Archive: Issue No. 62, October 2002

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15.10.02 First call to artists for Softserve4
15.10.02 Custom House Artists' Studios residencies
15.10.02 2003 Candelight Memorial HIV/ AIDS poster contest
15.10.02 Space for budding artists
15.10.02 Submissions invited for online Symbolist Art Show

18.09.02 CAP Short Course
29.08.02 Short course on Popular Visual Culture

01.10.02 2002 Stone Awards
01.10.02 1st Biennale of Eco-Art
01.10.02 Thami Mnyele Scholarships
01.10.02 Contributions sought for annual NSA exhibition
18.09.02 National portrait competition
01.06.02 Commissions Manager: Public Art Programme
01.06.02 Curators and ideas wanted for Tirana Biennale in Prague
15.05.02 Daniel Langlois Foundation calls for research proposals
15.05.02 Mind's i art space calls for exhibition proposals
24.04.02 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Awards
21.09.01 Fortis Graphix animated gif contest
05.06.01 Proposals for the Museum of Temporary Art

17.06.02 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme
31.07.01 Artists' residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Norway
05.06.01 Surreal Estates residence in Sacramento, California

01.07.02 Works requested for AIDS art auction in UK
12.06.01 Space for hire at João Ferreira Fine Art
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

First call to artists for Softserve4

Public Eye invites all artists to a meeting to discuss the next Softserve, which will have a theme of YDESIRE. The event will take place on the night of Satgurday, February 22, 2003. The meeting will be held at the Good Hope Gallery at the Cape Town Castle on Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m.

Log on forms and info packs will be issued. More info: Kim Stern at 083 285 7571 or James Webb at 082 371 3833.

Residencies at Custom House Artists' Studios Limited, Ireland

The Custom House Artists' Studios Limited has been established to support and promote the visual Arts in Westport and throughout the county. It is located at the Old Custom House building at the Quay in Westport Co Mayo. Extensive renovations are now completed through a partnership involving the Westport Artists' Studio Group, Westport Town Council, Mayo Co Council, the Department of Arts Sport and Tourism and the Westport community as a whole.

  • The Studios accommodate seven Artists' Studios, together with a print studio and a Visual Arts Gallery. Artists are now invited to submit proposals for residency at the Studios in 2003.
  • The gallery space located on the ground floor has good daylight and is approximately 28ft long x 17ft wide and 9 ft high. The Custom House Artists' Studios are now inviting applications for exhibitions at their gallery at the Quay Westport Co. Mayo for 2003.
  • Please send letters of interest, CVs and documentation of work to:

    John Mc Hugh
    Custom House Studios , The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    Tel: 098 28735

    The closing date for submissions is Friday November 15, 2002.

  • A Call for HIV/AIDS Artwork- 2003 Candelight Memorial Poster Contest

    Are you an artist? Do you want your artwork to be seen in 1500 communities around the world? Do you have an image from which the HIV/AIDS community can benefit? If the answer is 'Yes', then participate in the 'Candlelight Memorial Poster Contest'.

    The Global Health Council is inviting anyone interested to participate in the 'Candlelight Memorial 2003 Poster Contest'. We are asking individuals to submit artwork that addresses this year's theme of remembrance and renewal.

    The 2003 theme is 'Remembering the Cause, Renewing our Commitment, Mobilizing a Global Community'. We encourage you to take this contest to your communities and invite everyone to participate. It is a great way to get your community to express their ideas and thoughts about HIV/ AIDS through art.

    The winning entry will be turned into this year's Official Candlelight Memorial Poster which is distributed to over 1500 communities around the world. The winner's organisation will also be recognized on the poster.

    Please visit to view last year's poster winner.

    The only restriction is that the image be in the format suitable for transformation into a poster (ie. electronic file 600dpi or larger, original artwork no larger than 24in x36in, or a picture of the original.) We encourage you to be creative and send us all of your ideas.

    Deadline and entry details:
    All entries will be accepted until November 8, 2001 and we will announce the winner during our annual World AIDS Day event on December 1, 2002.

    Email your entry to

    or send to:
    Matthew Matassa
    Global Health Council, 1701 K Street Suite, 600 Washington, DC 20006

    If you have any questions email:
    Matthew Matassa

    Space to let for budding artists

    In an innovative call to action on the streets of Joburg's inner city, cellular operator Cell C is running a "space to let" advertisement with a difference.

