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Ernest Cole Award winner, Ian Godfrey's Exhibition and Book Launch

For more than a century, South Africa has been associated with mineral wealth, both in diversity and abundance. The demand for gold, diamonds, coal and platinum has gone from strength to strength, often shifting in accordance with the political economy and availability of ­foreign markets. It has helped shape the landscape, as we know it today. Mineral exploitation has brought about national economic growth, making the mining industry the largest industrial sector in South Africa. For exhibition dates and for more information, .

South African International Music Mobility Fund - Call for Proposals (Second Round)

The South African International Music Mobility Fund (SAIMMF) is a joint one-year funding programme established by the SAMRO Foundation and the British Council. The SAIMMF offers opportunities for professional musicians and music industry professionals in South Africa to build links with artists, organisations and/or music professionals in Southern African countries and the UK. Read more

The Animation School Announces Johannesburg Campus


Cape Town based specialist animation training institution, The Animation School, has formally announced the introduction of a fully equipped Johannesburg campus in response to significant student demand.
The campus, which is now receiving applications, will commence operations in January 2014 by taking in its first class of new students. Although the facility is expected to offer a three year undergraduate Diploma in Animation, post graduate studies will be included as the Johannesburg site expands. Read more

Weekly Online Auction
The fifth in our series of online fundraising auction features work by Penny Siopis. 

Title: Model Prisoners
Medium: Six colour lithograph
Size: 38 x 50.5cm
Edition size: 40

To read more about the bidding procedure and the artist, please


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Iris Dawn Parker @ Fried Contemporary

Fried Contemporary invites you to the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Iris Dawn Parker on Saturday 27 July at 6.30 pm. The exhibition will be opened by Prof Norman Duncan, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria. Read more
Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
27 July - 10 August 2013


Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
25 July - 29 August 2013

AVA, Cape Town
29 July - 22 August 2013

Lionel Smit: Accumulation
Artist Walkabout @ Everard Read

Everard Read, Johannesburg
Walkabout 27 July 2013, 10am for 10:30am.
4 July - 3 August 2013


10 Years 100 Artists 2nd edition print run

In order to secure your copy of the 2nd edition print run of the sell out publication 10 Years 100 Artists please 
 to place your order.


On Assignment In The Old SA: A Photographic Journey Through History with Neville Petersen

256 pages
ISBN: 978-0-620-56129-7


Jonah Sack @ Gallery AOP
1 June - 31 July 2013. JHB

Judy Woodborne - Solo exhibition @ Artspace
6 July - 3 August 2013. JHB

The Bag Factory, JHB

MMakgabo Sebidi, Lucky Sibiya and Cecil Skotnes @ CIRCA
24 June - 27 August 2013. JHB

Stephen Hobbs: Be Careful in the Working Radius @ David Krut Projects
30 May - 10 August 2013. JHB

Lionel Smit: Accumulation @ Everard Read
4 - 3 August 2013. JHB
Iris Dawn Parker @ Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio
27 July - 10 August 2013. PTA

New work by Karin Daymond @ Gallery 2
21 June - 31 July 2013. JHB

[Working Title] @ Goodman Gallery
27 July - 19 August 2013. JHB

Graham's Fine Art Gallery, JHB

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery exhibits a significant collection of important South African art.

Various Artists: Looking as Learning II @ Johannesburg Art Gallery
7 April - 25 August 2013. JHB

Michael Smith: Shifted @ Resolution Gallery
15 June - 17 August 2013. JHB

Simon Stone: A Retrospective Exhibition @ Standard Bank Gallery
10 July - 14 September 2013. JHB
Stephan Welz & Co
Appraiser and auction house; jhb@stephanwelzandco.co.za. JHB
Strauss & Co
Fine Art Auctioneers/Consultants; jhb@straussart.co.za. JHB

Impressionists Today: Group Exhibition @ St Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery
7 - 26 July 2013. PTA

Craig Muller: Behind the Ochre Curtain @ UJ Art Gallery
5 - 26 June 2013. JHB

Carol Lee Fine Arts presents Site @ Upstairs @ Bamboo
19 - 28 July 2013. JHB


From the Gallery collection (group exhibition) @ 34 Fine Art
18 May - 17 August 2013. CPT

Judith Mason: "Works on canvas, pencil drawings and graphic art" @ Abalone Gallery
7 - 30 June 2013. HERMANUS

Art in the Yard, Franschhoek

The Arttrob Print Exhibition: The Launch of Portfolio 5, Parking Lots and Make Me An Offer: Artreach Fundraiser Exhibition @ AVA
1 - 26 July 2013. CPT

Point of View: Contemporary South African Photography @ Barnard Gallery
25 July - 29 August 2013. CPT

Pretend Pretend @ Culture urban+contemporary Gallery
28 May - 6 July 2013. CPT

The Benediction of Shade @ David Krut Projects
11 May - 31 August 2013. CPT

Hout Street Gallery
Founded in 1975, The Hout Street Gallery in Paarl specialises in South African paintings and fine art. CPT

IS Art Gallery

The Ilse Schermers art gallery at Le Quartier Français is a fine art gallery specialising in contemporary South African art. FRANSCHHOEK

Kalk Bay Modern

The Kalk Bay Modern, contemporary art gallery and craft shop is focused on showcasing an eclectic selection of emerging young talents on the South African art scene, as well as established and well-known names, quality crafts from developing community groups and local designer products. KALK BAY

Raisonne Publishers, CPT

Raisonné Publishers of South Africa is a resource of selected South African modern artists and their artworks.

Salon A, B & C: Gallery Market by Rene Ras and selected crafters @ Rust en Vrede
22 - 30 July 2013. DURBANVILLE
The Editions Show @ Salon 91
24 July - 24 August 2013. CPT

Kate Gottgens: Malice Aforethought @ SMAC Cape Town
16 May - 27 July 2013. CPT

Jake Aikman: At The Quiet Limit @ SMAC Art Gallery
18 July - 31 August 2013. STELLENBOSCH

Southern Cape Exhibition @ Strydom Gallery
4 June - 5 July 2013. George

Stephan Welz & Co
Appraiser and auction house; ct@stephanwelzandco.co.za. CPT.
Strauss & Co
Fine Art Auctioneers/Consultants
ct@straussart.co.za. CPT


Jan van der Merwe: Time and Space/Tyd en ruimte @ Oliewenhuis
1 July - 18 August 2013. BFN


The Artists' Press
Print studio. Hand printed original prints by leading South African artists


Wilma Cruise @ Grahamstown Arts Festival
27 June - 10 July 2013. GRAHAMSTOWN




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