Call open

Art Camp will be from Thursday 31 May to Monday 4 June 2018
Send applications before 28 February

More information on concept and setting here. information_for_artists.pdf
Application form: application_tankwa_artscape_residency.pdf


Stonehenge Private Reserve is located in the heart of the Tankwa Karoo, 130km from Ceres and 100km from Calvinia, bordering the Tankwa National Park on two sides. Stonehenge offers accommodation for tourists in cabins and Safari tents at the Tankwa Tented Camp. Each year, in the last week of April, the AfrikaBurn festival takes place on Stonehenge.

The owners of Stonehenge Private Reserve decided to develop a sculpture/installation trail, Tankwa Artscape, as part of the nature reserve to add permanent artworks by national and international artists to the many ephemeral artworks created at AfrikaBurn.


Permanent land art installations (kinetic, static, sound etc) at Tankwa Artscape enter into a dialogue with the Tankwa Karoo landscape. Themes of shelter versus open space, nourishment versus scarcity and protection versus vulnerability start to define what is naturally happening in that landscape. The fauna, flora, geology and history of the Tankwa and its people will further inform artistic concepts.

Although our focus is on creating a space for permanent installations, additional ephemeral land art / nature art works and performances are welcome!

The Art Camp

The Art Camp will take place yearly for 7-10 days between mid May to mid June. During this residency national and international artists will create and place their artworks. We encourage collaboration and cooperation, with artists supporting each other when wanted or needed. It will be a time to meet, converse, work, relax and have fun.

The Art Camp consists of a large Bedouin tent in the middle of nowhere under which small individual tents are pitched. There is communal space for cooking and relaxing, the Bedouin tent providing shade and shelter from heat, wind, dust storms and rain. While food is provided, cooking is a communal effort shared by all participants.
Water is scarce in this environment, so drinking water will be brought in.

Not too far away there is a basic hot shower and, even more importantly, a Bar at Tankwa Tented Camp, the Onverklaar Bar (cash bar).

The camp has no cellphone reception and no internet connection.

Who can apply

Site specific land artists and installation/performance artists.
We encourage collaborative projects.
Calls will be sent out in time via social media and database.
To add your email to our database contact us

Decision making panel:

Leli Hoch, curator of Tankwa Artscape, land artist, Stanford, WC
Kim Goodwin, land artist, Goodwin Foundry, Howick KZN
Niel Jonker, sculptor and painter, Baardskeerdersbos, WC
Simon Max Bannister, sculptor and land artist, Cape Town
JP de Villiers, Stonehenge Private Reserve, NC

Image Jaco Uys
Image Jaco Uys

Image Jaco Uys
Image Jaco Uys

Image Leli Hoch
Image Leli Hoch