer: "The Blow-Up Gods reserve the right to select and reject applicants on a subjective basis." Don't we all.

Download application form (MS Word format)



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).


Contributions invited for international symposium on public art

'Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces' is an international symposium, organised by Public Eye and hosted by the Spier Arts Trust, to be held at the Spier Wine Estate near Cape Town from March 15-17 2002.

In recent years, public art in South Africa has become increasingly dynamic, evolving far beyond the dusty colonial statue in the town square. Addressing issues of trauma and memory, reclaiming urban spaces, highlighting environmental issues, drawing entire communities into creative exchanges, artists and collectives across the country are giving art a new face.

As one of the organisations dedicated to initiating new public art projects, Cape Town's Public Eye is inviting artists, city planners, architects and community organisers to the table for a conference entitled 'Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces'. In a series of panels and presentations from artists and curators, participants will look at what is being done in the field of public art, both here and internationally, and make plans for the future. Speakers will be drawn not only from South Africa, but from the rest of Africa and the world.

The conference has been planned to tie in with the 1st Outdoor Sculpture Biennial at Spier Wine Estate, situated 30 minutes outside Cape Town, and with the Cape Town Festival, which will take place from March 16-24. Outside art excursions will also be available to delegates.

Should you be interested in presenting a paper, slide or video presentation or performance on one of the panels, or in attending as a delegate, please send information to the organisers as soon as possible. The final deadline for suggested presentations is January 15 2001. The emphasis of the symposium will be on specific projects undertaken and the generation of future initiatives. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested.

Accommodation on the Spier Wine Estate will be available to delegates at a special subsidised rate by courtesy of the Spier Arts Trust.

Conference director: Sue Williamson -
Assisted by: Julia Clark -
Public Eye Co-ordinator: Robert Weinek -

'Beyond the Gallery' symposium sponsors include: The Cape Town City Council, the National Arts Council, the Spier Arts Trust, Pro Helvetia.

The proposed programme is as follows:

Friday, March 15

6pm: Welcome from Public Eye
Keynote speech - overview of the role of public art in South Africa
Cocktail reception.

Saturday, March 16

Open to the public. Booking details to follow

Panel 1: Memorials: Approaches to commemorating the past in public spaces

Public art can acknowledge the struggles and achievements of the past, pay homage to those who played a significant role, and most importantly, contextualise the present. Issues of community ownership come into play, however, and meeting the needs of a diverse public remains challenging and often controversial.

Panel 2: Reclaiming Spaces: Projects which help to bring communities together

As the structure of urban society shifts, many areas which were once off-limits become open to the public but can still have problematic connotations. Creative intervention can help overcome past stigmas and generate new audiences for such spaces.

Panel 3: Land Art: Sensitizing the public to environmental issues

With the worldwide growth in population, land and nature are under pressure from human needs. But ecological needs are just as important if the balance of nature is to be maintained. Art-driven projects can heighten awareness on these issues and allow communities to become involved.

Panel 4: Crossing International Borders: Public Art in the global village

Contemporary technology has created a means for instant transmission of information, and thus allows for rapid artistic intervention to take place on a global scale. Parallel to this development, artists are addressing problems created by such issues as rapid globalisation and the growth of multinationals. Projects are often subversive and transcend national boundaries, taking place in spaces such as the internet or in live transmissions that circle the earth. Traditional forms of protest such as graffiti and performance are also used.

Sunday, March 17

Workshop for registered delegates. Feedback on the previous day's proceedings will be given, and participants will discuss new possibilities for cooperation and engagement.

1pm: Closing picnic on lawn at Spier

Animation wanted for Klein Karoo Arts Festival

I am compiling a programme of recent South African animated films for an animation platform to be presented by Insig magazine at the upcoming Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in March 2002. I am in urgent need of information on independent animators who might have work to show. Work in all styles is acceptable. 3-D computer animation is welcome, but we do however need short animated films, and not showreels displaying technical skills.

Diek Grobler

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts - Call for Papers and Participation


ISEA2002 NAGOYA [Orai], the first ISEA symposium in Asia, is expecting about 1500 participants including artists, researchers, engineers, students, and presentations of over 200 papers and works from 30 countries around the world. Many related exhibitions, concerts, performances and other events are also planned to take place in the Nagoya area during the time of ISEA2002.

ISEA2002 is organized by a Steering Committee [MEDIASELECT, City of Nagoya, Nagoya Port Authority,etc] in partnership with the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) and others.

ISEA2002 is committed to hosting an inclusive event, encompassing the many trends in electronic art throughout the world, including those with limited access to the latest technology and those working from a cultural context, which may be unfamiliar to the reviewers. Members from communities that traditionally have been under-represented at ISEA are encouraged to identify the new perspectives that they can bring to the symposium.

ISEA2002 will offer Papers, Panels, Round Tables, Posters, and Institutional Presentations for scientists, artistic experts, and professionals. Workshops and Tutorials hold special interest for teachers, students, and practicing artists. Exhibitions, Performances, Concerts, and Electronic Theater, are also aimed at the cultural exchange program and are open to the public.

ISEA2002 invites Papers to be given during the symposium. Proposals for Panels, Round Tables, Poster Sessions and Institutional Presentations are also welcome related to the symposium topic (see

Deadline for submissions: February 28 2002 Net Art Commissions is pleased to announce the launch of its first net art commissioning program. With support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Jerome Foundation, will commission three new net art projects (works of art that are made to be experienced online).

