ACT Seminars in Limpopo and The Eastern Cape

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will host two information sharing and networking seminars in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo in March 2013.


Thinking the City | Discussions: Infecting the City Festival Centre

GIPCA partners with the Public Culture CityLab (African Centre for Cities, UCT) on Thinking the City, from 12-15 March 2013. This series of talks and discussions is presented as part of the Africa Centre’s annual Infecting the City Public Arts Festival, and seeks to strengthen thinking and practice at the intersection of culture and public space, particularly in Cape Town.


Curatorial Intensive

Bag factory invitation to a day long symposium concluding our Curatorial Intensive.


Between the Lines: 25 February – 1 March 2013

Between the Lines is a forum for artistic and academic dialogue that will invite ten artists and thirty art students from Germany and South Africa into intensive exchange via two symposia and an exhibition.


New Imaginaries/ New Publics

'New Imaginaries/ New Publics' is the prism for a one-day symposium that explores city imaginings and notions of publicness with public art as the kickplate, convened by African Centre for Cities and hosted by Goethe-Institut.


Achille Mbembe - Public Lecture

South African-based, Cameroon-born philosopher, intellectual and social theorist, Professor Achille Mbembe, will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday 26 February in Hiddingh Hall. The lecture is presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) in collaboration with the Michaelis School of Fine Art.


Whitewash 1: Negotiating Whiteness in 21st Century South Africa

The Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg invites you to WHITEWASH 1: NEGOTIATING WHITENESS IN 21ST CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA. A two-day interdisciplinary workshop examining the construction of whiteness in culture, theory, politics, society, space and lived experience in post-apartheid South Africa.


Indigenous knowledge systems international conference presented at TUT

Following the resounding success of its first international conference in 2011, the Faculty of the Arts, Tshwane Univesity of Technology will host the second one, with the theme The arts and indigenous knowledge systems in a modern(ising) Africa, at the Pretoria Campus from 25 to 27 September.


Southern African Historical Society 24th Biennial Conference

Southern African Historical Society 24th Biennial Conference: All For One, One For All? Leveraging National Interests with Regional Visions in Southern Africa


French Season in SA: November

The French Season in South Africa 2012 kicked off in June this year and draws to a close in November. It has comprised more than 120 exhibitions, performances, film screenings, literary events, workshops, conferences and round tables.


VANSA Public Art Workshop and Street Art Discussion Forum

The City of Cape Town invites you to a Public Art Workshop led by Mr Joseph Gaylard (VANSA) and Professor Gavin Younge (UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art), focussing the framework and implementation of the Observatory and Langa Ward Projects.


DAC Visual Arts Indaba Invitation 2012

Towards a Visual Arts Policy Framework: Invitation to the Visual Arts Indaba: 25-26 October 2012


A MAZE. / Interact Festival - dates for 2013

The first step towards an annual platform for game designers, media artists, musicians and performers was taken at A MAZE. / Interact Festival 2012.


Creative Week: Time to Celebrate Creativity in The City

A whole host of creatives – from architects and artists, to authors and advertising experts – converge on Cape Town from across South Africa and abroad each September. What brings them? A series of festivals, events and award ceremonies, at the heart of which is Creative Week Cape Town from 15 to 23 September.


The Tjing Tjing Exchange

Week edition of a bi-monthly creative gathering: The Tjing Tjing Exchange provides an informal platform for creative practitioners to show their work and share their ideas. Come open to unusual and unexpected conversations and leave with a few new contacts, leads for your own projects, or just a whole lot more inspiration and energy.


Mindscapes at Witness Hilton Arts Festival

KZN’s foremost and respected arts festival, the annual Witness Hilton Arts Festival, turns 20 this year. It will take place In the beautiful grounds of the Hilton College from 21-23 September 2012. The annual Witness Hilton Arts Festival is broadly considered to be KZN’s premier arts and culture festival and one of the top festivals in the country which consistently produces a sterling programme of cutting-edge drama, comedy, music, children’s theatre and cabaret appealing to all who visit the festival each year.


FNB Joburg Art Fair 2012

From 7 – 9 September, Sandton Convention Centre will be transformed to display the largest selection of African contemporary art to buy and view under one roof. The FNB Joburg Art Fair has been running annually since 2008 and the 2012 program will be bigger than ever.


The Fringe of the Joburg Fringe!! Outsiders 2012

OUTSIDER is a happening & group exhibition of artists not showing work at the art fair or the joburg fringe opening on 4 September 2012 at 18:30


Sober & Lonely Siesta

During the FNB Joburg Art Fair this coming weekend, we'll be opening up the Suburban Residency (situated a 6 minute drive from the Sandton Convention Centre) to gallerists, curators, artists and Fair visitors who need a power nap / tea break / fresh air in the afternoons.

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