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01.05.04 Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship
01.05.04 Nomadifesta 2004 Invitation for Artists
01.05.04 Call for nominations for Nat Nakasa Award
01.05.04 Itch invites visual submissions
01.05.04 Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004
01.05.04 Publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa
01.05.04 The Second Annual Brett Kebble Art Awards invites entries
01.05.04 Art at War - The Artist's Voice: call for submissions
01.05.04 Need a photographic assistant?


03.03.04 2004 Performing and Visual Arts Courses at CAP
03.02.04 Need a photographic assistant?
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork


01.04.04 8th Bibliophilia Africana Conference
01.04.04 Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship
01.04.04 Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Awards
01.04.04 SASOL New Signatures Competition
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
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


15.11.03 The Association of Black Photographers invites proposals
15.10.03 TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda
15.09.03 Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop


03.02.04 Residence in Turin, Italy


Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship

'Girls Night Out' is a thematic group show of invited artists to be held as part of the third Month of Photography festival, February 15 - March 20, 2005 at the João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town.

Curators Tracy Lindner Gander and Geeta Chagan, are looking for like-minded businesses/ individuals to sponsor the event. Finances are required to cover artwork production costs, venue rental, and the creation and production of marketing material, which includes exhibition invitations and a catalogue.

The aim of the show is to promote an awareness of the wide range of artists/ photographic styles employed by artists living in South Africa - to break with the largely male-oriented view of contemporary South African life as expressed through traditional photographic practice. To this end, both emerging and established artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition.

Participating artists include: Bridget Baker, Lien Botha, Claire Breukel, Katherine Bull, Arnold Erasmus, Tracy Lindner Gander, Dorothee Kreutzveldt, Sarah Nankin, Varenka Paschke, Claire Sarembock, Lance Slabbert, Penny Siopis and Sue Williamson. For biographical information on participating artists, please point your browser to

Please contact the curators for additional information.

Tracy: (021) 448-8750 or 083 254-9167, email: Geeta: (021) 423-5403 (o/h) or 082 218-4882, email:

Nomadifesta 2004 Invitation for Artists

The Artrageous Group invites all artists, local (Greek and Turkish Cypriots) and international, to participate in the Nomadifesta 2004, on May 22, 2004, which will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus and invites all participants to bring with them one suitcase packed with whatever they wish to display.

Artists from around the world are invited to use a suitcase as a platform for the expression of one's personal statement and as an arena of exchange and communication. A suitcase, an object that is laden with historical exigencies, with memories and meanings, is proposed as the shell of a mini personal exhibition.

Participants will meet in Nicosia at Solomou Square at 6pm, Saturday May 22 and walk to Kasteliotissa Space, where they will open their suitcases in order to reveal and exhibit the content of their luggage. The Space will be "occupied" by the suitcases until 10pm, Sunday May 23.

Artists from abroad wishing to send only their luggage are welcome. In such cases, their luggage cannot be returned to them but will be kept in the "Luggage Collection" of the Artrageous Group, to be used in their future activities.

To learn more and to participate at the Nomadifesta 2004 please visit the Art Rageous Group website

Artists wishing to participate are asked to sponsor their own travelling expenses. If necessary an invitation will be forwarded to them in order to proceed in seeking funding for their airfare. Accommodation in Cyprus for artists will be considered.

Call for nominations for Nat Nakasa Award

SANEF, the Print Media SA's Media Freedom Committee and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa are now accepting nominations for the 2004 Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity. Nat Nakasa was a prominent journalist and writer who died in exile. This annual award recognises any media practitioner - journalist, editor, manager or owner who has:

- Shown integrity and reported fearlessly;
- Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa;
- Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite insurmountable obstacles;
- Resisted any censorship;
- Shown courage in making information available to the SA public;
- Any combination of the above.

If you think anybody fits this definition, please submit your nomination before May 25, 2004 accompanied by a motivation to:

Deadline is May 25 and prize money is R15000

The Nat Nakasa Award, c/o Print Media SA, PO Box 47180, Parklands, 2121

or deliver to 5th Floor, Nedbank Gardens, 33 Bath Avenue, Rosebank

Tel: (011) 721-3200
Fax: (011) 721-3253/ 5

The Award is open to all journalists irrespective of whether they serve a community/ national newspaper, magazine or an electronic medium (including online publishers). The winner will receive R15000 in prize money and a certificate. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in July 2004.

