22 May Meeting The Artist For Our #AfricaMonth IG Auction in Partnership with BASA
As announced earlier this month, Between 10and5 will be hosting and curating a week-long Instagram Auction, in collaboration with Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) in honour of Africa month.
In the spirit of giving back, and artists supporting artists, various creatives have been invited to donate their work to the cause. 100% of the IG auction proceeds will be donated to the BASA Artists Relief campaign.
We are excited to introduce the amazing artists who have joined in on our efforts to help raise funds for artists in need during this period.
Award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and street artist, Karabo Poppy is among the list of talented illustrators who have donated artwork for the IG Auction. The multi-talented creative’s original piece, which will be auctioned on Friday, 29 May, is yet to be announced.
A limited-edition, one of one Africa Your Time is Now Splattered Sweatshirt – splattered by the brand’s founder, Papama Ramogoase, will be up for auction on Thursday, 28 May from 19:00 to 20:00.
Illustrator, Russell Abrahams has joined forces with us and BASA with his piece of art titled ‘The Deposition of Christ’. The illustration bursting in vibrant shades will be auctioned on Tuesday, 26 May between 19:00 and 20:00.
Ben Eagle’s 100% cotton handwoven by Greyroom piece will be auctioned on Thursday, 28 May from 18:00 to 19:00.
Fine artist, Fhatuwani Mukheli’s auction will take place from 18:00 to 19:00 on Wednesday, 27 May. Mukheli’s piece of artwork which will be auctioned is yet to be announced.
Founder and designer of The Real Crystal Birch – a South African hat brand that creates gorgeously structured, quality head-wear for both the classicist and the eccentric, Crystal Birch, has donated one of her striking pieces to be auctioned in attempt to raise funds for BASA’s Artist Relief campaign. The Crystal Birch Red Straw Bolero Hat will be auctioned on Wednesday, 27 May between 16:00 – 17:00.
On Tuesday, 26 May from 17:00 to 18:00, Dirty Native’s ‘King Kenny’ artwork will be auctioned. The piece is a result of a collaboration between the South African illustrator and London-based photographer, Tom Lombard.
The multi-disciplinary product design company offers us a sculptural light made from bricks, etched with signature Dokter and Misses Patterns. The innovative piece will be auctioned on Friday, 29 May from 17:00 to 18:00.
Dom de Villiers’ 2019 ‘Our forest; she speaks’ oil on recycled paper painting will be up for auction on Tuesday, 26 May from 16:00 to 17:00.
Cape Town-based ceramist, Ben Orkin’s ceramic piece titled ‘Bread’ will be auctioned alongside a number of pieces in effort to raise funds for artists. Art enthusiasts will be able to bid the piece on Monday, 25 May during our opening auction from 16:00 to 17:00.
Renowned muralist, painter, illustrator and graphic designer, Bushy Wopp offers us two limited edition illustrations titled ‘Fresh’ and ‘HaveANiceDay’. The pieces are created in the artist’s ‘intergalafrican’ style and will be auctioned on Thursday, 28 May from 16:00 to 17:00.
Art lovers will be given the opportunity to bid artist, Stephane Conradie’s aesthetically pleasing mixed media relief sculpture, titled ‘Creolised things II’, on the 29th of May from 16:00 to 17:00.
Hamzeh Alfarahneh’s desk sculpture, titled ‘Border’- which is a shoe that has been reimagined as a sculpture, is a once-off item from NOT JUST A COMB’s (NJAC) in collaboration with PUMA. NJAC’s philosophy is to take everyday mundane items and transcend them into artistic objects. NJAC works with and helps women artisans from across southern Africa earn a sustainable income, expand and preserve their practice, and uplift their communities.
Cape Town-based creative and head of Blacksheep Design Studio, Al Luke’s ‘Balance: The Struggle for Power’ is a 2020 525x752mm acrylic ink on watercolour paper. This work, as described by Luke, is a direct reaction to the uncertain time we are all facing together. This uncertainty we face has created a power vacuum for opposing forces who are equally seeking change for positive and selfish reasons. Every day we are bombarded with media messaging and information and we are all left to decide which side we are choosing to follow. We have politicians and prominent figures trying to shout the loudest to gain the trust of those who feel most vulnerable but we also have people who are seeking to make a positive change without any reward. We all have a responsibility to ourselves to stay informed but also focused on creating a better tomorrow with every day that passes.
‘HALALA – Pastel’ by Cape Town-based artist and designer Faatimah Luke will be auctioned onFriday, 29 May from 18:00 to 19:00. Luke shares the following about the piece: “It’s Xhosa roots are joyful, celebratory, grateful and praise all wrapped up into one glorious word. This text was created using shapes as placeholders for the visual languages with the knowledge that have been passed through lineages over centuries. Within these pieces, the symbols have been deconstructed so that we may relearn and examine the meanings and messages behind each symbol and colour combination. Within the pattern I have added relief elements, to create an openness and open-mindedness between our cultures. My hope is that in sharing and learning from all our ancient knowledge, we will create a rich tapestry of admiration and respect for our uniqueness and also our sameness.”
Visual artist, Buhle Nkalashe is best known for his contemporary artworks executed through canvases and cardboard paper. The Johannesburg-based visual artist offers us his 2019 body of work titled “I will see”, which will be auctioned on Wednesday, 27 May from 17:00 – 18:00.
Zimbabwean-born Cape Town-based, contemporary artist, Ronald Muchatuta’s 2011 oil on paper ‘Mira-Mira Shamwari’ will be made available for bidders from 17:00 to 18:00 on Thursday, 28 May.
Cape Town-based print-obsessed designer, Chu Suwannapha celebrates Africa’s myriad and wide diversity through his bold, eccentric creations evidently based on traditional African prints. Alongside the 18 creatives we have mentioned, Suwannapha will be donating a piece which will be auctioned. We are excited to see which of the designer’s pieces will be donated for this wonderful initiative. His auction will take place on Wednesday, 27 May from 19:00 to 20:00.
Cape Town-based visual artist offers us distinct paintings which will be auctioned Tuesday, 26 May from 18:00 to 19:00.