Archive: Issue No. 85, September 2004

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17.09.04 Cape Town Festival calls for proposals
03.09.04 Submissions invited for show at Video Center Tokyo
03.09.04 Vacancy: Two internships with Art South Africa
03.09.04 Studio space available in Cape Town


02.08.04 CowParade South Africa invites applications
02.08.04 VideoChannel invites submissions
02.08.04 Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists
01.07.04 Submissions invited for Norwegian Opera House Commission
01.06.04 Call for Proposals: Negotiate at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
01.05.04 Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004
01.05.04 Art at War - The Artist's Voice: call for submissions
15.02.04 Teacher sought at Artist Proof Studio
03.02.04 2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards
03.02.04 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme
01.11.03 AVA invites submissions
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


01.07.04 Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Programme invites applications


01.06.04 Space to hire at the old Bijou, Cape Town
01.05.04 Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship


Cape Town Festival calls for proposals

The Cape Town Festival is calling for arts proposals for its 2005 event. The theme of the festival, which runs from March 6 - 25 next year, is 'Ubuntu' (humanity).

All interested parties are invited to apply. The organizers are looking for practitioners and performers in the following categories: music, poetry, theatre, craft, comedy, literature, visual arts, heritage and dance.

Proposals will only be accepted on the prescribed application forms. These are available for collection at the festival offices (see below) or on the festival website

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2004.

Contact: Buhle Ngcauzele on 021 465 9042 or

Cape Town Festival offices: 6 Jackson Terrace, 79 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Submissions invited for show at Video Center Tokyo

PULSE, the artist run initiative founded by Greg Streak, is putting together a show reel of video works for a special screening at Video Centre Tokyo in November this year. Those interested in submitting works for selection can contact This screening will run concurrently with a number of other screenings from around the world.

Closing date: October 10

Vacancy: Two internships with Art South Africa

Art South Africa, the quarterly print magazine devoted to South African contemporary art, has a vacancy for two interns. The two positions are:

1. Editorial Intern: - this position includes compiling and editing the listings that appear in the back of the magazine; researching and writing a minimum of two news stories (100 words each); and researching and writing a minimum of two previews stories (100 words each).

1. Picture Intern: - this position requires the candidate to gather images for publication in the magazine, including all relevant captions. Candidates can also work on editorial writing, with a minimum expectation of at least writing one news or preview story (100 words). This position requires a basic competency with Photoshop.

Please note the following:

Both positions are NOT remunerated and are strictly work experience related.

All published writing will be credited.

The position will allow the successful candidate to work from home, with the option of coming into the editorial offices over the production period. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work to deadline.

The internships last the duration of a single issue.

Candidates must live in either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Interested parties are asked to contact Sean O'Toole, editor of Art South Africa, telephonically, on 073 146 2046.

Deadline: September 10

Studio space in Cape Town

Studio space available in a large loft-like room on the top floor of an old factory situated on the border between Woodstock, District 6 and Cape Town. The building is located in a secure block with 24hr access and a goods lift.

The studio is well established and industrious and is currently occupied by a number of visual artists, musicians and an architectural practice. While all parties operate independently, there are some shared facilities. Rent is reasonable and there is option to rent a secure parking place.

Tel: 462-2095


CowParade South Africa invites applications

CowParade is an art exhibition with a difference: the canvas is a life-size fibreglass cow! As a South African artist your mission will be to milk your imagination to come up with fun and funky designs for these amazing grazers, which will then be displayed for the public in herds across the country. CowParade has already successfully stampeded through over 20 major cities worldwide - including New York, Chicago, London, Venstpils (which is in Latvia), Tokyo and Auckland, and is now coming to South Africa for the first time in 2004.

This extraordinary public art display has caught the imagination of the world and, in keeping with the year that marks 10 years of democracy in our country, will showcase artistic ingenuity, boost tourism and raise much needed funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC).

Applicants may enter up to two designs. The intention is to celebrate our extraordinary country in this landmark year. Applicants are asked to take this as their starting point, and focus on all that is unique and iconic within South Africa - a celebration of South Africa, its people, places, culture and history. The applicant is encouraged to paint, sculpt, transform, decorate and adorn the cow as he or she wishes, but the structural integrity of the cow must not be compromised. Cows in other Parades ranged from those that were simply painted a solid colour to others that boasted elaborate, intricate designs. Others featured mosaic tile and mirrors and some artists built elaborate costumes to augment the cow shapes.

For more information and details regarding applications:

Tel: (011) 673 4995 or 673 9272
Fax: (011) 388 4404
Email: or

Gallery in Georgia, USA seeks South African artists

Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia (USA) seeks talented artists from South Africa. The gallery is located in an affluent part of the city, surrounded by other galleries, bookstores and fine restaurants.

Please submit work and resumé to:

Laramee Fine Art
984 Canton St.
Roswell, Georgia (USA) 30075

Email submissions should be sent to:

VideoChannel invites submissions

VideoChannel a common project environment of Cinematheque at MediaCentre and [R][R][F]2004XP invites video artists to submit proposals.

