UJ to hold Visual Art auction in aid of Diane Victor

​​​Artworks are pouring in for the auction in aid of one of South Africa’s most prominent artists, Diane Victor, who is awaiting an urgent kidney transplant. Victor will celebrate her 49th birthday on 26 November 2013.​​


After the Goodman Gallery and their associates raised a substantial amount in Johannesburg earlier this year, numerous artists, collectors and individuals have since offered works, pro bono and in kind services for another auction to contribute towards this costly exercise of their valued compatriot, teacher and patron of the arts. Amongst the artists who donated works are William Kentridge, Walter Oltmann, Anton Kannemeyer, Conrad Botes, Claudette Schreuders and Diane Victor.
Support has also been forthcoming from art galleries and organizations amongst others Absa, Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Artist Proof Studio and Artist Press. The managers of the popular art.co.za website will compile a digital catalogue and Ruarc Peffers of Strauss & Co will conduct the auction. Saronsberg, a well-known Tulbach winery, has donated wine for the event.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) through the UJ Art Gallery and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Gallery will host this benefit event on Saturday 30 November 2013 at the auditorium of the FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park. Works will be available for viewing at the FADA Gallery from Wednesday 27 November with a formal preview on the Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00. Proceeds of the auction will be channelled to an account administered by UJ and will be paid to the medical trust fund in aid of Diane.
Only EFT payments will be accepted and computers will be set up at the FADA Gallery for the convenience of buyers. Potential buyers can pre register (set up a beneficiary) as follows: TT
University of Johannesburg
ABSA Auckland Park
Account number: 4055642621
Reference numberr: 05 05 101680 20
Please contact Gordon Froud at gordart@yahoo.com / 084 423 8635 or Annali Dempsey at aedempsey@uj.ac.za/082 467 2775 for further information.

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