Archive: Issue No. 56, April 2002

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Call for SA participation in 'Coexistence'

24.04.02 Call for SA participation in 'Coexistence'
24.04.02 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards
24.04.02 Watercolour painting course at the RAU Gallery
24.04.02 Voluntary guides wanted for Pretoria Art Museum
24.04.02 US call for artistic reflections on Middle East
24.04.02 Call for entries to JavaMuseum competition
24.04.02 Final call for entries: A Virtual Memorial
24.04.02 Call to artists: 'Majority Rules' in Glasgow
24.04.02 Kempton Park Tembisa Art Award gets a new name

20.03.02 Figure drawing workshop at Technikon Pretoria
17.10.01 The Arts Diary on

17.04.02 Cape Town Convention Centre: Competition for major artworks
17.04.02 Invitation to participate in Manuscript Exhibition 4
10.04.02 Call for submissions to Mail Art Exhibition at Mind's i art space
03.04.02 Call for entries - Electrohype 2002
06.03.02 Opportunity for comic artists and fanzine editors
23.01.02 NSA Gallery invites exhibition proposals
21.09.01 Fortis Graphix animated gif contest
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

17.04.02 Digital Lab in Cape Town: Staff wanted
20.02.02 Invest in a South African feature film
31.10.01 Bang the Gallery available for functions
10.07.01 South African photographers' database
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop


Call for SA participation in 'Coexistence'

The Museum on the Seam - for Dialogue, Understanding and Coexistence ( in Jerusalem is happy to extend an invitation to you to participate in an international travelling graphic art exhibition. This outside exhibition opened in Spring, 2001 and is travelling to many cities around the world.

It is most appropriate that in Jerusalem we are organizing an exhibition on 'Coexistence'. In Jerusalem, which has known thousands of years of conflict, we are now trying to find new ways of resolving our differences. The Museum on the Seam aims to present �conflict situations� and set out the possibilities for reaching solutions without resorting to violence.

Modern society has witnessed various attempts to integrate heterogeneous populations, however, it has yet to devise effective tools by which to bridge the gaps between groups. Coexistence can only be achieved by education, learning to respect �the other�. The exhibition, Coexistence, is our contribution to this effort.

Many cities have expressed interest in hosting and showing the exhibition. To date the exhibition's schedule has been and will be, as follows:

Jerusalem: May 15 - June 15, 2001 - Old City walls
Belfast: Aug. 13 - Sept. 8, 2001- Waterfront Hall
Luxembourg: Sept. 18 - Oct. 8, 2001- Place Guillaume
Sarajevo: Oct. 18 - Nov. 8, 2001 - Main square of the city

Winter Intermission: Nov. 9 - Mar. 10, 2002

Bern: April 17 - May 10, 2002 - Munsterplattform
Geneva: May 15 - June 5, 2002 - Wilson Palace (United Nation Centre)
Berlin: June 10 - July 10, 2002 - Platz der Republik
Copenhagen: July 15 - Aug. 10, 2002 - Kongens Nytorv Square
Stockholm: Aug. 15 - Sept. 10, 2002 - (site to be confirmed)
Amsterdam: Sept. 15 - Oct. 10, 2002 - Museumsplein
Cape Town: March 21 - April 27, 2003 - (site to be confirmed)
New York: May - June 2003 (to be confirmed)

We would like you to participate in getting this urgent message across by contributing your creative powers to influence and help improve social relations in today's "global village".

The posters in the exhibition will be created by the Museum in 3x5m format for display in open air locations beyond the confines of a museum setting.

Because so many countries are involved, only one poster from South Africa can be selected to join this exhibition. A symbolic "prize" of $1 000 will be given to the South African artist whose poster is selected.

The project has received international press and television coverage, as part of a variety of related activities. In the wake of the exhibition, a catalogue will be published documenting the posters and the exhibition sites.

