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NEW LISTINGS

15.02.04 Call for submissions to ArtThrob April Special Issue
15.02.04 ArtThrob looking for Johannesburg Editor
15.02.04 Another studio available at Greatmore
15.02.04 Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio
15.02.04 Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland
15.02.04 Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

03.02.04 Need a photographic assistant?
01.05.03 International masterclass on Creation and Design for Interactive Systems
01.03.03 Documentation of artwork

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

03.02.04 Technical Assistant required at Michaelis School of Fine Art
03.02.04 Invitation to artist to apply to Thupelo's Cape Town workshop
03.02.04 2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards
03.02.04 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
03.02.04 Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland
03.02.04 Open submission exhibition in Norwich
16.01.04 Call for entries for VANSA Logo Design Competition 20.12.03 An invitation to participate in 52WEEKS52WORKS
20.12.03 Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops
01.11.03 Sculpture Park Project: Oliewenhuis Art Museum
01.11.03 AVA invites submissions
01.11.03 Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints
01.11.03 ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004
15.10.03 My Mission: call for submissions
15.09.03 Donate your art to aids orphans auction website

SUNDRY

03.02.04 Studio Available at Greatmore for artist based in Cape Town
01.12.03 Studio space available in Loop Street, Cape Town
01.12.03 Space to hire at the Old Bijou, Cape Town
15.11.03 The Association of Black Photographers invites proposals
15.10.03 TGD4 - International Workshop in Tambacounda
15.10.03 Painting job in Tuscany
15.09.03 Space for hire at Joáo Ferreira
15.11.02 Opportunities for artists to teach in Colombia
08.05.01 The new Michaelis Art Shop

RESIDENCIES

03.02.04 Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Program - June 2004 Term Announced
03.02.04 Residence in Turin, Italy



NEW LISTINGS

April is tenth anniversary of our young democracy. ArtThrob is planning a special issue

"As Achille Mbembe has noted, post-independence is no guarantee of redemption from slavery," Ashraf Jamal remarked, in a recent interview I conducted with him for BBC. "On the contrary, the structures of a post-independent society all too often mirror the limits of a prior oppressive structure, thereby alerting us to the collusive relation between systems of oppression and putative systems of liberation.

"Not surprisingly, culture, which is always the first casualty of change, suffers. However, artists need not go cap in hand to some supposed benefactor. Art, as I've stated throughout, cannot rely on patronage. If books have virtually no collateral this is not surprising. We in South Africa live in a pre and post-literate society - either way the culture of books is fucked. That said, all; the more must we create a life-line that moves culture from a pedagogic imperative to one that inculcates the space of dreaming."

ArtThrob is inviting writers to be a part of the polemic. Be a contributor. Suggest the complex questions that will provoke debate. It is a free canvass.

Please send letter of interest (in email form) with a short proposal to Sean O'Toole at editor@artthrob.co.za

Published pieces will be remunerated.

ArtThrob looking for Johannesburg Editor

ArtThrob is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Johannesburg Editor, which is currently vacant. The position is ideally suited for a recent graduate looking to establish him/herself as an emergent voice in the local art scene.

The position requires the successful candidate to manage the Gauteng listings, write at least one critical review per update as well as submit newsworthy articles for the News section. The position requires diligence, consummate writing skills and dedication. The position will be remunerated commensurate with the skills of the successful applicant.

Please send letter of interest (in email form), along with detailed CV to Sean O'Toole at editor@artthrob.co.za

Another studio available at Greatmore

There is another studio vacancy for a Cape Town based artist at the Greatmore Studios. The studio will be available from March 2004.

Deadline for applications: February 26

For further information or application forms contact Alex.

Physical Address: 47-49 Greatmore Street, Woodstock
Postal Address: P O Box 250, Woodstock, 7915
Tel: (021) 4479699
Website: www.greatmoreart.org

Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio

Artist Proof Studio, a community printmaking and professional printing and etching studio, has a vacancy for a Printing And Teaching Unit Manager. The newly opened studio is looking for a full time art teacher with printing and management experience to manage the teaching programme and print shop.

