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15.10.03 TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda
15.10.03 Violence Online Festival
15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions
15.10.03 Painting job in Tuscany
15.10.03 Studio space wanted in Cape Town


01.05.03 International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork


01.10.03 Submissions invited to Violence Online Festival
01.10.03 Submissions invited to Dakar Biennale 2004
15.09.03 Virtual Rainforest Memorial
15.09.03 Submissions invited for Waves symposium
15.09.03 Participate in Nicro art auction in London
15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website
01.09.03 Call for submissions to New York-based Big magazine's South Africa issue
01.09.03 IOC Olympic and Art Competition
18.08.03 Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004
18.08.03 Invitation to submit a tile to art project


15.09.03 Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira
15.09.03 Studio sought in Johannesburg
16.07.03 Desperately seeking Moses Tladi
15.11.02 Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop


TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda

Our organisation Collectif Artistes Plasticiens (CAP), based in Geneva and in Tambacounda (southeast Senegal), is organising an artistic exchange programme. Entitled 'TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda', professional artists (both visual and performance artists) can apply until November 30. The exchange takes place from December 15, 2004 to January 1, 2005.

Details and mode of application are available on our web site:

Email: or

Violence Online Festival

'Violence Online Festival' invites proposals for papers to be included in the upcoming project versions of this successful New Media environment. Currently, more than 300 artists from 40 countries have explored the phenomenon of violence.

Submissions should explore the phenomena of violence in the terms of society, psychology, philosophy, science, culture and art. Other topics, if expressively indicated, are welcome, as well.

Entries can be English, French, Spanish or German. There is no restriction on lengths of the papers. Please submit in the following formats:

a) plain email text
b) RTF (Rich Text Format)
c) .txt
d. html (webpage)

Academic or scientific papers are welcome, as well as articles and private reflections. The Festival intends to explore the subject of violence from multiple views. The submitter/ author must hold all rights on the paper(s) to be submitted.

Violence Online Festival is a free and independent cultural production and does not require any payment. The selected papers will be published online exclusively on the Violence Online Festival site and will include the copyright note of the author.

28 October 2003
28 November 2003
28 December 2003
28 January 2004

All serious papers will be reviewed as soon as they arrive.

The submitting author must include the following information. Send it together with the file containing the paper to

a) Author
1. Name/ first name
2. complete address (only for internal use)
3. email/ URL

b) Paper
1. Title and number of words
2. Topic
3. submitted text format
4. Year of origin
5. If already published, include details thereof

c) Authorisation
I (name of author), hold all rights on the submitted paper and authorise Violence Online Festival to publish the text on Violence Online Festival site until revoke.

Violence Online Festival

My Mission: call for submissions

'{self}_representation 2003', the new show on Le Musee di-visioniste curated by Agricola de Cologne and launched on September 30 2003, invites artists to submit to the recently initiated project 'My Mission', a collection of textual self-representations in form of artistic statements.

Please send your statement as a short text in plain email format (no more than 500 words), stating how you see your mission as an artist.

'My mission' is an ongoing project with an open end, so you can send your statement at any time, there is no deadline.

All serious entries will be immediately included.

Send submissions to with 'My Mission' in the subject line. or

Painting job in Tuscany

An established Italian artist is looking for an assistant. Candidates have to be technically gifted young figurative painters. The studio is located in a beautiful town in Tuscany. Please send some images of your work. Please reply to:

Studio space wanted in Cape Town

Studio space wanted for rent in Cape Town CBD / Bo Kaap / Woodstock. Must be reasonably secure. Needed ASAP for painting. Contact Lucinda Mudge on 083 2782 086 or 021 410 8243.


International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems

Applications are open for the 2004 edition of the International Masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems, organised by MECAD/ Media Centre of Art and Design of the Superior School of Design ESDi. The masterclass will train designers, creators and producers in digital interactive systems within the fields of culture, interactive art, corporate and institutional production, education and other related fields.

