Date: May 20
I heard that there was a call for work for wax artwork in Joburg - a competition? - do you know any more? A friend also said there's a call for artwork to be hugely enlarged for streets of Jhb - any info? Thanks.
See Exchange for details of the Sasolburg WAM (Wax, Arts and Music) Festival, and News for a story on 'JHB ARTCITY' and downloadable application form.
From: Storm Janse van Rensburg
Date: May 15
A short note to register my shock and disappointment at not being able to log on for the regular Wednesday afternoon updates anymore. Artthrob is an iron lung for the contemporary artworld, and something I need to plug into regularly. I wish I had the language to persuade the ideocracy who determine the fates of funding applications otherwise. The impact this site has in making visible where all other media and instutions fail, is enormous. Please do not give up the good fight!
From: Liza Grobler
Date: May 15
Subject: Strijdom van der Merwe
Strijdom van der Merwe was involved in a national project in Korea during the second half of last year where he made a work relating to the 19 SA pilots who died in the Korean war. Yet, it seems as if there is no information on this project. I was wondering if you could perhaps consider doing a feature on this project since it is relevant to both the art community and the families of these deceased pilots?
There doesn't seem to be any information about the project on Strijdom van der Merwe's website. Given our low resources it is unlikely we will be able to commission a feature; however, if anyone is interested in researching the project, we welcome contributions.