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Archive: Issue No. 47, July 2001

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This week's new listings:
24.07.01 Contemporary dance residency in Switzerland
Services and courses offered
10.04.01 International Art Exchange Resource
09.01.01 Join a photographic mailing list
Calls for submission
17.07.01 New arts resource centre in Cape Town
17.07.01 Join the Cape Cow Carnival
10.07.01 South African photographers' database
10.07.01 Umlilo Photographers' Association requires assistance
10.07.01 JavaMuseum online project
03.07.01 PPC Cement's Young Concrete Sculptor Awards
19.06.01 Submissions invited for A Virtual Memorial
19.06.01 SA photographic documentary competition
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art
05.06.01 Gallery 111 invites proposals
29.05.01 Art and science collaboration symposium
22.05.01 Artists' Gardens project
22.05.01 Multi-disciplinary art exchange programme
24.04.01 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints
27.03.01 Save The Ruth Prowse Exhibition
13.03.01 Site specific sculpture for Italy
06.02.01 SAARTE-Zine - Free electronic art magazine
17.07.01 Studio space available in Cape Town
12.06.01 Space for hire at the João Ferreira Fine Art gallery
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California
29.05.01 Wanted: Nude models aged 16-100
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop
17.04.01 Monthly photographic crits
27.03.01 Festival Curator for the Cape Town Month of Photography


24.07.01 Contemporary dance residency project invites applications

The Arts Council of Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, is currently investigating the possibilities of a dance residency project in Switzerland. The residency would serve the needs of South African choreographers in their artistic research. In addition, the project aims to favour cross-cultural encounters between the two countries.

The Swiss partners of this project are involved in a contemporary and avant-garde art network. As such we have opted to work with contemporary or avant-garde dancers/choreographers from South Africa rather than with traditional or classical dance. This choice is not the result of classification of any kind, but rather assures the compatibility of both partners.

Period and length of exchange
Provisionally, a two-month stay is planned, between June and September 2002, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Call for application
Interested South African choreographers are welcome to apply for this residency programme. More information is available on request from:

Murielle Perritaz
Tel/fax: (021) 425 4701


10.04.01 International Art Exchange Resource

'Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art Information and communication system on the arts of Africa, the Americas and Asia/Pacific' is a resource with information on art institutions, projects and residency programmes etc. They are currently renewing their directories of annotated links on the arts of particular countries or regions. Most recently, they have updated and broadened the African and Mexican directories:

This contains about 220 annotated links - ordered in 25 categories.
On the Site Map you will find an overview of all sections:

About 280 annotated links - ordered in 51 categories.
The complete structure with all subsections:

In the service area for international art exchange, there are 25 new entries in:
Calls for Submission, Institutions, Project Pool:

09.01.01 Photography Mailing Lists

There is the most incredible photo resource on the internet at RIT. You will find a variety of online photographic mailing lists for those who are interested in current debate on almost any photo topic. There are photojourn, pinhole, street photo, art photo, astra photo, photo philosophy and many others to check out on the RIT site. As a black-and-white printing resource, the pure silver list is an amazingly useful discussion forum. You will find discussion groups listed at


17.07.01 Arts Resource Centre in Cape Town

This Resource Centre, to be launched in September, will be the first institution of its kind in South Africa. Its aim is to provide all local artists and technicians with information, training opportunities, services, infra-structural support and facilities they need. In order to offer this the Resource Centre is collecting the contact information and description of every cultural organisation around Cape Town. If this applies to you, send your contact details and a description of your organisation to the Centre. Information in any of the following areas is especially of interest: exchange programmes on arts management; youth development programmes; musicians' unions and community-based organisations that deal with development.

We hope you will support and join us in creating a comprehensive and useful Resource Centre from which all artists and organisations can benefit.

