Super exciting news is that my screen print “No promises” has been selected for acquisition by the Art Bank of South Africa.
This is national programme funded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, tasked with curating a definitive collection of contemporary South African visual art.
The process involves thousands of artworks submitted by South African artists, with information on the artist, process and an art statement. The artwork is considered by a large team of art academics and curators, and based on this, an offer is made to successful artists, for acquisition of the piece, at market price.
Artwork that is purchased is exhibited and used in governmental buildings, and is leased to corporates or perhaps sold.
“No promises” is a tiny edition of 5 hand pulled screen prints that I printed at with Wim Legrand at Black River Studio earlier this year. It has just been exhibited at the @avagallery.za in Cape Town and they still have the framed artwork (1/5) consigned and available for purchase. Contact me for details and I'll put you in touch with the gallery.
About the Art Bank of South Africa
The Art Bank of South Africa (ArtbankSA) is a national programme of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and is hosted by the National Museum Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. The ArtbankSA is tasked with purchasing artworks from South African artists, particularly that of emerging artists to lease and sell the artworks to South African government departments, private companies, and private individuals.