Lockdown has had devastating consequences on local artists and crafters.
To mark what would have been their 6th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction this year, the South African Friends of Israel Museum, Jerusalem is launching a campaign in partnership with Pick n Pay Feed the Nation Foundation to provide digital vouchers to assist the arts community. They have also set aside funds to provide support now to those within the art eco-system who need it most.
This year, their Auction will continue virtually, but with an exciting pre-auction twist; on Sunday 22 November SAFIM will host a unique drive-through exhibition at The Palms, in Woodstock, so that Capetonians can really experience the works on auction.
This ‘Pop-up in Lockdown’, or Pop-Down, will run throughout the day, providing an opportunity for guests to engage with the artwork and be treated to a unique experience. The day will culminate with an online auction conducted by Ariella Kuper and managed by Strauss & Co allowing everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to participate and enjoy their 2020 selection of contemporary South African art.
“This year, as we explore the virtual world for our auction, we can showcase our country’s talented artists to a far wider audience, and our drive-thru art exhibition, the first of its kind in South Africa, is a safe, contactless, novel event to get our Cape Town Friends back out to encounter art in person,” says SAFIM director Sarin Goott.
Find out more, and book a slot here: www.safim.co.za
South African Friends of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem website.
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