The masterclass takes place with professors of international prestige and with the collaboration of two other prestigious centres: ZKM - Centre for Art and Media, Germany, and KHM - Media Art Academy in Cologne, Germany. The masterclass takes place from February 16 to July 9, 2004.

The masterclass will be held at Passeig de Gr�cia, 114, pral., Barcelona, Spain.

For more information:
MECAD\Media Centre d_Art i Disseny de ESDi
Passeig de Gràcia, 114, pral.
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

Tel.: (+34) 93 416 00 00
Fax: (+34) 93 237 74 74

Professional documentation

If you need any professional art documentation done for reproduction or electronic purposes, please contact me for artist friendly quotes.

I work from a studio I hire in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It�s very secure and there is a lock-up space if works needs to stay for documentation. I am also available to do location documentation for large/ permanent installations. I work on transparency, mostly medium format, but also 35mm upon request. High-resolution drum scanning can also be arranged. References are available if you're not familiar with my work.

Hannelie Coetzee
Tel: (011) 447-1529 or 082 810 1835


Submissions invited to Violence Online Festival

Violence Online Festival, a corporate member of the NewMediaArtProjectNetwork, an experimental platform for net based art operating from Cologne/Germany, is looking for proposals and papers to be included in the coming project versions of this successful new media environment. Currently, more than 300 artists from 40 countries reflect the phenomenon of violence from their artistic view.

The requested papers on violence should be related to the following topics: society, psychology, philosophy, science, media, culture and art. Other topics, if expressively indicated, are welcome, as well. The accepted languages are English, French, Spanish and German. There is no specific restriction concerning the length of the papers.

Please use only these digital formats for submitting:

a) plain email text
b) RTF (Rich Text Format)
c) .txt
d. html (webpage)

Academic, scientific papers are welcome, as well as articles and private reflections. It is intended to show the subject of violence from a host of different views. The submitter/author must hold all rights on the paper(s) to be submitted.

Violence Online Festival is a free and independant cultural production and will not be able to pay any fee.

The selected papers will be published online exclusively on the Violence Online Festival site and will include the copyright note of the author.

Deadlines: October 28, November 28, December 28 and January 28 (2004).

All submissions must include a form stating the following:

a) Author
1. Name/first name
2. complete address (only for internal use)
3. email/URL

b) Paper
1. Title and number of words
2. Topic
3. submitted text format
4. Year of origin
5. if published already, when and where

c) Authorisation
I (name of author), hold all rights on the submitted paper and authorize Violence Online Festival to publish the text on Violence Online Festival site until revoke.

All serious papers will be reviewed as soon as they arrive.

Send all correspondence to:

Submissions invited for Dakar Biennale 2004

The African contemporary Art Biennial 'DAK'ART' is an international artistic event devoted to African arts. The biennial's objectives are:
- to support and encourage creativity, promotion, diffusion, artistic training and education in Africa;
- to promote African artists internationally;
- to encourage the integration of contemporary African art into the international art market; and
- to contribute to the development of art criticism in Africa and publications on art and contemporary African artists.

The Scientific Committee, members of which are appointed by the Minister of Culture, has the duty to design and to define the general outline, the methods of implementation and assessment of the African Contemporary Art Biennial. It guarantees the professional credibility and ensures the conformity control and the evaluation of the event. It is the justification centre of the orientations towards the different partners: artists, academics, intellectuals, economic actors and various professionals in the field of art.

The general outline of the biennial, defined by the scientific committee, is submitted to the Senegalese Ministry of Culture for approval. The members of the Scientific Committee are chosen in relation to their credibility and their skills. The Committee is run by a President, and the President and Counsellors' mandate ends after the seminar organised for the assessment of the Biennial. This mandate is renewable.

The General Secretariat is the convenor of the Contemporary African Art Biennial. It is responsible for the practical implementation of the event scenario with the different means put at its disposal by the Senegalese State and various partners. It is the technical authority for the management of human, material and financial resources, as well as the actors of the event, the equipment and the sites. It is led by a Secretary General who is responsible for Organisation Technical Committees and coordinating works.