    Targeting four sites, the advertisement, which is a follow on from the successful 'C for the City' campaign, calls on artists and poets that live or work in Johannesburg to submit upbeat artworks reflecting their experience of urban life in Joburg. The four selected pieces will join the 35 other works commissioned by Cell C earlier this year as part of Cell C's public art campaign, in support of the Johannesburg Art City project.

    The artworks selected will be photographed, scanned and then enlarged up to 30 times the original size, printed on to vinyl and mounted on the sides of the selected buildings. At night, the giant artworks will be lit up and visible from the network of highways ringing the city centre.

    Says Themba Khumalo, Cell C marketing director, "By extending our 'C for the City' campaign, Cell C is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the regeneration of this vibrant city. We urge artists to contact us, submit their artworks for consideration and take advantage of the opportunity to become part of the biggest outdoor gallery in the world."

    For more information about the 'For the City' competition:

    Cell C Press Office at Sefin Marketing
    Dominique Brooks
    Tel: (011) 886 1575/ 082 785-9027/ 084 190-4332
    E-mail: or Nthabi Maoela
    Tel: (011) 886 1575
    Cellphone: 082 967 6201

    The deadline for final submissions is October 30

    Call for Submissions to International Symbolist Art Show

    Canadian curator, Susanne Iles, invites submissions to the 2003 International Juried Online Symbolist Art Show, 'The Mythic Quest'. Painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture and photography are acceptable media. The distinguished jury for the event includes: Thomas Moore, best-selling American author of 'Care of the Soul', Julia Kerr, the founder of the online virtual gallery 'ArtMagick', and Joel Geolamen, Filipino artist and 2002 finalist. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2003, and the event is open to both artists and art students. Complete details are available online at

    Thomas Moore is a best-selling American author, whose books include: 'Care of the Soul', 'Meditations', 'Soul Mates', 'The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life', 'The Education of the Heart', 'The Book of Job', 'The Soul of Sex', 'Original Self', and his latest 'The Soul's Religion'. He was a monk in a Catholic religious order for 12 years, and holds degrees in theology, musicology and philosophy. Moore is a leading lecturer in archetypal psychology, mythology, and the imagination. For additional information, please visit

    Julia Kerr, originally from Wales, is the founder of the online virtual gallery 'ArtMagick', which is dedicated to showcasing the work of both well-known and obscure artists and poets of the Victorian period. She has studied in the UK and the former Soviet Union, and is a keen student of 19th and early 20th century art, in particular the Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist movements. For additional information, please visit

    Joel Geolamen is an artist from Davao City, Philippines, and finalist in the 2002 show, 'The Dreamer and the Dreamed'. Geolamen's winning entry, Metamorphosis XXVI, demonstrates his pioneering technique of etching on photographs. He is a graduate of the Ford Academy of the Arts in Davao City.

    Susanne Iles, comments, "I am very pleased with the calibre of volunteers we have attracted to the panel. Each brings a unique perspective to the show's theme, 'The Mythic Quest', which seeks to symbolically explore our journey through life."

    According to the Oxford Dictionary, symbolist art seeks special symbols to express the essence of things by suggestion. It engages the viewer by appealing to the heart, personality and unconscious mind, as well as the intellect. The purpose of this one-of-a-kind event is threefold:

    - To promote symbolist art and its importance in leading the viewer's imagination into the unseen world of thoughts, hopes, and fears. Symbols in art are a catalyst to personal revelation.

    - To provide artists from all backgrounds with a convenient and meaningful online presence. Finalists and winners will be showcased for one year through to May 1, 2004, the date of the next show.

    - To help art students gain exposure and bring together a diverse array of inspirational perspectives from around the world.

    The International Juried Online Symbolist Art Show is an annual competition, which includes fantastic, visionary and surreal genres. Curated by Canadian artist and writer, Susanne Iles, the current show, 'The Dreamer and the Dreamed', is online through to May 1, 2003.