The fee for each commission will be $5 000. Deadline for proposals: February 15 2002. is an online platform for the global new media art community. We are committed to supporting the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of art that engages new technologies in significant ways. We emphasize innovation and inclusiveness in all of our programs and activities.

Artists are invited to submit proposals in one of two tracks: alt.interface or Tactical Response.

Track 1: alt.interface

alt.interface is an ongoing series of interface artworks that overlay's online databases of text and art. These interfaces provide alternative ways to navigate and/or access the database and its content. Three alt.interface projects have been completed to date: StarryNight, Spiral and Every Image. For more information about these alt.interface projects, and to access them, please go to

For this track of the commissioning program, artists are asked to propose new alt.interface projects that would function to visualize and allow access to the data in the Rhizome TextBase and/or ArtBase. These alt.interface projects will be listed and linked to on the main alt.interface page and will be included in the Rhizome ArtBase.

Before submitting alt.interface proposals, artists are encouraged to contact Alex Galloway at to discuss ideas and request necessary technical information on our platform, data structures, etc. Although we will provide some assistance with final integration into the web site, artists are expected to develop alt.interface projects independently and without significant technical assistance from

Track 2: Tactical Response

Net art and tactical media have shared similar histories and aspirations. For the Tactical Response track we solicit projects that address the present political situation around the globe, particularly events relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11. We encourage artists to address the tactical dimension of specific aesthetic or technological concerns. Tactical Response projects will be listed on the main Rhizome Commission page and included in the Rhizome ArtBase.

Although we will provide some assistance with final integration into the web site, artists are expected to develop Tactical Response projects independently and without significant technical assistance from

How to Submit a Proposal

Proposals for a Net Art Commission are accepted via an online form at We do not accept proposals via email, snail mail or other means. Proposals will be accepted until 5:00pm EST (that's New York time) on Friday February 15 2002.

Important: beyond the limited information provided via the online form, your proposal must take the form of a web site that includes the following key elements:

+ Project description (500 words maximum) that discusses your project's core concept, how you will realize your project and your project's feasibility. If you plan to work with assistants, consultants or collaborators, their roles and (if possible) names should be included.

+ You are encouraged, but not required, to include a production timeline and a project budget, which should include your own fee. If you have other funding sources for your project, please indicate this in your budget.

+ Your resume or Curriculum Vitae. For collaborative groups, provide either a collective CV or the CVs of all participants.

+ Up to 10 work samples. Note: more is not necessarily better. You should include only work samples that are relevant to your proposal. If you proposal has nothing to do with photography, don't include images from your photography portfolio. Please provide contextualizing information (title, date, medium, perhaps a brief description) to help the jury understand what they are looking at. The work sample can take any form, as long as it is accessible via the web.

When designing your web-based proposal, please note that the jury will have limited time, so try to make your site clear and concise.

When your web-based proposal is complete, fill out our online form at The form requires the following information:

+ Name of artist or collaborative group
+ Email address
+ Place of residence (city, state/province, country)
+ Brief description of project (50 words maximum)
+ URL of web-based proposal

Proposals will be reviewed by a jury consisting of Steve Dietz of The Walker Art Center, Alex Galloway of, Ken Goldberg of U.C. Berkeley, Christiane Paul of The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Mark Tribe of

The jury will select three winners and two alternates. Winners will be contacted on or after March 15, 2002. Each winner will be asked to sign an agreement with governing the terms of the commission. Winners will be announced on March 29, 2002. Commissioned projects must be completed by October 1 2002.

If you have any questions about the Net Art Commissions, please contact Mary West at or 212 625 3191.

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.

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.

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 -


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

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:


Assistant Professorship available at University of Rochester

Artist/Photography/Digital Assistant Professor Tenure track. Start Sept 2002. MFA, PhD, or equivalent. Significant exhibition record and teaching experience (a minimum of two years of college level). Candidate should possess interest in curricular development in order to contribute fully to a dynamic department that offers studio, art history, and visual studies including film and video. The Department emphasises interdisciplinary exploration of the historical and conceptual frameworks that govern the interpretation and making of visual art, artifacts and images. The internationally recognised Graduate Programme in Visual and Cultural Studies is housed in this department.

A/D January 31 2002. AC-INT, prior appointment only.

Send letter of application with documentation of work, artistic and pedagogical statements, CV, syllabi, names and addresses of three referees, and SASE to: Search Chair, Department of Art and Art History, 424 Morey Hall, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627.

Month of Photography photographic educators conference

The SA Centre for Photography proposes hosting a photographic educators conference as part of the Cape Town Month of Photography in March 2002. We believe there is an urgent need for southern African photographic educators to meet to discuss issues pertinent to our discipline at this time. This would become a regular biennial component of the Month of Photography.

We would like to see the following areas addressed during this conference:

1. The issues surrounding digital technology remain contentious items on both acquisition and curriculum planning agendas. There are many different aspects of the digital revolution which we could fruitfully address at such a conference. These range from the relatively straightforward issues of non-silver print stability and image manipulation to more abstract philosophical issues.

2. The changing relationship between universities and technikons in respect of curriculum content. What should we be teaching? Who should be teaching it?

Also of potential interest to this community would be:

3. The government's proposed regional co-operation initiatives which will impact on some of our photography departments.

Is there a need for such a conference, and what are the issues which most urgently need to be addressed? We would like to open these issues up for general discussion. Comments and participation from non-educators are most welcome.

Please post responses to

For further inquiries, call the Centre for Photography Conference organisers, Inge or Caroline, on (021) 422 2625.

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)

Bang the Gallery 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

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