The outdoor sculpture festival in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve functioned as a satellite event to the 1st Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennale organised by Public Eye, Cape Town's V&A Waterfront will host a satellite event to the 2nd Spier Biennale. The two events will provisionally be known as 'Waterway'. The V&A Waterfront site runs along the new canal, starting at the bridge near the Waterfront's entrance, running downstream past the new residential area and ending in the yacht basin. A balustraded walkway runs along one bank and this is increasingly being used by tourists, workers and pedestrian visitors to the Waterfront. Ranging in depth from 1.4 to 2 metres, the canal is presently only partially filled with water but will be complete later this year. Currently the water is fresh, flows steadily into the yacht basin and is regularly flushed. The site encompasses a number of interesting features including floating jetties, a series of small overflows and an amphitheatre space to the side.
Emphasis will be placed on site-specific work which is accessible to a diverse audience and which can last for the exhibition's three-month duration. Initial proposals must not exceed a single A3 sheet. Judges will consist of two Public Eye members and one other expert in the field. 15 proposals will be accepted and successful applicants will receive money for the production of their works. The event is to take place in January 2004.
A walkabout of the site will be conducted by Kevin Brand at 10 am, Saturday June 28. Meet at the square in front of the Clocktower at 11am. A map of the entire Waterfront is available at www.waterfront.co.zaPictures of the site will be posted on ArtThrob.co.za following the walkabout.
Proposals must reach Public Eye by Friday July 25.
All Star Studio
4th Floor, The Armoury
160 Sir Lowry Road
Established in 1999 by a collective of artists and cultural activists, Public Eye is a Section 21 company committed to facilitating art-based projects, to exploring public space as a place in which to initiate these projects and, in so doing, to develop the profile of and develop an audience for public art in South Africa.