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03.03.04 Three vacancies at ArtThrob
03.03.04 Vacancies at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
03.03.04 Vacancy at Museum Africa
03.03.04 2004 Performing and Visual Arts Courses at CAP
03.03.04 Cape Town Month of Photography 2005: Call for Proposals
03.03.04 UCLA Journal African Arts Position: Editor


03.02.04 Need a photographic assistant?
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork


15.02.04 Call for submissions to ArtThrob April Special Issue
15.02.04 Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio
15.02.04 Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition 03.02.04 2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards
03.02.04 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
03.02.04 Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland
16.01.04 Call for entries for VANSA Logo Design Competition 20.12.03 An invitation to participate in 52WEEKS52WORKS
20.12.03 Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops
01.11.03 Sculpture Park Project: Oliewenhuis Art Museum
01.11.03 AVA invites submissions
01.11.03 Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints
01.11.03 ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004
15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions
15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website


15.02.04 ArtThrob looking for Johannesburg Editor
15.11.03 The Association of Black Photographers invites proposals
15.10.03 TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda
15.09.03 Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira
15.11.02 Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop


03.02.04 Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Program - June 2004 Term Announced
03.02.04 Residence in Turin, Italy


Three vacancies at ArtThrob

ArtThrob currently has three vacancies:

1. Gauteng Editor
2. KwaZulu Natal Editor
3. News Editor

Gauteng & KwaZulu Natal Editors:

We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the existing positions of Johannesburg Editor and KwaZulu Natal Editor. The former position is currently vacant; the latter will be vacant from April 1 as our current editor is relocating to another province. Both positions are ideally suited for recent graduates and/or working artists looking to establish themselves as emergent voices in the local art scene.

The two positions require the successful candidate to manage the relevant provincial listings (i.e. Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal), write at least two critical reviews per monthly update, as well as submit newsworthy articles for the News section (from time to time). The position requires diligence, consummate writing and editing skills, an ability to work to strict deadlines and passion for the local arts scene. The position will be remunerated at a fixed rate.

News Editor:

This is a new position. We are looking for a suitable candidate to take over the News section of our website. Working in conjunction with the Editor-in-Chief and various regional and specialist editors, the News Editor will be responsible for managing and editing the news content of the site. The position is ideally suited for a recent graduate whose critical eye can discern newsworthy stories that will critically engage readers. A sense of humour would be an added benefit. Existing leads will be provided so there is not a necessity that the candidate has an extensive database of contacts. There is no proscription in terms of the geographical locality of the suitable candidate, other than that they reside in South Africa.

The position requires the successful to write at least two critical news stories per monthly update (no word limit, min. or max.); as well as collate, edit and generally manage the news page. The position requires diligence; the ability to generate crisply written news stories; editing skills; an ability to work to strict deadlines; and passion for the local arts scene. The position will be remunerated at a fixed rate.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 10

Please send letters of interest (in email form), along with detailed CV to Sean O'Toole at

Vacancies at the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Following the resignation of senior members, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is currently advertising a number of senior positions:

1. Deputy Director
2. Chief Curator
3. Curator, Contemporary Collections
4. Curator, Exhibitions

Deputy Director: Strategic Support

Educational requirements/Experience/Skills:

A degree in Arts, Culture and Heritage field is required;
A minimum of five years managerial experience of which three years relate to either middle or senior management is required;
Must have the following skills: policy implementation, finance, computer literacy, training, lobbying, campaigns, advocacy, conflict management, innovation and leadership;
Must have knowledge of local, provincial and national government policies as well as all other applicable and related legislation.

Position objective:

To formulate, direct and monitor policies and strategic plans for the entire Arts, Culture and Heritage Services. Also establish partnerships - locally, nationally and internationally in order to align the department's objectives. Create the City of Johannesburg into a cultural hub. Ensure good communication between the Director and the various sections of the department to ensure appropriate planning, organising, task structuring, control, participatory decision-making and delegation.

This is a five year fixed term performance based contract appointment.

Salary Range: R 318 000 - R445 000 per annum (all inclusive).

