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Absa Gallery hosts Review Exhibition for Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust
Released by by Barclays Africa | ABSA. Posted on February 4, 2015.

Collen Maswanganyi, Reed Dance, Corkwood and acrylic (64 x 21 x 24cm)

From 2 - 27 February 2015, the Absa Gallery is hosting an exciting exhibition titled Review, showcasing the original works of a number of acclaimed South African artists as part of a fundraising effort for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust.

All the works – ranging from digital and silkscreen prints, etchings and photographs to sculptures and paintings in various mediums – have been kindly donated by the artists and are for sale through a silent auction. The auction runs for the duration of the exhibition, and all proceeds will be donated to the hospital trust.

Visitors can expect to see works from Amelia Malatji, Andrew Sprawson, Bambo Sibiya, Barbara Wildenboer, Bevan de Wet, Bob Cnoops, Collen Maswanganyi, Conrad Botes, Craig Smith, David Goldblatt, Donald Makola, Franli Meintjes, Givan Lötz, Gordon Froud, Guy du Toit, Helena Hugo, Henk Serfontein, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Jan Maanda, Justin Dingwell, Kathleen Saywer, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Louise van der Bijl, Lucas Thobejane, Michael Meyersfeld, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Kirstie Nel, Pauline Gutter, Philisa Lila, Phumulani Ntuli, Ramaratha Makoba, Roger Ballen, Ruan Huisamen, Sandra Hanekom, Stephan Erasmus, Suzanne Erasmus and Stephen Rosin.

View the catalogue [here].

Stephan Erasmus, Flight Pattern I, Silkscreen print (70 x 100cm)

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is a project initiated by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to establish a state-of-the-art specialist paediatric academic and tertiary referral hospital in Johannesburg providing quality child-centred medical services to the children of southern Africa, irrespective of their social and economic status.

Construction of the hospital began in April 2014, and is expected to be completed in 2016. An estimated R1 billion is needed to build and fully equip the hospital as well as train the medical professionals required to work in it.

Bidding sheets are available from the Absa Gallery, and all silent auction bids are to be lodged onsite with Gallery personnel. For those who are unable to visit the Gallery but wish to bid on a particular work, please contact Stephan Erasmus on, 011 350 5139 or 072 444 1218.

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