Archive: Issue No. 71, July 2003

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16.07.03 Desperately seeking Moses Tladi
16.07.03 The Dedalus Foundation seeks information on works by Robert Motherwell
16.07.03 National Creative Arts Youth Festival Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition
16.07.03 Bamako V Biennale invites submissions

01.05.03 International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems
15.03.03 Introductory Writing Course for Arts Writers
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork
15.11.02 New Post-graduate Courses in Media Art & Design in Spain

01.07.03 Call for expressions of interest: South
01.07.03 Iziko Museums Public Art Commission 2003 - 4
18.06.03 Brett Kebble Art Awards
18.06.03 2nd Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale - Deadline extended
18.06.03 V&A Waterfront Outdoor Sculpture Festival

01.12.02 Atlantic Center For the Arts Residency Programme
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

01.07.03 Artists for Human Rights seeks volunteer worker
01.12.02 Partners sought in AfricanAperture
15.11.02 Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

Desperately seeking Moses Tladi

Angela Lloyd is an author with a mission and she is hoping that the public may be able to help. After extensive research into the life of artist, Moses Tladi (1903-59), Lloyd is now nearing completion of a biography on the artist she describes as the first black painter to exhibit formerly in South Africa and at the SA National Gallery.

Although 40 of Tladi's works have come to light over the past decade, certain works are still missing, many of which have never been shown. Tladi was an accomplished realist landscape painter who made a valuable contribution to South African art. However, despite flourishing in the 1930's, gaining public attention and prizes, his life ended tragically and his work and reputation vanished. Lloyd now aims to redress this omission in our country's art history.

Since Lloyd wishes to include all the works of Tladi in her book (there is also an upcoming exhibition), she asks to be contacted by anyone who might know the whereabouts of his missing paintings, particularly the 1933 painting of protesting worshippers entitled "Donkey Church".

Lloyd can be contacted at Tel: (021) 686 9141 or (083) 308 6351, or Fax: (021) 686 344. She lives in Rosebank, Cape Town.

The Dedalus Foundation seeks information on works by Robert Motherwell

The Dedalus Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established by Robert Motherwell, is pleased to announce the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonn� of Paintings and Collages by Robert Motherwell.

The Foundation would be grateful to receive information about any paintings, collages, and works on paper (other than prints) by Robert Motherwell that are owned by collectors, museums, galleries, or other institutions.

Any information, including photographs and documentation, should be addressed to:

Joachim Pissarro, Director; or Donny Meyer, Research Associate
Catalogue Raisonné Project
The Dedalus Foundation
555 West 57th Street, Suite 1222
New York, NY 10019

Tel: 212 220-0014
Fax: 212 220-4225

National Creative Arts Youth Festival Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition

The Durban Institute of Technology (DIT) Art Gallery invites you to the 15th annual Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition which takes place from August 14 - 29. It is the most spectacular feature amongst the National Creative Art Youth Festival programmes and aims to stimulate creativity amongst young people of KwaZulu-Natal, exhibit their works of art and through substantial cash awards, to encourage them to pursue their artistic endeavours.

The competition is open to all young people under the age of 21 on January 1, 2002, whether at school, in tertiary institutions or independents. Artworks in any media are accepted, these will be selected by a panel of judges and prizes will be allocated as stipulated in the entry forms.

Entry forms are available at the Durban Art Gallery (City Hall), NSA Gallery (Bulwer Road), and at the DIT Art Gallery. Entry forms may be photocopied and must accompany each work.

The closing date for submission of all entries is Wednesday August 7. These must reach the DIT Art Gallery (formerly Technikon Natal Gallery), First Floor, Cecil Renaud Library Block, Mansfield Road, Durban, 4001 .

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4pm; Friday 8:30am - 12pm

For further inquiries, please contact the professional officer (Reginald Letsatsi) at Durban Institute of Technology Art Gallery:

Tel: (031) 204-2207
Fax: 204-2367

Bamako V Biennale invites submissions

The Market Photography Workshop invites submissions for Chab Touré's 'Bamako V Biennale Street Exhibition on Music and Football'. The Photo Workshop will put together a team to select from the suggested list (see attached).

- Images that relate to theme of Music and Football (soccer; rugby; etc)
- Hand in only finished printed work, no reprints can be made.
- Minimum size 20x25cm prints, but preferably bigger.
- Mark clearly:
Contact Number
Title of Image

Contact the organisers for submission forms and details. Work can only be delivered from July 21 or by prior arrangement and must reach us by July 28 at 12pm.

