Visual Art Auction: In aid of Diane Victor

University of Johannesburg FADA Gallery Invitation. 30 November 2013 from 14h00.

UJ ARTS & CULTURE: Visual Art Auction: In aid of Diane Victor

Artworks are pouring in for the auction in aid of one of South Africa’s most prominent artists, Diane Victor, who is awaiting an urgent kidney transplant. Victor will celebrate her 49th birthday on 26 November 2013.

After the Goodman Gallery and their associates raised a substantial amount in Johannesburg earlier this year, numerous artists, collectors and individuals have since offered works, pro bono and in kind for another auction to contribute towards this costly exercise of their valued colleague, teacher and supporter of the arts. Artists who have donated works include, amongst others, William Kentridge, Walter Oltmann, Anton Kannemeyer, Conrad Botes, Claudette Schreuders, Diane Victor, David Koloane and Sam Nhlengethwa.

Support has also been forthcoming from art galleries and organizations including Absa, Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Artsource, Artist Proof Studio and The Artist Press. The managers of the popular website will compile a digital catalogue and Ruarc Peffers of Strauss & Co will conduct the auction. Saronsberg, a well-known winery from Tulbagh, have donated wine for the event.

The University of Johannesburg through the UJ Art Gallery and the FADA Gallery will host this benefit event on Saturday 30 November 2013 at the auditorium of the FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park. Works will be available for viewing at the FADA Gallery from Wednesday 27 November with a formal preview on the Saturday from 09 00 to 14 00. Proceeds of the auction will be channelled to an account administered by UJ and will be paid to the medical trust fund in aid of Diane.

Only EFT payments will be accepted and computers will be set up at the FADA Gallery for the convenience of buyers. Potential buyers can pre-register, email for details:


Diane Victor Benefit Auction: 30 November 2013 from 14h00

Preview: From Wednesday 27 November 2013

Viewing hours: 28 – 29 November 2013 ( 12:00 – 14:00)

Venue: FADA Gallery, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park


Gordon Froud at / 084 423 8635 or Annali Dempsey at 467 2775 for further information.

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