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"VISIONS OF THE FUTURE - THE WORLD'S LARGEST CANVAS
INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION PARTICIPATION"
1999-10-05 until 1999-10-26
JHB Civic Gallery
ZA South Africa
The JHB Civic Gallery is currently involved with a very exciting
international art project in conjunction with Global Images, Australia. This
project involves various cities around the world, including Los Angeles, the
North Pole, Dublin & Johannesburg. 24 Artists in each city will be working
on a canvas 3m x 2m, depicting their vision of the future. All the canvases
will be combined to form the WORLD'S LARGEST CANVAS. The canvas will then
be exhibited in Sydney, Australia, for the duration of the Sydney Olympics
in 2000. Following the Olympics, the work will travel to, and be exhibited
in, all the various cities that contributed a segment.
Global Images is a community arts project, on a scale that has never before
been undertaken. Utilising the worldwide web, up-&-coming artists from
across the globe will come together to showcase their work in a unified
collection under the theme THE FUTURE. Artists in each participating city
will simultaneously paint a huge canvas divided into twenty-four frames,
with the entire event broadcast live on the Internet where possible.
Finished pieces will then be exhibited throughout the host cities. An online
cyber gallery will also be created to allow a wider audience to view the
Artists will gather at the JHB Civic Gallery from 9:00am on Saturday October
2 1999. Each artist will be given one hour to paint his or her vision of the
future on a section of a massive canvas erected at the venue. Some of the
artists participating include Kathryn Smith, Stephan Erasmus, Mandla Mabila,
Melissa Goba and Kendall Petersen.
The canvas will be exhibited at the JHB Civic Gallery for three weeks in
The public is invited to watch the artists in action at the JHB Civic
Gallery from 9:00am on Saturday 2 October. In addition, the public (school
groups, creative groups, individuals etc.) are invited to spend an hour in
the gallery, creating their vision of the future. This will take place from
5 - 26 October 1999 at the JHB Civic Gallery. Please phone Justine Lipson at
403 3408 to book a time.
JHB Civic Gallery, JHB Civic Theatre, Loveday Street, JHB
(011) 403-3408 or fax (011) 403-3412
Box 31900, Braamfontein, 2017