Click here to download guidelines for participation and entry form (MS Word document).

Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards

The Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award is a biennial award sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation. Ten awards are made to craftspeople and artists, aged between 22 and 35, who show promise and initiative in their own country but who have had little opportunity of working in another country. Applications are welcomed from citizens from all parts of the Commonwealth and in most artforms. Applications are judged by panels of professional artists and arts administrators with a wide experience of the arts and crafts in the Commonwealth. The Award, in the region of 6,000 pounds, is intended to help winning artists explore their art in another Commonwealth country by working with other artists or studying in an arts institution for a period of approximately six months. Normally the payment covers airfares, fees, living expenses and the cost of mounting an exhibition. Payment is made in three instalments.

The aim of the Award is to encourage the sharing of artistic experience and traditions within the Commonwealth. It aims to give craftspeople and artists the chance to share their skills, exchange ideas, develop their talents and create a network of artists around the Commonwealth. The Award is about cultural dialogue rather than art for art's sake.

We are looking for:
- talented artists and craftspeople who have the ability to communicate and the desire to extend their horizons;
- original art and craft which has a strong identity, is rooted in its own traditions and has the potential to develop further;
- resourceful and self-reliant artists and craftspeople who, if selected, have the ability to plan, organise and manage their award;
- artists who will make the most of the opportunities provided by these awards.

The Award is not intended for study leading to a degree. It is also not intended for travel between any two of the following countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Travel to developing countries is especially encouraged.

How to enter

All applicants must complete the application form and submit the following in an envelope no larger than A3 size (420mm x 297mm).

1 A curriculum vitae outlining your education, experience and details of where you have exhibited or displayed your work.
2 Ten 35mm slides or good quality photographs (clearly labelled) of individual pieces of work. Slides are preferred. Photocopies, negatives and original work are not acceptable. When labelling slides please write directly onto the mount.
3 A short statement describing each piece of work.
4 Letters of reference from two referees outlining why you merit an award based on the stated aims of the award. One of the references must be from a recognised arts institution, ie a gallery, art college or artists' organisation.
5 A statement setting out your reasons for applying for the Award. Please include:
- the specific field of art in which you are interested, the country/countries you would like to visit (country/countries of destination), and, if possible, the names of institutions or craftspeople/artists with whom you would like to work;
- how you wish your artwork to develop and why;
- how your work will benefit from the exchange and how you could benefit artists in the host country;
- how you collaborate and network with fellow artists and institutions in your own country.
6 If you would like your slides or photographs returned, please include a self-addressed envelope if you are applying from outside the UK or a stamped addressed envelope if you are applying from the UK. Please do not include non-UK stamps or international reply coupons.
7 Applications should be sent to: The Project Manager, Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards, The Commonwealth Foundation, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HY, United Kingdom.
8 Closing Date: 1 October 2002.

You will receive an acknowledgement card on receipt of your application. Successful candidates will be notified by 31 December 2002. The Award must be taken up by December 2003.

Click here to download a PDF brochure and application form for the 2002 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards [1.9MB] or visit

Watercolour painting course at the RAU Gallery

Well-known and respected watercolourist Alan Crump will present a six-week watercolour course at the RAU Art Gallery during May and June 2002. Crump, Professor of Fine Arts at Wits since 1980 and art consultant for the Standard Bank, has his work represented in major art collections in South Africa.

The course will include lectures, practical work, weekly projects and constructive criticism sessions. Students must provide their own materials - a list of prerequisites will be provided by Prof Crump.

Dates: 4, 18, 25 May 2002 and 1, 8, 22 June 2002
Time: Saturdays from 9am - 12pm
Fees: R600 for the course

A minimum of 20 participants is required for the course to be presented. Please contact the curator, Annali Dempsey, at 011 489 2099.

Voluntary guides wanted for Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum invites volunteers, men and women, to join the new fortnightly training programme as guides. The introduction will take place at the Pretoria Art Museum in Arcadia Park, corner Schoeman and Wessels Streets, at 4pm on Wednesday April 24.


