25: An Auction of Contemporary Art by Bag Factory


The Bag Factory in partnership the ABSA Gallery and Strauss & Co will be hosting “25 - An Auction of Contemporary Art” on Thursday 17 November at the ABSA Gallery from 6:30pm. Work by Benon Lutaaya, Louis Olivier, Peter Mammes, Justin Dingwall and Zolile Phetshane and many more will on auction.

The work will be available to preview at the Gallery from Thursday 10 November. The auction contains contemporary work that has either never been seen or created especially for this auction by some of SA’s most well known artists including Benon Lutaaya, Deborah Bell, Sam Nhlengethwa ,Nelson Makamo and many others. Estimates range from R3000 to R200000 so there is something for everyone!  We would like to invite you and your partner to join us for this exciting Auction.  

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2016

Time: 18:00 for 19:00 - 21:30

Venue: Absa Gallery, Absa Towers North, 161 Main Street, Johannesburg

Dress code: Business attire

RSVP to Ntokozo Mhlongo at Ntokozo.mhlongo2@absa.co.za 

or 082 894 2198 by Monday, 14 November 2016. 

You can review the catalogue of works available on auction here.

**Please note that the estimate on LOT 9 is incorrect and should read R10 000 - R7 000)

Teresa Lizamore curates the Valley Flair Art Auction by MAD Leadership Foundation


We are honoured to be partnering with Make A Difference Leadership Foundation for the Valley Flair Art Auction in November. Our very own Teresa Lizamore will be curating this charity auction. All proceeds go to charity.

Amongst the many wonderful artists, works by Hannelie CoetzeeBev Butkow and Zolile Phetshane will be on auction.

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) was formed in 2003 by Francois Pienaar. With a focus on leadership development through education, their approach is to identify academically talented scholars with leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in the areas of education, leadership, wellness and life-skills development. MAD Leadership Foundation holistically invests in their scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys, ensuring that through the 9+ years on the programme they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders.

MAD Leadership Foundation presents the inaugural Valley Flair Art Auction, in partnership with Val de Vie Estate and Lizamore & Associates Gallery. This is a must-attend event for art enthusiasts, with a drive to Make A Difference. Valley Flair brings you access to the creative heart of South African artistry presenting artists such as: Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Shany van den Berg, Mbongeni Buthelezi & many other well-known South African artists whilst enjoying what Val de Vie does best - polo, cuisine & style. With gin and jazz setting the ambience of the event to the exquisite backdrop of Val de Vie’s estate – what better way to spend an evening. Book now for Valley Flair to raise funds and awareness for the future leaders of South Africa.

Date: 11th November 2016
Venue: Val de Vie Estate
Time: 16:30 for 17:00 (the live auction commences at 18:50 & the silent auction will be accessible via an electronic bidding system).
Cost: R550
Dress Code: Cocktail attire

Queries: valleyflair@madleadership.org

Tickets: Available via Quicket - http://qkt.io/BwdsCP

Out and about with Hannelie Coetzee

Over the last couple of months, Hannelie Coetzee has been recognised for her achievements and contributions towards interlinking her fine art with other industries.

In September, Coetzee and Kirchhoff Professional Surveyors was awarded the Small Business Award at the annual Business and Art Awards for the Eland and Benko (#firegrazer) project. Read more here.

Eland and Benko (#firegrazer). 2015Photocredit: Terracam

Coetzee was also a finalist for this years PPC Imaginarium Awards in the Industrial design category for her Wildwall tile. Read more here. She has recently received an additional PPC prototype development grant for this design. Interested parties can contact Coetzee to discuss potential site specific installation.

For the the launch for the new The Test Kitchen, at the Biscuit Mill Cape Town Coetzee was commissioned to create a work in this exclusive restaurant. For this, Coetzee created Sibling Portrait by engraving figures into burnt wood.

Sibling Portrait.  2016. Gravure in burnt wood, 400 x 6000 cm

Sibling Portrait. 2016. Gravure in burnt wood, 400 x 6000 cm

SA Taxi Foundation wins First Time Sponsor BASA award

We are thrilled that the SA Taxi Foundation have won the First Time Sponsor Award for the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award 2015.

A special congratulations and thank you to the SA Taxi Foundation team for all their hard work and believing in this great initiative. We look forward to see the SA Taxi Foundation Award grow bigger and stronger in the following years and to work alongside the SA Taxi Foundation team on this project.

Lizamore at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

For the 2016 FNB JHB Art Fair Lizamore & Associates will host a two-man, curated, exhibition by Zolile Phetshane and Tshepo Mosopa as well as a gallery solo project by Mandy Coppes-Martin.          

Both Mosopa and Phetshane’s work centers around a self-exploration and understanding of each artist’s personal environments, the labels and stereotypes prescribed by society. Systems like religion, the economy, politics, rituals and objects with which everyday lives are filled become the constructs through which they organize their ‘world’.

Phetshane, who has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally, creates abstract colour fields which are littered with these objects and numbers as tools which make sense of his private world. Through painting, drawing and scratching Phetshane creates order and processes these subconscious thoughts and feelings into each work. By so doing, his objects and numbers mediates the viewer from their reality to Phetshane’s interpretation of his surroundings.

Mosopa, the first winner of both the Reinhold Cassirer Art Award (2011) and the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award (2015), investigates self-identity and social hierarchy within his works. He uses the human form and its placement in space which is informed by politics, economy and culture, and how they reshape ones identity in an ever changing and growing world. His drawings break down the figurative into gestural lines, about to become something more; a figure in movement/action. It is through these diverse approaches to self-identification that the artist decides to paint and draw, creating a visual language personal to each artist.

Click here to read more about Mandy Coppes-Martin's solo project