Art works sale for museum funds

Lee Scott’s Fish and Chips, a work contributed to the Phansi project in Durban.

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BY BILLY SUTER

ART works by several KwaZulu-Natal artists will go on sale at a special fundraising event at Durban’s Phansi Museum, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, from noon on Saturday, June 29.

The art and resulting exhibition has been created specially for the event, under the banner Be Inspired by Phansi. Admission to the event is R100 a head and art works will sell for R400 each.

Jannie van Heerden’s pencil-crayon drawing of the Msinga area.

Durban architect Paul Mikula founded the Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum in 2005, in the former home of Esther Roberts, one of Durban’s iconic freedom fighters and social anthropologists.

The house and the outbuildings have been the nurturing ground of many artists and architects who went on to contribute significantly to the cultural tapestry of South Africa. This collection is now recognised as a national asset and is visited by thousands annually.

“Local artists have been invited to reinterpret, in a medium of their choice, the Phansi Museum space. The final artworks will be sold  to raise funds for the museum, allowing people to go home with something created locally in support of Phansi’s mission to preserve Indigenous artifacts and knowledge,” says a spokesman.

A painting by Derrick Nxumalo.

Participating artists include Bronwen Findlay, Grace Kotze, Lee Scott Hemson, Pam Benporath, Catherine Stempowski, Lorraine Wilson, Camilla Kinnear, Dina Cormick, John Roome, Garth Walker , Louise Torr, Daryl Houghton, Dane Stops, Karla Nixon, Hermine Coleman, Cameron Platter and Derrick Nxumlo

Also contributing are Elliott Mkhize, Sfiso ka Mkame, Maggie Matthews, Pascale Chandler, Nindya Bucktowur, Nikhil Tricam, Lara Mellon,  Hlengiwe Dube, Kay Smart, Jannie van Heerden, Sibusiso Duma, Jo Anne Kuter, Anthea Martin, Jane Bedford, Jenny Pudifen, Mariek Petzer, Joseph Manana, Nicole Pletts, Pascale Chandler, Neith Moore and Anne Cleveland.

 


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