The main official events of DAK'ART 2004 are:
- The Contemporary African Art International Exhibition
- The Individual Exhibitions for African artists and invited non-African artists
- The African Design International Show
- Paying tribute to an African artist
- The Forums
- The Contemporary Art film show
- The Digital Arts Forum

Economic actors or institutions can organise related events in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Biennial. These related events, organised within the framework of DAK'ART, by individuals (artists, gallery owners, managers, museums and other institutions) can, if possible, benefit from General Secretariat support.

The candidates to the International Exhibition and/ or to the African Design International Show must have an African country nationality and send a candidacy folder to the General Secretariat (address below)

1. An application letter specifying the chosen exhibition (International Exhibition and/ or African Design International Show)
2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae
3. Two recent passport-size photographs
4. Five colour copies of the recent works (slides, ecktachromes, colour photographs). The name of the photographer must be mentioned
5. The duly filled-in Technical Form must be attached
Copies of published articles, art magazines and critical articles on the artist's work, as well as one or several statements from renowned experts.

These documents will not be returned to the artist after the deliberations of the International Selection Committee. They will be filed in the Documentation Centre of the SGBD. Incomplete applications shall not be considered. Duly completed applications must reach the following address no later than November 21:

The General Secretariat of the Contemporary Art Biennial (SGBD)
19, Avenue Albert Sarraut
B.P 4001 Dakar

Technical Form (to be attached with the application duly completed)

Titles of the works

Technique used

Year of production

Size H x W x D (cm)

Weight (Kg)

Selling price (CFA Francs)

Value to be declared (CFAF)

Value to be insured (CFAF)

The above information must be supplied for each work submitted

N° 1 :

N° 2 :

N° 3 :

N° 4 :

N° 5 :

Installations : Details on the specifications of the equipment, the surface used, etc must be attached.

Other Audiovisual aids : Digital Arts. A CD- ROM of the works or a videocassette and any useful explanation on the production must be forwarded with the application.

Tel : (00 221) 823 09 18
Fax : (00 221) 821 16 32

Virtual Rainforest Memorial

Call for contributions to a virtual Rainforest Memorial, a memorial for the protection and preservation of the natural environment on Earth and its inhabitants.

"Sometimes, when there is new horrific news about the environmental situation on Earth, sometimes when we hear one of our favourite animals or plants are threatened with extinction, be honest, most of us swear to become active in doing something for the preservation of our natural environment, but when these reports are out of the news, daily life goes on as if nothing had happened.

"The Rainforest, as one of the most important and endangered natural environments, represents a symbol for the entire threatened planet and the indigenous peoples who live here. Humans are said to be the biggest enemy, so it's up to all of us to protect the world we are living in and to preserve it for future generations, to prevent the exploitation of natural resources by multinationals. Such companies operate only for private gain or corporate profit in the short term, with no regard for long term social and public benefit.

"The Rainforest Memorial would like to invite artists in all media as well as any others people who feel solidarity, to exercise their responsibility by contributing an artwork, a private or political statement, to express this solidarity against the insane destruction of the natural environment on Earth.

"Art, as such, cannot change the world, but art can support the will to make the changes, changes which are necessary for humankind to survive in an environment worthy to live in."

Please submit your work or statement in one of the following digital file formats:

URL of an existing net based work
text: plain email or .txt
image: .jpg, .gif, png
max size 800 x 600 pixels and 200 Kb
movie: .mov (Quicktime), .rm, .ram (Real Video) .swf (Flash), .dcr (Shockwave)
Maximum size 1MB

Please send your submission together with your name, email address and homepage URL to

Deadline: October 31, 2003

Following the online launch on December 1, the deadline will be ongoing and submissions will be uploaded immediately.