For further information and job requirements please contact Cara:

Email: artistp@mweb.co.za
Tel: 082 330 9859

Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland

"I am planning project in public space in Dutch town Tilburg that has a partnership with Emfuline (Lekoa Vaal). We are looking for three South African artists, preferably from that area, who will be invited to come and stay for a short while (all expenses covered) to develop a proposal."

Contact Rob Moonen on email: info@robmoonen.nl or visit www.robmoonen.nl/2003/2003_vrijplaats2.htm

Call for entries to Mongolia's first international exhibition

'FEEL FELT' is the first international art exhibition after the democratisation of Mongolia, in 1990. The vent is being organised by Mongolian Committee and the STOFFWECHSEL Institute. The event aims to draw Mongolia in to the international cultural circuit, and is offering 50 artists from 24 countries an opportunity to participate.

The event will take place in the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The artworks will be shown in selected locations across the city, including public places. All the artworks will be realised on site in Mongolia with Mongolian artists and intellectuals. The artists will arrive to Mongolia three weeks before the Vernisage to finish their installations and artworks. The organisers have committed to give assistance and know how to the invited artists. In addition, Mongolian artists, designers, architectures and other professions will assist them. The invited artists will have access to workshops in Ulaanbaatar.

Proposed exhibition dates: July 3 - 31, 2005

For detailed information on conditions of entry, visit www.metacultures.org

'FeelFelt'
International Art Exhibition in Ulaanbaatar
Project Director Professor H. el Attar
PO Box 440557, 12005 Berlin, Germany

SERVICES & COURSES OFFERED

Need a photographic assistant?

"Is somebody looking for a photographic assistant? I have studied photography for one year in London two years ago at London College of Printing and I am now in Cape Town looking for work in the photography business or alternatively in the film industry. I am ready to start off with no salary for a while to get the practise.

"I have done one assistant job in London for the English photographer Red Saunders, at the Chelsea and Westminister Hospital for the architectural magazine Blueprint. I have also done a couple of fashion shoots for Kangol (Britain) while studying as well as for a clothing shop on Oxford Street called Mash. I am ready to work long hours, I have a car and I am fluent in English, Swedish, Finnish and I know French on an intermediate level. I am ready to start as soon as possible."

Contact Isabella Palmgren on 072 274 7787.

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)

E-mail: info@master.esdi.es
Website: www.mecad.org
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
Email: hannelie@hanneliecoetzee.co.za
Website: www.hanneliecoetzee.co.za

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Technical Assistant required at Michaelis School of Fine Art

The University of Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art is looking for a motivated and well-organised staff member with a tertiary qualification in fine art printmaking to assist in the technical activities of the Printmedia section of the School.

Responsibilities include:

Involvement in various student and staff projects;
Assisting in the technical processes and printing procedures in etching, lithography, relief printing, screenprinting and digital inkjet printing;
Demonstrating and assisting undergraduate students in the production of their studiowork projects;
Workshop maintenance, organisation of chemicals solvents and other materials as well as the operation of the printing presses.

The successful candidate will be required to be a member of the Hiddingh Campus Health and Safety committee and qualified in first aid (or be prepared to acquire such a qualification). The successful candidate will have the use of studio space and will be encouraged to make his/ her own work in the workshops.

The Katrine Harries Print Cabinet is a significant collection of fine prints that is administered by the Printmedia section of the School. Its important functions include curating and publishing and you the successful candidate will be expected to assist with these functions as a further requirement of the post.

The remuneration package, including benefits, is negotiable between R71,900 and R95,700.

Please send a covering letter, CV, (no certificates), details (email/fax) of two referees to:

The Director, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Hiddingh Campus, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001 by 18th February 2004.

