The Stellenbosch University Museum is inviting emerging and established artists in an open call to participate in this compelling, innovative and thought provoking exhibition.

This upcoming exhibition aims to bring together a collection of 100 artworks, which re-imagines the future of Stellenbosch University and higher education in Africa. An open call is made for artists to submit proposals for artworks that engage with ideas around the future of higher education in the next 100 years (2018 – 2118).

 Proposed artworks will serve as catalysts for debate and engagement on the future of the university. It will provide a platform for the much-needed opportunity to talk across boundaries – for artists, practitioners in museums and galleries, scholars in the academy, learners in schools, students at universities, young people and the general public. All creative expressions are welcome including visual artworks, video, installation, 3D, performance, interventions, music and poetry.

Artwork: Wim Botha, Solipsis V, 2013, polystyrene, wood and fluorescent tubes, installation view in the Stellenbosch University Museum [Wim Botha photo]

The Stellenbosch University Museum (formerly known as the Sasol Art Museum) has positioned itself not only as an art museum but as an open space for public programmes, discussions/lectures, workshops and film screenings.

The museum has hosted many solo exhibitions of established artists including Mary Sibande, Wim Botha and Willie Bester and the university’s permanent collection includes works by Irma Stern, Noria Mabasa, Maggie Laubser, Jackson Hlungwane and August Rodin.

The exhibition will form part of the Stellenbosch University Centenary and is to open on 5 December 2018.

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit their proposals to be considered by a selection panel. All selected works will be displayed at the University Museum and GUS for the duration of the exhibition.
Proposal to be submitted with short artist bio, short description of proposed artwork [up to 3 per artist), does the work exist or does it need to be created, delivery cost to & back from Stelllenbosch The museum will fund the delivery of works and installation. There will not be funding for materials.

Deadline for submission of the proposal:
16 July, 2018
Send proposal to:
Contact: (021) 808 3029
Deadline for delivery of the selected artwork: September 28, 2018 

The Forward? Forward! Forward… exhibition aims to look at the next 100 years of higher education in Africa.