Closing date: Wednesday, March 10

Applications for this position in Arts, Culture and Heritage Services must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and can be placed in the Applications Box on the 6th Floor, B-Block, Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein, for the attention of Ms Tshidi Likole, or faxed to (011) 836-7133 or e-mailed to Additional information can be obtained from Ms Likole at (011) 373-7502.

If you have not heard from us within six (6) weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Chief Curator: Art Gallery

Educational requirements/Experience/Skills:

A BA honours degree;
Must have museum management experience as well as fund raising experience;
Must have the following skills: networking, planning and organising, public relations, marketing, project management, strategic business planning and human resources management;
Must have knowledge of museum functioning, all related legislation and conservation practice.

Position objective:

To direct, plan, organise and develop the Art Gallery by collecting, preserving and interpreting historic and contemporary art collections in order to contribute to the cultural life of the City of Johannesburg and further afield.

This is a five year fixed term performance based contract appointment.

Salary Range: R270 000 - R379 000 per annum (all inclusive).

Closing date: Wednesday, March 10

Applications for this position in Arts, Culture and Heritage Services must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and can be placed in the Applications Box on the 6th Floor, B-Block, Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein, for the attention of Ms Tshidi Likole, or faxed to (011) 836-7133 or e-mailed to Additional information can be obtained from Ms Likole at (011) 373-7502.

If you have not heard from us within six (6) weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Curator, Contemporary Collections

Educational requirements/Experience/Skills:

The successful candidate must be in possession of an undergraduate degree and museum training and experience will be an advantage. Must be fully computer literate and have good communication skills as well as project management and research skills.

Position objective:

To motivate and administer new purchases of contemporary art, and undertake primary research into the collection and research for temporary and permanent exhibitions. Also research, develop and curate designated collection and make it accessible for the purpose of display and education.

Workplace: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joubert Park.

Salary Range: R8 242 - R14 828 per month.

Closing date: Wednesday, March 10

Applications for this position in Arts, Culture and Heritage Services must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and can be placed in the Applications Box on the 6th Floor, B-Block, Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein, for the attention of Ms Tshidi Likole, or faxed to (011) 836-7133 or e-mailed to Additional information can be obtained from Ms Likole at (011) 373-7502.

Curator, Exhibitions

Educational requirements/Experience/Skills:

The successful candidate must be in possession of a BA(FA) degree, Technikon diploma or BA degree majoring in History of Art. Experience in museum and design is also required. Must have good communication skills, project management and museological skills.

Position objective:

Responsible for the development, management and organisation of temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as travelling exhibitions.

Workplace: Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joubert Park.

Salary Range: R8 242 - R14 828 per month.

Closing date: Wednesday, March 10

Applications for this position in Arts, Culture and Heritage Services must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, and can be placed in the Applications Box on the 6th Floor, B-Block, Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein, for the attention of Ms Tshidi Likole, or faxed to (011) 836-7133 or e-mailed to Additional information can be obtained from Ms Likole at (011) 373-7502.

Vacancy at Museum Africa

Museum Africa, in Newtown, Johannesburg is advertising for a Curator, Information Services.

Educational requirements/Experience/Skills:

The successful candidate must be in possession of a tertiary qualification in information science or the equivalent thereof. Must have thorough knowledge of museum documentation practices and standards as well as data management, including indexing and thesaurus methodology. Experience with Cuadra STAR software will be an advantage. Must also have experience in records management, digital image archiving, as well as in traditional and internet search techniques. Good written and verbal English communication skills are required.

Position objective:

To develop and administer, in both manual and electronic format, the heritage collection information management systems and procedures (including the database, new acquisition and loan procedures) as well as the digital image archive, the business records management system and the library. Also provide an information service to staff and the public.

Workplace: Museum Africa, Newtown.

Salary Range: R8 242 - R14 828 per month.

Closing date: Wednesday, March 10

Contact person: Ms Sandra de Wet
Tel no.: (011) 833-5624
Fax: (011) 833-5636

2004 Performing and Visual Arts Courses at CAP

Community Arts Project still has some spaces available on their full time Performing and Visual Arts courses for 2004. We offer programmes in the fields of Art, Craft and Design and Performing Arts.