For more information about the proposed Resource Centre or to submit details about your organisation:

Tel: (021) 410 9981
Fax: (021) 421 5448

17.07.01 Cape Cow Carnival

The Cow Parade first took place in Zurich three years ago. A veritable herd of life-size fibreglass cows, painted and altered by local artists and designers, drew huge crowds to the city and apparently generated a turnover of $100-million. Chicago, Kansas and New York followed suit, all drawing similar responses. Cape Town is the latest to be hosting this event with a herd of 200 cows to be situated throughout the city, from St George's Mall to Camps Bay with a mobile herd to be moved around as well.

The Cape Cow Carnival invites submissions from known and unknown artists, students and collectives. Everyone is invited to submit up to three designs from which one may be selected. Each will be teamed up with an appropriate corporate sponsor who will invest a significant amount of sponsorship into the project. Each artist or group will receive R5 000 for their trouble and will be featured in the Cape Cow Carnival Coffee Book. Each cow will be permanently labelled with the artist's name. At an auction afterwards the cows will be auctioned for charity. The organisers promise extensive media and public exposure.

A timetable, which may be subject to alteration, goes as follows:
Submission of design proposals: June 20 - August 31
Review of proposals: July - August
Artists to receive cows: September
Preparation of cows: September - November 30
Exhibition: December 2001 - February 2002
Auction: February 26 - 28

To download design guidelines visit

Tel: (021) 424 8371
Fax: (021) 424 8332

10.07.01 Database of South African photographers

The South African Centre for Photography is compiling a database of all Southern African photographers. At this time we would like only your contact details to be able to send invitations, announcements etc per mail. Telephone and fax numbers would also be useful. If you know of photographers without e-mail address who would like to receive information from the Centre for Photography you may include their details as well.

Send your details to Claire Breukle at as soon as possible.

10.07.01 The Umlilo Photographers' Association

Umlilo Photographers' Association is the brainchild of a group of so-called "street photographers" from the disadvantaged communities of the Cape Peninsula who saw a great need for coming together, in order to effectively highlight the challenges and obstacles facing them within the photographic industry. Umlilo attempts to positively respond to these challenges by addressing them in a manner appropriate to all those affected individuals and role players.

Background and purpose
The Umlilo Photographers' Association project's establishment was encouraged by the benevolent intervention of Kodak USA, who channeled some donor funds through the SA Centre for Photography. These donor funds were directed at promoting both theoretical and practical basic photographic training workshops for "street photographers". It was decided to centralise the operation of the association at Guga S'thebe in Langa, in order to speedily and effectively spread the campaign to its intended beneficiaries. This decision has made the project more accessible to disadvantaged photographers and students.

A darkroom and an exhibition hall were set up at Guga S'thebe. Peter Magubane, a prominent African photographer, officially opened the facility, on April 22 this year, with a view to furthering the objectives of Kodak USA.

The darkroom facility, its equipment, back-up stock and six months aftercare programme, were made possible by the remaining unutilised funds from the Kodak sponsorship, by the SA Centre for Photography as the official appointed trustees. Initially, this project has to operate as a satellite of the South African Centre for Photography, based at UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art and Photography. It also has to operate as a pioneer project, with the intentions of setting up similar, bigger satellites in other townships, in and around the Cape Peninsula in the near future if funds permit.

1. To explore the photographic medium as a means to open up awareness of artistic expression.
2. To create job opportunities.
3. To create an awareness of photography in schools under career guidance options.
4. To create a photographers' forum for previously disadvantaged individuals where collective bargaining is possible.
5. To develop the community in terms of accessing infrastructure, financial and technical assistance.
6. To strategically develop and diversify the association into other media options, such as journalism, videography, filming, desk top publishing, digital photography and imaging as well as graphic design.
7. To impart all of these media to the youth, women and other interested parties, thereby encouraging equality.
8. To invite various outstanding artists and experts in related fields to come and address the association at regular intervals and share their experience.
9. To stage and participate in local, national and international photographic exhibitions, with the aim of exposing individual talents here and abroad.
10. To stimulate and revive photography with the intention of encouraging and creating public awareness about the importance of photography in the preservation of their historic and cultural heritage.
11. To be vigilant of exploitation and piracy of members' work by unscrupulous elements in the industry.

