ANON. Pop Up Art Show
"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman" – Virginia Woolf
Introducing ANON. a pop up gallery by Sarah Jayne Fell launching with a debut group show of art around female artistic expression and gender identity.
"the most important show as we celebrate 25 years of democracy" – artist and visual activist, Sir Prof. Zanele Muholi
42 Trill Road, Good Hope Buildings, Observatory
Opening night: Thurs 21 February 2019, 6 to 9pm
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Art sale and exhibition runs till Mon 25 Feb 5pm
Showcasing art by a variety of artists, including prominent South African artists, photojournalists and emerging artists, across mediums - including painting, drawing, illustration, photography, ceramics, embroidery, poetry and live performance.
ANON. is about giving a voice to the voiceless, a name to the unnamed. It's about expressing female identity in all its complexity, having a conversation around female artistic expression as well as how women are represented in art, encouraging creativity in women, and prompting dialogue around gender – whether it be gender identity or fluidity, breaking stereotypes or reinforcing gender roles. All opinions have their place.
The work selected for the show all speaks to some aspect of this and in the diversity, variety and incredible openness and vulnerability, ANON. comes together as a body of work that is powerful and compelling.
Professor Sir Zanele Muholi, Lindeka Qampi, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Suzanne Duncan, Mareli Esterhuizen, Kilmany-Jo Liversage, Danielle Clough Embroidery, Laura Wenman, Nicole Lee du Toit (Detroit Lee), Carol Hayward Fell, Kimon Bisogno, SaySay.Love, Fabrica (Kirsten Townsend), Mariëtte Kotzé (Mariëtte Kotzé Fine Art), Marina Araki, Greta Davis, Gitte Moller (Gitte Moller Contemporary Art), Therese Mullins (Therese Mullins works of art), René Yaffes Artist, Christina Yaffes, Driekie van Wyk, Farah Hernandez, Gino Bassi Art, Jade Klara, Pony of the Sea - Katya Wagner, Kate Soal, Kylie Hepburn-Witts (Miss Hepburn Photography) & Jacqui Cooks, Anthony De Klerk, Maddy Bazil, Marelize Raubenheimer, Angus Begg (Humans of Cape Town) and V E L T with live performances by Mamello Makhetha and Anonymous.
Curated by Sarah Jayne Fell
Thank you to our sponsors...
Venue: Pop Up Place Observatory, Werner Properties
Printing and framing: with assistance from Orms and special thanks to Annelien, Pam and Elani
Wine: MAN Family Wines (named after Maia Bezuidenhout, Anette Myburgh and Nicky Myburgh)
Content, design, marketing & PR: One Day Company
Special thanks to STEVENSON gallery (representing Zanele Muholi) and Worldart (Kilmany-Jo Liversage) for their assistance in showing the artists' work.