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18 February 2022 – 8 July 2022

The Rupert Museum would like to invite artists and creatives, from any creative industry, platform or profession, to take inspiration from IN-MOTION: Art of the Space Age exhibition from the collection of the Huberte Goote Foundation. Responsive works are to be submitted for possible inclusion in a selling group exhibition to be showcased in the Jan Rupert Art Centre located in Graaff-Reinet from September 2022 to March 2023.

This is the Rupert Museum’s second OPEN CALL following the first instalment during 2020. The OPEN CALL’s aim is to inspire and activate engagement with the permanent collections managed by the Rupert Museum as well as presenting upcoming artists and creatives the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work.

To get a sense of the exhibition space, open the following link to view the previous open call group exhibition: In Conversation with Colour Symphony

Not possible for you to visit IN-MOTION: Art of the Space Age? Not to worry, visit the exhibition online here

Click here to download the IN-MOTION: Art of the Space Age document featuring all works on exhibition.


The call is open to anyone who would like to create a responsive work using any medium and style of their choice. As this is a responsive call, no work created before January 2022 may be submitted. The amount of works to be selected for exhibition will be determined by the quality as well as the overall size of selected pieces. Due to travel and size restrictions in the exhibition space of the Jan Rupert Art Centre, the work submitted must comply with the following requirements:


  1. Two-dimensional work

Can be created in any medium of choice on any surface, hence it is moveable and stable for travel. Framed size within 150 x 150 cm and not exceeding 20cm in depth.

All works on paper, including photography, must be framed for exhibition at the artist’s cost. Works on board or canvas (if left unframed) must be equipped with a sufficient hanging mechanism.

  1. Three-dimensional work and/or installations

Can be created in any medium of choice, must be able to stand freely on the floor or a plinth. Size limited to: (h) 250 x (b) 200 x (d) 200 cm.

No suspension from ceilings possible, if suspension is needed the armature to carry the piece must be included.

  1. Weight of work

No work either 2D or 3D may exceed 50kg in weight.

  1. Multimedia work, video performances or film

Can only be displayed on a 50” Smart TV screen (if own monitor or screen is not provided). The use of earphones will NOT be permitted, sound will only play through the screening device.

  1. Kinetic work

Any piece with sound, or that is motorised, will have to be equipped with its own devices, electronics and plug(s), power sockets are available in the space.

Cost of packaging and travel of final selected works:

  1. Travel will be covered from the following main city centres in South Africa (North-West, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Gqeberha). It will be the responsibility of the artist, at their cost, to get the work to the allocated drop-off point at these city centres (more details on drop-off points will be disclosed shortly).
  1. If the works are not sold, the works will return to the same drop-off locations after the exhibition for the artists’ collection.
  1. Packing and crating costs will be carried, hence the discretion of the Rupert Museum, as shared crating will be utilised.

Exhibition possibilities:

  1. Chosen works will be exhibited at the Jan Rupert Art Centre located in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape.
  1. All works must be available for sale and priced under R50,000.00. Please note that there will be no commission percentage charged.
  1. Sold works will have to remain on exhibition until the exhibition ends and will then be shipped to buyers (all sales and further arrangements will be facilitated by the Jan Rupert Art Centre and Rupert Museum).
  1. The online auction to be hosted during October or November 2022 will enhance the prospected sales and marketing of these works.
  1. Works must remain on show for the full duration of the exhibition. Specific dates TBC (September 2022 – March 2023).
  1. An exhibition catalogue will be compiled but will only be available electronically.

Process of submission:

  1. Your work must be submitted electronically through mailing the submission form, synopsis and high-resolution image or video to opencall@rupertmuseum.org of the completed work before or on the closing date of Friday, 8 July 2022.
  1. Multiple entries are allowed, but each entry must be accompanied by its own submission form and synopsis.
  1. Selected artists will be informed no later than Monday, 1 August 2022 about their inclusion into the group exhibition. Unsuccessful submissions will also be informed within that week.
  1. Selected works will have to be delivered to the identified depot or delivery point of choice by Wednesday, 10 August 2022.
  1. Please note that this is NOT a competition or prize and there is no prize money or awards given.


Find out more about IN-MOTION: Art of the Space Age here.

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