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COP17/CMP7 - Call for Art

Paint, draw, embroider, sculpt, photograph, weave - do whatever you want to create an artwork that expresses how you see climate change.

ART TALK at 6 Spin Street features Zimbabwe

Creators, Context and Contents is the title of an Art Talk on Zimbabwe’s contemporary art offering on 18 October from 6.30pm, the third such talk hosted by the African Arts Institute (AFAI) at 6 Spin Street.

AFRICA 101 Brings the Continent's Arts and Culture to Cape Town

African contemporary art will also feature on the programme of Africa 101, an African arts campus - the first ever such initiative for Cape Town and SA - hosted by AFAI at Artscape from 24 to 29 October 2011.

Assemblage Peer Mentoring Sessions

Assemblage has several more Peer Mentoring activities planned for the remainder of the year.

Assemblage Watercolours Workshop

A traditional theory and contemporary applications workshop hosted by Assemblage in collaboration with Candice Hirson.

Call for Three-Year Company Funding Applications

Registered organizations, groups and companies active in the disciplines of Music, Theatre, Dance, Multi-discipline, Craft, Visual Arts and Literature are invited to apply for a three-year company funding (2012-2015).

 Ruth Prowse Art and Carft Market

Ruth Prowse School of Art will be having another Art in the Garden market! Saturday, October 1· 9:00am - 2:00pm. Saturday, 1 October 2011.

Online MoMA Courses

Expand Your Horizons and Explore Modern Art with MoMA Courses Online Instructor-Led Courses Start October 3; Registration Now Open

Internship opportunity at BASA

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) hosts a year-long internship programme, sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank.


The event will be held at Hoodwinx Creative space – 77 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock – from Saturday 1 October at 2pm until Sunday 2 October at 2pm. The event is planned and organised with lots of passion and few resources. Hoodwinx will provide an awesome space, tables and chairs, gallery space and music. Co/Mix will provide artworks, artists, art supplies and movies.

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