- A love of the visual arts, but no formal art qualification is needed.
- Fluent English and a knowledge of one or more of the other official languages is recommended.
- People skills for handling over enthusiastic school children.
- Membership of the Association of Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum (individuals R50, family membership R100)


- Free admission to the Pretoria Art Museum for a year.
- Invitations to exhibitions, regular news and the biannual PAM Bulletin sent to your home.
- Voluntary guides will receive fortnightly training and study material.
- An honorarium of R50-00 per guided tour is offered.

Call Shawn Alexander if you are interested. Cell 072 370 3123 or tel (012) 344-1807/8.

US call for artistic reflections on Middle East

ARC Gallery in Chicago, USA, will mount 'Piece Process' in September 2002, an exhibition of an artistic reflection on the deteriorating situation in the Middle East. We are looking especially for artists with Arab/Palestinian and Jewish/Israeli backgrounds, but others who would like to submit pieces, with a political flavour, reflecting the complexity of the region, are welcome. ARC invites you to submit artwork in all media. There is no participation fee.

Send five slides, a statement (and a description if you intend to create a new piece for the show) and a SASE to ARC - Piece Process, 734 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago IL 60622; tel: 312 733 2787. Deadline: June 15.

For info email

Call for entries to JavaMuseum competition

'Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral basics': What are the fundamental patterns of contemporary living and art, what kind of peripheral basics are defining them? What are the fundamental patterns of the virtual environment of Internet? Mere simulation? Or rather something profoundly new? In which way changed patterns and the peripheral basics from physical to virtual level? How do they influence sensual and intellectual perception ? Since there is much space for any interpretation, the categories set up for this competitions are intentionally vague and flexible, any possible approach is welcome!

The categories are:
- ImageBasix: works in which the image component is dominating
- ScriptBasix: works in which the script component is dominating
- SoundBasix: works in which the sound component is dominating.

The submission form and more details can be accessed via the startpage of JavaMuseum: or

Deadline 31 May 2002. Opening of the show: 1st week of September 2002.
No entry fee!

Final call for entries: A Virtual Memorial

A Virtual Memorial in co-operation with le Musee di-visioniste presents 'Mirror at the bottom - Artists portraiting themselves'. Since artists started to reflect about their environment, self-reflection became an important aspect in their working. Therefore nobody will be surprised that the self-portrait belongs to those formats artist are using which produce the artistically most qualitative results: from the critical view through the "mirror at the bottom".

"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves" is the theme of the new online project. Artists of all kinds of disciplines and media are invited to participate. All kinds of aspects and forms of representation are welcome, from conventional drawing, painting or photography until experimental ways of net art, poetry, sound pieces etc.

The original art work may be executed in any kind of media, but as an online submission only the following digital formats are accepted:

1 .jpg for image (max 800x600 pixels)
2 .mov for video (Quicktime movie, size max 600x480 pixels, 2Mb)
3 animated gif (size max 320x240 pixels) and .swf, .dcr (Flash, Shockwave, size max. 600x480 pixels, 2Mb) for animations
4 html pages may include Javascript or embedded Java Applets (mx 2Mb), Shockwave Flash or Quicktime
5 .mp3 for sound
6 .doc (Rich text Format) and .txt or email for text/words
7 URLs of works, which may have embedded JavaApplets, Shockwave Flash or Quicktime.

Up to 3 works can be submitted, however only one from a certain working or life period.

Find the submission form on and send it together with the media files exclusively to Deadline April 30 2002.

All submissions corresponding to this conception will be included.

A Virtual Memorial will show this project as Featured Project during July- Ausgust 2002 and Le Musee di-visioniste will show the project as Featured Project in September/October 2002.

