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The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) is a non-profit, membership-based arts organisation whose primary aim is the advancement and promotion of South African contemporary art and artists.
In 2004 the AVA received its certified NPO status from the Department of Social Development. The AVA Gallery is based in the heart of Cape Town, having occupied its current premises at 35 Church Street since 1971.It is the oldest non-profit art gallery in Cape Town.
Here contemporary visual art production is promoted through regular exhibitions showcasing all media – from painting through to ceramics, photography, installations and performance – by established and emerging artists. In its choice of artists, the selection committee endeavours to promote the discursive and experimental nature of contemporary art. In doing this the AVA seeks to make important contributions to the ‘open texture’ of South Africa’s art community.
In welcoming artists and art lovers back to our gallery spaces, we are hosting a group exhibition called LIVE with a silent auction in our Main Gallery. As the title suggests, work on this show will be sold by silent auction. It is an opportunity for audiences to acquire artwork at prices that one would not normally be able to buy art for, and for artists to generate income after a long period of sales inactivity.
Live, on life and all things alive - a treasure trove of birds, fish, (Shakespeare's) chickens, horses, sheep, and a dog. On water, earth, flowers, and foliage. Crawling creatures and people, people. Still life, and death. Bid live at the gallery, by phone or by e-mail. Successful bids will be announced on 10 October at noon.
A new solo exhibition of striking figurative sculptures by David Hlongwane titled 'Conserving myself to communicate with my ancestors'.
1 October 2020
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