The Foundation Programme is a full-time programme running from Monday to Friday for matriculated students with little or no formal arts training. This introduces concepts and techniques in a variety of areas within the performing and visual arts and is a bridging year for learners who wish to continue with more specialised studies at a university or technikon, or who seek employment in the arts sector.

The Professional Development Programme is a flexible full-time programme for students who have completed the CAP Foundation Programme, or who have equivalent training and experience. Here they develop skills through independent project work in a particular area of the performing or visual arts and learners are linked directly to income-generating and general career development opportunities.

For more details call (021) 465-3689 or visit us at E. Sacks Futeran Building, 16 Harrington Street, Cape Town.


Cape Town Month of Photography 2005: Call for Proposals

The Cape Town Month of Photography 2005 (MoP) will be held from February 15 - March 20, 2005.

This time the exposition will take the form of a number of curated 'Core Exhibitions' and a fringe, including shows held at commercial galleries, that is envisaged to be centralised but not limited to the Long Street area. The Core Exhibitions will probably chiefly take place along the 'Museum Mile' which includes the Slave Lodge, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, SA Jewish Museum, Centre for the Book, etc. Core Exhibitions will have detailed catalogue entries in the catalogue, including an essay. Space for these exhibitions will be arranged by MoP in consultation with appointed curators.

We are calling for initial proposals for the Core Exhibitions. At this stage these proposals need not be very detailed but should include the following:

A basic statement outlining the concept of the exhibition;
Some idea of the budgetary requirements (Curators will be required to assist in fundraising efforts but you need not worry unduly about that at this stage);
Some indication of the works, photographer(s), etc. who will be included in the show
A brief (not more than a page) CV of the proposed curator(s);
Contact details of person(s) or group submitting the proposal.

The curatorial committee has decided - and emanating from discussions held in the open planning meetings held at the S.A. Centre for Photography - that:

There will be at least one, and probably more than one, exhibition that may be termed 'historical';
There will be a show that will reflect on the past ten years of democracy in South Africa as reflected in photography;
The only solo shows that will be considered for inclusion as Core Exhibitions will have to feature photographers, local or international, who may be described as having substantial reputations as photographers (This should not be taken to mean that solo shows are discouraged; on the contrary there should be at least one, and very likely more, such shows);
Commercial galleries are welcome to submit proposals for Core Exhibitions.

Given that the membership of MoP committees is open, members of these committees are permitted to submit applications.

The closing date for initial proposals is Monday March 22, 2004. Thereafter a committee will meet, and a shortlist of proposals will be drawn up. Authors of shortlisted proposals will then be invited to submit detailed proposals. Assistance may be provided by the members of the Curatorial Committee or other suitable people to help at this stage. A final list of Core Exhibitions will be made known around April 2004. The Curatorial Committee is an interim committee at this stage and is open to any interested person. Should you wish to be part of the committee, please contact Andrew Lamprecht at the address below.

Proposals should be submitted to These should be in body text or as a MS-Word attachment. If you are unable to send your proposal by email you may send it by ordinary mail (making sure it will arrive by the due date) to:

S.A. Centre for Photography
Michaelis School of Fine Art
31 Orange Street
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa

Enquiries may be addressed to any member of the initial Curatorial Committee:

Andrew Lamprecht
Michael Godby
Svea Josephy
Jean Brundrit

UCLA Journal African Arts Position: Editor

Seeking an Executive Editor for African Arts, a full-colour quarterly published since 1967 by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA. The journal publishes illustrated articles and other writings on the arts of Africa and its diaspora, past and present, for both academic and knowledgeable generalist readers. Authors are predominantly scholars of African art history and related disciplines. The production staff consists of the Executive Editor, the Art Director, and a part-time assistant.

The Executive Editor (EE) works with a high degree of independence under the broad direction of UCLA faculty editors and, with the Art Director, oversees production of the journal. The EE has sole responsibility for substantive and copy editing of all manuscripts and central responsibility for soliciting articles, managing the peer-review process, planning the content of future issues, and acting as a liaison with authors, the editorial board, UCLA administrative staff, and members of the general public. The EE also maintains general oversight of the journal's business operations in collaboration with the distributor and UCLA financial personnel.

