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KEBBLE BENEFIT LEARNERS (article first published : 2004-10-26)

The next two weeks will see over six hundred learners and tertiary students pass through the doors of the second annual Brett Kebble Art Awards.

The organisers are facilitating as series of exhibition tours for local schools and tertiary institutions as part of their Access and Outreach programme, which focuses on making the visual arts more accessible to both those practising within the field, and the general public.

Groups of learners will be transported to the exhibition, which is installed at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where members of the curatorial staff will give guided tours and engage students in the issues surrounding contemporary Art in South Africa.

Says Curator Clive van den Berg, “the exhibition represents a cross section of South African art, which can really serve as the basis upon which to model a syllabus. Slides and books are no substitute for the real thing when studying visual arts and this exhibition is therefore an invaluable resource to students.”

According to co-curator Claire Breukel, the response to this programme has been overwhelming. “City Varsity has actually included the Awards in their formal syllabus this year, for their first year students.” says Breukel. “They have developed an extensive assignment around the exhibition that exposes their students to all aspects of the project, from its inception to its execution, and gives students a real idea of what was involved in installing this show.”

With foot traffic in the exhibition already exceeding 1100 in three days, predictions are this year’s Kebble will be the most visited exhibition in the country by the time it closes on October 29.

The Awards finalists exhibition is open to the public at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town. Viewing times are between 09h00 to 21h00 daily. Entrance is free and curators will be available for walkabouts. Further information about the schools programme on 021 761 0549 or e-mail art@barritt.co.za or visit www.bkaa.co.za




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