Visual Art Auction Preview: In aid of Diane Victor

A special cocktail party preview will take place at FADA Gallery on Wednesday 27 November at 6 for 6 30pm.

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Visual Art Auction Preview: In aid of Diane Victor

More than 150 artworks have been donated 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 whose works have been donated include, amongst others, William Kentridge, Walter Oltmann, Anton Kannemeyer, Conrad Botes, Claudette Schreuders, Diane Victor, Kim Berman, Vusi Beauchamp 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’s Press. The manager of the popular website has compiled a digital catalogue available on 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. A special cocktail party preview will take place at FADA Gallery on Wednesday 27 November at 6 for 6 30pm. RSVP to Mariapaola McGurk of FADA Gallery on for this exclusive event.

A formal preview on will be held on the Saturday from 09 00 to 14 00. Works will initially be (from 27 November) open to a silent auction (written up in the gallery) which will close at 1pm on Saturday, the highest bid will be used as the opening bid for the live auction. 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. Facilities for pledges and donations will be available on the Saturday.

Potential buyers can pre-register (set up a beneficiary) as follows:
University of Johannesburg
ABSA Auckland Park
Account number: 4055642621
Reference number: 05 05 101680 20

Diane Victor Benefit Auction: 30 November 2013 from 14h00
Preview: From Wednesday 27 November 2013
Viewing hours:
28 – 29 November 2013 ( 09:00 – 16:00) and 30 November 2013 (09: 00 – 13:00)

Venue: FADA Gallery, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park (Opposite the gas works)

Gordon Froud on 0844238635 or

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