Current activities and successes
The association's office is at Guga S'thebe, and is now striving to obtain equipment such as computers with printers, scanners (flatbed and negative), a fax machine, a photocopier and an overhead projector. Our black and white printing darkroom has been fully functional since April 22. An exhibition of work by five members of Umlilo Photographers' Association is currently running at Guga S'thebe. New exhibitions are planned on a regular basis.

Anele Ngoko, one of the members, has been conducting a workshop in basic photography with participants from Langa High School since May 16. Four members of the group are currently engaged in management and administration classes at Khanya, and much of the knowledge acquired in these courses will be of great importance to the building and nurturing of our association. Black and white printing sessions have been held, initially under Geoff Grundling of the SA Centre for Photography, who made the facility's installation a reality. At a later stage a few experienced members took over from him.

The success of Umlilo Photographers' Association is important for many of the aims outlined in this document.

Our strengths
1. Our members have shown a strong commitment to achieving the goals of the association. Most work has been voluntary and at our own expense. This is a great sacrifice for most members.
2. Members have a passion for the medium, even though it has always been seen as an expensive and exclusive activity.
3. We perceive a demand in the market for images of life in the townships.
4. Our members are working mostly in the townships and are well placed to document African life and environment.
5. By encouraging the acquisition of skills in technology and business our members are being empowered to compete in the field as professionals.
6. By creating a national database we are well placed to create a substantial image agency for African photographers.
7. Many professionals and experts have expressed an overwhelming interest in contributing to the growth and success of the association.

The association is faced with a horde of obstacles.
1. A lack of photographic equipment such as cameras and accessories, film, printing paper and chemicals at the centre.
2. Members are hampered by the cost of materials, which stifles creativity.
3. The lack of basic office equipment and the absence of a telephone line, with modem, make efficient administration and communication difficult.
4. Progress is slowed by the fact that active members are carrying out tasks without remuneration and are carrying out-of-pocket expenses themselves.

If you would like to participate in the success of our flourishing organisation, please reply to Warren Nelson at, stating your aspect of interest or how you feel you could contribute, or call Warren at (021) 706 0056 or 082 838 0271 or Anele Ngoko at (021) 695 3328 or 082 649 3405.

10.07.01 Online project - Call for submissions

JavaMuseum - Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art ( is happy to launch its second online project, entitled 'Art as software - software as art - software for art'.

This call is addressed to artists and software developers who use the environment of software as a means of artistic expression, who develop software applications for artistic purpose. The works to be submitted may not date from earlier than 1995 and there are no limitations concerning the used developing technology or environment.

Terms for work/software:
- Not larger than 5Mb
- Fully functional
- Installer and uninstaller integrated
- Available for free download and free use (at least for a limited evaluation period)
- Language: mandatory English, but additional languages are welcome
- Platform: PC

Each artist/developer may submit up to three works/software applications. Software developing companies are welcome to submit applications as long as all participating developer(s) are listed individually. The project intends to spotlight creative work in the technological area between 1995 and 2001.

A selection of the best submissions will be published as an online exhibition at the end of 2001. The exhibition will remain as a permanent art resource on the JavaMuseum Server.

Participation is free of charge. Deadline: September 30. For a submission form please contact

19.06.01 PPC Cement's Young Concrete Sculptor Awards

Artists "young" in the art of sculpting are invited to enter the 10th annual PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards competition. Since its inception, the competition has grown from strength to strength and has been run under the auspices of the Association of Arts Pretoria and sponsored by PPC Cement. Concrete must be used as the main material for the sculpture, but other materials such as wood, bronze and glass may be incorporated in the work. A maximum of three entries per artist may be submitted and a nominal fee of R30 per work is payable to the Association of Arts Pretoria. There are no restraints as to the size of the sculptures, which will be exhibited both inside the gallery and outdoors in the PPC Cement Sculpture Garden at the Association of Arts Pretoria.

This year only two prizes will be awarded - one for the Best Sculpture on Exhibition and one for Technical Excellence in Concrete Sculpture. The R20 000 prize-money will be shared equally between the winning artists in each category, ie R10 000 each. It was agreed that one artist could in fact win both prizes if his/her work fulfilled all the judging criteria for best sculpture and technical excellence in concrete sculpture.