Visual Submissions invited for Itch

What does Home/ Place/ Locale mean to you?

Architects, graphic designers, photographers, cartoonists and any other visual thinkers in any field are invited to submit their work in any of the following formats:

- an image or series of images
- photo essays including text
- consumer or journalistic photography
- graphically generated work
- illustration

Submissions can be sent by email to or delivered to Itch C/O Bell-Roberts Publishing, 199 Loop Street, Cape Town or mailed to PO Box 16067, Vlaeberg, 8018

All submissions must include the following:

100 word abstract or overview of the submission;
full contact details and credits for the contributor(s);
A 100 word biography of the contributor;
Digital submissions should be delivered in high resolution (300dpi preferably JPG, TIFF or EPS)

Submissions dealing with any topic or theme are continually welcomed and considered.

Deadline for Issue 2, Volume 1 is April/ 30

Itch is a creative submission published quarterly by Bell-Roberts Publishing.

Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004 global networking is preparing a feature related to Iraq - the war and the period afterwards, and is looking for proposals of net-based art works, papers, articles, comments, links etc which fit in this spectrum.

Accepted works and items must have a clearly defined copyright note and will be included in the new Iraq module to be created. Besides URLs of works or sources, certain media files are acceptable, see specifications below.

Please use this form for submitting:

1. first name/ name of artist, email, URL
2. a brief bio/ CV (not more than 300 words)
3. title and URL or type of media file
4. a short work description (not more than 300 words)
5. one screen shot (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Please send your submission to with 'Iraq' in the subject line.

Only these types of media files are accepted:

1. text - plain email, .txt or .doc
2. image -.jpg
3. movie -.swf, .dcr, .mov, .mpeg

The deadline is ongoing and as soon as submissions are accepted, they will be included and posted.

Publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa

The Italian scientific review 'Africa e Mediterraneo' ( is preparing the first publication on the Cultural Industry in Africa. Various issues will be studied, with their implications in the promotion of the arts in Africa, their specific characteristics and their relationship with the West. The publication will investigate various aspects of the profit and non-profit visual arts sector (role of art galleries, cultural centres, co-operations and non-government organisations), and will present public and private initiatives such as African biennials, 'public art' projects, art websites and magazines. It will also analyse the political/ economical/ cultural implications of the Western art market, including projects and financial grants regarding Africa.

Call for papers investigating the business of culture in Africa

Contributors can propose:
- critical essays
- reports on cultural projects, initiatives and businesses in Africa or in cooperation with Africa
- articles underlining various national policies and situations in Africa

'Africa e Mediterraneo' publishes articles in English, French or Italian

Deadline: June 15, 2004

For more information please contact Andrea Marchesini Reggiani or Iolanda Pensa

The issue of "Africa e Mediterraneo" on Cultural Industry in Africa is linked to the first meeting of the Cultural Ministries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States ( in Dakar 2003 and to their decision to strengthen the strategy of development based on the industry of culture. To plan a development in this field, but also to understand the implications that such policies of development may have, it will be necessary to analyse the current situation of cultural industry in Africa. In the Western post-industrial world, the cultural sector is more and more developed; it evolves around products such as publications, movies, art works, information, communication and technology, products which are produced all over the world and which include African culture. In the promotion of African culture, the competition between the Western and African cultural industries can generate a strong dependency on Europe, the US and Japan, but at the same time can encourage the development of new and alternative solutions, based on a combination of global influences and local specificity. The issue will try to answer questions such as:

- What is the current situation of cultural industries in Africa?
- Which businesses work and which don't? And why?
- Who supports African cultural industries? What kind of financial grants exist? How are grants influencing African culture and projects?
- What is the point in promoting the cultural industries in Africa?
- What kind of cultural policies and politics are African countries promoting? Are the national laws in accordance with the national policies and politics?
- What is the art market in Africa? What kind of market can Western countries offer to African artists? How does the international art market work? What are its influences on the African art market and production?
- Who determines the value of a work of art?
- How do artists survive? What do they do for a living?
- How do private and public sectors work together to promote culture in Africa?
- What influence does culture have on economics, development and tourism in Africa?