For further questions or information please contact

Call to artists: 'Majority Rules' in Glasgow

Don't miss the chance to participate - by submitting just one slide - in 'Majority Rules', an exploration of democratic curatorship. All slides submitted will be projected as part of the June 2002 exhibition, with the most popular submissions "winning" exhibition space in the autumn.

Slides of artists' work wanted for show in Glasgow gallery - ONE slide per artist (or artist collaboration). Slides will be included in the first part of the two-part exhibition 'Majority Rules' at Free Gallery, located in downtown Glasgow, Scotland. For the first show (June 2002), all submitted slides will be projected in Free Gallery on a continual loop. Visitors to the gallery will be invited to vote for their favorite pieces. Images of these works will also appear on the Free Gallery website during the show so that visitors can email in their votes. The most popular works will be shown in the second show, which will occur in the fall of 2002.

All slides of work within the following parameters will be accepted for the first show:
- the work the slide represents must physically fit into the gallery space (7.5ft high by 18 ft long max)
- must be available to be shown at Free Gallery in the fall of 2002.

Please download PDF acrobat application form from and one 35mm transparency, postmarked on or before May 1 2002, to either of the following addresses:

Free Gallery
Attn: Majority Rules
31 Chisholm Street
G1 5HA

Only materials containing a self-addressed stamped envelope will be returned. For voting results and show updates visit

This exhibition is being organised by Tara McDowell and Letha Wilson, a collaborative team that takes an experimental approach to new methods of curating. Their most recent project, '(Your Show Here)', is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (see and their previous project, 'Curatorial Proposal', was shown at Artists Space in New York City in 2000 ( Tara and Letha are one part of a larger team of curators/programmers who organize exhibitions for Free Gallery. For details of how to make a proposal for other shows see the gallery website at

Kempton Park Tembisa Art Award gets a new name

With metropolitan and local restructuring de rigueur at the moment, the Ekurhuleni Fine Arts Award is born. No, it's not a new prize, just a new identity. They have a mission statement too: "to make this annual exhibition of South African Art the showpiece of the nation's current's art trends". With a new name comes more money, and that's not to be sneezed at. First prize now stands at R12 000, second prize is R7 000 and third prize is R5 000.

All artists, regardless of age or whether they've had a solo show or not, and working in all media, are encouraged to enter their works from June 3 to 5 at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre, Mooifontein Road, Birchleigh North in Kempton Park. Entry forms will be provided at the venue on submission days and an entry fee of R50 is payable per entry.

Artists wishing to submit installations are advised to visit the venue to select a space as these will be awarded on a first-com first-serve basis. All artworks submitted must be for sale. There is no limit on size, but artists need to take into account the venue conditions, and organisers reserve the right to select according to available space.

The adjudication panel this year is Cobus Haupt, Kathryn Smith, Sipho Mdanda, Avitha Sooful and David Andrew. Prize winners will be announced at the opening on June 29 at 6pm. The first prize winner is obliged to serve on the judging panel next year.

Contact Micha Birch for more information and competition conditions on 011 391 4007 or 082 345 4012.


Figure drawing workshop at Technikon Pretoria

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts of Technikon Pretoria will present a figure drawing workshop for beginners to experienced drawers. The workshop will be presented by Carl Jeppe, who will take the students through the various stages of figure drawing, working in pencil, charcoal and inks and covers basic to advanced figure drawing principles.

The workshop will run from Saturday 15 June - Monday 17 June 2002. The workshop starts each day at 9am and continues until 4pm, with an hour's break for lunch.

Materials will be supplied, but if you have any special preferences you are welcome to bring your own materials. Models will be supplied. The cost for the three-day workshop is R900 (this includes refreshments and lunch).

If you are from out of town, excellent accommodation is available, at reasonable rates, but please book early.

A deposit of R200 is payable to secure your place. The balance of R700 is payable at the start of the course. A certificate of attendance will be issued after the successful completion of the workshop.

