Having worked with South African artists for years, she knows the local art scene like the back of her hand. Art Walk around Newtown's studios and galleries. During this three hour long experience, you will meet the artists, see the art works in the making and get a unique insight into the art world of South Africa's biggest city. It is a truly unique opportunity. Another differentiating factor about this project the focus is on showcasing emerging as well as mid-career artists, which means that the artists are not yet established but are well on their way.
In 2012 she worked on the Soweto Art Residency project, headed by TV and film director Dumisani Phakathi, coordinating the artwork received from artists needing a platform. There were so many artists sending their portfolios and next thing she knew she had a bunch of great work that deserved to be hanging in a gallery. Phakathi approached two galleries with the idea of working as a full-time curator. She was turned down because most of her portfolios were works of young artists and gallerists kept asking who they were and what they'd done. So she decided to open on her own. The idea to use the container appealed to the artist as it was a way to use space in a different manner. The container also means that it can be a mobile tool allowing for pop-ups in different locations. When choosing a location, energies are of vital importance and is huge contributor as to where the gallery is situated - space is not selected for the sake of having a space.
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