Tel: (011) 832-1641 ext 25/26 or (011) 834-1444
Fax (011) 834 1444


International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems

Applications are open for the 2004 edition of the International Masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems, organised by MECAD/ Media Centre of Art and Design of the Superior School of Design ESDi. The masterclass will train designers, creators and producers in digital interactive systems within the fields of culture, interactive art, corporate and institutional production, education and other related fields.

The masterclass takes place with professors of international prestige and with the collaboration of two other prestigious centres: ZKM - Centre for Art and Media, Germany, and KHM - Media Art Academy in Cologne, Germany. The masterclass takes place from February 16 to July 9, 2004.

The masterclass will be held at Passeig de Gr�cia, 114, pral., Barcelona, Spain.

For more information:
MECAD\Media Centre d_Art i Disseny de ESDi
Passeig de Gràcia, 114, pral.
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel.: (+34) 93 416 00 00
Fax: (+34) 93 237 74 74

Introductory Writing Course for Arts Writers

David Krut Publishing is hosting an introductory 10-week course, aimed at post-graduate students, junior journalists, or arts practitioners who have a particular interest in writing on visual art specifically and the arts in general. The course will give particular preference to those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.

The course will be led by Sean O'Toole. An experienced arts journalist, he has written on arts and culture for a number of publications, including the Mail and Guardian, Blueprint, Kyoto Journal and Dazed & Confused. He is also a former editor on SL magazine and contributing editor to the UK photographic publication Exit. In 2001 he edited an issue of the controversial Italian publication Colors.

The course will be limited in size to eight or 10 students, to ensure a high degree of one-on-one interaction. The approach will be practical, involving trips to view current exhibitions and installations, followed by individual assessments of the resulting written work. It will aim to make students more aware of their visual surroundings and more secure about their visual literacy. On completion of the course students should be able to write confidently on a variety of art topics and relate them to current social issues as appropriate.

The course will consist of weekly two-hour sessions on Saturday mornings, to accommodate those in full-time employment. The location will be David Krut Fine Art in Parkwood, Johannesburg, which consists of an intimate gallery space where works by contemporary South African artists are exhibited and a thriving print workshop for young and established artists. David Krut is also publisher of the respected TAXI art books series, which provides exposure for contemporary South African artists and their work. It is envisaged that a number of the TAXI artists and writers will be visiting tutors on the course.

A minimal fee of R10 per session will be levied from each participant, to cover the cost of photocopying, tea and coffee, etc.

Tutor: Sean O'Toole
Location: David Krut Fine Art, 140 Jan Smuts Ave., Johannesburg
Duration: 10 weeks from May 3
Dates: Saturdays, 10 a.m - 12 noon
Cost: R10 per session

Please phone Fiona or Bettina on (011) 880-4242 or email

Professional documentation

If you need any professional art documentation done for reproduction or electronic purposes, please contact me for artist friendly quotes.

I work from a studio I hire in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It�s very secure and there is a lock-up space if works needs to stay for documentation. I am also available to do location documentation for large/ permanent installations. I work on transparency, mostly medium format, but also 35mm upon request. High-resolution drum scanning can also be arranged. References are available if you're not familiar with my work.

Hannelie Coetzee
Tel: (011) 447-1529 or 082 810 1835

New Post-graduate Courses in Media Art & Design in Spain

MECAD, or the Media Centre of Art and Design, is accepting applications for its new Master, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificates courses in the areas of curatorial and critical practices, organization of cultural events and art management. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the focus on these courses is on media art (electronic art, multimedia, Internet, etc.). MECAD offers four academic programmes:
Master on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media This course offers a complete and solid training in the above-mentioned areas. It is aimed to superior graduates and professionals looking for highly specialized knowledge. The course runs from March to September 2003, with the possibility of taking the course in 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma on Curatorial and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media This course offers extensive training in curatorial practices and art management focused on art and new media. Course runs April to July 2003 (part time).
Postgraduate Certificate in Electronic Arts Communication and Criticism This course offers intensive training in journalism and criticism focused on electronic arts. It is not necessary to have a degree to apply. Course runs March to May 2003.
Postgraduate Certificate in Electronic Arts History and Aesthetics Offering specialised training in the areas of electronic art history, theory and aesthetics, the course runs from April to June 2003.

For more information:
Tel.: (+34) 93 745 70 40 Fax: (+34) 93 726 81 83


Call for expressions of interest: South

The South Project is designed to gather together the cultural energies of the south. Southern nations like Australia have normally looked north for creative stimulus. There has been relatively little exploration of the potential cultural traffic across the southern latitudes, including the nations of the Pacific, Africa and South America. The South Project is a journey to find out what these cultures might share in common.

