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23 January 2023

Opportunity Description

Open Call:

First Sundays Open Air Art Fair call for artwork submissions

Victoria Yards invites Gauteng based sculptors and interventionists to submit artworks to be considered for the pilot First Sundays Open Air Art Fair, to take on the 5th of February 2023.

Since its inception in 2018, Victoria Yards has established itself as a green, innovation and cultural hub in the inner city. As such, we would like to create a platform for artists to showcase and potentially sell their work at a one-day open air sculpture fair.

The site is a combination of light industrial buildings and green spaces that run throughout, providing ample opportunities for intervention of various sizes and contexts.

We call on artists to propose artworks that speak to the natural and built environment of the site. Temporary, ephemeral, and interactive sculptures are also encouraged.

Sculptures will be selected by a panel of tenants and affiliates from Victoria Yards. They will be chosen site responsively, based on feasibility. Chosen artists will be invited to Victoria Yards to view the available installation options, and to make a final location selection together with the organising committee.

At least 2 walkabouts will take place on the day, artists are encouraged to attend these walkabouts and speak to their work.

Artwork guidelines:

Please note that artworks will be installed outdoors in a public setting, therefore the artworks need to be robust, and weather and tamper proof.

Vehicle access is limited to 3 tonnes maximum.

Artists will be required to produce, install, and strike artworks at their own expense.


  • 23 January 2023 – Submission deadline
  • 26 January 2023 – Artists will be contacted
  • 4 February 2023 – Install artworks
  • 5 February 2023 – First Sundays Open Art Fair
  • 6 February 2023 – Artworks removed from site

How to Apply

Submission requirements:

  • Please submit 3 clear images/sketches of the proposed sculpture
  • Artwork description/write up (300 words max)
  • Installation plan (is your sculpture freestanding, attached to a wall, etc?)
  • Title, size, medium and Artwork price

Please note that artists may submit a maximum of 5 artworks for consideration.


Applications and participation in the fair is free of charge

Victoria Yards will retain 20% commission of all sales to cover operational and marketing costs.

Please submit applications and direct any questions to Tammy Stewart at sculpture@vicyards.co.za

Submissions close on 23 January 2023 at midnight.