STARING STRAIGHT TO THE FUTURE
Apr 3 – Apr 18, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s establishment of the Solidarity Fund, the Everard Read galleries present an online exhibition of works by eminent South African artists, with 50% of the gallery proceeds going to the Fund, after artist payments.
As South Africa confronts a health and economic crisis unlike any other in the history of its democracy, our artists and staff wish to contribute to the collective effort to help prevent the spread of the virus, care for those who are ill, and support those whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic.
Staring Straight to the Future brings together almost 50 artists from across South Africa. In addition to directing half the proceeds to the Solidarity Fund, the exhibition also aims to continue to sustain the livelihoods of many self-employed artists as well as studio and foundry staff. As an ongoing commitment, the Everard Read galleries in South Africa will also donate 10% of subsequent sales made during the lockdown to the Solidarity Fund.
Participating artists include:
Sanell Aggenbach, Beth Diane Armstrong, Beezy Bailey, Wayne Barker, Liberty Battson, Deborah Bell, Nic Bladen, Norman Catherine, Wilma Cruise, Guy du Toit, Ricky Dyaloyi, Faith XLVII, Liza Grobler, Sasha Hartslief, Lee-Ann Heath, Matthew Hindley, Phillemon Hlungwani, Stephen Inggs, Vusi Khumalo, Teresa Kutala Firmino, Lady Skollie, Dylan Lewis, Michael MacGarry, Speelman Mahlangu, Nelson Makamo, Colbert Mashile, Setlamorago Mashilo, Denby Meyer, John Meyer, Anton Momberg, Brett Murray, Lucinda Mudge, Nigel Mullins, Velaphi Mzimba, Daniel Naude, Blessing Ngobeni, Caryn Scrimgeour, Mmakgabo Sebidi, Bambo Sibiya, Lionel Smit, Gary Stephens, Penelope Stutterheime, Angus Taylor, Andrzej Urbanski, Shany van den Berg, Leigh Voigt, Harold Voigt, Walter Voigt, Barbara Wildenboer & Florian Wozniak.
For more information please contact:
CAPE TOWN Charles Shields firstname.lastname@example.org / +27 83 450 0915
JOHANNESBURG Mark Read email@example.com / +27 83 441 8064
LONDON Georgie Shields firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 7785 227581
To make a donation to the Fund directly visit: https://www.solidarityfund.co.za