'South 1' is the first in a series of three biennial events. It will serve as a gathering point for artists who will participate in 'South 2', a series of exhibitions planned to coincide with Melbourne's 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2008, 'South 3' will present an overview of the south, involving a consortium of Melbourne's arts organisations. 'South 1' is a critical first stage when the partners in this exchange have the opportunity to meet together, share hopes, canvas fears and build futures.

There seems much to share. Cultures of the south face the challenge of developing a balance between the traditional and modern worlds. Towards this end, artists have a special role in forging new symbols and recovering the old. Points of intersection for artists of the south include use of indigenous and alien materials, stories of human and animal migration, the ocean, the stars, lost worlds and the meeting of western and tribal values.

'South 1' provides a space for gathering the evolving indigenous and traditional cultures of the south, including Australian Aboriginal, Maori, Pacific Islander, Zulu, Xhosa and Khoi San artists. At the same time, it seeks 'non-indigenous' participation, such as Pakehas, non-Aboriginal Australians, white and Cape Malay Africans. While craft plays an important role as a lingua franca between cultures, 'South 1' embraces the broader cultural, theoretical and historical context for such exchange.

The 2004 conference will serve a number of purposes:
- Bring together diverse voices of the south
- Facilitate networks between individuals and organisations
- Share ideas about methods of collaboration between traditional and western artists
- Profile the arts as a language of place
- Provide opportunities for artists in traditional contexts to develop individual profiles

'South 1' will include:
- Cultural encounters
- Keynote lectures and panels
- Workshops combining traditional and modern practices
- Hypotheticals on the kinds of interactions in which the south might engage
- Performances and stories of cultural phenomena unique to the south

'South 1' will include a mix of theory and practice, reflecting both the ideas and arguments at play in a focus on the south, as well as reflections of lived experience by those at the intersection of modern and traditional worlds. Satellite events are welcome.

'South 1' will take place from July 1 - 4 at Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne

Call for expressions of interest due August 4

At this stage, initial expressions of interest are welcome from individuals and organisations, including details of relevant practices and potential participation.

Send these to Kevin Murray, Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

'South 1' is partnered by an international conference, British World 3. The development of The South Project is auspiced by the Myer Foundation and assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Iziko Museums Public Art Commission 2003 - 4

Iziko has received funding from the National Lottery Board for a Public Art Commission. The primary objective is to enhance the area in front of the Iziko: South African National Gallery. This will be achieved through a three-stage national competition that will be conducted during the period June 2003 to March 2004 and will culminate in a work of art. Thus, the possibility exists that more than one work will be commissioned and/ or that successful entrants may be asked to work together. Integral to the process is the sharing and transfer of skills.

South Africa lacks examples of significant and groundbreaking public art, and as a result of our history there are few artists capable of executing such work. The competition addresses these realities by emphasising the collaborative nature of the work and the responsibility of the winner of the commission to share knowledge and build capacity. This project offers participants the unique opportunity of creating a public work of art at South Africa's premier art museum and to break boundaries with regard to what public art can be and mean in South Africa.

Brochures and entry forms are available in the first instance from Iziko: South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Cape Town. They will be distributed nationally during the next few days and can be posted or faxed to individuals on request.

For enquiries please contact Sharon Ballard or Marilyn Martin at (021) 467-4660.

Brett Kebble Art Awards

Entrepreneur Brett Kebble has created the most exciting art awards in South Africa. Kebble has been an enthusiastic art collector since he bought a small painting to celebrate his first pay cheque and over the years has acquired a significant collection of South African art.

The idea for the Brett Kebble Art Awards was born two years ago when Kebble was pondering how wonderful it would be to somehow assist South African artists living in the 21st century. Kebble recalls the defunct Cape Town Triennial as a wonderful showcase for South African artists before it collapsed. Thus he decided to create his own art awards.

"South Africa has wonderful artists but they are often, sadly, unrecognised and I thought if I could help with substantial awards it would provide a showcase for established artists and help those less-known attain recognition," comments Kebble. "I thought this could be a way in which art will help us build a non-racial bridge into the 21st century."

The result is the Brett Kebble Art Awards. Any artist living and working in South Africa, who is over 21, may submit works in the disciplines of Painting and Mixed Media, Sculpture, Craft, Photography, Printmaking and New Media. "I tried hard to avoid giving the awards the flavour of a competition," says Kebble. The generous prizes seek to both finance emerging artists and to give even well-known high-priced artists an incentive to submit their work.