"We decided to deviate from the traditional first, second and third place prize system as there have been occasions when the second or third prize winning work was technically excellent and should have achieved the same kudos as that afforded the first prize which, although well thought out and innovative (eg an installation), was not crafted with technical excellence," said Beth Harris, public relations manager of PPC Cement.

Works must be submitted to the Association of Arts Pretoria on either Saturday 22, Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 September 2001. The official opening of the exhibition and prize-giving ceremony will be held on the evening of 1 October 2001 and the exhibition of all works entered will continue until Thursday 11 October 2001.

PPC Cement and the Association of Arts Pretoria are also organising a full-day workshop, which will demonstrate the versatility of, and the best practices in, working with concrete. The workshop will be held at the Cement and Concrete Institute in Halfway House on Tuesday, 7 August 2001 for a fee of R60 per person.

Experts in various fields of concrete technology will cover topics such as: how concrete works; demonstrations on using pigments, super plasticiser, latex and lime; finishes in concrete; and moulding.

Beth Harris continued: "This is the second time that a workshop of this nature has been arranged and based on last year's success, we are confident that the students and artists who attend will benefit from the knowledge they will glean from this workshop.

"We look forward to receiving this year's entries and to see what students from all over South Africa can produce. Previous winners have gone on to successful careers in sculpting, and this is truly encouraging both for PPC Cement, as the sponsors, and for aspiring sculptors."

Further information and entry forms are available from Beth Harris at PPC on (011) 488-1786 or Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on (012) 346-3100. Should you wish to attend the workshop on 7 August, please confirm your booking with Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on (012) 346-3100.

19.06.01 Submissions for A Virtual Memorial

A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the forgetting and for humanity
is calling for artists.

Places of creativity are always spaces of memory as well, like the working space of artists.

Wherever you live and in whatever artistic area you are working, A Virtual Memorial invites you to participate in the project 'The artist and his/her studio'. This project will be published online in October 2001 within 'Features of the Month', the main project of A Virtual Memorial this year.

Please submit via email:
Name (mandatory)
Address (optional)
Email (mandatory)
URL (optional)
Area of artistic practice (eg visual art: painting, photography etc; netart; performing arts: acting, dancing, music etc) (mandatory)
Short CV/biography (mandatory)

Digital image/s: One image of the artist within his/her studio or alternatively two images - the portrait of the artist and the studio separately. The original may be a photograph, painting or drawing. Image format: jpeg (PC), a maximum of 200Kb and 800x600 pixels.

All submissions which meet the conditions will be published and participation is free of charge. Deadline: August 31 2001

Please send your submission to

19.06.01 Documentary picture story competition

To explore the theme of 'Relationships' and to be shot in South Africa, this competition offers as first prize a Leica M6 with a 35mm lens. It is sponsored by PPS.

Deadline for submissions is October 10, and more details are available in the June/July issue of Ci Magazine.

You can also contact Thinus Mathee:
Tel: (016) 950 9309

05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

The Museum of Temporary Art, Cape Town - we take the "con" out of contemporary art.

The Museum of Temporary Art invites you to propose an installation in the unique exhibition space in Observatory.

Send your proposals to curator Barend de Wet -

05.06.01 Gallery 111 invites proposals

Gallery 111 invites all creative artists, poets and experimental musicians and performance artists to submit proposals for exhibitions and performances. The gallery in its new venue is at present compiling a time table of events for the coming year and beyond.

There are two distinct areas at the gallery; the ground level and the basement. The basement is suitable for performance work and also has conventional gallery hanging facilities. There is a bar and kitchen area for all catering needs adjoining the basement. The ground level is a high ceilinged space ideal for all types of work and has numerous electricity outlets suitable for video and other new media installations. There are a number of transitional spaces such as the entrance area and stairwell which can be utilised for small exhibitions and installations.

Gallery 111 encourages the participation of student artists and other beginners. We offer art tuition and life drawing conducted by Maggie Dunbar and Jeff Lok. As the need arises there will be computer graphics courses for fine artists.

