Wish you were Here
Aug07

Wish you were Here

Make sure to get your mits on one of these gorgeous photo’s of Jozi city taken by one of the inner city’s long-time residents and promoters, Alistair Mclachan. He’s showing them in Melville next week before they hit the road… : The “Wish you were here” suburban tour ………..is moving on. Come wish it good luck and farewell. the art room & Alastair Mclachlan “WISH YOU WERE HERE” DATE: 14 August. 2008 TIME: 6:30pm onwards ‘til late. ADDRESS: the art room Shop 80 Cnr 7th st. & 4th ave. Melville “Wish you were here” is Johannesburg on a roadshow: Photographs of the city from the city, for sale. as well as: A preview of the forthcoming exhibition : STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE -the rebirth of the prospector- for more info Intermission. Slide...

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What’s not to Love about Jozi?
Aug03

What’s not to Love about Jozi?

BIG Major Big ups to the positive and groundbreaking project from our family at Love Jozi for their multi-cultural campaign launching their next range of t-shirts entitled “The Xenocentric Range”. Love Jozi tackles the tough Xenophobia issue from a positive, creative and urban angle, capturing the images of 13 so-called ‘foreigners’ who Love living and working in Jozi and asking them to sum up their love for the city. Thinking about leaving Jozi? Read about the campaign below and make sure to get to the the Love Jozi exhibit taking place throughout August, (you can also click on the pics below to see them close up). Oh, and don’t forget to wear your Xenocentric t-shirt proudly and support our city and ALL it’s beautiful people. If you have doubts in Jozi, try again. Represent! Love Jozi: The Xenocentric Range is on exhibit at TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris from Friday 1 August until Friday 29 August. TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 51 Wierda Road West Wierda Valley Sandton Tel: +27 11 3223100 Why Johannesburg? Why would you rather live here than in your own home city? What’s so interesting about this place? These were some of the questions that Love Jozi asked their models before they posed for the camera showing off the brand’s 9th range of t-shirts. Responses ranged from “strangers say hi here” to “it’s both dark and light at the same time”, “it makes me feel alive every single day” to “it’s my classroom”. The prerequisites for modeling for The Xenocentric Range were simple: you must have moved to Johannesburg as an adult out of a personal choice (and definitely look hot in a t-shirt). Exploring the reasons for foreigners’ preferences for our ideas, our stuff, our styles and our headspaces was both enlightening and...

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Afronova Winter Show
Jul22

Afronova Winter Show

It’s started already and lasts until September, make sure to take a drive downtown to Newtown and pop into Afronova gallery, opposite the Market Theatre. The Winter Show features a rare selection of works by some of the finest artists from South Africa and the continent like Dominique Zinkpe (Benin), Samson Mnisi (South Africa), Mouna Karray (Tunisia) and Mohamadou Ndoye Douts (Senegal). A unique selection of dozens of books and catalogues on African contemporary art is available. Exhibition runs until Saturday 6...

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Represent Recommends:Rhett Martyn& Mary Wafer
Jul19

Represent Recommends:Rhett Martyn& Mary Wafer

Art lovers, art supporters, those curious about art and importantly art buyers, diarise Rhett and Mary’s joint exhibition at the Substation at Wits School of Arts from the 31 July – details below as well as a map with directions. For those in search of free wine and hobnobbing, get to the opening from 5pm on the 31st. Please join us for the opening of a show by Mary Wafer and Rhett Martyn on Thursday 31 July 17:00 – 20:00 at the Substation, Wits School of Arts, entrance on Jorissen St (Please see map below) The show will be open from the 31st July until the 9th of August 12:00 – 16:00 Or view by appointment +27 84 6198323Above Artwork: Mary Wafer, Dark (Astroturf), 2008, Oil and enamel on canvas, 150 x 180 cm Rhett Martyn, Mine (detail), 2008, matchsticks and glue, dimensions...

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Japan Calling. Arty Southern Africans take note.
Jul17

Japan Calling. Arty Southern Africans take note.

Representah’s all know how obsessed we are with Japan… we tell you again, what ever you do, get there. Anyway, one of our favourite creative arts Japanese magazines, SHIFT, has asked us to share some of their current ‘Call to Entries’ for a bunch of Japanese-based competitions including digital film, art, t-shirt design and calender design. They really really want Southern Africans to represent, offering up prizes worth R200k (never mind the air tickets to get to go to Japan!) so make sure you get amongst and check out the deadlines. Read all about it below: – UT GRAND PRIX 2009 – AMUSE ARTJAM 2008 – 12TH JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL – DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2008 – SHIFT 2009 CALENDAR COMPETITIONUT GRAND PRIX 2009 UNIQLO’s annual T-shirt design competition since 2004, the 5th “UT Grand Prix” will call for entries from July 15th. UNIQLO has actively developed its global expansion as a casual wear brand from Japan, opening flagship stores in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Korea and China, and also shown the global promotion campaigns that world people can participate such as UNIQLOCK and UT LOOP! Based on the concept of “T-shirt Design Olympics”, UT Grand Prix calls for T-shirt designs from young & upcoming creators from all over the world. Works will be chosen from more than 10,000 submissions in the first and second phases of judgment, & these will be shown on the web. In the final stage, 20 designs will be selected by presiding guest judges, & these designs will then be sold as UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) at UNIQLO stores. Cash & other prizes will be also presented to the winner(s). The Grand Prix (top) prize is 3 million JPY (or equivalent in local currency at current rates). Submission Period: July 15th – September 21st, 2008. More info here. AMUSE ARTJAM 2008 AMUSE ARTJAM, a new art competition by a Japanese agency for all-round entertainment “AMUSE”, will open calling for entries from August 1st. This is a competition that has counted more than 5000 submissions and total 70000 visitors in the past 6 events, gathering attentions as a gateway for young artists to success. This year as a new project, they will open a new gallery for contemporary art called “ArtJamContemporary” in the art complex building “NADiff A/P/A/R/T” in Ebisu, Tokyo. The participants of ARTJAM will be mainly featured in the gallery and sent to the world. Anyone can participate in this competition regardless of genders, nations, ages, educations, professionals or amateurs, and genres. However, the competition winners need to participate in the award ceremony, which will be held in The Museum Of Kyoto on...

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