Submissions invited for Waves symposium

An international symposium on corrugated board, organised by the Cultural Commission Coevorden (CCC), takes place in May 2004 in Coevorden (The Netherlands. About 15 participants are sought to realise large-scale indoor works in locations in the city and surrounding villages. The works are to be made of corrugated cardboard, although there is the possibility of making some outdoor works in similar plastic materials.

The exhibition will run until December 1, 2004. A full colour catalogue with four pages per artist, including information about the industry and community will be produced. The exhibition combines its opening with the presentation of the 'Waves Award' - a prize for Dutch industrial designers working with the same material.

The exhibition is themed 'Waves reaching the coast' and artists are expected to interpret this in any way including the literary, poetic and spiritual etc. The works must also deal with the space they are assigned.

The organisers will provide an artist's fee, travel-expenses and full board and lodging. A brief proposal should include documentation of earlier work and a CV (To get this material back enclose a SASE)

Deadline: December 1, but earlier proposals will be published on the website.

Send applications to:

Meulenakker 6
NL - 7841 EP SLEEN

Fax: +31 591362690
Email: (from the end of September 2003, this site will provide maps, pictures of locations and artists' proposals)

Participate in NICRO art auction in London

Wilton's Music Hall, in London's East End, is an extraordinary space steeped in history, and will play host to a once-off dinner, art exhibition and auction to benefit NICRO, a South African charity and NGO concerned with crime prevention and the reintegration of offenders. Proceeds and sales will go to the NICRO UK Trust, a legal body launched last year to take advantage of the huge expatriate community of South Africans currently living in England. All proceeds raised in the UK are dedicated to the young offender scheme.

Organizer Christina Beatty, previously Event Development Co-ordinator at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, is calling on South African artist to donate works to this worthwhile cause. "It is my hope that in return for donating work (if artists are in a position to do so) that those who are still up-and-coming, will gain exposure to some top contemporary dealers, gallerists and collectors. "

The Enthoven family (who own Spier and Nando's) has been hugely generous and have the capacity to ship work across quite quickly - and are to a large extent sponsoring the event.

Artists interested in participating should contact Beatty on Tel: 0944 20 7326 8461 (Friday's only) or 0944 790 593 8091, alternatively Email:

Donate your art to AIDS orphans auction website

Last year the Art for AIDS Orphans auction raised over a million rands for AIDS orphans. Organizer Nicci Bailey is currently setting up a permanent charity website gallery,, and are requesting that all artists who would like to donate a piece for this worthy cause to log onto our site.

Contact: Nicci Bailey

Call for submissions to New York-based Big magazine's South Africa issue

For over twelve years now the New York-based magazine BIG has been investigating the spirit and soul of places around the globe: New Jersey, Chile, Paris, Brazil, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles. The list is endlessly growing, and soon it will include South Africa.

Founded in Spain in 1991, by the Chilean Marcelo Junneman, BIG is regarded to be one of the most interesting and innovative magazines currently around. Initially based in Spain, BIG moved to New York in 1995. Its content is formed from a collaboration of the world's top photographers, designers and writers. BIG now produces each issue in a different country with different teams of contributors.

The magazine is considered a free space, unbounded by traditional magazine editorial constraints. The creative community have recognised this. BIG magazine "prides itself on high production values, encouraging the cream of the world's magazine photographers," commented The Sunday Times of London. "The magazine's commitment to quality and broad editorial freedom has always meant that it could attract the strongest talent," stated Creative Review. "What began in 1991 as a revolt against publishing norms has itself become a norm for the 21st century," said Wired.

Amongst its wide ranging list of past collaborators and contributors are: Martin Parr, Joel Meyerowitz, Tim Burton, Stefan Ruiz, Terry Richardson, Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones, Sean Ellis, Mario Sorrenti, Javier Vallhonrat, Oscar Niemeier (architect), James Jarvis (illustrator), David Carson (designer), Lee Swillingham (designer), Ekow Eshun (editor), Doug Aitken (artist), Katie Grand (stylist).