One submission will receive R100 000, and one artist from each remaining discipline will receive R30 000.

The Brett Kebble Art Awards will be based in Cape Town. Kebble has chosen as curator Richard Smith, a man with a deep knowledge of SA art and reputation for exacting standards. SEE NEWS

Entries must be submitted by July 28. Submission forms with full terms and conditions are available from:

Tel: (021) 710 1712
For more information call David Barritt (083) 603 3981

Waterway: The V&A Waterfront Outdoor Sculpture Festival - Site walkabout and call for proposals

As the outdoor sculpture festival in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve functioned as a satellite event to the 1st Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale organised by Public Eye, Cape Town's V&A Waterfront will host a satellite event to the 2nd Spier Biennale. The two events will provisionally be known as 'Waterway'.

The V&A Waterfront site runs along the new canal, starting at the bridge near the Waterfront's entrance, running downstream past the new residential area and ending in the yacht basin. A balustraded walkway runs along one bank and tourists, workers and pedestrian visitors to the Waterfront are increasingly using this. Ranging in depth from 1.4 to 2 metres, the canal is presently only partially filled with water but will be complete later this year. Currently the water is fresh, flows steadily into the yacht basin and is regularly flushed. The site encompasses a number of interesting features including floating jetties, a series of small overflows and an amphitheatre space to the side.

Emphasis will be placed on site-specific work which is accessible to a diverse audience and which can last for the exhibition's three-month duration. Initial proposals must not exceed a single A3 sheet. Judges will consist of two Public Eye members and one other expert in the field. 15 proposals will be accepted and successful applicants will receive money for the production of their works. The event is to take place in January 2004.

Kevin Brand will conduct a walkabout of the site at 10 am, Saturday June 28. Meet at the square in front of the Clocktower at 11am. A map of the entire Waterfront is available at Pictures of the site will be posted on following the walkabout.

Proposals must reach Public Eye by Friday July 25.

Public Eye
All Star Studio
4th Floor, The Armoury, Buchanan Square
160 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: (021) 465 5022
Fax: (021) 465 5023

Established in 1999 by a collective of artists and cultural activists, Public Eye is a Section 21 company committed to facilitating art-based projects, to exploring public space as a place in which to initiate these projects and, in so doing, to develop the profile of and develop an audience for public art in South Africa.

Call for proposals: 2nd Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale

Public Eye invites proposals for works for the 2nd Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale opening in January 2004.

Once again, the event takes place on the Spier Estate, situated on the R310 close to Stellenbosch. Works will be confined to the immediate environs of the river that passes through the Estate. You can visit the site by parking at the Spier farm stall and proceeding past the lake to the vehicular bridge. Starting within viewing distance upstream from this bridge, the site extends about 500 metres downstream, under the pedestrian bridge, ending in front of the viewing platform adjacent to the Spier Outdoor Amphitheatre (see attached pictures).

Unlike the previous event, where some of the work was studio-produced and simply presented in an outdoor context, this event requires entrants to produce works that respond to and are inextricably connected with the topography and features of the site. Care must be taken not to damage or irreversibly alter the landscape. At the same time, works must be able to sustain themselves for the period of three months over which the Biennale runs. Curator Kevin Brand will in the near future conduct a second walkabout of the site.

Proposals, in the form of drawings and supporting text, should not exceed one A3 sheet. Successful applicants will be informed in the first week of July. Funding will be made available for production of works, although participants are encouraged also to seek personal sponsorship. A catalogue will be produced.

The panel of judges will be appointed by Public Eye, and will include two members of the organisation as well as other experts in the field.

Closing date for submissions: Friday July 25

Send or deliver proposals to:

Public Eye
All Star Studios, 4th Floor, The Armoury, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock,7925,Cape Town
Tel: 465-5022
Fax: 465-5023

Just as in the first Biennale, there will be a satellite event, this time probably taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Details of walkabouts and requirements will be made public in due course.

Founded in 1999, Public Eye is a Section 21 company, formed by a collection of Cape Town-based artists and cultural activists to initiate and manage art projects in the public arena with the aim of enriching the cultural life of the city and the country as a whole.


Atlantic Center For the Arts Residency Programme

Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency programme has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto wooded environment contains six award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theatre, writer's studio, and digital computer lab. Each residency session includes three master artists from different disciplines. The master artists each personally select a group of associates - talented, emerging, mid-career artists - through a formal application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in formal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured programme provide considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Room and board is free to accepted artists.

