Archive: Issue No. 62, October 2002

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Big Brother House art goes on auction

If you were intrigued by the flashes of art visible in the Big Brother house, (not that Mandy et al paid it much attention) your chance to acquire it for your own collection is coming up. Many of the country's top artists donated work towards the BB House, on the understanding that when all the housemates had left, the art would be auctioned to benefit the AIDS orphans.

The invitation to the auction reads,"Please join Big Brother II, Endemol, The Topsy Foundation, Montecasino - the Playground of Big Brother II and the Trinity Session for a very special charity dinner and auction of original artworks featured on Big Brother II to benefit the Topsy Foundation.

The ticket price of R300 includes a three course dinner and wine, live entertainment, a live art auction of selected original works of art featured on Big Brother II, a copy of the limited edition, full-colour coffee table book, Broadcast Quality: The Art of Big Brother II - and an opportunity to meet artists and housemates.

All artworks available for sale can be viewed and bid for online. Log on to www.aucor.com/bbart

Artworks in the house have generously been donated by some of South Africa's finest and most respected contemporary artists, such as Jo Ractliffe, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Brett Murray, Norman Catherine, Sue Williamson, David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa, Andrew Verster, Isolde Krams, Marco Cianfanelli, Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi and Doreen Southwood. Also, some of South Africa's most prestigious galleries are partners on this project. These galleries are: The Bag Factory (Fordsburg Artists' Studios, Newtown, JHB), Bell-Roberts Gallery (Cape Town) and Joao Ferreira Fine Art (Cape Town).

The Topsy Foundation is an organization that provides a safe and joyful home for vulnerable children and children affected directly or indirectly by HIV/AIDS.

The auction takes place on Wednesday, 30 October at 7 for 7:30pm
Venue: La Toscana at Montecasino

To purchase tickets (cash, cheque or electronic transfer), or for more information, please phone the Trinity Session (011) 403 5967.

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