    For further inquires, please contact:

    Susanne Iles, Curator


    Short courses at CAP

    Community Arts Project (CAP) is presenting a series of new courses -

    Screenprinting with Velile Soha, 3 days a week from 1 - 4pm, July 22 - August 16
    Papier Maché, 3 days a week from 1 - 4pm, August 19 - September 13

    Both courses cost R60, but financial assistance is available. No experience is necessary for either course. Enrolment began on July 1.

    CAP, 106 Chapel Street, Woodstock, 7925
    For more information or to enrol, call Maria on (021) 465-3689

    The University of Pretoria's Department of Visual Arts is offering a short course on Popular Visual Culture.

    If you are interested in, but perhaps also baffled by today's visual culture, this course introduces you to some of the ways in which popular visual culture can be interpreted and understood. Since we need to be visually literate in today's world of media saturation, we hope to help you appreciate some of the complexities of our contemporary visual environment, ranging from casinos to cyborgs. This course explores a variety of examples from visual culture, and will empower you to be able to interact with everyday visual messages in a more informed manner. You need no prior knowledge to register for this introductory course, and we promise you a visually stimulating experience.

    Lecturers from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria will explore the following topics:

    What does Disney entertainment have to do with South African shopping malls, casinos and theme parks? What do these entertainment landscapes reveal about our society? (two lectures) How is South African visual identity reflected in today's art, fashion and music? (two lectures) How can we make sense of, and interact with, virtual culture and cyberspace? (two lectures)

    Lectures are presented by Dr Jeanne van Eeden, Ms Stella Viljoen, Ms Amanda du Preez (in order of appearance) each Tuesday from September 3 until October 8.

    Venue: Visual Arts Building, University of Pretoria
    Time: 18:00 - 19:30

    Course fee: Full course R300-00 per person (includes light refreshments and handouts)
    Per lecture R50-00 (includes light refreshments)
    Students pay half-price

    Certificate: A certificate of the University of Pretoria is awarded on completion of the course

    Contact course co-ordinator Monica du Preez for an enrolment form.
    Tel: +27 (012) 420-5015/3518
    Fax: (012) 362-5285


    The Stone Awards 2002 - Excellence Cast in Stone

    The Stone Awards is the annual regional awards competition of the Western Cape Chapter of the National Television and Video Association of South Africa (NTVA). The Stone Awards recognise excellence in television, video and related media programmes produced in the Western Cape. This award celebrates work produced in the shadow of Table Mountain. For the first time, this year all video entries will automatically be included in Sithengi 2002's Product Library at no additional cost (unless requested not to do so).


    • 1 Only work produced in the Western Cape in the past 12 months qualifies for entry into this competition. (Oct 5, 2001 - Oct 18, 2002)
    • 2 No programme may be entered by more than one individual or organisation.
    • 3 Award Certificates and Trophies will be inscribed with the name of the person or organisation on whose behalf the winning entry was submitted.
    • 4 All details on entry forms must be carefully checked by the entrant prior to submission as these will be used as the source documents for the Awards and Press releases and cannot be amended or verified by the Awards Committee.
    • 5 Any number of entries may be submitted in any of the Award Categories but no programme may be entered into more than one category.
    • 6 If the Judges consider an entry has been entered into an unsuitable category, they may re-categorise the entry.
    • 7 Should an entry exceed 30 minutes in length, it is left to the Judges' discretion to view the programme in its entirety or not.
    • 8 Only programmes completed between October 5, 2001 and October 18, 2002 are eligible.
    • 9 All entries into IT categories must be fully completed and signed off by commissioning client to be eligible.
    • 10 Entries must comply with the following: a. The concept must be original. b. The entrant must have obtained clearance for the NTVA to retain the programme, copy the programme in
    • its entirety or excerpts thereof for library purposes and screening at the Awards presentation.
    • 11 The entrant assumes full responsibility for the technical quality of the entry.
    • 12 A clearly completed entry form securely attached to the container, which must also be clearly labelled, must accompany each entry. (Entry forms are available on the NTVA's website at
    • 13 The NTVA cannot be held liable for loss or damage of entries submitted, though every effort will be made to ensure safety of the entry.
    • 14 Entries must be submitted on Betacam SP, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO or CD. Entrants in the category Websites only need to supply the URL.
    • 15 All entries in categories 1 to 16 will automatically be forwarded to Sithengi 2002 for inclusion in their product library and guide (see special note on this).
    • 16 All prize-winning entries will be retained for archival purposes. It is the responsibility of non-winning entrants, wishing to have their entries returned, to arrange for the collection of their entries from the NTVA Office within a period of two months after the Awards presentation.
    • 17 No entry will be accepted without full payment.