Tel: (021) 480-7100
Fax: (021) 424-2889
Email: pskotnes@hiddingh.uct.ac.za
Website: www.uct.ac.za

Invitation to artist to apply to Thupelo's Cape Town workshop

Thupelo workshops are organised by artists and are initiated in response to a need for interaction between artists. The workshops are usually made up of about 20 artists. Thupelo is currently inviting artists to apply for the next regional workshop, which will be held at Ulwazi centre in Langa, from March 21 - 28, culminating in an open day of work-in-progress on the final day.

"The concentration of so much energy and commitment into a short period of time encourages risk taking and experimentation that might not happen in the artist's own studio," says Thupelo founder, Robert Loder. "At the same time the process of exchange that lies at the heart of the [Thupelo] Workshops based on the Triangle model often has a long-term influence on the practice and sometimes the lives of the participants. The strong emphasis on process rather than product engendered by the workshops means that the work made and exhibited at the workshop open days is often not finished work."

The workshop is open to any adult working full time in the visual arts in Cape Town. To apply please submit a motivational letter with six to eight images to:

Email: artmore@mweb.co.za

Deadline: February 19

For further information contact Alex on Tel: (021) 4479699, or visit www.greatmoreart.org

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme

In the early sixties the Swedish philanthropist couple Aschberg donated a mansion located in Ile-de-France to UNESCO. In the memory of the patrons and in conformity with the spirit of their donation, the mansion was sold in 1992 and UNESCO decided to allocate the totality of the interests perceived from the capital of the sale to the creation of the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists.

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists program was created in 1994 to open new career prospects to young artists and give them opportunities to continue their training in specialised institutions.

Since its creation, the number of fellowships granted and applications received regularly increase. Hundreds of young artists have already benefited from the program. For 2004/2005, the program proposes 57 fellowships offered by 48 partner institutions from 27 countries.

These fellowships are co-financed by the Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) and an international network of partner institutions specialised in the training of artists. IFPC was created in November 1974 during the 18th session of UNESCO General Conference. The original objective was to create a development bank designed to help cultural management turned into a financial fund to support cultural projects. Today The Fund's mission consists in offering complementary funds to artists' and entrepreneurs' projects so that cultural diversity could profit from globalisation instead of being its victim.

For more information, please consult the website: www.unesco.org/culture/ifpc

UNESCO-IFPC
1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France
Email: dir.aschberg@UNESCO.org
Website: www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards

The 6th annual Commonwealth Photographic Awards, organised by the Commonwealth Press Union in collaboration with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, is an open competition for amateur and professional photographers. A special category has been created this year for Under 18's.

For full details contact Jane Rangeley on email: jane@cpu.org.uk or visit: www.cpu.org.uk

Three artists wanted for project in Tilburg, Holland

"I am planning project in public space in Dutch town Tilburg that has a partnership with Emfuline (Lekoa Vaal). We are looking for three South African artists, preferably from that area, who will be invited to come and stay for a short while (all expenses covered) to develop a proposal."

Contact Rob Moonen on email: info@robmoonen.nl

Open submission exhibition in Norwich

EAST is an international open submission exhibition, held annually at Norwich Gallery and Norwich School of Art and Design. There are no rules about who can apply.

Deadline: February 14

Download the application form at: www.norwichgallery.co.uk

EASTinternational
Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art and Design
St George Street Norwich NR3 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1603 756250/756247
Fax: +44 (0)1603 615728
Email: east@norwichgallery.co.uk

Call for entries for VANSA Logo Design Competition

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) is holding a competition for the design of its logo. The logo must reflect this organisation's identity as a national body representing, advancing and developing the interests of the visual arts sector in South Africa.

VANSA is a national non-profit body, which was launched in March 2003 in order to lobby for recognition and opportunities for artists, arts-affiliated institutions, bodies and organisations. VANSA aims to have a broad-based membership that includes individuals, organisations and businesses involved in all aspects of the visual arts, including education. All art forms are addressed by the organisation, including, amongst others, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, graphic art, new media, and performance art.

