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Statement by the board of Third World Bunfight in support of Brett Bailey's Exhibit B
Statement by the board of Third World Bunfight in support of Brett Bailey's Exhibit B

Exhibit B, by South African artist Brett Bailey, has been branded as racist by campaigners in London. A petition has been signed by thousands of people calling for the show to be axed at the Barbican where it is scheduled to run between 23 and 27 September, 2014.

15 Sep 2014

Night of 1000 Drawings raises R130k for Thomas Wildschutt Primary
Night of 1000 Drawings raises R130k for Thomas Wildschutt Primary

The Night of 1000 Drawings on 28 August 2014 at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town attracted over 1,500 people and raised R130,000 for the Thomas Wildschutt Primary School in Retreat.

10 Sep 2014

Famous Lego exhibit comes to SA
Famous Lego exhibit comes to SA

The famous Lego art exhibit, The Art of The Brick, will be coming to South Africa at the Watershed Exhibition Centre at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, in December, before heading north to Rosebank, Joburg, in May 2015.

27 Aug 2014

African and UK creatives to gather for three-day Joburg event
African and UK creatives to gather for three-day Joburg event

In September, 16 leading young creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK will gather in the heart of Joburg for a three-day event featuring creative exchanges, collaborations, talks, performances and live music parties.

20 Aug 2014

Pre-Life 2 introduces themes for the Live Art Festival
Pre-Life 2 introduces themes for the Live Art Festival

In anticipation of the Live Art Festival, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents the second of two Pre-Life events, introducing some of the themes around which the 2014 Festival has been curated. Pre-Life 2 will take place on Thursday, 21 August, 2014, at Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town.

19 Aug 2014

Sasol New Signatures art competition solo exhibition
Sasol New Signatures art competition solo exhibition

Dot Vermeulen, 2013 winner of the Sasol New Signatures art competition,will host a solo exhibition entitled Posting Presence at the 2014 Sasol New Signatures art competition exhibition.

13 Aug 2014

1000 drawings go on sale to help primary school students
1000 drawings go on sale to help primary school students

A massive inner-city art sale, The Night of 1000 Drawings, will take place at the Good Hope Centre, Cape Town, on Thursday, 28 August, 2014, from 5pm. More than 5000 artworks on A5, collected over the last nine months from individual doodle sessions hosted at venues around the Mother City will be on sale.

5 Aug 2014

Multi-purpose exhibition space opens in Sandton Square
Multi-purpose exhibition space opens in Sandton Square

South African auction house Stephan Welz & Co will open The Studio, a dynamic new studio exhibition space in Sandton Square, on Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, with the launch of a collection of Aston Martin- inspired photographs created by South African artist Clint Strydom.

21 Jul 2014

Spier Arts Academy announces 2015 recruitment drive
Spier Arts Academy announces 2015 recruitment drive

The Spier Arts Academy recently announced a recruitment drive for Cape Town's aspiring artisans.

11 Jul 2014

Arts Journalism Award winners announced
Arts Journalism Award winners announced

Charl Blignaut, arts editor of City Press newspaper, has been named South Africa's Arts Journalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. The prize, together with that of six Gold and five Silver Merit Award winners, was included in the announcement of the recipients of the 2014 National Arts Festival Arts Journalist of the Year Awards.

7 Jul 2014

GIPCA launches second Live Art Festival
GIPCA launches second Live Art Festival

Thirty-five works of innovation by artists who demonstrate an edge in performance art practice will feature at the second Live Art Festival, presented by The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, which will be held from 27 August to 6 September, 2014. Many works are either international or South African premieres.

4 Jul 2014

GoetheonMain calls for 2015 project proposals
GoetheonMain calls for 2015 project proposals

GoetheonMain, developed by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, is open to submission of project ideas for exhibitions, workshops, events and performances for the 2015...

3 Jul 2014

Silver Awards finalists for Arts Journalism Awards
Silver Awards finalists for Arts Journalism Awards

The Silver Awards for this year's Arts Journalism Awards have been announced and from this list, Gold Award winners, together with the overall 'Arts Journalist of the Year', will be announced in Grahamstown on 6 July.

25 Jun 2014

Stable Theatre to showcase 'Trendsetters'
Stable Theatre to showcase 'Trendsetters'

An arts development programme titled 'Trendsetters' is underway at Durban's busy Stable Theatre. Funded by the National Department of Arts and Culture, this year-long skills-transfer pilot project, now into its fifth month, involves nine students working together under the guidance of a seasoned facilitator.