The gallery is available for private functions. There is safe parking in Commissioner Street and when there are gallery openings and functions we have a visible security presence. An added attraction is the availability of Big J's sports pub upstairs which serves drinks and meals at very good prices and has dart boards and a pool table. The gallery is situated on a major bus and taxi route. If you need to view the gallery it is advisable to phone 083 763 8216 to make an appointment as the space is run on a part-time basis by volunteers. Costs involved with exhibitions and functions are highly negotiable and are tailored to each event.

Gallery 111, 414 Commissioner Street, corner Grace Street, Fairview 2094, Johannesburg
Tel: 083 763 8216

29.05.01 'ArtSci2001: Catalyst for Collaboration'

Art & Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) presents 'ArtSci2001: Catalyst for Collaboration', a symposium (November 2-4 2001) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Full details:

How can the discoveries of scientific research and the powerful metaphors of art combine to impact society at large? Some artists and scientists are exploring the promise of art-sci collaborative projects. This third international symposium produced by Art and Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) will feature multimedia presentations on extraordinary projects involving artists and scientists, ranging from photographs rendered in hybrid grass, to a musical score based on brain activity, to sculpture grown from living tissue. The presenters will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of collaborating across disciplines and invite questions from the audience.

Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Purcell, authors of the recently published book Crossing Over: Where Art and Science Meet will deliver the keynote address on Friday November 2 from 7-8pm at CUNY. Tickets are available to the general public.

In addition to 16 fascinating art-sci presentations, Saturday and Sunday's all-day programming includes breakout, poster and resource sessions, plus many networking opportunities. The symposium will attract artists, scientists, technologists, writers, scholars, humanists, educators, and all others interested in the synergy possible when the barriers between disciplines are removed.

Pre-registration: Seating is limited and people will be attending from around the world, so pre-registration (May 1 - Oct 1) is recommended.

Introducing: ArtSci INDEX (an incubator for collaborative inquiry). Take a sample tour of a new online research tool that ASCI is building! Its purpose is to create a rich global database of resources and requests from individuals wishing to collaborate, barter, research or fund art-sci collaborative projects. Perhaps you will find a collaborator and then meet face-to-face at the symposium! for a tour.

Seeking: We are now seeking innovative products, services, venues and funding opportunities targeted to the art-sci-technology market for our Resource Room. Send e-mail to if you wish to showcase your company or become a sponsor.

The symposium is a co-production of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI) and the Science Research and the Continuing Education & Public Programs departments of the Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), and was made possible, in part, with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation and AT&T Foundation, as well as our media sponsors: Leonardo Journal and ArtByte magazine.

For more information contact

22.05.01 Artists' Gardens project

The project Artists' Gardens (KünstlerGärten) has been running at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany, since 1993 under the supervision of Professor Barbara Nemitz. She has collected an extensive archive on nearly 100 artists who use plants as a medium, and has built an international contact network. Many European countries as well as North America are well represented, and we are at the moment intensely looking for information about artists from other continents.

An exhibition in the ACC Gallery in Weimar this July will present artists from outside Europe, who work with living vegetation, in the form of a CD-Rom. This information will also be included in the archive.

For more information about the project Artists' Gardens, or to submit proposals for the above-mentioned exhibition, contact:

Piia Salmi, Student of Free Art, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Email: or
Fax: +49 (0) 3643 583245

22.05.01 Multi-disciplinary art exchange

Moving Clay and Friends is a multi-discipline art group based in the North West of England just south of Manchester. The group is at present in negotiation with several official bodies in the Manchester area with regard to organising a series of exchange exhibitions with groups from within the Commonwealth to coincide with the Commonwealth Games next year, at suitable venues within easy reach of the Games. This is to be followed, hopefully, by return exhibitions during the following year. This is a very exciting project that has the potential to raise awareness of the arts of the Commonwealth to a very large audience from all over world.

