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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.
Find an artwork marked with a gold sticker? Make your own price. Visit the AVA from 5pm on 2 August for an exhibition of works selected from storage. We’re flipping the script with this show by placing the onus on audiences, rather than on the gallery or artists, to make a price for work they’d like to buy. Every day the AVA staff will place a limited number of golden dots on selected artwork labels. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Exhibition opens 2 Augustand runs until 23 August 2018.
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