Art Eye has directed its focus on being a platform for emerging and established artists encouraging free expression and storytelling. Our artists are not only dedicated to their individual practices but express narratives that are directly focused on what it means to live in South Africa today. With great diversity and cultural miscellany, South African Contemporary Visual Art communicates a continent of richness, of physical being and a visual aesthetic to an international audience.

The Art Eye space(s) is situated on the 5th floor of Ellis House Art Studios; a building dedicated to the promotion of South African Art and artists. The building houses artists, galleries and art practitioners creating multiple dialogues around the production and exhibition of contemporary South African art. Art Eye chose this new space drawn by its creative energy and close proximity to the inner city. The Art Eye inner city spaces are ventures dedicated to breaking down barriers and celebrating our diversity through Art. These spaces exist in order to create visibility and conjure discussions around humanity, diversity and create a sense of community between artists and art buyers.

AETheStudio, AETheLaunchpad and AETheProjectroom function in adjoining spaces, creating a synchronicity between traditional workshop spaces and exhibition spaces.

AETheLaunchpad, our new exhibition space that is a pristine exhibition space where guests are invited to experience Art sensually.

AETheStudio is a collaborative studio that perpetuates the idea of free expression, experimental projects and hosts a number of innovative and creative collaborations by artists from different scopes of the South African art scene.

AETheProjectroom is a vibrant new space where we hope to explore the infinite scope of South African art making. By shining a light on new and upcoming artists, it is Art Eye’s intention extend the educational value of the visual arts practice through future projects, perpetuate sustainable educational platforms and economic structures that will support generations of artists to come.

The AE THE PROJECTROOM INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME is an opportunity for a creative individual with great work ethic to gain exposure and experience in a commercial gallery space. We are looking to hire a young, vibrant individual to aid with largely inventorial and archival duties. The AE THE PROJECTROOM intern must be well spoken, organized, responsible, and able to work independently and co-operatively. Office related computer skills are essential including word processing, web browsing and filing. Excellent ability to type quickly in fluent English with good grammar is a must.

Duties of the Intern:

Administrative assistance includes:

  • Assistance and support to the owner, partners, assistants and Gallery Manager.
  • updating inventory, cataloguing all artwork in stock.
  • Ability to document artwork systematically.
  • To undertake general office duties, for example.
  • To aid in curatorial duties where necessary.
  • Appropriate handling of artwork
  • Keep the premises presentable and tidy.
  • Aid in hosting events by welcoming guests, serving drinks, and monitoring work.
  • Take on special projects. This may include organizing new promotional ideas.
  • Aid in packaging artwork and shipping.
  • Invigilate the gallery and immediately report any theft or damage to the
  • Be interested and active in the Johannesburg art community, have studied within Visual Arts, History of Art, Heritage Studies or have an appropriate art or sales and administration background.
  • Have own laptop and preferably transport.
  • Be Johannesburg based.

Working Hours:

This position is a part time position for three months that will require the Intern to be present for three full days during the week. Working hours are from 9:30am until 4:30pm. This is a paid position; to be negotiated with the appropriate candidate.

If you wish to apply:

Please send a 1-page motivation letter
An up to date CV
Please send your applications to

The applicants must available to begin as soon as possible

Deadline for applications:
15 November 2016

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