3 Jun 2014

Call to enter Sasol New Signatures art competition
Call to enter Sasol New Signatures art competition

The closing date for submissions to the Sasol New Signatures art competition, which provides an opportunity for emerging artists to express their creative talent on a platform that rewards innovation and creativity, is fast approaching. Emerging artists across the country are invited to enter their masterpieces.

3 Jun 2014

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Loop Barcelona collaborate
FNB Joburg Art Fair, Loop Barcelona collaborate

FNB Joburg Art Fair and Loop Barcelona are collaborating to broaden the Art Fair's existing platform for contemporary video artists from Africa, by presenting works to an international audience. The Fair will be presenting a work, originally conceived and premiered at the 2013 Art Fair in Johannesburg, by young South African artist Mohau Modisakeng on 5-7 June 2014 in Barcelona.

30 May 2014

AfrikaBurn: Desert of Dreams
AfrikaBurn: Desert of Dreams

Take a moment to think about the world you live in. Think about the vast-and-dense matrix of principles, codes and conventions that govern and maintain its fragile balance.

By Brandon Williams 9 May 2014

Explore sustainability concepts with the iStart2 Challenge
Explore sustainability concepts with the iStart2 Challenge

Artists are invited to explore one of the seven sustainability concepts, to express their ideas about them and to explore original ways of promoting awareness about them.

25 Apr 2014

Absolut launches artist residency programme in JHB
Absolut launches artist residency programme in JHB

Under the global brand ethos, Transform Today, Absolut South Africa has launched its artist residency programme, "The Residence by Absolut", which has multi-disciplinary, cutting-edge creatives working collaboratively and independently to bring about meaningful change to the Joburg CBD.

23 Apr 2014

Brett Goldin Bursary winners announced
Brett Goldin Bursary winners announced

Kate Liquorish and Tony Bonani Miyambo clinched the 2014 Brett Goldin Bursary awards at an event held at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, recently - days before the eighth anniversary of the young actor's brutal murder over the Easter weekend in 2006.

17 Apr 2014

Entries open for Sasol New Signatures art competition
Entries open for Sasol New Signatures art competition

The Sasol New Signatures art competition, established by the Pretoria Arts Association in the 1960s, is recognised as the longest running national art competition in South Africa.

11 Apr 2014

1000Drawings Cape Town 2014: Doodle for a difference
1000Drawings Cape Town 2014: Doodle for a difference

1000Drawings Cape Town is back and has been selected as one of the official projects for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.

10 Apr 2014

Casper de Vries exhibits paintings
Casper de Vries exhibits paintings

Comedian Casper de Vries is bringing his new-found passion to Cape Town with Art at Artscape, the first exhibition of his paintings in the Mother City.

3 Apr 2014

ACT unveils new website
ACT unveils new website

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is proud to unveil its new website and digital platforms, launched as part of the Trust's 20-year celebrations.

31 Mar 2014

Launch of the Awesome iLembe Arts Festival
Launch of the Awesome iLembe Arts Festival

The first Awesome iLembe Arts Festival will take place across the iLembe region on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal from 8 to 10 August 2014.

28 Mar 2014

Final call: 2014 SA Arts Journalism Awards
Final call: 2014 SA Arts Journalism Awards

The deadline for entries to the second annual South African Arts Journalism Awards is this Friday 28 March 2014.

26 Mar 2014

Santam and UNICEF spotlight children's rights through art
Santam and UNICEF spotlight children's rights through art

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

20 Mar 2014

Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci comes to Johannesburg
Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci comes to Johannesburg

Fresh off the back of a popular run in Cape Town, the Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition comes to Johannesburg from 2 April 2014.

12 Mar 2014

Filling in the lines at the Cape Tattoo Expo
Filling in the lines at the Cape Tattoo Expo

If I was a theoretical physicist by the name of Dr Sheldon Cooper and my qualification cabinet boasted a BS, MS, MA, Ph.D and Sc.D, my review of the sixth annual Cape Tattoo Expo would read simply this: "buzzinga".

By Brandon Williams 5 Mar 2014

Grain silos converted into art museum
Grain silos converted into art museum

The V&A Waterfront's challenge to redevelop the Grain Silo Complex in Cape Town caught the imagination of internationally-acclaimed designer Thomas Heatherwick and his innovative team of architects.

5 Mar 2014

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