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VANSA Copyright Workshops for the Visual Arts

Copyright is an area of law with important implications for anyone working in the creative arts. Copyright is both about protecting artist’s creative work from unauthorised usage and exploitation by others, and ensuring that artists can receive economic benefit from the exercise of these rights. It is an area that has to date been largely neglected in the visual arts in South Africa, to the detriment particularly of artists and their estates. There are generally low levels of awareness around how copyright applies to the reproduction or use of artworks, and of practical ways in which artists can effectively manage their rights.

VANSA at the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2012/ARTMAP SA Launch

This year we are present at the Art Fair in a number of ways. Over the last number of years VANSA has been involved in a variety of research projects concerned with mapping different dimensions of the contemporary arts in South Africa, and exploring ways of making visible this knowledge base.

VANSA Moves to King Kong

VANSA (and the Parking Gallery) will occupy a new and exciting space on the 1st floor of the King Kong Building on Verwey Street in New Doornfontein. It is a short stroll from the Maboneng Precinct and around the corner from the Troyeville Hotel.

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.

3D print workshop with Parts and Labour

Learn how to draw in 3D using Google Sketchup for 3D printing. Suitable for artists, designers, engineers and just about any one who wants to make something. You will also learn about different methods of 3D printing and be shown a live demonstration.

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

The Play/Urban 3D Project

Please join us this wednesday for a presentation by Grégoire Zabé on Play>urban 3d : actual worlds we will also have a public discussion on the materials, audiences and processes that PLAY>URBAN problematises.

Career Development and Management for Contemporary Photographers

Seminar Invitation, 20 & 21 September 2012. Presented by Art Source South Africa in association with the Roger Ballen Foundation.

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.

Public art: A practical introduction

This is an open call to all artists who are interested in attending a series of workshops on Public Art.

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