Gold Miner Shines in Bronze at Strauss Auction

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A rare bronze sculpture of a miner by Anton van Wouw sold for a record R4.8-million at Strauss and Co’s auction that was held in Johannesburg, Gauteng on Monday, November 9 2015. A striking number of the top lots at the auction house’s evening session achieved record prices, including important works by Anton van Wouw, and other artists' Alexis Preller and Cecily Sash

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Art Happening: The Rickshaw Collective - A brand new idea

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There is an exciting trend developing in Durban – the claiming of redundant spaces as places of creative endeavour and artistic trade. The Rickshaw Collective, home to a number of artists from a variety of art disciplines, was recently launched and is proving a going concern. With appropriate space to write, draw, paint, dance, rehearse, perform and teach arts often difficult to find, the Rickshaw Collective is providing the essential space. I chatted to Shelby Strange about it

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Nelson Mandela Bay project: Wish You Were Here

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This is a national call to South African artists to respond to the theme “Wish You Were Here”.

MBDA “Wish You Were Here” is open to contemporary visual artists’ nationwide, as well as graphic professionals, photographers and architects, who feel that they have a singular vision of the Nelson Mandela Bay.

Aside from numerous prizes for the winners (presently R22 950), submitted works will also have a chance to form part of the Selectors’ Choice – an exclusive travelling exhibition that takes in the 2015 Absa Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees and National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The exhibition launch is 19 September, to coincide with Heritage Day (24 September) and Heritage Month (September) at the Athenaeum, Port Elizabeth.

The exhibition will remain open for 3 weeks, until 17 October, after which, selected portions of the show will travel to specific high-density NMB centres. Artists can download the conditions of entry, and entry form from the following website: - downloads 

For further information contact the project's director - Cedric Vanderlinden, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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