Candidates must have proven experience in editing, preferably for an academic publication. An art history or related background is desirable; strong computer skills are mandatory.

The position is full time, includes full university benefits, and begins in June 2004. Applications should be submitted by March 15 for fullest consideration, but will be considered until the position is filled.

Please forward resumes with cover letters to:

Tara Wake
Personnel Manager
UCLA International Institute
11266 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA


Need a photographic assistant?

"Is somebody looking for a photographic assistant? I have studied photography for one year in London two years ago at London College of Printing and I am now in Cape Town looking for work in the photography business or alternatively in the film industry. I am ready to start off with no salary for a while to get the practise.

"I have done one assistant job in London for the English photographer Red Saunders, at the Chelsea and Westminister Hospital for the architectural magazine Blueprint. I have also done a couple of fashion shoots for Kangol (Britain) while studying as well as for a clothing shop on Oxford Street called Mash. I am ready to work long hours, I have a car and I am fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish and I know French on an intermediate level. I am ready to start as soon as possible."

Contact Isabella Palmgren on 072 274 7787.

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


April is tenth anniversary of our young democracy. ArtThrob is planning a special issue

"As Achille Mbembe has noted, post-independence is no guarantee of redemption from slavery," Ashraf Jamal remarked, in a recent interview I conducted with him for BBC. "On the contrary, the structures of a post-independent society all too often mirror the limits of a prior oppressive structure, thereby alerting us to the collusive relation between systems of oppression and putative systems of liberation.

"Not surprisingly, culture, which is always the first casualty of change, suffers. However, artists need not go cap in hand to some supposed benefactor. Art, as I've stated throughout, cannot rely on patronage. If books have virtually no collateral this is not surprising. We in South Africa live in a pre and post-literate society - either way the culture of books is fucked. That said, all; the more must we create a life-line that moves culture from a pedagogic imperative to one that inculcates the space of dreaming."

ArtThrob is inviting writers to be a part of the polemic. Be a contributor. Suggest the complex questions that will provoke debate. It is a free canvass.

Please send letter of interest (in email form) with a short proposal to Sean O'Toole at

Published pieces will be remunerated.

Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio, a community printmaking and professional printing and etching studio, has a vacancy for a Printing And Teaching Unit Manager. The newly opened studio is looking for a full time art teacher with printing and management experience to manage the teaching programme and print shop.

For further information and job requirements please contact Cara:

Tel: 082 330 9859

Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition

'FEEL FELT' is the first international art exhibition after the democratisation of Mongolia, in 1990. The vent is being organised by Mongolian Committee and the STOFFWECHSEL Institute. The event aims to draw Mongolia in to the international cultural circuit, and is offering 50 artists from 24 countries an opportunity to participate.

The event will take place in the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The artworks will be shown in selected locations across the city, including public places. All the artworks will be realised on site in Mongolia with Mongolian artists and intellectuals. The artists will arrive to Mongolia three weeks before the Vernisage to finish their installations and artworks. The organisers have committed to give assistance and know how to the invited artists. In addition, Mongolian artists, designers, architectures and other professions will assist them. The invited artists will have access to workshops in Ulaanbaatar.

Proposed exhibition dates: July 3 - 31, 2005

For detailed information on conditions of entry, visit

International Art Exhibition in Ulaanbaatar
Project Director Professor H. el Attar
PO Box 440557, 12005 Berlin, Germany

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

In the early sixties the Swedish philanthropist couple Aschberg donated a mansion located in Ile-de-France to UNESCO. In the memory of the patrons and in conformity with the spirit of their donation, the mansion was sold in 1992 and UNESCO decided to allocate the totality of the interests perceived from the capital of the sale to the creation of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists.

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists program was created in 1994 to open new career prospects to young artists and give them opportunities to continue their training in specialised institutions.

Since its creation, the number of fellowships granted and applications received regularly increase. Hundreds of young artists have already benefited from the program. For 2004/2005, the program proposes 57 fellowships offered by 48 partner institutions from 27 countries.

