On Wednesday 7 April we arrived at Kirstenbosch on a lovely warm and sunny morning, for the hanging of our first Members’ exhibition for 2021.
The whole process went very well and without mishaps, from the receiving and processing of the artworks, to the actual hanging of the paintings. It felt as if everyone had come out of “hibernation” and we had a bumper crop of fresh work to put on display.
We had some new members helping us as well, which was wonderful to see, and older members who hadn’t hung an exhibition with us before. Each one had many different tasks to perform and “changed hats” often to compensate for the small number of helpers at hand. Great team-work guys.
Everyone mucked in to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible and by mid-afternoon we had a beautiful show to present to our fans.
It still feels strange to have an exhibition without the festivities of an opening event, but at least we’re out there, in the flesh and ready for browsers and buyers to come and pay us a visit. The exhibition will run till Sunday the 18th of April. Here’s hoping for great sales.
Thank you to all those who came along to help, it is much appreciated, and to those who couldn’t make it, see you at the next one!
We have, sadly, had to cancel the SASA “Art in the Park” for April 2021, due to the small number of participating artists. We shall, hopefully, have a better response closer to the end of the year, so we’ll see you then!
On Thursday 28 January was hanging day of the SASA Merit Exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch. We had an alphabetically staggered, socially distanced drop-off system for our artists, which worked very well, and a small, but very efficient team of helpers, facilitating smooth processing.
The number of artists who presented work for this exhibition was a lot lower than we have become accustomed to, meaning a lot fewer paintings to hang.
Because of the fewer pieces to place, we were, for the most part, able to hang each artist’s body of work together and leave “breathing space” between them, creating a very beautiful exhibition. A couple of pieces were even sold while we were busy hanging them, which was a wonderful start!
Many thanks to our hard-working council and everyone who helped on the day, or volunteered their services for “sitting duty” – we couldn’t do this without you – and thanks also to Avril, for keeping us fed throughout the day.
Our end of year SASA Members’ exhibition was hung in the Richard Crowie Hall on Monday 30 November. After all the hustle and bustle of getting all the work in – in a socially distanced queuing system – getting all the paperwork done and admin sorted, we could start putting the exhibition together. Luckily for us it was a beautiful day, so we didn’t have weather to contend with along with everything else!
We had a small, but willing band of helpers, to whom we are very grateful, and created a beautiful show – such a lovely, positive note to round off this strange year. Also strange not to have our usual festive opening party in the evening, but we just have to get used to doing things differently and finding new ways until we can get back to some semblance of “normal”.
Thank you to all involved, for making this exhibition happen and special thanks to Avril for the most delicious muffins, which kept us all going till the lunch break.
We had 255 pictures to hang and 161 portfolio pieces, which will be on display until Wednesday 9 December, so go and have a look and tell your friends – good timing for Christmas gifts.
Wonderful news! – We’ll be having our final exhibition for the year at the Richard Crowie Hall, Kirstenbosch from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 9 December. For more details, see your November SASA newsletter.
Hooray, we’re back!! We’ll be in Rondebosch Park on 21 November for Art in the Park. There are still spaces available, so if you’ve not yet booked yours, please see the latest SASA newsletter for details.
Our Members’2 online exhibition will go live on Tuesday the first of September. All members wishing to take part should send an email request for the submission form to Libby Harrison – firstname.lastname@example.org
SASA’s final fixture for 2019 was the ever-popular, pre-Christmas Art in the Park, held on the 30th of November in Rondebosch Park.
It was a perfect day for it, sunny and warm, with the gentlest of breezes, to avert over-heating. A host of happy artists set up their stalls and got ready to welcome their customers.
There was a steady stream of people through the park all day, drinking in the plethora of paintings presented for their enjoyment. The array of varying styles, subject matter and media ensured that there was something special to suit everyone’s taste and the varying prices suited differing depths of pocket as well.
Between the shady avenues is a great place for meeting new friends and catching up with some old ones, the leafy shadows giving a very peaceful ambience to the scene.
Art in the Park is always the most vibrant event on the SASA calendar and enjoyed by all who take part. A lot of socialising happens throughout the day, the time passes quickly and our artists go home, tired perhaps, but content.
Enjoy your break everyone, have a good holiday and happy whatever you celebrate at this time of year. See you in 2020!!
Don’t forget the SASA Art in the Park on Saturday 30 November! In our usual venue – Rondebosch Park, on the corner of Sandown and Campground Roads, Rondebosch. A wonderful place to browse amongst stalls of beautiful art and get some Christmas shopping done.