The issue will be divided into three sections:

1. Cultural politics and policies in Africa and on Africa
2. The situation of cultural industries in Africa (public and private, profit and no-profit projects and businesses)
3. The situation from the prospective of the market and the artists

The Second Annual Brett Kebble Art Awards invites entries

The second annual Brett Kebble Art Awards has not only raised doubled the available prize money, but this year's awards places no technical or size restrictions on the art works entered, The 2004 BKAA also introduces a curator's fellowship programme, the first in the country. Artist, administrator and curator, Khwezi Gule of Kwa Zulu-Natal, is the first person to receive a Kebble Fellowship. He will join the Awards in a curatorial role under the leadership of Clive van den Berg, the curator of the 2004 exhibition.

The top six artists will each receive R60 000, whilst one exceptional work will earn its creator R200 000. In addition there will be merit awards of R10 000 to be allocated by the judges at their discretion.

The 2003 Awards attracted the largest entry for a South African art event with more than 1 600 submissions received from which 167 were selected as finalists. It is anticipated that the wider spread and influence, and increased interest and awareness of the Awards, will result in an even larger number of submissions for the 2004 event.

Recognising how the different environments in which artists and crafters are practicing will affect their ability to gain access to this opportunity; the entry procedures for the 2004 award have changed significantly. In addition to receiving photographic entries, the selectors and curator will travel to regional centres where they will view the original works before making a selection. There will be centres in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and White River and smaller collection points including Polokwane, Umtata and Pietermaritzburg. Artists wishing to enter installation work may also provide the selectors with a proposal, should the work still be in progress, or unable to be adequately constructed at the regional venue. Provision has also been made for artists who can't afford to send their work to one of the regional centres to mail photographs of their art to the Awards headquarters in Cape Town.

The Awards will once again offer artists the chance to enter works in six categories - painting and mixed media, craft, photography, new media/ installation, printmaking and sculpture. However, this year, recognising that contemporary art often blurs the barriers between the media and challenges traditional definitions of such categories, awards will be made to the top six works and will not be category-specific. Also, this year both traditional and contemporary craft can be submitted.

Works submitted for the Award across all categories must have been produced in the twelve month period between May 31, 2003 and May 31, 2004. Once work has been selected it will be taken to Cape Town and hung at an exhibition to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. A judging panel will then select the top works and the awards will be made at a gala dinner to be held on October 9, 2004.

The selection panel consists of artist and curator Clive van den Berg; art administrator and curator of the University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries (WAG), Julia Charlton as well as artist and curator of the Constitution Hill collection, Churchill Madikida. This years the judges are painter and photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, Professor Penny Siopis, head of Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, artist and lecturer Frank Ledimo, art advisor Julia Meintjes and art patron Lucia Burger.

The finalists' work will be on display for three weeks after the Awards.

Artists are invited to submit works at the regional centers by the May 31, 2004. Each work must be accompanied by an official submission form which together with a full list of Terms and Conditions is available on the website on or from The Brett Kebble Art Awards offices in Cape Town, tel: (021) 710-1712. The Terms and Conditions are available in Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English.

Art at War - The Artist's Voice

The Aldo Castillo Gallery will present an exhibition to provide a forum for all artists (established and emerging) to express their views on the current acts of war and war in general.

The gallery's social mission is to increase awareness of the significant cultural contributions of international artists and Latin American artists in particular, through exhibitions, educational programmes and live performances. Any "theatre" of war is so inconsistent with our overall mission that we feel compelled to encourage artists to express their individual perspectives as a means to further dialogue and present the multitude of opinions that surround this subject (it seems ironic that the current Iraq war is taking place in Mesopotamia, where one of the world's first civilisations and important cultures was located).

"War represents a significant regression from our potential state of grace with "God" and a deviation from humanity's original purpose, towards the purpose of "Evil". War is characterised by suffering, oppression, poverty, vanity, and disappointment, in pursuit of the false gods of money, power, racial or national dominance, and any other partisan, political cause. And all of this is expressed as pride and egotism, both forms of ignorance, by which a person falsely positions himself over others".

An exhibition of work addressing this theme will take place from September 10 to October 16, 2004. For an application form, guidelines and limitations please visit

Send images/ photos/ war statement to: the Aldo Castillo Gallery, Attention: Aldo Castillo, 233 W Huron, Chicago, IL 60610 or email

Contact: Aldo Castillo/ Director
Tel: 312-337-2536
Fax: 312-337-3627

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 / +358 40 5021319
email address:


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.


