On Friday 27 January, after a wonderfully rainy day, the usual crowd – as well as many new faces – gathered at the John Winter Hall at Kirstenbosch for the opening of our “Merit” exhibition.
The opening address was given by internationally acclaimed artist, Andrew Cooper. He was articulate and relaxed, giving us some valuable insights and encouraging words, as well as something to laugh at. He praised the work on show – its exceptional quality and the general professional look of the exhibition. Good job, hanging team.
Our bar staff and “waitrons” were kept hard at work, making sure everyone had enough to eat and drink throughout the evening, adding to the festive atmosphere and encouraging patrons to take out their credit cards!
Many paintings were sold on opening night and by the time of writing this, sales were up to 39, a record number for the first three days of any previous SASA exhibition – well done to all our “Merit” artists. May the remainder of the exhibition prove just as fruitful.