CALLING ALL CREATIVE ARTISTS in SOUTH AFRICA TO SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATION OF ARTWORKS for the SARAH BARTMANN CENTRE OF REMEMBRANCE in HANKEY
Background of Project:
The Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance is currently under construction outside Hankey in the Eastern Cape. This competition-winning complex consists of a series of pavilions linked by external walkways and spaces which are sensitively integrated into the Eastern Cape landscape. The architectural design includes 6 major artworks which will contribute to the telling of the story of Sarah Bartmann as well as the Khoi -San people. Most of these are located outdoors and the installations will need to be weather-resistant.
The artworks include the following:
- 2 freestanding sculptural installations situated externally in specifically designed spaces
- 2 murals situated externally
- 1 two-dimensional artwork situated internally
- Graphics on stepping stones in a pond situated externally
It is envisaged that the murals and sculptures will incorporate text, graphics and symbolism, so
collaborations between graphic designers, crafters and artists are encouraged. Materials envisaged for the artworks include wood, metals, stone, mosaic, textiles, beadwork and other natural materials.
The artworks will be funded by the South African Department of Arts and Culture and will need to be manufactured within a budget which will be outlined in Stage 2 of the competition. The competition will be run in 2 stages.