The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of R1000, which has been sponsored by Zellen Art Products.

Deadlines for entries: Monday, March 15, 2004

Entries to be submitted to the Association For Visual Arts, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001

Tel: (021) 424-7436
Email: estava@iafrica.com

For more information contact Nadja Daehnke 073 304-0843 or nadjakd@yahoo.com

An invitation to participate in 52WEEKS52WORKS

Introducing a project for both the actualised and the frustrated culture maker.

This is a year-long public art event where participants make an artwork every week for the whole of 2004. The project is open to everybody - all you need is access to the Internet once every seven days.

Works can be of any size and in any medium, as long as they engage the public and get out of your flat/ studio and off your computer. Don't restrict your thinking to traditional art practices. Your work needn't be an object; your work can be anything from a poster to a performance. It's your work and your call.

All works must be documented, as this documentation will become the evidence of your participation. Once the website is up, your documented works will be uploaded weekly to act as an artistic diary for yourself and others.

Throughout the year special '52WEEKS52WORKS' events in which you might want to participate will take place - this project will also act as a creative database for external projects as well. A catalogue will be produced to feature the artists who have completed the project.

Log on for more information by sending your details to jameswebb@mweb.co.za. The details of the website will be forwarded to you. You must commit to completing all 52 works in the 52 weeks starting January 1, 2004 and ending January 2, 2005. Documentation for each week's work is to be received by 6pm on the Sunday of that week. Documentation must be jpeg (72dpi) or text file.

We are hoping that 52WEEKS52WORKS gets lots of participants, as the thought of new work happening all over Cape Town/ South Africa/ Overseas every week is really very exciting. This is not a curated exhibition - it is an open platform for individuals to produce work, explore processes and map global public culture-making. You don't have to attend meetings, fill out forms or deal with sponsor's logos - the project is yours and takes the form of your weekly work. We expect this project to push your creativity with its tight weekly deadlines, but also expect it to be fun for all the same reasons. It's an opportunity for you to purge your notebooks of unused ideas and create space for new ones to arrive.

Call for applications for Thupelo Workshops

"Thupelo workshops are organised for artists by artists and are initiated in response to a need for interaction between themselves. 'The concentration of so much energy and commitment into a short period of time encourages risk-taking and experimentation that might not happen in the artist's own studio. At the same time the process of exchange that lies at the heart of the Workshops, based on the Triangle model, often has a long-term influence on the practice and sometimes the lives of the participants. The strong emphasis on process rather than product engendered by the workshops means that the work made and exhibited at the workshop open days is often not finished work." - Robert Loder.

We invite you to apply for the next regional workshop which will be held for ten days at Ulwazi School in Langa, in March 2004 (dates to be confirmed) culminating in an open day/ exhibition of work-in-progress on the final day. The workshop is open to any adult working full time in the visual arts in Cape Town. We are including in this year's workshop a few places for artists of other disciplines such as performance, music, poetry, film, etc.

Submit applications to: The Committee, Thupelo, P O Box 250, Woodstock, 7915

Please do not submit applications electronically

Your application must include -
- A motivational letter
- 6-8 images of work

Deadline for applications - February 19, 2004

For further information contact Alex (021) 447-9699
Email: artmore@mweb.co.za

In addition to the above, applications are invited for an International Thupelo Workshop to be held in September in Prince Albert in the Karoo, about four hours from Cape Town. Travel costs to and from Cape Town and specialist art materials need to be covered by the artists, while Thupelo will cover all other expenses, providing our funding is confirmed. Please state clearly on your application if you are able to obtain funding for your own participation as well as travel to and from Cape Town.