    A separate entry form and videotape must be prepared for each entry. Additional forms are available on request from the NTVA Office and the NTVA website at This form may also be photocopied. Final closing date for entries will be October 18.

    Address all enquiries and obtain more information about conditions of entry and the various categories in the competition from the NTVA Office, 1 Morris Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, 8001.

    Tel: (021) 424-7575
    Fax: (021) 424-7580

    Israeli Forum for Ecological Art call for artists/ ecologists/ decision makers of the world

    * Investigate environmental issues in your next artwork wherever you are
    * Be part of the 1st Biennale for Eco-Art in Israel in 2005

    This is a call for artists to initiate creative social change, a call for scientists/ ecologists to collaborate with artists on environmental issues, a call for official incorporation of artists in decision-making processes.

    It is time we take an inspiring role in the shaping and safeguarding of our natural spaces. Be a decision- maker regarding the quality of life. Release people from their environmental indifferences using visual language to raise environmental awareness and be involved in the physical/ spiritual reclamation of damaged areas.

    For more information please contact:

    Shai Zakai, Israeli Forum for Ecological Art, Lion-Srigim P.O.B. 93 Emek-Haela 99835 Israel

    Tel: 972 2 991-2101
    Fax: 972 2 991-2153

    Thami Mnyele Scholarships

    The Thami Mnyele Foundation awards two scholarships annually. Originally offered only to South Africans, the scholarships are now available to artists from all African countries. The scholarship gives the recipient three months in the Foundation's studio in Amsterdam, and provides for their travel, materials and living expenses. The Foundation also provides medical and legal liability insurance and promises mediation in meeting people associated with the Dutch art world.

    Applications should reach the Foundation by November 15. Forms can be obtained from:

    Pauline Burmann
    Tel: +31 20 62 56 274
    Fax: +31 20 62 58 945

    South Africans who have stayed in the studio include:

    Sarah Tabane, Andries Botha, Noria Mabasa, Tito Zungu, Liza du Plessis, Mustafa Maluka, Jeremy Wafer, Ilse Pahl and Louis Mhlanga.

    Contributions invited for annual NSA festive season exhibition

    The NSA Gallery in Durban is urgently looking for unique quality crafts for its annual festive season exhibition 'Buzzart...', which opens on November 24. This year the annual Christmas show is having a make-over. Divided into sections relating to aspects of lifestyle the exhibition will focus on and promote innovative and interesting locally produced design. Artists and makers of handmade gifts, furniture, tablecloths, glassware, jewellery, ceramics etc. are invited to bring samples during working hours to the NSA Gallery for selection. Selected goods will be sold on consignment.

    The exhibition will run until January 10, 2003.

    For more information contact Gloria or Storm on (031) 202-3686 or email

    National Portrait Competition

    The Tatham Art Gallery invites submissions in a national competition from South African citizens resident in South Africa for a portrait of King Cetshwayo of the Zulu as part of its centenary celebrations in 2003.

    Apart from collecting money from citizens of Pietermaritzburg in 1903 for the purchase of paintings to start an art collection for the City, Mrs Ada Tatham also collected "in tiny sums" an amount of �300 from the children and women of schools the Midlands and northern Natal which was used to commission a copy of Winterhalter's state coronation portrait of Queen Victoria in St James's Palace, London. Permission was granted by King Edward VII for the painter Charles van Havermaet to spend six weeks copying the portrait on site. An impressive gilt frame was donated by Pietermaritzburg's London agent. The frame has the Royal coat-of-arms at top centre, and the coats-of-arms of Natal and Pietermaritzburg at each top corner. For many years the painting hung in the Pietermaritzburg City Council Chamber. In 1995 when the Chamber was refurbished for the incoming Transitional Local Council, the painting was removed and now hangs in the main stairwell of the Tatham Art Gallery's new home, the Old Supreme Court Building.

    Winterhalter's portrait dates from 1847, the year Natal became the first colony added to the British Empire during the reign of Queen Victoria.

