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'Blood, sweat and tears’ – this is Absa L’Atelier 2014

Next year for their prestigious L’Atelier art competition, Absa is doing something totally different and taking acrylic paints made from the actual blood, sweat and tears of three renowned local artists, namely Diane Victor, Bambo Sibiya and Willem Boshoff.

Submission Call - Casa Labia Summer Group Show

The Casa Labia Gallery invites you to participate in our Summer group exhibition, MUSE - Portrait. Landscape. Still Life.

Scan Art from artSPACE durban - Open Call

This is an open call to all who want to explore digital scanning as an alternative to traditional photography. During this exhibition we will be exploring the possibilities of the scanned medium.

Vacancy at Spier Architectural Arts - Designer

Spier Architectural Arts is recruiting an experienced and creative designer to work on high quality spatial design projects, specialising in the integration of fine art pieces in commercial spaces. Candidates must have a minimum of five years spatial design experience, with creative flair and confidence in engaging with artists, clients and presenting ideas.

BASA Marketing Workshop for Arts Organisations

Marketing blast-off for arts organisations with upcoming BASA workshop. Arts organisations looking for a marketing edge should not miss the upcoming Business and Arts South Africa workshop taking place in Johannesburg on Wednesday September 25.

2013 Maboneng Township Arts Experience

The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a national public arts exhibition that turns homes in townships into galleries and the outdoor spaces into performance districts.

Design Indaba Call for Entries: Exhibition on African Design

Design Indaba invites designers and innovators from across Africa to participate in a major exhibition at Design Indaba Expo 2014. RELEVANT SECTORS: Architecture, Urban planning, Fashion, Textile design, Furniture and décor, Handmade crafts, Visual arts and photography, Graphic design, Video, film and animation, Sustainable design (high- and low-tech) Industrial design and innovation in any industry – e.g. automotive, engineering, pharmaceutical, agriculture, telecommunications, information technology Technological innovations of any kind Informal inventions/street solutions

Apply Now for Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba Expo 2014

Applications for Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba Expo 2014 is now open! This could be just the platform you need to give your creativity wings.

NAF - Call for Think!Fest Proposals

The National Arts Festival is extending a call for proposals from foundations, think tanks and specialised agencies to participate.

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