The figure drawing workshop will be presented at the Arts Campus, 24 Du Toit Street (cnr Du Toit and Struben Streets) in Building 9, Room G6 where secure parking is available.

For more information or to make your reservations, please contact Carl Jeppe at 012 318 6143 or Carien Cilliers at 012 318 6159.

The Arts Diary on

Calling all artists. You can reach a new audience through the Internet - and it won't cost you a cent., the country's biggest and most comprehensive arts and culture website, has started a new service, the Arts Diary, parallelling their successful Show Guide, which lists all live performances around the country. The Show Guide is used extensively by the media and consulted by embassies and tour operators.

Just one click on Arts Diary and you can search the art world by artist, genre, province or when exhibitions are running. As search results display, there are links providing further information and background on, for example, the gallery hosting the exhibition or the artist. Categories of artistic creativity range from acrylic, airbrush, cartoons, ceramic, computer art, fine art, fabrics, geo art, graphic design, jewellery, multimedia, oils, pastels, photography, porcelain dolls and sculpture to watercolours.

There is no charge to put your details, or details of your exhibition, on the Arts Diary. You can load your information into the Arts Diary yourself. Simply go to the Utilities section on the front page and register by clicking on "Arts Diary - Artists/Galleries click here". Fill in and submit your information and the many visitors to, from all around the world, will have a better idea of what is happening on the South African arts scene.

The Arts Diary continues and expands's founding policy of connecting artists and audiences, providing information on the Web and through the daily ACEmail (Arts, Culture and Entertainment mail) news service. Get as much news about the arts that stimulate you and the entertainment that excites you by going to and, if you choose, by subscribing to ACEmail (details on our front page).


Cape Town Convention Centre: Competition for major artworks

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), due to open its doors on 1 July 2003, is putting its major artwork commissions, valued at R1-million, out to public competition.

The CTICC appointed UCT Emeritus Professor, Neville Dubow, and Marilyn Martin, Director of Art Collections at Iziko Museums, in December 2001 to make recommendations on how best to showcase regional and national artwork at the centre. The art consultants have worked closely with representatives of Foreshore Architects including Revel Fox, Anya van der Merwe Miszewski and John Ferendinos, in identifying site-specific locations and deciding what type of artwork is most appropriate for each site.

Says Revel Fox, "The building comprises large-scale volumes and surfaces which means that for there to be a meaningful interaction between the artworks and the interior volumes, the artwork needs to be generously scaled and strategically placed to achieve maximum effect. We have identified three sites we believe will achieve the optimal interaction between artwork and architecture that we are looking for."

It is proposed that the first commission be positioned on a prominent wall in the main foyer area in a multi-storey volume, which will have maximum exposure to the public. The second commission has been conceived as a two-part suspended spatial structure, each of which will be placed at the terminal point of the walkway along the spine of the building at first floor level.

Professor Dubow confirmed that works would be drawn on the basis of excellence and appropriateness and that the governing principle in choosing artwork for the CTICC would be the achievement of a sense of place and identity.

"The competition is open to all South African citizens resident in the country. We want the artwork in the centre to reflect the rich diversity of South African cultures and bring into focus the qualities that speak of Cape Town as a unique place - both in its historical and cultural dimensions."

"The convention centre is arguably the most significant urban development of its kind in Cape Town," said Marilyn Martin, "and will be a pivotal building in the development of the Foreshore and revitalisation of the city. Over and above the three major artwork commissions, a series of display cases will be strategically placed in the CTICC to serve as a showcase for selected museum exhibits as an introduction to the varied and rich national collections that are held in Cape Town."