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


From Papyrus to Print-out: the Book in Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

8th Bibliophilia Africana Conference

First Conference Circular and Call for Papers

Every country in Africa is currently faced with the challenges of book development, book pricing, preservation of books and oral literature, public libraries, accessibility of literature, reading literacy, and the impact of information technology on book development and on literature. The 8th Bibliophilia Africana conference will focus on these issues and how they are being addressed in various sectors and at various levels across the continent.

Day one of the three-day conference will focus on historical perspectives, day two on the present and day three on the future of the book in Africa.

Interested parties are invited to submit abstracts on the themes listed below. If your interest area is not listed below, please feel free to submit an abstract and it will be considered - but inclusion will be dependant on time constraints.

- changes in the book industry
- electronic knowledge
- collecting and preserving
- changes in the collectors' market
- book access
- alternative initiatives in publishing
- the current and future role of national libraries in collecting rare Africana
- literatures and publishing in Africa
- oral history, folklore, poetry
- religious books/ publications
- South African struggle publications and the Exile Press

Paper presentations should last 20 minutes or you may make a Poster Presentation. We also envisage workshops, creative performances and exhibitions.

Abstracts must include the following information:
- title
- outline
- name and institutional affiliation of the author(s),
- address, e-mail address, phone, mobile and fax numbers

Abstracts should not be more than 300 words in length and the deadline for these is May 31. Send to or post to:

8th Bibliophiles Conference
National Library of South Africa
P O Box 496
Cape Town
South Africa

Address other enquiries to or visit

Day registrations as well as session registrations will be available and special concessions for students and pensioners will be considered. Registration forms will be sent later.

The 8th Bibliophilia Africana Conference is co-ordinated by:
- The Association of Friends of the National Library of South Africa
- Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town
- National Library of South Africa
- Centre for the Book, Cape

Gabrielle Ritchie
Programme Executive
Heritage and Information Awareness
National Library of South Africa
Cape Town Campus
Tel: +27 21 424-6320 x238
Fax: +27 21 423-3359

8th Bibliophilia Africana Conference, Centre for the Book, Cape Town

May 11 - 14, 2005

Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship

As the founder of the West African Museums Programme (1982-87) and Chief Curator of the National Museum of African Art (1987-97), Philip L. Ravenhill was a major creative force in the study, collection, preservation, and exhibition of African art. The Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship is awarded annually to an African art historian, cultural anthropologist, museum curator or visual artist. The Fellowship is intended to give deserving individuals the opportunity to travel, conduct research or practice their art in North American or European museums or educational institutions. Preference is given to young or mid-career scholars or artists who have not recently had the opportunity to travel internationally. Support may be requested for periods of one to three months, and applications will be funded up to US $7500. Successful applicants will have demonstrated accomplishment in research related to or practice of contemporary or traditional African arts. Fellowship recipients will be expected to deliver one lecture or give one critique and to make themselves available to staff, faculty and students at the host institution.

All applicants must be citizens of an African country, although not necessarily currently resident on the continent. The following materials must be included in support of the application:

1. Resumé or curriculum vitae
2. A description of no more than 1000 words clearly explaining the project to be undertaken and the expected outcome (e.g. monograph, chapter, article, exhibition)
3. An official letter written by the department head of the proposed host institution (museum, art school, college, or university) confirming approval of the applicant's proposed collaboration with that institution
4. Three letters of reference from professional employers, mentors, or colleagues
5. Projected dates of travel and length of residency
6. The name and address of a contact person at the proposed host institution
7. A detailed budget including travel expenses, living expenses, and supplies
8. Visual artists should submit 10 - 20 35mm slides of recent work (or digital equivalent)

Applications should be sent to John Mack, Keeper, Ethnography Department, British Museum, Great Russell St., London WC1B 3DG

All applications are due June 15, 2004< p> Questions should be directed to Marla C. Berns, UCLA Fowler Museum

Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Awards

The International Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Award will again be held in May and June 2004. This annual contemporary Fine Arts Award is regarded as one of the country's most prestigious awards. The prize money has been raised to a total of R40 000, with the winner taking R20 000 and R12 000, R8000 going to second and third places respectively.