Recent accolades include: Gold Medal in Photography, The Society of Publication Designers, New York (2001, 2000), Merit Awards, The Society of Publication Designers, New York (2002, 2001, 1999)

The Call: South African photographers, artists, illustrators, this is a call for submissions, an invitation to you to participate in the realisation of 'BIG South Africa: Year Ten'. If you are interested in being published in this award winning title, in being associated with a creative network of art directors, photographers, writers and editors already features in BIG, this is your opportunity.

Concept Overview: In 2004 South Africa will celebrate its tenth birthday. When the time comes to celebrate it, the local and international media will doubtlessly be asking many questions. How? What? When? Who? Complex questions that will inevitably deal with quantity and measure. 'BIG South Africa: Year Ten' offers South African image makers a unique opportunity to explain this country, not only to fellow South Africans but a visually aware international audience. 'BIG South Africa: Year Ten' offers photographers (primarily) an opportunity to present South Africa in a visual language that is determinedly their own. It is an opportunity to playfully question our accepted visual codes and frame South Africa in a way no one else is seeing it.

The Brief: This is an open call to photographers, artists and illustrators to put forward their ideas. Without being prescriptive, the editor has put forward the following concept ideas, which are open to interpretation.

1. Pierneef and the Troubled Landscape: Pierneef's much debated paintings of South Africa from the 1920s once celebrated the Union. What do his vantage points present today? What is the status of Pierneef's landscape?
2. Fashion as a found object: Seydou Keita's 1950s images offer a static portrait of a period while revealing Africa's fascination with costume and personal portraiture. Shift the locus from 1950s Mali to contemporary South Africa, to a wedding, an AIDS funeral, a soccer game. How do we dress up, and how do we interact with the lens?
3. After Boksburg: David Goldblatt's seminal study of Boksburg offers a memorable portrait of a time now consigned to the dustbin of history. Or maybe not. All over South Africa a new middle class is emerging, taking title to more than simply a house. Is anyone recording this historic birth of a nation? Is there not something of Robert Adams in this subject matter?
4. The new baroque: Razor wire fencing, armed response signage, doll's house watch posts, suburban enclosures, surveillance. Is Kendell Geers the only person to have photographed South Africa's new laager encampments?
5. Hello, I'm not from here: Beit Bridge, Komatipoort, Park Station. Who are they? Why do all South Africans fear them? Why do we continue to speak of immigrants as other? Will a series of facial portraits, in the style of Togo's great photographer Cornelius Yao Azaglo Augustt, reveal anything more beyond the visible surface?

The Team: 'BIG South Africa: Year Ten' will be edited by Sean O'Toole (editor of ArtThrob/freelance writer), with Marcelo Junneman providing creative direction. Garth Walker, of Orange Juice Design/i-jusi, will design this issue (TBC).

Contribution Deadline: December 1, 2003 (All final material ready for review.)

Newsstands: September 2004

Print Run: 50,000

Circulation: 30,000 (USA), 13,000 (Europe), 5,000 (Asia), 2,000 (South America) - based on Big USA series. A further 5,000 issues will be made available locally in South Africa.

For further details on how to schedule a portfolio review date as well as a PDF format overview document, contact Sean O'Toole at:

Tel: (011) 339 3724/ (073) 146 2046
Email: or

IOC Olympic and Art Competition

Sport and Olympism is the basic theme and can be interpreted in any way by the artist. The contest is open to South African Nationals of any age.

1 sculpture
1 graphic work (painting, drawing, engravings etc.)
There are no restrictions on the choice of technique

Dimensions: The dimensions of the works may not exceed:
Sculptures - 2 x 1.5 x 1.5m including packaging which may not exceed 100kg
Graphic works - 2 x 1.5m, including frame, which must be included.
Both categories include abstract art

Time Frame:
SA Closing Date - October 31, 2003
Adjudication Date - November 15, 2003
SA Sending CD to IOC -November 25, 2003
IOC Closing Date - November 30, 2003

SA Prizes:
Participation at the Junior Delphic Games in 2004 and Senior Delphi Games 2005.