Your application must be sent to the above address and should include -
- A motivational letter
- A letter of reference
- 6-8 images of work
- CV

Deadline for applications is June 15

In the past some artists have not fully understood the unique nature of the workshop. We therefore have found it necessary to ask you to formally acknowledge having read and understood all the documentation included in this invitation as well as what is on our website www.greatmore.org.za

Sculpture Park Project: Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is a satellite of the National Museum situated in Bloemfontein, the Free State. It is one of the youngest museums of its kind in the country and the only art museum in the province. The museum is situated in magnificent gardens overlooking the inner city making it an ideal site for a sculpture garden.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum has received funding from the National Lottery Board to launch and to co-ordinate a project whereby sculptors are invited to submit proposals for the execution and erection of sculptures to be permanently situated in the museum gardens. Artists are invited to submit proposals in drawing form, together with a budget, which will include envisaged materials, details of execution, instalment, transport and a timetable proposal.

Thereafter, selected artists will be invited to submit maquettes for a final selection of approximately 10 works. The sculpture garden seeks to broaden the parameters of art making so as to address new audiences and aims to involve artists from all over the country working in different media and styles.

Entry forms and details are available from Oliewenhuis Art Museum, P O Box 266, Bloemfontein.

For additional information, please contact Craig Booth or Sharon Crampton:

Tel: (051) 447 9609
Fax: (051) 447 9283
Email: oliewen@nasmus.co.za

AVA invites submissions

The Association For Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town invites submissions from visual artists who wish to exhibit at AVA from 2004 onwards. The Selection Committee of the AVA meets every two months to review submissions and the next meeting takes place on Wednesday, November 19. Selection meetings take place every second month thereafter.

Interested artists should bring to the gallery six to eight works (these can be supplemented by visual material such as slides and photographs), a CV and a short letter of intent or an artist's statement. The committee is most interested in reviewing the work that the artists wish to exhibit or else their most recent works. Artists can collect their works the day after the meeting.

In addition, any curators wishing to curate exhibitions for AVA should submit proposals to AVA's Selection Committee.

AVA is committed to the ongoing promotion of art and artists, both emerging and established, both formally trained and self- taught. For more information, contact Estelle Jacobs.

Association for Visual Arts
35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 424 7436
Fax: (021) 423 2637
Email: estava@iafrica.com
Website: www.ava.co.za

Call for Artists: 2004 Iowa Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Miniature Prints

The Iowa Biennial Exhibition will exhibit an international survey of contemporary miniature prints in all 2-D media to be held beginning June 2004. There is no entry fee and up to three [3] works may be submitted.

For further details contact download a pdf (Adobe Acrobat) information sheet,
OR information@iowabiennial.com or visit www.iowabiennial.com

ArtSPACE Durban calls for exhibition proposals for 2004

ArtSPACE Durban (aSd) is looking for artists to submit proposals for exhibiting work in 2004. Contemporary work, including installations and new media with a focus on challenging embedded perceptions, is encouraged.

aSd is housed in a warehouse just off Umgeni Road in Durban in a suitably gritty industrial environment with a view of the sea. The space is robust and calls for interaction. Exhibition rentals are reasonable as the Main Gallery is R280 per week (180 sq. meters), the Middle Gallery R140 per week (50 sq. meters) and the Coffee Lounge R 60 per week (48 sq. meters). ASd can also take care of invitations (per 1000 (A6) R 550) whilst postage is R1.80 per invite.

The running wall space of the various galleries is as follows:

Main Gallery: 33 meters @ 3.5 meters high
Middle Gallery: 18.4 m @ 3 m high
Coffee Lounge 15.2 m @ 3 m high
Total 66.6 m

25% commission is charged on works sold.

For more info contact Karen on 312-0793 or 083-300-9804.

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 info@le-musee-divisioniste.org with 'My Mission' in the subject line.

www.le-musee-divisioniste.org or www.le-musee-divisioniste.org/start1.htm

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, www.art4aids.co.za, 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
Email: beezy@beezybailey.co.za

RESIDENCIES

Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Program - June 2004 Term Announced

The Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency Program is open to Canadian and international artists who are engaged in the research or creation of work. It is designed to provide participants with time to think, create and experiment within a diverse community of artists. The June 2004 residency will be the fifth term of the program, which was launched with the generous assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation in August 2000.

