February 3, 2014 - Comments Off on The AVA Gallery Benefit Auction hosted by Provenance Auction House / Wednesday,19 February 2014
This exciting event will take place at the Provenance Auction House, 6-8 Vrede Street, Gardens, in Cape Town at 18:30 for 19:00. A preview night on the 12th of February at Provenance Auction house at 18:30 for 19:00, paired with wine and canapés will give prospective bidders the chance to leisurely view works one week prior to the official auction.
The proceeds of this auction will benefit the AVA Galley and will go towards maintaining its role as a platform for the development of the visual arts in the Western Cape – a role that it has performed successfully at 35 Church Street for the past 42 years. All of the funds raised on the night will secure the AVA Gallery's continued exhibitions and Artreach development programmes.
As Jane Alexander has said of the AVA:
‘In a country where most of the population has extremely limited, if any, access to art, the AVA plays an extremely important role. Apart from providing support for artists through Artreach funding, it is virtually the only central, accessible, neutral, comparatively affordable and respected venue for established, young, and lesser known artists to show their work.’
Over 70 works of art by national and internationally recognised artists will be auctioned, including the likes of William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, Cameron Platter, Dan Halter and Jan-Henri Booyens. Beginning bids will be below retail gallery prices. The Provenance Auction House will conduct this benefit art auction.
All of those attending the viewing on 12 February will be entered into a raffle and could stand the chance of winning a valuable editioned print by a well-known South African artist. This work will be awarded on 19 February at the auction.
For more information contact Laura at The AVA Gallery : email@example.com / (021) 424 7436 / For an online catalogue email Paul at Provenance Auction House : firstname.lastname@example.org / (021) 461 8009