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Co/Mix stands for Comic Art/Mixed Media 2011, a collaborative group exhibition and series of events on the main programme of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, 30 June – 10 July 2011.

Co/Mix is a new initiative that aims to showcase the work of artists who are working at the interface of comic art, illustration and visual narrative. Participants will be working in a range of media, hence ‘Comic Art/Mixed Media’. The exhibition will involve approximately 28 artists – four of them coming from different countries in Europe – all working in cartooning, comics, toy-making, sculpture, assemblage, graffiti, street art, drawing, painting, and digital image construction. The work will take many forms, including animation and installation, and will be based around a unique narrative created or developed by the artist for the exhibition.

This blog has been set up for participants to show their work in progress and engage with each other. It is hoped that, through this collaborative process, common themes will emerge that provide a unifying discourse for the show.

Co/Mix 2001 will be located in a ‘Co/Mix  Pavilion’ to be set up in the Thomas Pringle Hall in the main festival building.  The Pavilion will consist of the group exhibition where works will be on sale to festival goers, a gallery shop where we will sell merchandise by participating artists, and a separate venue where talks and workshops will be held. We will have a Co/Mix person on hand at the venue at all times to greet the public and manage sales.

Co/Mix will also be undertaking an outdoor Visual Art Performance Event (VAPE) in Grahamstown, which will involve the creation of a street mural in Grahamstown or environs.

Co/Mix is a collaboration between the National Arts Festival and the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts (CCIBA), and organised and managed by Andy Mason, Elaine Woodbridge, Lieve Vanleeuw and Pete Woodbridge. We welcome and encourage questions, comments and ideas.

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  1. October 3, 2011 11:02 am

    hey guys , Dav hea

    im a cartoonist/illustrator hea in cape town..
    Amped on being a part of south african art events and things..
    Read about this via karabo on facebook..
    Sounds rad..
    Im looking on being part of events like this..
    Check out my thingy,
    and lemme know if i qualify on being a part of this..

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