These fellowships are co-financed by the Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) and an international network of partner institutions specialised in the training of artists. IFPC was created in November 1974 during the 18th session of UNESCO General Conference. The original objective was to create a development bank designed to help cultural management turned into a financial fund to support cultural projects. Today The Fund's mission consists in offering complementary funds to artists' and entrepreneurs' projects so that cultural diversity could profit from globalisation instead of being its victim.

For more information, please consult the website:

1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France

2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards

The 6th annual Commonwealth Photographic Awards, organised by the Commonwealth Press Union in collaboration with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, is an open competition for amateur and professional photographers. A special category has been created this year for Under 18's.

For full details contact Jane Rangeley on email: or visit:

Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland

"I am planning project in public space in Dutch town Tilburg that has a partnership with Emfuline (Lekoa Vaal). We are looking for three South African artists, preferably from that area, who will be invited to come and stay for a short while (all expenses covered) to develop a proposal."

Contact Rob Moonen on email:

Call for entries for VANSA Logo Design Competition

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) is holding a competition for the design of its logo. The logo must reflect this organisation's identity as a national body representing, advancing and developing the interests of the visual arts sector in South Africa.

VANSA is a national non-profit body, which was launched in March 2003 in order to lobby for recognition and opportunities for artists, arts-affiliated institutions, bodies and organisations. VANSA aims to have a broad-based membership that includes individuals, organisations and businesses involved in all aspects of the visual arts, including education. All art forms are addressed by the organisation, including, amongst others, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic art, new media, and performance art.

The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of R1000, which has been sponsored by Zellen Art Products.

Deadlines for entries: Monday, March 15, 2004

Entries to be submitted to the Association For Visual Arts, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: (021) 424-7436

For more information contact Nadja Daehnke 073 304-0843 or

An invitation to participate in 52WEEKS52WORKS

Introducing a project for both the actualised and the frustrated culture maker.

This is a year-long public art event where participants make an artwork every week for the whole of 2004. The project is open to everybody - all you need is access to the Internet once every seven days.

Works can be of any size and in any medium, as long as they engage the public and get out of your flat/ studio and off your computer. Don't restrict your thinking to traditional art practices. Your work needn't be an object; your work can be anything from a poster to a performance. It's your work and your call.

All works must be documented, as this documentation will become the evidence of your participation. Once the website is up, your documented works will be uploaded weekly to act as an artistic diary for yourself and others.

Throughout the year special '52WEEKS52WORKS' events in which you might want to participate will take place - this project will also act as a creative database for external projects as well. A catalogue will be produced to feature the artists who have completed the project.

Log on for more information by sending your details to The details of the website will be forwarded to you. You must commit to completing all 52 works in the 52 weeks starting January 1, 2004 and ending January 2, 2005. Documentation for each week's work is to be received by 6pm on the Sunday of that week. Documentation must be jpeg (72dpi) or text file.

We are hoping that 52WEEKS52WORKS gets lots of participants, as the thought of new work happening all over Cape Town/ South Africa/ Overseas every week is really very exciting. This is not a curated exhibition - it is an open platform for individuals to produce work, explore processes and map global public culture-making. You don't have to attend meetings, fill out forms or deal with sponsor's logos - the project is yours and takes the form of your weekly work. We expect this project to push your creativity with its tight weekly deadlines, but also expect it to be fun for all the same reasons. It's an opportunity for you to purge your notebooks of unused ideas and create space for new ones to arrive.

Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops

"Thupelo workshops are organised for artists by artists and are initiated in response to a need for interaction between themselves. 'The concentration of so much energy and commitment into a short period of time encourages risk-taking and experimentation that might not happen in the artist's own studio. At the same time the process of exchange that lies at the heart of the Workshops, based on the Triangle model, often has a long-term influence on the practice and sometimes the lives of the participants. The strong emphasis on process rather than product engendered by the workshops means that the work made and exhibited at the workshop open days is often not finished work." - Robert Loder.

We invite you to apply for the next regional workshop which will be held for ten days at Ulwazi School in Langa, in March 2004 (dates to be confirmed) culminating in an open day/ exhibition of work-in-progress on the final day. The workshop is open to any adult working full time in the visual arts in Cape Town. We are including in this year's workshop a few places for artists of other disciplines such as performance, music, poetry, film, etc.

