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PUBLIC FORUM (article first published : 2004-04-21)

A public forum for visual arts stakeholders and the general public on recent developments at the Durban Institute of Technology’s Fine Arts Department will take place on April 21 at 17h30 at the NSA Gallery.

Various media reports and a polemic have arisen subsequent to proposals by DIT management to rationalise certain departments, with direct implications on the Fine Art department.

“We feel that it is imperative that the visual arts community and the public at large understand the rationale, context and impact of these decisions,” says John Smith, chairman of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) KZN: “We also hope that this forum would assist us in understanding the role of the Fine Art department within a larger industry and community.

“It is intended that this forum contribute to a healthy discussion on the matters at hand. We also hope that the outcome of this meeting would be to acknowledge the vast contribution that Fine Art department has made to the city and province in the past, and to also, hopefully point to a way forward.”

Among the speakers who have each been given 15 minutes to state their case are John Roome, current Head of Fine Arts Department; Tony Starkey (Chair of DIT AIMS Committee), and Andrew Verster. There will also be a question and answer session following the presentations.

For more information contact John Smith on 031 563 3753 or e-mail: johnsart@artslink.co.za




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