VANSA Panel Discussion: Two Thousand and Ten Ways to Do Public Art

Please join us for an evening of stimulating discussion and debate about the present and future of public arts practice in South Africa.

Wednesday, July 13
6pm for 6 30pm
Arts on Main (Main Street entrance)
Two Thousand and Ten Ways to do Public Art is a panel discussion convened by VANSA in the context of our recently completed project Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town. We are interested both in exploring the implications of the project for the commissioning and production of public art more generally in South Africa, as well as in opening up the project to wider engagement and critique with a view to developing a next stage to the project. To this end, a number of leading creative minds in the public art field have been invited to respond to the project and the exhibition currently on at the GoetheonMain project space.
The panellists are:
Thenjiwe Nkosi – participating artist in the project
Khwezi Gule – curator and director of the Hector Pieterson Museum
Stephen Hobbs – artist, curator and co-director of Trinity Session, current public art commissioning agent for the City of Johannesburg
Lesley Perkes – co-director of Art at Work! (AAW!) - a specialist project management agency with ‘a fish eye focus on art in public spaces’
Joseph Gaylard (VANSA director) will introduce the project and exhibition.
We look forward to your participation. Please RSVP to Kebone Ramasimong at or call her at 087 8300 442/3.
Many thanks to our funders for this project: 
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