Tuesday, 17 July 2012

For Artists, By Artists

‘to initiate’
‘to throw or propel with force’
‘to set or thrust a self-propelled craft in motion’
'to hurl, fling or hurtle'
‘to propel a vessel from one state of being to another’
‘to make known to the public’
‘to plunge’
‘to catapult’ 
‘to impel’
‘to project’
‘to instigate’
‘to strike’
‘to give impetus to’
‘to make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing’
‘to pierce’

Assemblage is a non-profit organisation which intends for the visual arts community of Johannesburg to connect, to share ideas, information and advice and to collaborate. It provides an inclusive forum where visual art students, graduates and professionals can network. Assemblage encourages production, participation, professionalism and the sharing of resources, knowledge and skills. Through an informative website, peer mentoring groups, workshops, group exhibitions, artist studios and other collaborative projects, it hopes to contribute and promote artistic innovation, collaboration and a proactive vibrancy within Johannesburg.

Make Art Happen is an Assemblage initiative which aims to support the visual arts community of Johannesburg by raising funds for visual arts projects through crowd funding.

Assemblage can be visited at the Newtown Artist Run Centre and Studios.