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18.07.00 2nd Commonwealth Photographic Awards
Administered by the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU), the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) this competition offers a �2000 first prize and cash prizes for regional winners and runners-up. All commonwealth residents are invited to submit colour or black-and-white photographs on the theme of "Communication". Entrants are invited to interpret the theme as freely as they like. Most of the winning photographs will be featured in a television programme based on the Awards and made available for broadcast in over 40 countries throughout the Commonwealth. There will also be several exhibitions around the world incorporating the winning photographs.
Entry is restricted to Commonwealth residents although pictures may have been taken anywhere in the world. Only one print per entry is permitted. Entries must include name, address, telephone, fax number and/ or email address on the back of the photograph. A paragraph of approximately 50 words should explain why you think this photo is significant and should give details of the picture and its context. Photographs must not have been previously published in any form. Entries will not be returned or acknowledged. The sponsors reserve the right to use any of the photographs for purposes in connection with the competition (these include exhibitions, publishing, broadcast and electronic rights). Judging will take place in August/ September 2000, when only the winners will be notified. Prints must be received by August 10. No entry fee or form is required.
Send your entry to: Photo Awards, CBA, 17 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA, UK
10:30 to 1:00 'Figure Drawing' Ongoing, every Saturday
Join us for a day of art exploration, working from life or working from history. From 10:30 � 1:00, draw or paint short and long poses with an experienced model. From 1:30 � 4:00, experiment with painting techniques of the old masters, including egg tempera, encaustic, distemper, and plaster secco.
The figure drawing sessions are without formal instruction. Easels, boards, drawing tables and refreshments are provided. Please bring all materials you intend to use. Cost for a single figure drawing session is R20 to R50 (sliding scale) or R80 for 5 sessions (paid in advance). Classes are ongoing.
The afternoon sessions are dedicated to exploring painting techniques used by Italian master painters. Instruction will be given on preparing and using a variety of media and grounds. All materials will be provided at cost. Classes will follow a 5 week cycle, with a different medium covered each week. Cost for the 5-class series is R50 to R80 (sliding scale) plus material cost. Classes begin Saturday, 29 July 2000.
Classes held at the Community Arts Project, 106 Chapel Street, Woodstock.
Attendance at either session must be confirmed in advance. To reserve space or for more information, please call Sara at 082 731 1365 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are leaving a phone message, please specify which section you are interested in attending.
Artists wishing to submit works for the Sasol New Signatures competition should do so on Tuesday July 18 and Wednesday July 19 at the Pretoria Art Museum during normal opening hours. A fee of R25 per work is payable. The exhibition opens July 26 with a first prize of R10 000. For more information, call Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts, Pretoria, on (012) 346-3100.
Association of Arts, Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
The fourth FNB Vita National Craft Exhibition, held in collaboration with the National Crafts Council of South Africa, focuses on work by craftspeople from throughout South Africa and is the country's most prestigious awards exhibition of this sort.
The aim of the exhibition is to nurture the creation of works of fine craftsmanship and design across all major craft disciplines. These include wood, metal, fibre, glass and recycled materials. All of the 250 works on exhibition are original and have not been previously exhibited. On Saturday July 15 a free Marketing Skills Workshop, given by John Arnesohn (CMSA) from the Graduate School of Marketing Management, will be held at the gallery. The objectives of the workshop are to provide delegates with a broad understanding of marketing and to give craftspeople a practical approach to marketing their work. Registration is necessary.
The exhibition runs from Sunday July 16 - Friday August 25
The African Window Gallery, 149 Visagie Street, cnr Bosman & Visagie Streets, Pretoria
For further information, and to register for the workshop, contact Wendy
ART M.O.D.E, part of Medunsa Organisation for Disabled Entrepeneurs, is running an art workshop for disabled fine artists.
10am - 2pm, Saturday July 20
M.O.D.E Head Office, 22 Solomon Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Potential attendees should confirm their participation by calling:
(011) 487-3746 or 830-0231
I am currently looking to become a publisher, and I have contacts in the United States. The genre in which I work is erotic photography- not pornography, but beautiful or alternative images of males and females, nude and otherwise. Can anyone, preferably working in black-and-white, help me?
South Africa was not one of the 32 countries represented at the Florence Biennale in 1999. With moves afoot to improve SA presence at Venice, applications are also being sought from South African practitioners who would like to be considered for participation for the Florence event. Further information can be obtained from the following website:http://www.artestudio.net/
With the FNB Vita Art Prize 2000 just hotting up, the FNB team are already looking for nominees for next year. It's the perfect time to start thinking about it, while the shows are out there for the looking and fresh in the mind. Any South African artists who exhibit work between January and December 2000, either on a group show or as a solo exhibition (both locally and abroad) are eligible for consideration. Selected artists will be commissioned to produce a new work for the Sandton Civic Gallery space and stand in line to win the overall prize of R35,000. Nomination forms can be found at participating galleries in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Simply fill out the form and send it to FNB Vita Awards (postage paid). For further information or to receive a nomination form, call (011) 442 8435 or visit http://www.artslink.co.za/fnb
Returning the Gaze is part of the One City Many Cultures Festival 2000. It focuses on race, culture and identity and runs from September 21 - 25. The project is being curated by a committee of BLAC Seminar Series regulars and initiators. (The BLAC Seminar Series was formed as a space for artists to meet, discuss and grow and takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at the Centre for the Book. Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town at 5.30 pm).
Artists including writers, poets, photographers, painters, graphic designers etc. are invited to submit images or images/text or text alone around the issues of race, culture and identity in Cape Town. The aim is to produce a series of postcards, billboards and stickers or badges, falling under the One City 2000 Festival, dealing with racial politics and power in Cape Town.
Entries should be ready for print processing as 8 chosen entries will be produced and distributed in the city. Other entries will be exhibited at the festival or on the BLACONLINE website ( www.blaconline.co.za ) with the option for people to send them to others over the internet. Writers and poets are further asked to submit poems or writings or outlines for critical text pieces for inclusion on the website alone.
Submissions for the postcards, billboards and stickers close on July 15. Postcard entries should be of the standard 148mm X 105mm size.
BLAC remains open to other suggestions for self-funded projects around the theme. Media coverage is guaranteed! Here's your chance to say what you think, when you think- "What are they saying about me?". Here's your chance to show us what you really want to see happening in the city!
BLAC/RTG, P.O. Box 6692, Roggebaai, 8012,
Tel/fax: 465-4996 (ask for Jason or Anthea)
06.06.00 Cool studio space available in Cape Town
On the top floor of a turn of the century chocolate factory in Woodstock is the All Star Studio, a large artists cooperative studio. Great views and light, close to town, 24 hour security. Several spaces available, from small to medium. People working in related activities welcome too. From R330 per month. Phone (021) 462-2095.
Director: University Museum
Requirements: A postgraduate qualification in History of Art; appropriate experience in museum management and administration: proven ability to organise exhibitions and public functions.
Commencement of duties: January 2001
For details of package and remuneration contact 021-8084569.
Completed application forms may be forwarded to the Chief Director: Human Resources, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag x1 , Matieland 7602 or fax: 021-8082484. Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports as soon as possible directly to the same address.