IOC Prizes:
First Prize - US$ 30,000
Second Prize - US$ 20,000
Third Prize - US$ 10,000

National Jury:
NOC President
Member of the Delphic Council
Art experts and academics
The decision of the jury is final and not subject to appeal.

Entry Forms:
Artist Name and Short Biography in maximum of 400 words
Title of the work of art
Type of work, supporting material and the technique
Dimensions and weight of the work with and without packaging
Insurance value in USD
Several high quality images (CD-ROM or email images in .jpg format or print images) of the works entered in the international phase of the contest
No work that already belongs to a museum or a private collection can be entered in this contest. Works entered in this contest must be free of any third party rights. The contest organiser shall not be liable in relation to any such third party rights.
The decision of the jury is final and not subject to appeal
The top three works of art in each category in the international phase shall become the property of the IOC. The IOC reserves all reproduction rights for all works entered in the contest.

International Phase:
IOC will handle this phase
Top eight works in each category will be displayed at the IOC Museum
Selection will be in March 2004

Jury for International Phase:
IOC President
Members IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education
Art experts and academics from the five continents
No work that already belongs to a museum or a private collection can be entered in this contest. Works entered in this contest must be free of any third party rights. The contest organiser shall not be liable in relation to any such third party rights.
Decision of the jury is final and not subject to appeal
The top three works of art in each category in the international phase shall become the property of the IOC. The IOC reserves all reproduction rights for all works entered in the contest.

The IOC is the final deciding authority governing the contest and the interpretation of these rules.

Tel: (011) 483-3788

Artists' residencies offered at Greatmore Studios

There are two visiting artists' residencies available at Greatmore Studios in Woodstock, Cape Town, in January, February and March 2004. One of these is specifically for an artist from South Africa and the other for an artist from Africa (but outside of this country). Both residencies are funded fully by the Arts and Culture Trust of the President and National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund respectively.

The cost of transport to and from Cape Town, however, is the responsibility of the artist. For artists outside of South Africa, we may be able to recommend funders to cover these costs should you have tried and failed to receive funding yourselves. Should you be interested in applying, please find the application form and further information on .

Applications should reach the committee of Greatmore by November 13, 2003. We request that you apply through the post.

The International Festival of New Technologies, Art and Communication: Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004

The International Festival of New Technologies, Art and Communication: Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004 has opened its registration period for the Call for Presentation. Those interested can present their work to the various sections of the festival: Net-Art, Off-Line Multimedia Projects, International Conference, Computer-generated Animation, 'Minimisation' and Interactive Installations.

Under the theme 'Challenges for a Ubiquitous Identity', the festival will take place in Bilbao from April 23 - 30, 2004. The 2004 festival is organised by the Town Hall of Bilbao through the following entities: Fundaci�n Bilbao Arte, Lan Ekintza and Bilbao Iniciativas Tur�sticas.

Those interested can find the Call for Participation on the festival at The deadline for presenting papers for the congress is the November 30, 2003 and the deadline for the artwork is December 15.

Since the festival's beginning in 1995, its main goal has been to approach the essential elements of artistic production through digital media and to contemplate the changes produced in society as a consequence of the presence of resources, processes and mediation of technology. Ciber@RT has become a world showcase for the art of new media and contemporary research.

Ciber@RT Bilbao 2004
Avd. Reino de Valencia, 58 - 8
46005 Valencia - Spain
Tel: 00 34 96 373 0181
Fax: 00 34 96 373 0545

Invitation to submit a tile to art project

Mary Sherman is an artist and the founder of a non-for-profit, artists run organization, Trans Cultural Exchange. TCE has put on shows at the Trans Hudson Gallery in New York, in Korea and at the London Biennale. These shows were made up of artists from around the world's works. TCE were exploring the idea of the globalisation of images, etc.

