Thupelo Workshop Callout 2018

 – February 2018 OPEN CALL

The working committee of  THUPELO invites applications for participation in a regional workshop to be hosted by GUS (Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch). Participants are required to commit to regular attendance, including weekends. The workshop exhibition will be from 15th – 19th of February 2018 in the Gallery – this will run concurrently with the Cape Town Art Fair.

Thupelo workshops are led by artists and were initiated in response to a need for interaction between creatives. This workshop will include up to 15 artists from the region. Artists with experience in their various practices, who are self-motivated, willing to experiment, exchange skills, and ideas are welcome to apply. Thupelo will provide basic materials, lunch and refreshments plus transport for each day if needed.

Date: 4th – 14th February 2018
9am – 4.30pm (Daily)
Venue: Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch

To apply, please send:

  • A 50-word biography including a short description of why you would like to attend this workshop.
  • A copy of your ID (or passport)
  • 5 images of your work

To: or

Or deliver by hand to Greatmore Studios, 47/49 Greatmore Street, Woodstock.

Closing date: Monday, 15 January 2018 (noon)

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Selection: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Applicants will be informed by Friday, 19th January 2018


Workshop begins: 4 February 2018   welcome and introductions at noon

Cleanup: Wednesday 14th

Exhibition Open day: Thursday  15th

Tidy-up and closure: Monday 19th


This is a National arts councils (NAC) funded visual arts project.

Warm Regards


Nomusa Musah Mtshali (coordinator for Thupelo workshops 2018)