Artist join forces for auction fund-raiser

Pictured is The Boy Selling Peanuts, an artwork by Krispin Kazadi.

Forty diverse artists have joined forces to support the New Muizenberg School’s inaugural “Creativity Auction” fund-raiser on Tuesday October 26. The artists, ranging from struggle icon and political artist Lionel Davis to director of UCT’s Michaelis Art School, Fritha Langerman, have all donated work. The school, founded in 2015, follows the Waldorf curriculum and is founded in the belief that all children, no matter their socio-economic background, should be able to access Waldorf-based education within their community. As such, the school’s fee structure allows parents to pay according to what they earn, and those who cannot afford the minimum are directly sponsored or generally funded via fund-raising initiatives. All artwork will be on display and open for silent bids at The Commons, Surfers Corner Muizenberg, from now until Monday October 25. The final auction takes place from 5pm to 8pm on October 26, accompanied by live music from jazz band The Hot Club. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, places for the final auction are limited and only accessible via a bidder’s deposit ticket.Tickets are R100 and available via Quicket – the full ticket price of R100 will be deducted from any artwork purchased; and can be fully refunded or donated to the school if no artwork is purchased. Pictured is The Boy Selling Peanuts, an artwork by Krispin Kazadi, an artist from the Congo who has been working in Cape Town for over 10 years as a professional painter and sign writer.