Last year TCE also staged a huge project, called the Coaster Project ( 100 artists around the world made 100 coaster sized art works. Each artist then sent their works, which were re-combined to make 100 sets of coaster sized art works by 100 artists. These were sent back to the 100 artists who showed them in their country and then gave them away freely as coasters at bars, restaurants, etc. The North East chapter of the International Art Critics Association awarded the project, "Best show in an alternative space outside of New York" and TCE received extensive press.

For next year TCE are doing a somewhat similar project with tiles ( 100 artists will make 20 tiles and send them to TCE's 20 sites, where they will be installed as composite piece (mosaics, fountains, parts of sculptures, etc.). In addition, 20 universities around the world will make/swap and install tiles at their universities (MIT's glass lab, for instance, is also participating). Both the Soros Foundation and the US Art in Embassies Program are assisting with this project.

Artists, universities or schools interested in participating in the project should visit TCE's website,, where invitations for artists, univerisities, schools are listed in the section titled Invite to Participate. You can also email Mary Sherman at



Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira Gallery

Joáo Ferreira Gallery presents the "ultimate venue for hire for functions, photo and film shoots, parties and launches. We offer two large, spacious NY loft-style rooms. The venue is suitable for live music, there is safe parking and catering and other facilities are available within the gallery space."

80 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 423-5403
Fax: (021) 423-2136

Studio sought in Johannesburg

"Artist's studio wanted for established South African painter and media foodie Braam Kruger. Any spacious loft, hall, church or underground parking lot with basic amenities. The idea is to get a studio first and then look for accommodation, but a ramshackle old house or so to serve both purposes will be cool too..."

Contact Braam Kruger on Tel: (011) 483 3632 or 072 623 6802 or Email:

Desperately seeking Moses Tladi

Angela Lloyd is an author with a mission and she is hoping that the public may be able to help. After extensive research into the life of artist, Moses Tladi (1903-59), Lloyd is now nearing completion of a biography on the artist she describes as the first black painter to exhibit formerly in South Africa and at the SA National Gallery.

Although 40 of Tladi's works have come to light over the past decade, certain works are still missing, many of which have never been shown. Tladi was an accomplished realist landscape painter who made a valuable contribution to South African art. However, despite flourishing in the 1930's, gaining public attention and prizes, his life ended tragically and his work and reputation vanished. Lloyd now aims to redress this omission in our country's art history.

Since Lloyd wishes to include all the works of Tladi in her book (there is also an upcoming exhibition), she asks to be contacted by anyone who might know the whereabouts of his missing paintings, particularly the 1933 painting of protesting worshippers entitled "Donkey Church".

Lloyd can be contacted at Tel: (021) 686 9141 or (083) 308 6351, or Fax: (021) 686 344. She lives in Rosebank, Cape Town.

Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia

The Centro Colombo Americano is a non-profit binational cultural centre, founded in 1947 by a group of interested North Americans and Colombians who wished to strengthen the relationships between their countries. The institution is dedicated to promoting human development through academic and cultural programmes with a multicultural perspective, fostering extensive exchange with the United States and the world. In the case of applicants who have a background in the arts, they will actively participate in our ABC programme, which is an initiative to bring the arts into the language-teaching classroom both for adults and for children. Practicing visual artists will also have the possibility to be considered for an exhibition in the centre gallery. For more information on our visual arts exhibition programme, visit our website at, and click on English version, then Gallery.
Medell�n is a pleasant city in the heart of the Andes Mountains, with a year-round temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. With more than two million inhabitants, it is known for its vigorous industrial development and its beautiful flowers. The people, called 'Paisas', are known for their friendliness and clearly spoken Spanish. You can read more about Medell�n and Colombia in, or
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us and we will arrange to call you to speak personally. We are sure that you will find working with us professionally challenging and fulfilling. Please feel free to check our website for further information on the Center.
If you are interested, send your CV and a recent photo to:
The Academic Director
Centro Colombo Americano
Carrera 45 No. 53-24
Medell�n, Colombia, South America
Tel: (574) 513-4444 Ext.237, Fax: (574) 513-2666

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