Artists, designers and architects (individually or collaboratively) interested in participating need to register their interest before 10 May 2002 by completing an Art Competition Briefing and Registration Document. Documentation is available for collection from the offices of Foreshore Project Managers, 2nd Floor, Liebenberg and Stander Centre, 4 Roggebaai Square, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001, telephone 021 425 5333, from 15 April 2002. Registration documentation can also be downloaded from the CTICC website at

Invitation to participate in Manuscript Exhibition 4

What is a manuscript? It can be: a solo or a collective effort; a journal, notes and graphics which either document, add to or run parallel to your life; a combination of a fetish and the ordering of things; an unpublished volume of poetry, collection of short stories, novel, documentary; a thesis or other research notes; any other gatherings in pictorial form or otherwise ...

There have been three annual Manuscript exhibitions so far. The third was launched at the Grahamstown festival in July 2001. The exhibitions have been at Carfax 1999 and Boekehuis (House of Books) in 2000/2001 in Johannesburg and have travelled to a number of other venues, including the Tatham Gallery, Pietermaritzburg (1999), the NSA, Durban (1999), Centre for the Book, Cape Town (2000) and the National Museum in Bloemfontein (February 2001).

You are invited to apply for participation in Manuscript Exhibition 4:


Please return the following information by 1 May 2002: Name/s:
Title/s of manuscript/s:
Brief description of manuscript and ideas for presentation:
I have read and understoof the information below: (yes)/(no)


Submission date for manuscript: Saturday 27 July 2002 between 9h00-17h00. Manuscripts submitted will undergo a selection process. You are requested please to call me on Saturday 3 August 2002: 011 648 6812 to find out whether your work has been selected. If your work has not been selected, you are requested to collect your work on Saturday 3 August 2002. If you have to post your manuscript, please include adequate stamps or payment to cover return postage. Please submit your manuscript in protective packaging. Manuscripts will be returned in the packaging you provide. There will be a fee of R150 (to be made out to ART Studio) per selected manuscript. Should more than one manuscript be selected per person the fee will be R100 per manuscript. This will go toward covering costs such as administration. Please note that for this year's exhibition work should not be larger than 420mm X 297mm (A3) X 100mm thick per manuscript or part of manuscript. Also, work submitted should have been made during or after 2001 and not have been exhibited before.


When you submit your work for selection, you will be requested to fill in a contract form with Art Studio regarding the exhibiting & safe keeping of your work. If you are not based in the Johannesburg area & have posted your manuscript yourself, please provide a fax number as work will not be accepted if not accompanied by a signed contract.

When you submit your work, you'll need also to hand in information for the catalogue. NB: The publishing of a catalogue is pending the availability of funding. The following will be required (from which information will be extracted):

1) a SHORT CV (not more than a page).
2) Information on the manuscript you've submitted: title, synopsis, background history, other points of interest. Scale/material/etc. Price will be needed for exhibiting purposes.
3) If the work is 3 dimensional or larger than an A4, you are requested to provide a colour photograph of the work as I will not be unable to scan it.
3) Notes on yourself as an artist/writer/filmmaker/multimedia artist/academic/other.
4) Notes on other work you've done/are doing
5) A passport sized colour photograph of yourself

Please note: The catalogue will state that you have copyright on anything published about yourself and your work. Art Studio reserves editorial right on the content of the catalogue and also to use information in the catalogue for publicity purposes for the exhibition.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you be unclear on what is needed from you or if you need more information about the exhibition.

Anna Varney
Cell: 083 2696 917
Tel: +27 011 648 6812
Postnet Suite 136, Private Bag X2600, Houghton, 2041

Call for submissions to Mail Art Exhibition at Mind's i art space

Mind's i art space is a new contemporary art gallery in Pretoria, run by four artists. The aim of the gallery is to provide a platform for new and emerging artists and contemporary disciplines as well as serving as a permanent base for the work of Diek Grobler, Haneke Benade, Michele Nigrini and Retha Buitendach.

You are cordially invited to submit works of art on postcards, envelopes and other "mail media" for our mail art exhibition, to open in early June. Artworks must be mailed to the gallery at PO Box 36598, Menlo Park 0102.