Submit applications to: The Committee, Thupelo, P O Box 250, Woodstock, 7915

Please do not submit applications electronically

Your application must include -
- A motivational letter
- 6-8 images of work

Deadline for applications - February 19, 2004

For further information contact Alex (021) 447-9699

In addition to the above, applications are invited for an International Thupelo Workshop to be held in September in Prince Albert in the Karoo, about four hours from Cape Town. Travel costs to and from Cape Town and specialist art materials need to be covered by the artists, while Thupelo will cover all other expenses, providing our funding is confirmed. Please state clearly on your application if you are able to obtain funding for your own participation as well as travel to and from Cape Town.

Your application must be sent to the above address and should include -
- A motivational letter
- A letter of reference
- 6-8 images of work
- CV

Deadline for applications is June 15

In the past some artists have not fully understood the unique nature of the workshop. We therefore have found it necessary to ask you to formally acknowledge having read and understood all the documentation included in this invitation as well as what is on our website

Sculpture Park Project: Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a satellite of the National Museum situated in Bloemfontein, the Free State. It is one of the youngest museums of its kind in the country and the only art museum in the province. The museum is situated in magnificent gardens overlooking the inner city making it an ideal site for a sculpture garden.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum has received funding from the National Lottery Board to launch and to co-ordinate a project whereby sculptors are invited to submit proposals for the execution and erection of sculptures to be permanently situated in the museum gardens. Artists are invited to submit proposals in drawing form, together with a budget, which will include envisaged materials, details of execution, instalment, transport and a timetable proposal.

Thereafter, selected artists will be invited to submit maquettes for a final selection of approximately 10 works. The sculpture garden seeks to broaden the parameters of art making so as to address new audiences and aims to involve artists from all over the country working in different media and styles.

Entry forms and details are available from Oliewenhuis Art Museum, P O Box 266, Bloemfontein.

For additional information, please contact Craig Booth or Sharon Crampton:

Tel: (051) 447 9609
Fax: (051) 447 9283

AVA invites submissions

The Association For Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town invites submissions from visual artists who wish to exhibit at AVA from 2004 onwards. The Selection Committee of the AVA meets every two months to review submissions and the next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 19. Selection meetings take place every second month thereafter.

Interested artists should bring to the gallery six to eight works (these can be supplemented by visual material such as slides and photographs), a CV and a short letter of intent or an artist's statement. The committee is most interested in reviewing the work that the artists wish to exhibit or else their most recent works. Artists can collect their works the day after the meeting.

In addition, any curators wishing to curate exhibitions for AVA should submit proposals to AVA's Selection Committee.

AVA is committed to the ongoing promotion of art and artists, both emerging and established, both formally trained and self- taught. For more information, contact Estelle Jacobs.

Association for Visual Arts
35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424 7436
Fax: (021) 423 2637

Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints

The Iowa Biennial Exhibition will exhibit an international survey of contemporary miniature prints in all 2-D media to be held beginning June 2004. There is no entry fee and up to three [3] works may be submitted.

For further details contact download a pdf (Adobe Acrobat) information sheet,
OR or visit

ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004

ArtSPACE Durban (aSd) is looking for artists to submit proposals for exhibiting work in 2004. Contemporary work, including installations and new media with a focus on challenging embedded perceptions, is encouraged.

aSd is housed in a warehouse just off Umgeni Road in Durban in a suitably gritty industrial environment with a view of the sea. The space is robust and calls for interaction. Exhibition rentals are reasonable as the Main Gallery is R280 per week (180 sq. meters), the Middle Gallery R140 per week (50 sq. meters) and the Coffee Lounge R 60 per week (48 sq. meters). ASd can also take care of invitations (per 1000 (A6) R 550) whilst postage is R1.80 per invite.

The running wall space of the various galleries is as follows:

Main Gallery: 33 meters @ 3.5 meters high
Middle Gallery: 18.4 m @ 3 m high
Coffee Lounge 15.2 m @ 3 m high
Total 66.6 m

25% commission is charged on works sold.

