OPEN 24 HRS is offering suitably qualified applicants a 24 sqm studio space in the city for a duration of three months
OPEN 24 STUDIO is located on the first floor of the recently developed building, The Harrington (50 Harrington Street, Cape Town).
Although the studio is free of charge, the artist is welcome to donate an artwork to OPEN 24 HRS gallery collection.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your bio, cv, and some images of your work with a short description of your project and why you require a studio space.
You can send your application to email@example.com
Applications for October 2019 to January 2020 are closed.
Applications for February to April 2020:
Opens: 1 January 2020
Deadline: 31 January 202
NEXT STUDIO ARTIST:
OCTOBER 2019 - JANUARY 2020
Nabeeha Mohamed (b. 1988, Cape Town, South Africa) studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town and graduated, specializing in painting, in 2011. Mohamed’s very personal work grapples with the complexities and contradictions of identity and class privilege in post-Apartheid South Africa. Her identity as a woman of colour, hushed during her childhood years in an attempt to assimilate to the white society and culture she grew up in, is now celebrated in her paintings where colour, boldness and strangeness take centre stage. Her paintings offer a tension when these celebrations of identity are intersected with a playful critique of the capitalist economy and class privilege from which she benefits.
PREVIOUS STUDIO ARTISTS:
JULY - SEPTEMBER 2019
Dale Lawrence’s work as a solo artist and as part of the creative studio HOICK, which he co-founded, has become known for a tendency to marry painstaking application and wry humour. In his two solo exhibitions at SMITH, Look Busy (2016) and Another Helping (2017), Lawrence used paintings, monographs, linocuts and sculpture to articulate his métier – studying the tension between focused intent and willful abandon. By meticulously painting his own lackadaisical tracings of classic artworks, or creating new prints by tearing up others that have gone unsold, Lawrence’s interventions seek to locate the true value – and origin – of both an artwork and its maker.
APRIL - MAY 2019
MARSI VAN DE HEUVEL
Marsi van de Heuvel (b. 1987) grew up in her mother’s art classroom, with unlimited access to materials and surrounded by books on old masters. She has spent countless hours observing, exploring and practicing. After trying her hand in film photography and finding the practice too creatively restrictive; her innate inquisitiveness led her to study further. She moved on to study Fine Art at Ruth Prowse and was drawn to the constantly expanding boundaries of art, and it’s invitation to examine life. She graduated in 2010, majoring in painting. Despite most of her current work being executed with fineliner pens, van de Heuvel still sees herself as a painter. She approaches the colour and layers in her works as if she was working with oil paint; this gives the ‘drawings’ a radiant quality.