The AVA Gallery at The 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town, SA – Nine emerging South African fine artists are set to turn up the heat at The AVA Gallery's
2018 Cape Town Art Fair booth this February.
Duration: 15 to 18 February
The Association for Visual Arts is Cape Town’s original arts body. As the oldest non-profit gallery in Cape
Town, The AVA prides itself on consistently playing a prominent role in facilitating cultural interaction, and
championing insightful emerging and established voices in contemporary African art. November 2017 saw
the culmination of The Nando's Creative Exchange, a three-month artist mentorship programme in
partnership with Spier Arts Trust, in the form of a dynamic group exhibition at The AVA Gallery.
The exhibition recognised Southern African fine artists – Boyce Magandela, Fikile Mqhayi, Lindile Magunya,
Sandile Mhlongo, Elsabe Milandri, Emalie Bingham and Emma Nourse – who demonstrate exceptional
ability and are currently transitioning from emerging to mid-career artists. Rory Emmett and SaySay.Love join
these seven artists in exhibiting at The AVA's booth at this year's Investec Cape Town Art Fair. You can find
The AVA at booth F5 in the 'Cultural Platforms' section of the art fair.
As in 2017, the AVA showcase is designed around an exciting line-up of artist-to-artist talks taking place at
both the AVA Gallery and The Cape Town Art Fair booth between the 14th and 18th of February. Participating artists will be interviewing each other informally, whilst audiences listen and partake in the conversation if they so wish. Last year's experience took the audiences from deeply artistic topics to sensitively political issues such as privilege and xenophobia. This year's artist talk schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 14th (VIP Programme):
18h00 at the AVA Gallery, an introduction to the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (the
18h00 at ICTAF (booth F5): Lindile Magunya and Fikile Mqhayi in conversation
14h00 at ICTAF (booth F5): Emalie Bingham and Elsabe Milandri in conversation
10h00-10h30 at the AVA Gallery: Kemang Wa Lehulere and Josie Grindrod in conversation
10h30-11h00 at the AVA Gallery: Sorrel Hofmann and Marguerite Moon in conversation
14h00 at ICTAF (booth F5): Boyce Magandela and Sandile Mhlongo in conversation
12h00 at ICTAF (booth F5): Rory Emmett and Emma Nourse in conversation
Follow @avagallery.za on Instagram for updates before Cape Town Art Fair week and be sure to stay tuned
as we live stream some highlights from each event.
For more information, call 021 424 7436 or mail [email protected]
High res images will be available on request.