Auction: 27th November 2019 (7 for 7 30pm) / Jack Black Brewery
The Wavescape Art Board Project has been raising awareness and funds for ocean charities since 2005. We invite artists to turn surfboards into art for an exhibition and auction. This year, comedian Rob Van Vuuren will run the auction at the Jack Black Brewery for fund-raising, fun and frivolity to aid some serious causes.
PLEASE CALL JACK BLACK TO BOOK A TABLE – 021 205 1991
Address: 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town, 7945
Mon 18th Nov to Wed 27th Nov, 9am till late.
Sold to highest bidder on night of the auction: Wednesday 27 November. Doors open 7pm. Auction starts 7 30pm, although Rob will no doubt do some comedy first. Contact us if you would like to bid by proxy or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org / 083 509-5106
Thank you to YORK SURF & Craig Paul.
We donate proceeds of the auction to our core beneficiaries, the NSRI, Shark Spotters and Waves for Change. We have helped fund several NSRI boats and helped the Shark Spotters keep surfers and sharks in mostly harmonious co-habitation. This year we will also donate to Adaptive Surfing, Ocean Pledge, The Beach -Co-op and the 9MilesProject
THE ARTISTS 2019
Lionel Smit is best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures. Perhaps more than anything else, Lionel Smit’s art is defined by a deeply rooted symbiotic relationship between sculpture and painting. Based in Strand, Cape Town, Smit’s process as an artist today remains adaptive, inventive, and physically engaging. Smit’s painting has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London where it received the Viewer’s Choice Award. In June 2016, Smit installed a public art installation, Morphous, in Union Square, New York.
Brett Murray is one of South Africa’s most renowned artists, and has been called “The dark prince of South African pop (art)”. Working with steel, bronze and an assortment of media, Murray aims to critically entertain. This often includes pop-culture iconography that he skillfully manipulates through satire and subversion. He is remembered by Wavescape Artboard Project fans for his infamous surfboard featuring a naked Bart Simpson with an erection, and the words “I Love Africa!”. Murray’s work has been exhibited extensively in South Africa and abroad, and he was the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for 2002. He is a full time artist and lives in Cape Town with his wife Sanell Aggenbach and their daughter and son.
Arno Carstens (born 12 March 1972) is a South African singer/songwriter best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Springbok Nude Girls. Arno is also a celebrated fine artist who paints in oils or acrylic on canvas and draws with charcoal on paper. He has collaborated with celebrated artists, Beezy Bailey and the late Bared de Wet.
``Art and Music are not mutually exclusive for me. I am a painter that sings and a singer that paints.`` - Arno Carstens
Karabo is a multi award winning Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Street Artist from Vereeniging South Africa. She is inspired by the visual aesthetic of Africa, both contemporary and traditional. ``Our aesthetic has a long rich heritage rooted in constant innovation and hybridity. I believe that every African carries this with them daily and I believe that it is in the everyday seemingly mundane events where this aesthetic is at its most beautiful to me. So I set out to preserve and celebrate it in my work and represent the unrepresented.`` - Karabo Poppy
Michael Chandler was born in East London in 1985 and moved to Cape Town as a child. In December 2013, after years of experience in the art and auction worlds, Michael opened Chandler House in the heart of the Cape Town city bowl. This space allowed him to pursue his wide interests in antiques, art and design and to bring all of his ideas and inspirations to life. Michael has a studio upstairs from the shop where he works on his blue and white ceramic murals and ink on paper illustrations. Michael has exhibited work in the National Gallery, collaborated with Mr Price, was the artist for the 2017 Nederburg Wine Auction, did a creative take-over of House & Leisure and more recently has created a stir with his colossal, hand-painted ceramic murals.
