THE CREATIVE BLOCK, administered by the Spier Arts Trust, invites professional artists to particpate in this artist career development opportunity.
The project provides a fun platform for experimention, with many emerging and established artists continuing to particpate.
Regular hand-in days take place (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban) at specified locations. At this time, aritsts receive blank blocks to transform in the media of their choice for presentation and critique at the next hand-in day.
Artists are encouraged to attend the hand-in days in person. Many are self-taught and it is through the curator's individual critique - similar to master class feedback - that the artists develop.
When work is accepted by the curator, artists are paid immediately according the the number and sizs of blocks. The size and associated price of Creative Block artworks are set, regardless of artist tenure or medium.
Each Creative Block carries a short artist biography on the back. This allows the artists to enjoy significant exposure as these works are displayed around the globe, travel to art fairs and are in the collections of private owners, patrons and corporate offices.
We invite you to see how a collection of Creative Blocks displayed together becomes a newly created single 'work' that honestly and sometimes brutally espresses contemporary South African society.