From 02 - 27 February 2015, the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg will host an exciting exhibition titled ‘Review’, showcasing the original works of a number of acclaimed South African artists as part of a fundraising effort for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.
“All the works – ranging from digital and silkscreen prints, etchings and photographs, to sculptures and paintings in various mediums – have been kindly donated by the artists and are for sale through a silent auction,” said Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa Art and Museum Curator.
Visitors can expect to see works from Amelia Malatji, Andrew Sprawson, Bambo Sibiya, Barbara Wildenboer, Bevan de Wet, Bob Cnoops, Collen Maswanganyi, Conrad Botes, Craig Smith, David Goldblatt, Donald Makola, Franli Meintjes, Givan Lötz, Gordon Froud, Guy du Toit, Helena Hugo, Henk Serfontein, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Jan Maanda, Justin Dingwell, Kathleen Saywer, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Louise van der Bijl, Lucas Thobejane, Michael Meyersfeld, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Kirstie Nel, Pauline Gutter, Philisa Lila, Phumulani Ntuli, Ramaratha Makoba, Roger Ballen, Ruan Huisamen, Sandra Hanekom, Stephan Erasmus, Suzanne Erasmus and Stephen Rosin.
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a project initiated by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to establish a state-of-the-art specialist paediatric academic and tertiary referral hospital in Johannesburg, providing quality child-centred medical services to the children of southern Africa, irrespective of their social and economic status.
Construction of the hospital began in April 2014, and is expected to be completed in 2016. An estimated R1 billion is needed to build and fully equip the hospital as well as train the medical professionals required to work in it.
“It’s hoped the auctioning of the pieces on display as part of ‘Review’ will go a long way towards helping the hospital trust secure these much-needed funds,” said Bayliss.
Bidding sheets are available from the Absa Gallery, and all silent auction bids are to be lodged onsite with Gallery personnel.
The auction runs for the duration of the exhibition, and all proceeds will be donated to the hospital trust.
The Absa Gallery is located at Absa Towers North, 161 Main Street in downtown Johannesburg and entrance to ‘Review’ is free to the public. Please remember to bring identification documents or drivers licenses to gain access into the building.