21 - 30 September 2018
With a travelling exhibition that have moved from Cape Town at the AVA Gallery to Stellenbosch at the GUS Gallery, we are presenting a wide range of comic art to the public as part of our annual programme of fixed-anchor, in-house curated projects.
Six South African and two international comic artists were invited to create original comic panels for the production of a limited-edition portfolio book, in partnership with Strauss & Co. The book features one story, illustrated in an ‘exquisite corpse’ fashion, whereby the direction of the story was determined by artists seeing only the artwork that preceded theirs.
Original artworks and one edition of the portfolio book will be auctioned by esteemed auction house Strauss & Co in their October live auction, with all proceeds benefiting ArtReach. Initiated in the late 1980s, the AVA ArtReach fund provides innovative art based programmes within existing disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape. Over the years, ArtReach has funded a broad spectrum of artists’ needs, including art materials, art tuition/ workshops, framing, studio rentals, exhibition costs for shows at The AVA and many other art related activities.
GUS Gallery will be hosting the launch of this remarkable book and the Cm!cs exhibition, in collaboration with Strauss & Co, and the AVA Gallery on the 21st of September. Please come join us at GUS Gallery Friday the 21st on the corner of Bird and Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. We will be serving wine and will have the beautiful melodic musings of Ethan Florus who will present an acoustic set for our enjoyment.
See you there!