Subject: 'Memory and identity' and/or 'Violence'
Running time: minimum 1 minute � maximum 10 minutes
Dimensions: 320x240 pixels
Deadline: October 30, 2004.

The following digital formats are accepted:
URL (if the work is posted online or for download), mpeg, Quicktime (.mov) with DiVX compression (.avi), Real Video (rm), Windows Media (.wmf), Flash video (.swf).

Due to the optionally large size of the videos, please do not attach any video work to the submission, but make the media file available for download from your server.

Only works combining an excellent artistic expression with excellent image quality will be selected.

Please use this form for submission: 1. name of artist, email address, URL
2. short biography/CV (not more than 300 words)
3. 1 work only, include title, year of production, running time
a) URL of the posted work online, or
b) URL from where the media file can be downloaded
4. short work description (not more than 300 words each)

The artists or owners of the video works will retain all rights on their submitted works.

The submitter declares and confirms that he/she is holding all author's rights and gives permission to include the submitted work in 'VideoChannel' online environment until revoke.

Signed by (submitter) Please send the complete submission to: with 'Video Channel' in the subject line.

The successful submissions will be launched on occasion of the physical installation during 404 New Media Art Festival Rosario/Argentina which takes place in December 2004.

Submissions invited for Norwegian Opera House Commission

The Art Committee for the New Opera House in Oslo, Norway, would like to draw your attention to an invitation to participate in a pre-qualifying round of public art/ design commission. Visit the following website for more information: where an English version is available.

Call for Proposals: Negotiate at the Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is calling for proposals from artists/ art groups /collaborations/ musicians/ performers/ cultural theorists and critics for 'Negotiate', a series of four exhibitions, from August - November 2004, in response to South Africa's 10 Years of Democracy Celebration.

Facilitated by aThirdparty, the project will explore the process of 'negotiation' as integral to democratic principles, as well as a necessary tool within the context of the JAG. It is to span a four-month period, and focus on the production of younger artists from around the country. The project comprises the following four distinct, but related, exhibitions:

August 7, 2004
Intercession - 1) The act of interceding esp. by prayer.
2) An instance of this, esp. a prayer on behalf of another.

September 4, 2004
Intervention - 1) The act or an instance of intervening.
2) Interference, esp. by the state in another's affairs.
3) Mediation.

October 2, 2004
Arbitration - The settlement of a dispute by an arbitrator.

November 6, 2004
Conciliation - 1) To make calm and amenable; pacify.
2) The use of conciliating measures; reconcilement.

The project will require artists to participate, either in one or more of the four exhibitions, or undertake a project spanning the full four months.

- Participants must be between the ages of 20 and 35
- Proposals should not be more than two pages in length
- A brief CV must be attached, as well as examples of previous works wherever possible.
- The project must engage with the surrounding communities as well as the JAG.
- Artists therefore need to consider their work as functioning both within the gallery, and in the surrounding area.
- Artists have artistic licence in the interpretation of the themes.
- We are in the process of negotiating designated exhibition space, however artists are encouraged to work within and around the existing exhibitions in the gallery, and with the permanent collection housed in the gallery. From this point of origin, artists are encouraged to expand their production into the larger contextual environment of the JAG, Joubert Park and its immediate surrounds.
- As we would like to make this project as collaborative and cross-disciplinary as possible we encourage discussion between the artists as well as with us (the facilitators). Proposals need not be final and are open to discussion. Please send through preliminary ideas with this in mind. - Decisions will be based on the strength of each proposal/ concept and relevance to the project.

Final dates for submissions:
July 2, for the first exhibition, opening August 7, as well as projects spanning the four months.

August 2 for submissions for the second exhibition, opening September 4.

August 30 for submissions for the third exhibition, opening October 2.

September 27 for submissions for the fourth exhibition, opening November 6.

Contact aThirdparty directly and forward submissions to any of the following addresses:

Simon Gush (083 393-5606)
Hanli Becker (083 400-8773)
Hannes Olivier (073 158-1848)
Lester Adams (083 515-8704)

Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting Newmediafest 2004 global networking is preparing a feature related to Iraq - the war and the period afterwards, and is looking for proposals of net-based art works, papers, articles, comments, links etc which fit in this spectrum.

Accepted works and items must have a clearly defined copyright note and will be included in the new Iraq module to be created. Besides URLs of works or sources, certain media files are acceptable, see specifications below.

Please use this form for submitting:

1. first name/ name of artist, email, URL
2. a brief bio/ CV (not more than 300 words)
3. title and URL or type of media file
4. a short work description (not more than 300 words)
5. one screen shot (max 800x600 pixels, .jpg)

Please send your submission to with 'Iraq' in the subject line.

