RECENT AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
|You are invited to the Professional Practice for the Visual Arts Seminar for Artists and Arts Administrators 12 & 13 April
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Art Source South Africa is a consultancy with a broad range of clients and projects. We work within the contemporary visual arts and cultural development sectors in South Africa. We engage in activities that promote visual art and cultural development.
2010 sees our existing and new project bring exciting opportunities for us, while continuing with strategic career development and artist management as our core functions.
Some recent and upcoming:
Long standing client Paul Emmanuel's critically acclaimed touring museum solo exhibition Transitions, opened to a wonderful reception at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art in Washington DC on 12 May 2010. The project has enjoyed much success nationally and internationally with the short film 3SAI: A Rite Of Passage, having won the 2009 jury prize in the Short Film Competition at the 4th Africa-In-Motion Film Festival of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the UK.
Mbongeni Buthelezi's first touring national solo exhibition has completed its first year successfully. It opened at the Pretoria Art Museum, then at the US Museum in Stellenbosch, and then went to Red Location in Port Elizabeth in 2009. During 2010 it moved to the KZNSA gallery in Durban and was shown at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein during April. Its last stop will be the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley, where it opens on 24 August 2010.
Relaas...a new body of works by artist Rosemarie Marriott, incorporates sculptural pieces, linocuts and installations. She explores her personal responses to well known childhood fairytales, nursery rhymes and objects such as teddy bears and dolls; stories and objects to which children (and adults) attach profound emotions, meanings and memories. The exhibition premiered on the National Arts Festival at Grahamstown from 20 June - 4 July, where it received a great response. It will travel to other venues in South Africa over the next two years. Watch this space for the tour schedule.
After years of being an invited lecturer, Art Source South Africa has finally formalized their teaching programme in the form of Professional Practice Seminars. The seminar asks artists to take decisions about themselves, their desired career path and their artistic objectives. It looks at how to set and achieve goals and what strategies need to be applied to successfully achieve these. It also talks to the business side of the art world and consider how to engage with this successfully. Watch this space for upcoming seminar dates
Art Source South Africa welcomes a new client. Jozi: Art Lab initiates and supports innovative contemporary literary, visual art and performance projects to encourage cultural dialogue. Jozi: art Lab is based in Johannesburg. It's 'sister' organisation, The Sylt Foundation (based in Germany) offers international multi-disciplinary artists, performers and writers the opportunity to come together and work in a quiet, environment which stimulates creative conversations and the exchange of ideas.