For more information on how to apply, please telephone (386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 or visit

The following artists will be in residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003:

January 20 - February 9, 2003
Lewis Hyde, writer
Zoe Leonard, visual artist
Lewis Spratlan, composer
Application deadline: December 2, 2002

March 3 - 23, 2003
Dave Hickey, arts writer
David Parsons, choreographer
Steven Pippin, visual artist
Application deadline: January 10, 2003

May 19 - June 8, 2003
Mark Adamo, composer
Gillian Wearing, visual artist
John Yau, poet
Application deadline: March 3, 2003

September 8 - 28, 2003
Katsutaka Murooka, aerial kite photographer
Marc Ricketts, kite maker / kite theatre
Tal Streeter, kite maker
Application deadline: June 2, 2003

October 6 - 26, 2003
Eric Bogosian, playwright
Vik Muniz, visual artist
Olly Wilson, composer
Application deadline: August 1, 2003

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:


Artists for Human Rights seeks volunteer worker

Artists for Human Rights(AHR) is looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to volunteer one day per week for our organisation.

The job:
- Dealing with AHR artists in South Africa and internationally; management of AHR's artist and endorser contact database
- Fundraising assistance

You should:
- have a background or strong interest in the visual arts and human rights/ social responsibility
- be committed and able to work for free (your costs will be covered)
- be computer/ internet literate

The benefits:
- be part of a team involved in human rights advocacy through art on an international basis
- broaden your professional experience and contribute towards the advancement of human rights and the professional empowerment of artists.

Artists for Human Rights
c/o Fine Art
Durban Institute of Technology
City Campus
Box 953
Durban 4000
South Africa

Tel: +27 (31) 203 6694
Fax: +27 (31) 203 6644

AfricanAperture seeks partners

"I'm a London-based photographer though I was born and lived in Kenya until adulthood and harbour a long interest in Africa and photography. I'm married to Christine, my most sure critic and site partner, with one daughter Carina. Besides publishing a couple of articles in the Czech magazine Koktejl, I spent the last few years in Prague working in IT to keep afloat while raising our daughter. I learnt about the web and since moving to London have now revived my photographic interest with this site. I'm a photographer for hire as well as a web designer but I am looking to expand the AfricanAperture idea as far as it can go. Anyone interested in forming a partnership or funding the idea behind this site please contact me. I would like AfricanAperture to represent quality photographers and to become a support centre, perhaps even providing funding for particular projects related to the themes of the site. I would also like very much to bring out some local photographers living and working on the continent. Enjoy the multiple talents presented on the site!"

Philip Cartland, designer and founder of AfricanAperture.

AfricanAperture: Founded August 2002.

To provide exposure and bring together the very best photographers who focus on Africa (we also have a small section devoted to notable photographers of the world). To grow into a support organisation that may provide funding for the commission and publication of specific projects related to the site's themes.

Photography relating to environment, travel, culture and cultural diversity and humanity.

AfricanAperture provide easy access to the world of photography without excessive numbers of links. We do not want to waste your time so we choose the links very carefully making special effort to have no broken links and to provide only the best web sites. We have also collected a number of galleries presenting work by photographers we feel excel in their imagery and vision.


Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia

The Centro Colombo Americano is a non-profit binational cultural centre, founded in 1947 by a group of interested North Americans and Colombians who wished to strengthen the relationships between their countries. The institution is dedicated to promoting human development through academic and cultural programmes with a multicultural perspective, fostering extensive exchange with the United States and the world. In the case of applicants who have a background in the arts, they will actively participate in our ABC programme, which is an initiative to bring the arts into the language-teaching classroom both for adults and for children. Practicing visual artists will also have the possibility to be considered for an exhibition in the centre gallery. For more information on our visual arts exhibition programme, visit our website at, and click on English version, then Gallery.
Medell�n is a pleasant city in the heart of the Andes Mountains, with a year-round temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. With more than two million inhabitants, it is known for its vigorous industrial development and its beautiful flowers. The people, called 'Paisas', are known for their friendliness and clearly spoken Spanish. You can read more about Medell�n and Colombia in, or
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will arrange to call you to speak personally. We are sure that you will find working with us professionally challenging and fulfilling. Please feel free to check our website for further information on the Center.
If you are interested, send your CV and a recent photo to:
The Academic Director
Centro Colombo Americano
Carrera 45 No. 53-24
Medell�n, Colombia, South America
Tel: (574) 513-4444 Ext.237, Fax: (574) 513-2666

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