Only these types of media files are accepted:

1. text - plain email, .txt or .doc
2. image -.jpg
3. movie -.swf, .dcr, .mov, .mpeg

The deadline is ongoing and as soon as submissions are accepted, they will be included and posted.

Art at War - The Artist's Voice

The Aldo Castillo Gallery will present an exhibition to provide a forum for all artists (established and emerging) to express their views on the current acts of war and war in general.

The gallery's social mission is to increase awareness of the significant cultural contributions of international artists and Latin American artists in particular, through exhibitions, educational programmes and live performances. Any "theatre" of war is so inconsistent with our overall mission that we feel compelled to encourage artists to express their individual perspectives as a means to further dialogue and present the multitude of opinions that surround this subject (it seems ironic that the current Iraq war is taking place in Mesopotamia, where one of the world's first civilisations and important cultures was located).

"War represents a significant regression from our potential state of grace with "God" and a deviation from humanity's original purpose, towards the purpose of "Evil". War is characterised by suffering, oppression, poverty, vanity, and disappointment, in pursuit of the false gods of money, power, racial or national dominance, and any other partisan, political cause. And all of this is expressed as pride and egotism, both forms of ignorance, by which a person falsely positions himself over others".

An exhibition of work addressing this theme will take place from September 10 to October 16, 2004. For an application form, guidelines and limitations please visit

Send images/ photos/ war statement to: the Aldo Castillo Gallery, Attention: Aldo Castillo, 233 W Huron, Chicago, IL 60610 or email

Contact: Aldo Castillo/ Director
Tel: 312-337-2536
Fax: 312-337-3627

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:

Tel: 082 330 9859

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:

1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - France

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: or visit:

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

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 with 'My Mission' in the subject line. or

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


Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Programme invites applications

The international residency programme Akademie Schloss Solitude is once again inviting artists to live and work at Solitude for six or twelve months. International artists from the following disciplines can apply: architecture (architecture design, urban studies, landscape design), visual arts (incl. curatorial practice and performance art), performing arts (stage design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, dance, acting, musical theater, performance), video/ film/ new media (include. video installation), design (visual communication, fashion design, costume design, product design, furniture design), literature (criticism, essay, poetry, fiction, translation) and music/ sound (sound installation, sound and music composition, music performance, sound performance). Jurors in charge of this selection are:

Chairman: Fabrizio Gallanti, Santiago de Chile
Architecture: Stan Allen, Princeton (USA)
Fine Arts: Rirkrit Tiravanija, New York (USA)
Design: Fiona Raby, London (UK)
Literature: Ivan Vladislavic, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Music/ Sound: Kevin Volans, Dublin (Ireland)
Theatre: Biljanja Srbjlianovic, Belgrad (Serbia)
Video/ Film/ New Media: Harun Farocki, Berlin (Germany)

Application forms can be requested in writing only (by email or postcard to address below) or printed from the Internet at

Some important reminders:

- The application form and requested materials have to be sent in ONE parcel. Subsequent mailings (or materials sent via Internet) are not considered.
- Incomplete applications will not be submitted to the jury, but returned immediately. Applications which reach us after the application deadline October 31, 2004 (Postmark) will not be considered.
- Applicants chosen for a fellowship will be notified by (northern hemisphere) spring 2005.
- Earliest date to begin a residency: September 2005
- To cover handling and mailing costs, please send international answering coupons in the amount of 15 Euro (available at post offices). We do not accept cheques. Fee pertains only to applications from North America, Western Europe and Japan. For applications from Germany, please transfer 15 Euro with the enclosed form.

We start accepting applications for 2005 - 2007 from July 1, 2004. Application deadline October 31 (postmark)

Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart

Tel: +49-711-996190


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 premises would suit an adventurous company with a need for space and mind-blowing offices.

For more information contact:

Girls Night Out looking for sponsorship

'Girls Night Out' is a thematic group show of invited artists to be held as part of the third Month of Photography festival, February 15 - March 20, 2005 at the João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town.

Curators Tracy Lindner Gander and Geeta Chagan, are looking for like-minded businesses/ individuals to sponsor the event. Finances are required to cover artwork production costs, venue rental, and the creation and production of marketing material, which includes exhibition invitations and a catalogue.

The aim of the show is to promote an awareness of the wide range of artists/ photographic styles employed by artists living in South Africa - to break with the largely male-oriented view of contemporary South African life as expressed through traditional photographic practice. To this end, both emerging and established artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition.

Participating artists include: Bridget Baker, Lien Botha, Claire Breukel, Katherine Bull, Arnold Erasmus, Tracy Lindner Gander, Dorothee Kreutzveldt, Sarah Nankin, Varenka Paschke, Claire Sarembock, Lance Slabbert, Penny Siopis and Sue Williamson. For biographical information on participating artists, please point your browser to

Please contact the curators for additional information.

Tracy: (021) 448-8750 or 083 254-9167, email: Geeta: (021) 423-5403 (o/h) or 082 218-4882, email: