Archive: Issue No. 70, June 2003

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18.06.03 Launch of New R100K Art Awards
Paul Edmunds attends the launch of the Brett Kebble Art Awards the first of which are to be made this year. Hot on the heels of the demise of the FNB Vita Awards and with prize money totalling R250000, this is South Africa's most lucrative award.

18.06.03 Ambitious New Month of Photography Planned
Speaking at a lunchtime lecture series last month [May] at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Geoffrey Grundlingh announced that Cape Town's Month of Photography (MoP) would be a structured, stand-alone event.

18.06.03 New Public Art Commission for Cape Town
Iziko Museums of Cape Town has received funding from the National Lottery Board for a public art commission to enhance the area in front of the Iziko: South African National Gallery.

18.06.03 Art South Africa: New Winter Edition on Sale
Now four issues old, Art South Africa is boldly defying its critics, and causing more than a few whisperers to eat their words.

18.06.03 National Arts Festival Winter School Lectures
Judge Albie Sachs is not known for making agreeable statements when it comes to the arts. Sachs, alongside a host of well-known public opinion shapers, is due to deliver talks at the 2003 National Arts Festival Winter School lecture series.

18.06.03 Artists in the Press
A brief review of recent print media reveals the prominent profile of many South African artists, both locally and abroad.

01.06.03 Five South Africans on Venice Biennale 2003
South African artists Moshekwa Langa, Clifford Charles, Pitso Chinzima, Veliswa Gwintsa and Chris Ledochowski have all been invited to appear on this year's Biennale.

01.06.03 DAG donation
Recent nominee for the DaimlerChrysler award for sculpture, Langa Magwa, donates an example of his work to the Durban Art Gallery.

01.06.03 Obituary: Alexander Skunder Boghossian
Ethiopian artist and pioneer of modern African art Alexander Skunder Boghossian passed away on May 4.

01.06.03 NAC Announces New Board
The Department of Arts and Culture recently announced the names of the new Board of the National Arts Council.

01.06.03 Opportunity to collaborate with Christian Boltanski
A rare opportunity to to collaborate with artist of Christian Boltanski at the South London Gallery

01.06.03 ACT Awards 2003 Open for Entries
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has opened entries for the ACT Awards 2003. These annual awards celebrate and recognise those who play an integral role in the development and promotion of arts, culture and creativity in South Africa.

01.06.03 Notice of AGM: Friends of the DAG
A slide talk on recent European gallery developments including the Tate Modern and Berlin's museum island, as well as developments in Barcelona will follow the meeting.

01.06.03 Countdown to the National Arts Festival
23 visual arts exhibitions, 170 theatre productions, 1096 performances: the 2003 National Arts Festival looks set to offer an intriguing feast of winter entertainment.

SUE WILLIAMSON'S DIARY

Sue Williamson is off to Venice

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