    "The time is long overdue to address an obvious historical imbalance," says Tatham Art Gallery Director, Brendan Bell. "We cannot and do not wish to hide any aspect of our history as a province, and the portrait of Queen Victoria demands an equally impressive companion portrait of one of the Zulu kings. There is no more appropriate subject than King Cetshwayo of the Zulu, who played such an important role in Natal during Queen Victoria's reign."

    Cetshwayo reigned as King of the Zulu from 1873 and 1884. Like his predecessors he wanted to avoid conflict with the white settlers but he was obstructing imperial endeavours. He struck an effective alliance with the British in order to keep his longstanding enemies, the Transvaal Boers, in check, but the alliance collapsed when the British annexed Transvaal and supported false Boer land claims in the ongoing border dispute with Zululand. This led to the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, the defeat of the British at the Battle of Isandlwana and the ultimate defeat of the Zulu at the Battle of Ulundi, Cetshwayo's new capital. Cetshwayo was eventually captured and taken to the Cape. In 1882 he travelled to London where he met Queen Victoria. On his return he was reinstated as King of the Zulu in a much reduced territory and with less autonomy, and became embroiled in inter-chiefdom war deliberately engineered by the British as part of their "divide and conquer" policy. He died on 8 February 1884, presumably of a heart attack.

    The competition is for the award of a R100 000 commission for a portrait in oil or acrylic on canvas of King Cetshwayo in traditional dress. The commissioned portrait measuring 2310mm (height) by 1540mm (width) will become part of the Tatham Art Gallery permanent collection and will hang adjacent to the portrait of Queen Victoria in the main stairwell of the Tatham Art Gallery.

    Entries in the first round will be exhibited in the Tatham Art Gallery's West Gallery during February 2003. Five artists will be selected to submit comprehensive portfolios of their work to date, from which the winner of the commission will be announced. Each of the finalists will receive R5 000. An exhibition of material relating to King Cetshwayo will complement the unveiling ceremony of the portrait in November 2003.

    The competition will be judged by the Tatham Art Gallery Acquisitions Committee and invited experts. The selectors will be looking for:

    an accurate physical likeness of King Cetshwayo.
    accurate rendition of King Cetshwayo's traditional attire and any artefacts included in the painting.
    a full length portrait of the King, standing or seated in a suitable setting.
    an indication of King Cetshwayo's personality and dignity as a Zulu king.
    an indication that the artist has considered the portrait of King Cetshwayo as a companion to the portrait of Queen Victoria in respect of its Royal subjects, its size and colouring.
    highly competent painting skills.

    Interested artists are requested to contact Mduduzi Xakaza or Brendan Bell on (033) 342-1804, or email

    Commissions Manager: Public Art Programme

    Johannesburg Development Agency calls for Expressions of Interest for a Commissions Manager: Public Art, Constitution Hill.

    The Constitution Hill project marks one of the major inner-city regeneration projects by contributing to its economic, social and cultural upliftment. The Art Works Programmes are a major component of the Constitution Hill Project. These Programmes are intended to make a significant contribution to the overall goal of ensuring that Constitution Hill becomes a major attraction.

    The JDA and the Project Board for Constitution Hill have recognised the contribution that newly commissioned works of art can make to their project.

    The JDA anticipates that the successful proposal could well come from an individual, a team, consortium or company offering the full range of skills, knowledge and connections required grouped around a solid core of management experience.

    For more information:
    Under: TENDERS (Download the Proposal Call Document)

    Curators and ideas wanted for Tirana Biennale in Prague

    The Tirana Biennale 2 is looking for curators and ideas in order to create a real contemporary art event.

    Dear friends,

    I am currently working on the second edition of the Tirana Biennale that will take place in Prague next July 2003 at the beautiful site of Contemporary Art Museum of Elektrisny, a massive rationalist structure that is one of the most fascinating buildings in the world. I feel my extraordinary experience with the city of Tirana is exhausted. The Tirana Biennale 1 was made possible thanks to an enthusiasm and energy that is without equal, and in spite of the stress and the conditions of absolute emergency. The logistic difficulties (a non-existent budget, frequent lack of power and materials to install the show) was brilliantly overruled by the spirit of co-operation between artists and curators. The fact that Tirana Biennale 1 opened last September 14-15 - three days after the WTC attack - didn't prevent the participation of large number of artists, curators, and visitors from the whole Europe, but the trauma of those days limited the great flux expected from the every corner of the world.

