Spier Light Art 2024: Call for proposals

by Kyla Van Heerden

Do you make art with light as a medium? Do you have works that use light in some form that you would like to exhibit? Are you interested in creating an artwork with light? Are you a video artist? Then this call is for you. 

Spier is proud to announce the sixth edition of Spier Light Art, which will be exhibited throughout the historical wine farm from 1 March to 1 April 2024. The success of previous years’ highlights the event’s significance in the cultural landscape of the Western Cape and shows the potential of this unique art form to encourage viewers to reflect on contemporary South Africa. 

Artists and designers (professionals, students, and institutions) are invited to submit expressions of interest for projects and video-based artworks that engage all age groups. 

The call for submissions is open to all performance and visual artists, designers, and architects working with light, sound and/or video.

The Spier Arts Trust will completely or partially fund installations chosen by the Selection Committee, headed by curators Jay Pather and Vaughn Sadie. The selection is not confined to a theme but themes that artists may use as a prompt include the ethereal and the whimsical; artworks that speak to technology, issues that affect South Africa, resilience, enchantment and exuberance, and the working wine farm.

Interested artists and designers can view the submission requirements and process on www.spier.co.za/blog

Online briefing and submission process 

The curatorial team will hold an online briefing on Friday, 15 September 2023, at 17:30. Please RSVP to lightart@spier.co.za before 13 September 2023.
Email your expression of interest to the Project Manager at lightart@spier.co.za before 27 September 2023. A more thorough proposal may be requested after the shortlist is announced.

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