Thursday, August 20, 2009

Spier Contemporary 2010

Deadline: 30 October 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery) & (Online)

Spier Contemporary 2010

The Africa Centre
South Africa
March 2010 to March 2011

The Africa Centre is proud to announce the launch of the Spier Contemporary 2010, the largest biennale art competition and exhibition in South Africa.

The Spier Contemporary 2010 has opened its call to all artists living in South Africa to begin thinking about how they would like to reflect their experiences, aspirations and visions through new work submitted to this competition/exhibition.

What May Be Entered
Any original artwork, in any media, which has not been previously exhibited. There are no restrictions other than the artworks must not physically endanger anyone.

We are looking for artwork that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art practice, which reflects the experiences, lives, hopes and fears of all South Africans.

Who Can Enter
Any person living in South Africa over the age of 21.

How To Enter
Artists may submit artworks or a proposal for an artwork. Artists are allowed to submit up to a maximum of five artworks or proposals per person. A separate entry form must be filled out for each individual artwork.

Exhibition Sales

All artworks in the exhibition will be for sale, unless otherwise instructed by the participating artists. The artist will determine the sale price. The Spier Contemporary will not take a commission on artworks sold.

Competition Prizes
Up to 100 artists will be selected for the exhibition. Each artist selected for the final exhibition will receive an artist fee of R4,000 (cash payment by EFT on final selection) regardless of how many of their artworks are selected. Any submissions from artist collectives will only receive one artist fee.

Five to seven awards will be made. These award winners will share up to R800,000 in prize money for career development.

Visit website for complete details and to download entry form:

For further information
on the Spier Contemporary 2010
phone: 0860 111 458