Archive: Issue No. 107, July 2006

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AMAC benefit concert and art auction

If any arts organisation in Cape Town deserves support, it is AMAC, the Arts and Media Access Centre, located in Harrington Street. Here, young black artists who may lack prior arts training and be unable to pay high fees are taught the skills they will need to develop as artists.

AMAC is the merged organisation of Mediaworks and CAP, the Community Arts Project, which in its 30 year lifetime has given art training to many of the country's top black artists. Willie Bester, Vuyile Voyiya, Lionel Davis and Sophie Peters are all alumni.

In the struggle years, CAP was an essential stop on every arts visitor's calendar, but today it is still filling a critical need in providing a space for arts training. Funding is at an all time low, and in a desperate attempt to keep its doors open, AMAC is holding a star-studded benefit concert and art auction at Artscape at 5pm on July 16.

With the generous assistance of Artscape and all the artists involved, the AMAC Benefit Concert - 'Artists for Artists' - features Oscar Petersen (Joe Barber), And the Word is Woman, Jazzart, Neo Muyanga (Blk Sonshine), Lee-Ann van Rooi (Fishy Fêshuns), Hilton Schilder and Mac Mackenzie. The Art Auction features work by Falko, Ian Pells, Chris Webster, Vuyile Voyiya, Ilana Slomowitz, Donovan Ward, Kemang Wa-Lehulere and Khaya Sineyile. Check out the works from July 3 at Artscape. Tickets for the concert are only R150.00, so book now through AMAC on (021) 465 3660.

For further information contact AMAC on 021 465 3660 or