Moving Clay and Friends, established in 1996 by a group of newly qualified ceramicists, has evolved into an egalitarian multimedia artists' group. Members meet monthly to exchange subject-specific information to support each other's pursuit of personal, professional and artistic development. Members are encouraged to visit exhibitions, attend conferences, seminars and masterclasses and, upon their return, to disseminate their information amongst the group.

Members are also encouraged to organise events, workshops and exhibitions, always including members with no prior experience, primarily in venues not normally associated with the arts, in an attempt to generate and facilitate wider involvement with the arts within the community. The group supports and assists members to exhibit at venues they would not normally be able to exhibit at, as individuals, assisting their personal development by providing professional learning opportunities.

If you, as a group or arts organisation, are interested in participating in possible exchange programmes and exhibitions, or to find out more about the group, contact Judith Quinn at

24.04.01 5th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints

For established and aspiring printmakers, this triennale comes recommended by the Association of Arts, Pretoria. Information on the events, which offers some very substantial prize money, is available at the following website:

Entry forms and other necessary forms are provided on the site. Those applying should contact the organisation (details below) by fax, email or snail mail. Entry forms will not be sent by fax or email however - these must be dowloaded from the website. Deadline for entries is 31 October 2001.

Enquiries can be addressed by email to or by post to:

Kochi Pref. Handmade Paper Coop Union
287-4 Hakawa Ino-gun
781 2128

Fax : 088 892 4168

27.03.01 Save The Ruth Prowse Exhibition

As part of very necessary ongoing fund-raising, The Ruth Prowse school (previously known as the Ruth Prowse School of Art and Design) is calling for donations of artworks for a high profile 'Save The Ruth Prowse' Exhibition to be held later in the year. Works donated and not sold during the exhibition will be subsequently auctioned. The proceeds of all work sold go towards the 'Save The Ruth Prowse Art Fund'. The invitation to donate artworks is extended to all South African artists who have an interest in the saving and future development of a South African Art School.

For further information please contact Mignon, Diana or Sue at The Ruth Prowse:
Tel: (021) 447-2492

13.03.01 Site specific sculpture for Italy

The Chianti Sculpture Park is currently being established in Tuscany, Italy. Since the area of Chianti, in Tuscany, is both renowned for its artistic and historical traditions and for its nature, the Park requires very site-specific installations.

We are in the process of sourcing site-oriented sculptors from all over the world, especially from Eastern Europe, North America and Latin America. All the sculptural ideas and projects will be screened by the Artistic Committee of the Park.

The selection will be mainly based on how site specific the artwork will be. We kindly request interested artists to send us a few photos of their works. We will contact the selected artists and guarantee a return air ticket to Italy with the aim of visiting personally the Park to choose a site for their installation.

The participating sculptors will be given enormous exposure to high profile visitors and will be exhibiting along with internationally noted artists. Compensation arrangements will be evaluated case by case by the Park Administration. Please feel free to contact us for any further information at:

Mr Piero Giadrossi or Mrs Federica Vezzani
The Chianti Sculpture Park
La Fornace di Pievasciata
53010 SIENA

Phone: ++39 0577 357151
Fax : ++39 0577 357149

06.02.01 SAARTE-Zine - Free electronic art magazine

SAARTE-Zine is the premier South African Free Monthly E-mail Art Magazine. The aim of the magazine is to inform people about art events in South Africa. It is non-profit making and the content is determined by the responses that we receive. If you would like to publish any information in the SAARTE-Zine please submit your contribution ASAP in order to have your latest press release published.


Michael Matthews
Digital Publisher


17.07.01 Studio space available

Space available immediately in professional and productive communal studio set-up. On the top floor of an attractive old brick building in a secure complex, this large loft-like space is occupied by a collection of visual artists, musicians and a few other professionals. The available space is semi-private and the rental includes the use of communal space, kitchen and photocopying facilities. The studio is suitable for painting, design and light sculptural work. There is a goods lift and 24 hour security, with safe off-street parking available. The building is situated on the border of Woodstock and Cape Town.

Tel: (021) 462 2095 during working hours or 423 0929 at other times

12.06.01 Space for hire at the João Ferreira Fine Art gallery

João Ferreira Fine Art presents the ultimate venue for hire for functions, photo and film shoots, parties and launches. We offer NY loft-style architecture, spacious interior, live music, safe parking, catering and other facilities within the gallery space.

80 Hout Street, Cape Town

Tel: (021) 423 5403 or 082 490 2977
Fax: (021) 423 2136

05.06.01 Surreal Estates Live/Work Community for visual artists, designers, mixed media artists and others

Surreal Estates, Ink, Sacramento, California, USA, invites visual artists, stage designers, mixed media artists and other artists interested to join their Live/Work Community in the Dixieanne neighborhood of Uptown Sacramento. Surreal Estates is a unique artist-owned project and invites visual artists to apply for ownership of a residence (500-700 square feet) and detached studio (800-1200 square feet).

The Uptown Art District, Surreal Estates' neighborhood, is the fresh, fertile and fascinating art scene in Sacramento. Opportunities abound for artists. Come be a part of Sacramento, and Surreal Estates!

For more information visit:

29.05.01 Nude models wanted

Johannesburg-based artist Wayne Barker is seeking nude models for a series of watercolours and a video piece. Male and female models between the ages of 16 and 100 can call Wayne on 082 330 9090 or 011 614 0229 between 10am and noon weekdays, or email him on for more information. The work produced will be included on a solo exhibition by Barker in September.

08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

The Michaelis Art Shop has moved and re-opened 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
Shop hours: 9am to 5pm on weekdays

17.04.01 Monthly Photographic Critiques

Many years ago a bunch of Cape Town photographers used to meet once a month at UCT to discuss their creative and/ or professional work. The evenings produced some heated debates and bruised egos but were ultimately very constructive. More recently Eric Miller initiated and hosted the iAfrika sessions and the Monday night Biocaf´┐Ż evenings. We have decided to resuscitate these useful crit evenings at the Centre for Photography. They take place on the third Monday of every month at the Centre for Photography (31-37 Orange Street, Gardens) at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

All photographers are invited to bring photographs, photo essays and/ or slides they would like to discuss, to these meetings. The works discussed will include ALL disciplines, not only documentary work. All full-time photography students are also welcome as are photographers from other parts of SA. We will use the Centre gallery space (where the Paul Weinberg show was) as there is good exhibition lighting and loads of parking.

As we will need to limit the number of critiques/ discussions per evening, please contact Geoff Grundlingh on 082 490-2459 or Eric on 083 225-9675.

27.03.01 Festival Curator for the Cape Town Month of Photography

The Cape Town Month of Photography Festival Committee is looking for a Festival Curator for the 2002 Month of Photography (MoP). The second Cape Town MoP is scheduled for March 2002. A core visual component of the Cape Town Heritage Festival, the Cape Town Month of Photography aims to promote southern African Photography through a range of photographic exhibitions in and around Cape Town during this month. We are looking for a curator, or a team of curators to:

a) Create a curatorial framework and budget for the 2002 MoP, and
b) Assume curatorial responsibilities for the (core) curated exhibitions which will take place in numerous venues around Cape Town in March 2002.

The appointment is for a period of seven months from October 2001 to April 2002. The curatorial framework should address both the current socio-political realities in the region while also accommodating contemporary photographic practice. Applicants should take note that the Month of Photography showcases a wide range of photography, not limited to a particular genre such as documentary photography. Applicants for the curatorship should submit a curatorial framework and budget together with a timetable to the Cape Town Month of Photography Committee by April 30, 2001.

Candidates will be expected to assist the Festival Committee to raise the required curatorial funding. Those with clear and achievable curatorial and fund-raising proposals will be given preference.

NOTE: The 1999 Month of Photography consisted of 104 photographic exhibitions and events showcasing the work of 440 South African photographers. Entitled '100 XC' there were no specific curatorial directives. For the 2002 MoP there will be a core, curated festival component as well as an open category fringe festival.

Further details are available from the South African Centre for Photography on (021) 422-2625 or tel/fax (021) 480-7108 or e-mail Geoff Grundlingh