    At the moment we are working on this new TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE, that will be realized with a brand new formula in comparison to all the other international big art events. You know well my interest and passion work only when pressured by hard times. The Presidents of the second edition of the Tirana Biennale will be Milan Knizak, director of the Contemporary Art Museum, and me, Giancarlo Politi, publisher and editor of Flash Art. We will probably nominate a director and team of curators, who will have the duty of conceiving and designing this biennale. The Biennale will open during the first week of July 2003. At the moment we are forced to work within a very low budget (though it will increase to acceptable limits), but we feel the TIRANA BIENNALE IN PRAGUE will be the greatest cultural event in 2003. The formula will certainly be in tune with the times and the cultural changes currently on course - unlike all the other events. Further information will follow shortly.

    Best wishes,
    Giancarlo Politi

    * Meanwhile, all those who wish to submit non-expensive and new curatorial ideas are more than welcome. You could be part of our curatorial staff. A big exhibition today can take place only with different ideas and diverse input, and not with a show-off referee and a little one-idea oriented staff. That's why I'm here. I am looking forward a confrontation of ideas with you.

    The best proposals we will receive, even if not considered for the exhibition, will be published on the catalogue.

    Daniel Langlois Foundation calls for research proposals

    The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is launching a call for research proposals in the program of grants for researcher in residence. This program being in its second year, the Foundation hopes to foster critical thinking about how technologies affect people and their natural and cultural environments.

    Following an international competition open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists and scientists, the Foundation will enable two researchers to work in the collections and archives of the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D). The research project must focus on one of the Foundation's collections; a profile of the Foundation's collections is available at the following URL:

    Twice a year, the CR+D will welcome a researcher for three to six months. The researchers will be given access to computer and audiovisual equipment, the Foundation's database and its documentary collections. Their research findings will be published on the Foundation's website.

    For more details on this initiative, consult the program of grants for researcher in residence in the Funding Programs section of the Foundation's Web site:

    The deadline for applying is August 31, 2002. If you don't have Internet access, or if you have any questions about how to submit a project to the Foundation, please contact the program officer Jacques Perron at or tel: (514) 987 7177.

    Mind's i art space calls for exhibition proposals

    Mind's i art space in Pretoria is inviting artists to present portfolios and exhibition proposals for the remainder of 2002. The gallery aims to promote challenging contemporary work in all media and disciplines. The gallery, located in Brooklyn Square shopping centre, is ideally situated to expose your work to a broad spectrum of viewers and buyers. Exhibitions are complemented by talks and lectures, animation screenings and live art performances.

    We are interested in small bodies of work and single works to be included in group exhibitions in July, August, September and October. Interested artists must please contact the gallery at 012 346 5131. The gallery can be visited online at

    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

    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 -


    Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme

    2003 Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme application forms will be available from end of June at

    You can also access our new woodblock printmaking online shop. This has been established by ARTQUEST Co, Ltd, (the organizers of the Nagasawa Art Park Residency Programme). The online shop, which currently includes carving toools, burins and brushes, will be expanded in the future. See

    Nagasawa Art Park Pilot Project Committee Tokyo Office / ARTQUEST Co, Ltd
    4F Ichinose Bldg, 3-5 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
    Tel: 03-5216-7908
    Fax: 03-5216-7906

    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:


    Works requested for AIDS art auction in UK

    We are organising a Celebrity Art Auction to be held in November in Exeter, pre-World AIDS Week, to raise funds for Nkosi's Haven (SA) and Positive Action South West (a UK-based AIDS charitable organisation covering the South West of England). We will be auctioning work by UK artists and items donated by UK celebrities.

    We are interested in and appealing to SA artists who wish to donate a piece of work to be auctioned.

    The event will generate publicity for AIDS awareness, for the charities and for the artists. We will be using images of selected works in editorials preceding the auction which will generate further publicity for the artists.

    Postage/shipping costs will be covered. Pieces will be subject to a selection process as we have a limited space.

    Email Dawn Handy at

    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

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