Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Art Show At Bot Gardens Durban Artists Wanted

To be held near the Lake in the Durban Botanic Gardens
Sunday 27 November 2011 from 9am to 4pm

The Durban Botanic Gardens is happy to announce that, once again, we are planning an outdoor art exhibition in the Gardens in 2012. 
Traditionally we have held the exhibition over the same weekend as the Botanical Society Plant fair 3 & 4 September.  Unfortunately we have had to change the date due to a large function with marquee taking place at the lake over this weekend. 

We have chosen Sunday 27 November because it falls at the same time as the international Climate Change Conference COP17 .  We are hoping to have international visitors to the Gardens and it is just before Christmas when art works will make wonderful gifts.

We are not making it a stipulation, but we are suggesting that if you have any artwork which can in some way relate to Climate Change, then that would make a statement.
We may look at adding some musicians playing under the palm trees, we may create a kids creative zone to paint and draw, maybe a floral display/exhibit which tells the story of climate change and the disastrous consequences – drought, extinction, severe weather patterns etc.

Apart from these new ideas and the date change, the exhibition will run as in the past.  Please invite new artists to participate and if you have any contacts about musicians willing to pay for no fee, or other ideas, please share this with us.
Site space will be limited so, artists, if you are keen to participate, please respond to this e mail as soon as possible in order to book your space.  The cost will be R50 per site (measuring approx. 5m X 5m).  Allocation will be on a first come first served basis and will depend on how many participants.  
As soon as we know if you are keen to participate, an application will be sent to you.  This will indicate banking details which will enable you to lodge your fee direct into the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust bank account.  We will inform you of the date when payment is required.

We do prefer to communicate via e mail so your email address must be included.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Coleen Dewar
Friends of the Durban Botanic Gardens
O31 2025819

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