Works will be displayed unframed and, depending on the size, will be priced uniformly: a standard price for postcards, for example. Please include a suggested price for your work - works will then either be hung in blocks of the same price, or an average will be calculated.

Works must reach us by the end of May.

Mind's i art space will carry the costs of the invitations and opening event. A personal address list will be appreciated (email addresses if possible).

Commission of 30% will be charged on sales. Artists who would like to have their work used in media promotions for the exhibition, must provide Mind's i with a good quality photograph of the work. The exhibition will run until 5 July.

For more information, please call Diek on 082 374 7115 or e-mail

Call for entries - Electrohype 2002

This is the first call for entries for the Electrohype 2002 exhibition. Deadline: May 31 2002.

The Electrohype 2002 exhibition will be held in Malmö, Sweden, during 10 days in the second half of October 2002.

Your submission should contain the following:
1. Short description of your work, abstract or synopsis.
2. Full description of work, including title, year of production and exhibition history.
3. Artists presentation, CV etc.
4. Visual presentation of your work, photo, video, url etc.
5. Technical description, including size, weight, technical and spatial requirements.

The exhibition will include a variety of works ranging from net based projects to large installations controlled by computers. Therefore we are seeking works of art that requires a computer (or several) to be experienced. We are not looking for artworks that relate to linear media even if they are produced by computers - like rendered images and linear video.

Electrohype is a non-profit organization promoting and advocating computer-based art in Sweden and the other Nordic countries. At the present time this art genre lacks its own established forum in this geographical region.

Electrohype's main objective is to establish the basis for growth and a supportive environment for this art form here in Scandinavia. We will accomplish this by organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops related to computer based art.

By organizing the Electrohype 2002 exhibition we will establish the first Nordic biannual exhibition for computer based art. The specific dates will be announced during the spring.

Submitting material can be done either online or by snail mail. The electronic form will be suitable for those of you who will apply with a URL or net based project. We would like to encourage those of you who will apply with CD-ROMs or installations to print the form and enclose the material/description of installation etc.

Both electronic registration form and printable pdf can be found at

Send the application to:
Södra Förstadsgatan 18
211 43 Malmö

If you have questions regarding the exhibition or the submission you can contact us at:

Opportunity for comic artists and fanzine editors

I am a comic artist, painter and fanzine editor looking for other artists and fanzine editors. I am very interested in other artists and also organising comics events. If you are interested in exchanges or in releasing your work in Portugal please contact me. My fanzine is called Gambuzine and was twice the winner of a fanzine contest on Festival Internacional de bd da Amadora. Last year I also organised a great fanzine meeting in Oporto. I don't know anything about comics in Africa.

Teresa Camara Pestana
Gambuzine Apartado 43, 3200-Lousa-Portugal

NSA Gallery invites exhibition proposals

The NSA Gallery in Durban is inviting proposals for exhibitions by contemporary artists for 2002 and 2003. The gallery is housed in a custom designed complex, and consists of three gallery spaces, varying in size, and a dedicated multimedia room. The complex also houses a restaurant and gift shop. A floor plan is accessible from

The NSA Gallery is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting contemporary artists and art groups. The gallery hosts and initiates exhibitions of local, national and international stature and relevance. The gallery is committed to presenting new and challenging work and in order to extend its audience base, promotes debate around the arts with supporting educational initiatives. The NSA actively seeks and encourages new stakeholders through partnerships and networking.

Proposals, consisting of a resume, a portfolio of at least 10 visuals (digital, photographs or slides) and a concise artist's statement should be e-mailed or posted - see the relevant addresses below. Please note that competitive rental fees and commission apply.

More information:

Storm Janse van Rensburg
NSA Gallery
PO Box 37408
Tel: (031) 202 3686

Fortis Graphix animated gif contest

This an international, juried, bi-monthly event. The goal of the contest is to provide a forum for gif animators to show off their handiwork. The animation must be an original created by you. Higher scores are awarded to those animations which use original artwork. Judges look for originality, creativity, humour, download time, visual impact and technical proficiency. Animations must not exceed 100k. You may submit up to four animations per month. First prize is $20 and the entry deadline is the 25th of each month.