For more info contact Karen on 312-0793 or 083-300-9804.

My Mission: call for submissions

'{self}_representation 2003', the new show on Le Musee di-visioniste curated by Agricola de Cologne and launched on September 30 2003, invites artists to submit to the recently initiated project 'My Mission', a collection of textual self-representations in form of artistic statements.

Please send your statement as a short text in plain email format (no more than 500 words), stating how you see your mission as an artist.

'My mission' is an ongoing project with an open end, so you can send your statement at any time, there is no deadline.

All serious entries will be immediately included.

Send submissions to with 'My Mission' in the subject line. or

Donate your art to AIDS orphans auction website

Last year the Art for AIDS Orphans auction raised over a million rands for AIDS orphans. Organizer Nicci Bailey is currently setting up a permanent charity website gallery,, and are requesting that all artists who would like to donate a piece for this worthy cause to log onto our site.

Contact: Nicci Bailey


Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Program - June 2004 Term Announced

The Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program is open to Canadian and international artists who are engaged in the research or creation of work. It is designed to provide participants with time to think, create and experiment within a diverse community of artists. The June 2004 residency will be the fifth term of the program, which was launched with the generous assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation in August 2000.

The Residency Program aims to further the professional development of artists and enable the creation and production of new work by:

- Fostering an exchange of ideas and influences;
- Encouraging the sharing of expertise, experiences and techniques;
- Inspiring creative exchanges;
- Building relationships and a dialogue between a diverse group of artists working in different media.

The Residency Program provides Canadian and International professional artists from all disciplines with a subsidized opportunity to live and work at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island (Toronto, Canada) from June 1, 2004.

Applications will be accepted as of January 30, 2004. Ten solo artists will be selected.

Deadline: March 4, 2004.

The Call for Submissions, outlining the detailed application procedures are available on the Artscape website at

If you have questions about the application procedures please contact Susan Serran, Manager of Arts Programs and Services at or Tel: 416. 392 7834, ext. 2

Residence in Turin, Italy

Residenza San Rocco is an historic 18th century building situated in the Italian city of Turin, on a hill. The Residenza San Rocco is hosting professional artists from all the parts of the world for free (one week).

For further information contact Daniela Boarino on email:



ArtThrob looking for Johannesburg Editor

ArtThrob is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Johannesburg Editor, which is currently vacant. The position is ideally suited for a recent graduate looking to establish him/herself as an emergent voice in the local art scene.

The position requires the successful candidate to manage the Gauteng listings, write at least one critical review per update as well as submit newsworthy articles for the News section. The position requires diligence, consummate writing skills and dedication. The position will be remunerated commensurate with the skills of the successful applicant.

Please send letter of interest (in email form), along with detailed CV to Sean O'Toole at

The Association of Black Photographers invites proposals

Autograph Association of Black Photographers (ABP) is seeking proposals or expressions of interest from freelance photography curators to work closely with the organisation on developing, managing and delivering its programme of photography projects.

You will have a proven track record of curating and an established international network of artists and galleries. You must have an understanding of issues relating to representation, cultural diversity and human rights within photographic practice and be able to see a project through all stages of development including funding applications and evaluation. Excellent project management and negotiation skills are therefore essential.

Send applications by letter only, containing -

1. A letter and CV outlining your experience
2. A short statement on why your curatorial experience is of relevance to Autograph

Send to Autograph ABP, 74 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A3JG, UK

TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda

Our organisation Collectif Artistes Plasticiens (CAP), based in Geneva and in Tambacounda (southeast Senegal), is organising an artistic exchange programme. Entitled 'TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda', professional artists (both visual and performance artists) can apply until November 30. The exchange takes place from December 15, 2004 to January 1, 2005.

Details and mode of application are available on our web site:

Email: or

Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira Gallery

Joáo Ferreira Gallery presents the "ultimate venue for hire for functions, photo and film shoots, parties and launches. We offer two large, spacious NY loft-style rooms. The venue is suitable for live music, there is safe parking and catering and other facilities are available within the gallery space."

80 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-5403
Fax: (021) 423-2136

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

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