Until the 14th of October 2018, local artists will be given an opportunity to showcase their work in a public pop-up exhibition at the Mall of Africa, Gauteng.
The mall, in Partnership with Julie Miller Investment Art Institute and African Bank, will be hosting the third edition of Africa’s Art Collective after successfully hosting the Autumn Collective and recent Winter Collective exhibitions.
The Art Collective Seasons events are focussed on providing upcoming artists with opportunities to showcase their world-class art collections in a public space where they can engage with the public and foster support for the arts.
During the exhibition, the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute will also host workshops to educate artists on the intricate details of the South African Art Market, gallery standards and principles and teach them how to present work as an upcoming artist.
The Julie Miller investment art institute is an art investment and management company that focusses on developing potential global investment in the African art industry.
‘Our initiative, as patrons of the arts, is to help spread public appreciation and form a community within the Mall of Africa, whilst establishing an African public art hub.’
‘We believe in forming a platform where the public can engage with the arts as well as participate in workshops and talks, which will tackle enlightening issues’, said Julie Miller, founder of the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute.
As part of the Spring Collection ‘Conte Magazine’ a 4-year old publication which showcases African artists was renamed and launched at the beginning of the Spring edition. The debut issue of the bi-monthly publication narrates the stories of Accra through its art, history and rich culture, inspired by the Chale Wote Street Art Festival.
‘Africa itself is art and for years it has served as a source of inspiration and creativity for others. We believe it is time to take control of the narrative of what defines African authenticity and richness through storytelling and art,’ said Amanda Sibiya, founder of Conte Magazine.
Until the 14th of October, you will be able to have an exclusive look at how renowned and upcoming artists such as Olatunji Sanusi and Azael Langa craft their masterpieces. The exhibition will be hosted on the top floor of the Mall of Africa.