The works of art world “stars” such as William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Athi-Patra Ruga and Jane Alexander will go under the hammer at the Siyakhula Michaelis Fundraising Auction at the art school on Wednesday 17 October.
The new initiative is driven by Berni Searle, director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Michaelis School of Fine Art, herself a renowned artist. Funds raised will go towards comprehensive scholarships for promising students from historically-disadvantaged backgrounds.
Other artists with proven records at auction who have donated their work include Sue Williamson, Deborah Bell and Georgina Gratix. Offerings from newcomers include works from Bronwyn Katz and Siwa Mgoboza.
The auction is supported by various other contributors, including Aspire Art Auctions, Krone wines and Corrigall & Co art advisers.
The online auction is already open, and runs until Thursday 18 October. See the digital catalogue.
The auction will take place at the Hiddingh Hall, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Gardens at 18:30 on Wednesday, 17 October. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 418 0765.
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