Artists practicing in painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and any other fine art media may enter and the entry fee stands at R50 per work. Entry forms are available at the venue on the entry dates. Artists wishing to exhibit installations are advised to visit the facility to select a suitable position as space is limited and installations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

This exhibition is unique in that it profiles the cultural focus of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality by attracting artists from around the country as well as internationally. This is the 16th year that the competition (formerly known as the Kempton Park Thembisa Fine Arts Award) will be held. The exhibition attracts established and emerging artists, and previous winners have found the support to pursue professional careers as artists. These include: Joanne Bloch, Daniel Mosako, Cobus Haupt, Klas Thibeletsha, Zondi Skosana, Keith Dietrich, Alan Crump, CJ Morkel, Brad Hammond and Jeannott Ladeira.

The adjudication panel comprises Jeremy Wafer, Colbert Mashile, Gordon Froud, Usha Seejarim and Joanne Bloch.

100 works will be selected from all the entries received and the winners will be announced on June 26.

The exhibition takes place from June 27 - July 15

Entries must be delivered, between May 26 and 28, to -
Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre, Coen Scholtz Community Centre, Mooifontein Road, Birchleigh North, Kempton Park
Tel: (011) 391-4006/ 7

Additional information is available from Micha Birch tel: (011) 391-4007 or 082 345 4012

Rules of Entry

1. Works of art may be entered during 26 - 28 May 2004 between 9am and 7pm. Entry forms will be provided at the venue on the above-mentioned days. An entry fee of R50 per artwork is payable upon entering the competition.

2. All artworks must be ready and suitable for exhibition. The work of art must have been completed in the 12 months prior to the competition.

3. Adjudication will take place on May 31 and June 1, 2004. Only the adjudicators will be allowed access. The adjudicators determine the right to set the standards of the competition. The adjudicators for 2004 are: Jeremy Wafer, Colbert Mashile, Gordon Froud, Usha Seejarim and Joanne Bloch.

4. Unselected Works must be collected on June 4 between 08:00 and 16:00 and on 5 & 6 June between 8am and 1pm. Organisers will not be responsible for unselected works of art that are not collected on the specified dates. Artists whose works are not selected for the exhibition will be notified telephonically.

5. The prize winners will be announced on June 26 at the opening of the exhibition at 6pm at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre. Prize winners will be notified telephonically that they must attend the opening function.

6. 100 art works will be selected by the adjudicators for an exhibition. The artists of these works will be notified that they must attend the opening function.

7. The exhibition may be viewed by the public free of charge from June 27 - July 15 from 10am - 5pm.

8. Art works that were selected for the exhibition and art works sold on the opening night may only be collected from 8am - 3pm from July 16 - 18, 2004. The organisers accept no responsibility for works of art not collected on these dates.

9. The following prizes will be awarded:
First Prize - R 20 000
Second Prize - R 12 000
Third Prize - R 8 000

10. Art works entered for the competition must be for sale and may not belong to anybody else. The purchase price of each work must be indicated on the entry form.

11. Any artist may participate in the competition and any number of art works may be entered. There is no limit on size, but the dimensions of the facility must be taken into account. The organisers reserve the right to select according to available space.

12. The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence or verbal enquiries may be addressed to the organisers in this regard.

13. The first prize winner will be required to serve on the adjudicators' panel for the next Fine Arts Awards Competition.

14. There are no age categories and all media are admissible. Art works are judged on their merit.

SASOL New Signatures Competition

Promoting, supporting and exposing the work of emerging artists of South Africa to the public is the drive behind the Sasol New Signatures Competition 2004. This important annual competition presented by the Association of Arts Pretoria and sponsored by SASOL is open to all artists who are older than 18 years.

Many previous winners have gone on to become highly regarded South African and international artists building an ongoing vital and dynamic foundation to the visual arts in our country.

Being one of South Africa's most prestigious art competitions, it's a must to add to your 2004 calendar. The prestige of winning, exposure you will get as an artist, and the prize money on offer are sure to get your creativity going - so start working now and create works of art that will both stimulate and challenge.

The competition prize-giving takes place on Wednesday July 21 at the Pretoria Art Museum and an exhibition of selected works will be on display at the same venue until August 19.

Submissions are to be made on Wednesday July 7 and Thursday July 8 between 10am and 4pm.

Entry forms and information on collection points will be available from April from the Association of Arts Pretoria.

Tel: (012) 346-3100

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 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


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:



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

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