14 March – 22 MARCH 2023 (AUCTION)
Since 2005 we have been hosting the Wavescape Art Board Project which has raised close to R6million for ocean charities. We invite artists to turn surfboards into art for an exhibition and auction. Nik Rabinowitz will run the auction at the Jack Black Taproom for fund-raising, fun and frivolity to aid some serious causes.
Running from 14 March – 22 MARCH at The Jack Black Tap Room (daily operating hours)
Address: 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town, 7945
Sold to highest bidder on night of the auction: Wednesday 22 MARCH. Doors open 6:00pm. Auction starts 7:30pm, comedian Nik Rabinowitz will no doubt keep us entertained. Contact us if you would like to bid by proxy or phone: email@example.com / 083 509-5106
Please RSVP via Quicket to attend the auction (so we can cater for seating )
Thank you to YORK SURF & Craig Paul.
We donate proceeds of the auction to our core beneficiaries, the NSRI, The Shark Spotters, Ocean Pledge, 9MilesProject & The Beach -Co-op . We have helped fund several NSRI boats and helped the Shark Spotters keep surfers and sharks in mostly harmonious co-habitation.
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Proudly supported by VANS, Wesgro, Save Our Seas Foundation, Jack Black Beer, PETCO, the South African PET Plastic Recycling Company Justice4Jaws & Lubanzi Wine
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THE 2023 ARTISTS
Fhatuwani Mukheli is a Johannesburg-based artist and the co-founder and director of I See a Different You: a collective of Soweto-born creatives using production and content creation to positively transform black representation in South Africa, and eliminate negative perceptions against Soweto and other townships. Recently shifting his focus from photography and filmmaking, Fhatuweni has found great success as a fine art creative, best known for his illustrative portraiture. He now sells his works to local and international markets and continues to revolutionise the South African creative space.
Lee-Ann Heath has a love for impasto oil paint, nature and connection. Using her surroundings as a point of departure, Heath draws on inspiration both natural and relational. Heath’s desire is to recreate, analyse and deconstruct sensation.
When working with such thick paint, the challenge of finding the right balance between confident brush and palette knife strokes and moments of vulnerability becomes integral to Heath’s process, with the continuous rearrangements of colours and forms lifting and enhancing each other, layer upon layer. The work reflects an obsessive urge to find the right combination of colour, line and shape. As Heath explains: “I find the elements of surprise and unexpected accidental moments exciting, and when the accidental meets the intentional it often leads to the identity of the work coming unto its own.”
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 two sons.
Dbongz Mahlathi is a street artist from the West of Johannesburg. He started participating in street art in 2008 when he first came to the city to pursue his tertiary education. He fell in love with the freedom it afforded him, the colours, the huge canvases in a form of walls, the confidence it instilled in him, and the ability to spread conceptual messages to the masses. He continues to say, “It'd be great to be able to communicate through art what language can’t, to have the ability to interpret the years of pursuit into positively influential artworks that resonate with everyday lives, and to forever vibrate mundane spaces, to encourage ongoing optimism in young minds, to boost confidence and eradicate doubt and fear in human brains and inspire patience and persistence, and it is happening, one artwork at a time”.
Amy-Lee Tak is a self-taught artist with five years' experience as a professional painter. Her work depicts unapologetic rest, comfort and freedom in ones own skin, mirroring her own aspirations for softness and self-love. Her distinct style can be characterised by her flat application style and playful use of rich, vibrant colours.
Amy-Lee lives and works in Cape Town.``I'm in love with bright, bold colours that evoke a sense of joy and whimsy. The women portrayed in my work tend to be idealistic to the point of blissful ignorance, living in a smoosh-smash of colourful worlds free of demands and complexities.``
Marti Lund is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work takes form in many media. Trained as a realistic oil painter, Lund also works in collage, murals, grafitti and surfboard art. His process starts in collage. Lund feels like this is the only way to correctly communicate the powerful combinations of cultural, social and environmental narratives that he wants his work to hold. Collage allows for rapid resolve of visuals, to create complex stories and to find humour in the strange juxtaposition of imagery. From collage, he translates the work onto canvases and walls, using a realistic style; be it in spray paint on wall, acrylic on surfboard or oil on canvas. Many of the visuals relate directly to his homeland, South Africa and are deeply personal,
inspired by an awe of ethereal natural beauty, a will to celebrate diversity and a mind full of social critique.
Amy Ayanda Lester is an artist and musician based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her paintings and prints draw inspiration from the local landscape, its flora and colours. Images of proteas, fynbos and the familiar silhouette of Table Mountain recur in both her illustrative work and her more impressionistic canvas pieces. In subject, she returns often to her great grandmother’s flower farm in Constantia from which the family was forcibly removed in the1960s under the Group Areas Act.
Reflecting on her historical ties to the land, Amy explores themes of longing and belonging; her work a tender and intimate engagement with home. The places she paints are both real and imagined, a place to come back to – the body of a mother, a mountain, a field of flowers.
Liberty Battson is a South African artist born in 1990 and currently lives in Benoni, Johannesburg. Battson obtained her BA(FA) with distinction for her work with automotive paint on canvas in 2013 from the University of Pretoria and ever since her work has being receiving both local and international attention. Using 2K automotive paint Battson produces an impressively smooth, high gloss finish. Her bright, often colourful style laced with data and meaning. Once vibrant coloured stripes and now more organic looking shapes; coded, calculated and composed waiting to be decoded, recognized and read.
Battson is the 2014 Absa L’Atelier winner and along with her winning streak is a 2013 Sasol New Signatures Merit Award winner and holds a merit award for painting in the 2012 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts competition. Most recently Battson Participated in the 2022 Dak’Art Biannale and held her 6th solo exhibition at Everard Read Gallery. Yada-Yada Club opened in May 2022 at Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Born in rural South Africa in 1985 He majored in photography graduating Cum Laude from Stellenbosch Academy of Graphic Design and Photography (2007), with a BA in Applied Design. Justin's works are held in various private and corporate collections around the world and His works have been exhibited in South Africa, Australia and Germany. Justin Southey's practice explores notions of landscapes and fantastical worlds that serve as metaphors for more unquantifiable emotional and spiritual spaces. Acting like ephemeral mirages, the artist's ambition is to explore and capture the intertwining and transcendent quality of the unseen. Capturing momentary feelings in a visual form, these investigations are both deeply personal and also often made in response to his immediate environment. With playful bold swathes of colour, texture and exuberant mark making, there is a push and pull the viewer experiences, directing the eye and stimulating the senses.
Marie-Louise Koen is a Cape Town based Artist and Interior Designer. Kick starting and self-launching her career as an Artist in 2017 her work has been well received both locally and internationally, exhibiting in several collaborative and solo exhibitions. Marie-Louise is a true creative getting her inspiration from her immediate environment with her subject matter gravitating from female form and portraiture through to her popular seascape works. Her most recent solo exhibition 'Dawn to Dusk', on show at Gallery Eleven, Spice Route Destination, is an ode to the beautiful Cape which continues to be the main source of inspiration for her work. This exhibition is her largest single collection to date and encompasses an array of oceanic and beach scenes of the Cape, capturing all the hours of sunlight throughout a summers day.