The Residency Program aims to further the professional development of artists and enable the creation and production of new work by:

- Fostering an exchange of ideas and influences;
- Encouraging the sharing of expertise, experiences and techniques;
- Inspiring creative exchanges;
- Building relationships and a dialogue between a diverse group of artists working in different media.

The Residency Program provides Canadian and International professional artists from all disciplines with a subsidized opportunity to live and work at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on Toronto Island (Toronto, Canada) from June 1, 2004.

Applications will be accepted as of January 30, 2004. Ten solo artists will be selected.

Deadline: March 4, 2004.

The Call for Submissions, outlining the detailed application procedures are available on the Artscape website at www.torontoartscape.on.ca

If you have questions about the application procedures please contact Susan Serran, Manager of Arts Programs and Services at susan@torontoartscape.on.ca or Tel: 416. 392 7834, ext. 2

Residence in Turin, Italy

Residenza San Rocco is an historic 18th century building situated in the Italian city of Turin, on a hill. The Residenza San Rocco is hosting professional artists from all the parts of the world for free (one week).

For further information contact Daniela Boarino on email: info@viasanrocco.com

Website: www.viasanrocco.com

SUNDRY

Studio Available at Greatmore for artist based in Cape Town

Available from mid-February 2004.

Deadline: February 4

Application forms available at www.greatmoreart.org

For further information contact Alex on Tel: (021) 447 9699, or visit www.greatmoreart.org

Studio space available in Loop Street, Cape Town Seven rooms on the seventh floor of the building on the corner of Loop and Shortmarket streets (above the old Function, now Sutra nightclub) are available for artists to rent. Each room is approximately 30 square metres with excellent natural light, and all open onto central 60 square metre room. As it stands, rental costs R30/ square metre, but as more tenants commit, the price will go down.

All tenants are liable only to the building's owner, so no one else will bear the cost if someone cannot pay rent or leaves. The building owner is quite keen to have a floor of artists, and the situation, around a large central space, would be ideal for small shows, or showing work to clients.

The building seems pretty secure and there is a supervisor available, while diagonally across the road is Cadiz Nosh Bar, so there is a lot of activity in the evening, which actually makes it a bit safer.

For more information, email: inge@wordwork.co.za

Space to hire at the old Bijou, Cape Town

Situated on Lower Main Road, Woodstock, the old Bijou is home to the Blacksmith Forge, and was previously Public Eye and Odd Enjinears headquarters as well as The Curve bar. This large Deco building was formerly a cinema and has many separate and linked spaces. Currently the front of the building, from where The Curve bar was situated up to the top, including a projection room and space under the steps, the open-air steps and deck, are unoccupied. This premise would suit an adventurous company with a need for space and mind-blowing offices.

For more information contact: conrad@blacksmith.co.za

The Association of Black Photographers invites proposals

Autograph Association of Black Photographers (ABP) is seeking proposals or expressions of interest from freelance photography curators to work closely with the organisation on developing, managing and delivering its programme of photography projects.

You will have a proven track record of curating and an established international network of artists and galleries. You must have an understanding of issues relating to representation, cultural diversity and human rights within photographic practice and be able to see a project through all stages of development including funding applications and evaluation. Excellent project management and negotiation skills are therefore essential.

Send applications by letter only, containing -

1. A letter and CV outlining your experience
2. A short statement on why your curatorial experience is of relevance to Autograph

Send to Autograph ABP, 74 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A3JG, UK
www.autograph-abp.co.uk

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:
www.le-cap.ch/tgd4english.html%20

Email: odia@bluewin.ch or dia_anne@hotmail.com

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: geko6@yahoo.it.

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
Email: info@joaoferreiragallery.com
www.joaoferreiragallery.com

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 www.colomboworld.com, 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 www.paisas.com, www.todomedellin.com or www.nuestracolombia.org.co/
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
E-mail: Lshem@colomboworld.com
Website: www.colomboworld.com

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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