Email: Website:

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 -


Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV) was established in 1993. The name means "artists' workshops in Lademoen" (Lademoen is the name of a part of Trondheim). LKV contains 34 artists' studios, 6 workshops and 2 guest studios. The studios and workshops are located in an old school building dating from the turn of the century. The five-storey building has a total floor area of 2 264m2. In addition to 34 private studios the facility also includes two project rooms at 90 and 55m2 respectively. Over the last 6 years we have built up a printmaking workshop, photographic dark room, metal and welding workshop, carpentry, a computer room and digital video editing suite. LKV is run as a foundation.

LKV offers two guest studios (50m2, headroom 3,8m). The studios contain some basic tools (hammer, screwdrivers, stapler etc). The studio flats (30m2, fully furnished accommodation includes bedroom/living room, kitchen and bathroom) are located in a connected building. Both the studios and the flats are provided free of charge to artists from all over the world for a duration of 1 to 3 months. Longer residency can be negotiated in special circumstances. The rent for the studios is paid by the local authorities.

Residents may be asked to give lectures about their work for other artists in Trondheim. LKV does not have a gallery, any exhibition must take place in the studio, in one of our project rooms or outside LKV's premises. Guest artists may use the workshops by paying a fee. The guest artists are selected once a year by a committee of 3 professional artists on the basis of applications with slides or other documentation of work.

Trondheim is situated in the centre of Norway and lies on a fjord two hours from the open sea. The city is surrounded by a fine landscape of agricultural land, forests, hills and highlands with more mountainous regions to the south and east. Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway. The city has throughout history been a cultural, spiritual, commercial and an educational centre including the University (NTNU) with institutes for film and drama, philosophy, anthropology, architecture, industrial design, construction technology and technical research. Trondheim has a rich cultural life with an art academy, music conservatory, symphony orchestra, concert hall, theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars and cafes.

For more information and application forms, contact Kjetil Krøvel (manager, LVK) at

Tel: +47 73 51 3515 (Mon, Tues, Thurs 10am - 4pm)
Fax: +47 73 51 3372

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

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

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

For more information visit:


Digital Lab in Cape Town: Staff wanted

An established photolab is in the process of developing an extensive Digital Lab at the V&A Waterfront. They are looking to employ energetic young people with a practical working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and a keen interest in photography. Good people skills and experience in retail are advantageous.

Contact Graham Parkhurst on 083 226 6719.

Invest in a South African feature film

Tim Greene is making his first feature film, and he's looking for investors with a little bit of money and a whole lot of faith. Twist is the story of a Cape Town street kid, based on Dickens' classic Oliver Twist.

He's looking for 1 000 people, each of whom will buy a share at R1 000. In this way he'll raise a million bucks, with the risk widely spread. He hopes to turn rands into dollars.

Please support him by clicking to

Bang the Gallery available as a function venue

Bang has very successfully hosted a variety of functions inside the gallery in the past. These have included year-end functions, company launches, product launches, birthday parties and sit-down dinners. Should you be looking for a venue with a bit of a difference for your next function, please contact us for more information on venue hiring fees, availability etc.

Bang the Gallery, 21 Pepper Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 422 1477

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 email 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.

Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art gallery

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

80 Hout Street, Cape Town

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

The new Michaelis Art Shop

The Michaelis Art Shop has moved and reopened in a space adjacent to the school's gallery. The shop supplies a wide range of fine art materials and offers student discounts on presentation of a valid student card. The shop is competitively priced and now officially open to the public.

The Gallery, Michaelis Art School, Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Gardens
Tel: (021) 426 1948
Hours: 9am to 5pm on weekdays