As we say a final goodbye to Joseph Gaylard this week, we wish to thank him for his years of unwavering and committed work at VANSA. Joseph has been involved with VANSA since its inception and actively involved in the management and development for four years, and his fervent support of the Orlando Pirates Soccer team. Joseph has taken on the role of Head of the SADC office of Pro Helvetia | the Swiss Arts Council.
VANSA has begun a process of engaging arts practice and support to arts practitioners within the VANSA premises for 2014. The intention is to share VANSA's limited resources in a small way and enable VANSA to be an active, open, creative space.
UPDATE: Congratulations to the following curators who were selected: Amy Watson, Francesca Verga, Jacob Lebeko, Maria Fidel Regueros, Nomazulu Taukobong and Sinethemba Twalo. The selected participants will discover in Glasgow a unique and vibrant hub for the creation and display of contemporary art – we hope this will prove both a source of inspiration and of future collaboration.
Parking Gallery - VANSA/Parking Gallery Year End Party
Arts Collaboratory is a platform for transnational exchange and cooperation made up of over 20 arts organizations from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The mission of Arts Collaboratory is to promote collaborative, inventive, and open visual arts practices that are socially engaging and transformative.
VANSA is pleased to announce the first stage of the project, Revolution Room, in collaboration with a network of international partners, and supported by Pro Helvetia and the Goethe-Institut.
The Guilds and Unions Film
VANSA has developed a special project for the Joburg Art Fair in collaboration with the Lubumbashi-based initiative, Picha.
From the Aesthetics of Abjection to the Aesthetics of Porosity: Symbiotic Continuums towards an Affirmative Production of Space
Together with Art Logic and a number of industry partners, VANSA will be convening an Art Business Roundtable on the 1st of August at the WITS Art Museum, aimed particularly at contemporary art galleries and organisations involved in the art market.
The Visual Arts Network of South Africa invites individuals, organisations and businesses active in the visual arts sector from across the country to nominate members to serve on the National Steering Committee of the organisation.
@the Parking Gallery
17 – 30 June 2013 Cape Town City Hall. What are the different forms of public art and what does it mean to bring these into being? These are some of the questions the 2013 Ways To Do Public Art exhibition hosted by the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Visual Arts Network of South Africa at the Cape Town City Hall hopes to answer.
The National Department of Arts and Culture - together with the SAPS, Interpol, SAHRA and other partners - have initiated a poster campaign relating to the theft of recently stolen heritage objects, including artworks.
A month-long program curated by Euridice Kala
The Parking Gallery 2013 will be starting the year on Wed 6 Feb at 6:30pm, with an evening curated by Bettina Malcomess.
VANSA has had a busy year, from Shanghai to Lagos to Dakar and Polokwane we have looked at copyright, cultural consumption in cities, the creative economy and produced a book, another website and found a new home. But are we going in the right direction?