``My art work is a hybrid between the historical and the whimsical. I enjoy referencing the past through my choice of subject matter and then expressing this imagery through the use of playful line work. Together, these elements create something that is interesting, fresh and delightful to both the eye and mind.`` - Michael Chandler
Heath Nash holds a BA in Fine Art (sculpture) from the University of Cape Town. He was the Elle Decoration SA designer and lighting designer of the year in 2005/6, and also won the title of British Council South African Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. In 2010, Nash was awarded in an eco-lighting competition judged by Ingo Maurer at Finland’s premiere interiors show Habitare.
By working with grass-roots artisans around Southern Africa over the past two years, Nash has also started to find ways to teach design as a simple process. He is currently interested in the business of design and also in finding opportunities for creative growth for himself through residencies in other parts of the world.
His business, Heath Nash cc, has been operating since 2004, making products with a uniquely South African and environmentally conscious slant. His range called “Other People’s Rubbish”, which champions the process of recycling and innovative re-use, is made from used plastic bottles and galvanised wire.
Grace Cross (b. Zimbabwe 1988) graduated with a MFA at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2016 and holds a BFA from the Michaelis School of Art for which she was awarded the Judy Steiner painting prize in 2010. Cross’ transglobal upbringing across continents informs her material painting, video and fibre practice. She enacts symbols about home, belief structures and land; making shifting recipe’s rooted in history, performative archaeology and African cosmology to reflect her cultural transmission across national boundaries. Her work conjures a deep history, bringing transformative cultural wisdoms and materials together to excavate and perforate the power of the symbol. Cross is a grant recipient from the University of Illinois in Chicago and the National Arts Council, South Africa. Cross is part of the feminist artist collective the Femme Gems and of the Chicago-based greenhouse art ecology project Uptool. Cross lives and works in Cape Town.
Kate Arthur is a South African artist currently based in Cape Town.
She works predominantly in mediums of painting, drawing and printmaking, with a particular interest in portraiture and representations of the body. In her work, she looks at aspects of queer identity and notions of the self, through both figurative and abstracted visual explorations. Her practice involves traditional approaches to artmaking as well as more experimental processes involving intuition and play. She has exhibited in various group shows around the country and in 2017 she won the Sanlam National Portrait Award.
Lucie De Moyencourt
Lucie De Moyencourt was born in 1983 in Paris. She grew up in South Africa, where she works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. With no formal art training, painting and drawing is something Lucie has always done for herself. By observing her subjects very closely, she allows the brush to move around the canvas without giving it much thought, trusting that her hand will do something intuitive to what she is seeing. “I paint because I am addicted to the ‘surprise’ that the painted canvas gives me when I step back from the easel”.
Jake Aikman was born in London in 1978 and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained his Masters of Fine Arts (specialising in painting) in 2008 from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005. Aikman had his first solo exhibition, This Must Be The Place, in 2006 at Everard Read gallery, Cape Town. Since then, he has presented six solo exhibitions including Echoes in 2009, Proximity in 2011 and At the Quiet Limit in 2013 at SMAC Gallery. His solo exhibition Confini Velati/Veiled Boundaries was presented in 2014 in Rome following a residency in Trevignano Romano in Italy, which was facilitated by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro. Aikman presented his sixth solo exhibition Haunt, at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, earlier in 2017. In 2009 Aikman exhibited in L’Anima Del Acqua: The Spirit of Water an exhibition presented as part of the 53rd Venice Biennale. He was also an invited artist for the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale and exhibited in Paralleli, an official exhibition to the 2nd Sabbionetta Biennale in 2010, and the Olympic Fine Arts exhibition Creative Cities Collection that was held at the Barbican Centre in London in 2012.
SHAUN TOMSON LIMITED EDITION REPLICA SURFBOARD
In collaboration with Shaun Tomson, world renowned local artist Blessing Ngabane and WAWA surfboards they have created an amazing work of art for the purpose of raising funds for The Sabrina Love Foundation, that looks after children with disabilities. The board, a signed replica of a single fin that Shaun surfed at Pipeline, carries his 12 codes for life and a dramatic colourful painting by Blessing interpreting Shaun’s metaphoric words of wisdom. The board is made using recycled materials as well.