“See and Be Seen” art exhibition – Outreach programme
ARTISTIC LEARNERS FROM STELLENBOSCH HAVE A CELEBRATORY AFTERNOON WITH PORTCHIE
Fifty young artists from Stellenbosch who participated in the “See and Be Seen” art exhibition, auction and outreach programme (brought to you by Investec) enjoyed an informal celebratory day with Investec and the renowned artist, Portchie. The aim of this event was to thank learners from Paul Roos Gymnasium, Calling Academy, Lückhoff High School, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Hoërskool Stellenbosch and Rhenish Girls’ High for participating in our art exhibition and auction. All proceeds raised is in aid of the Sponsor a Paul Rooser fund.
Investec se Janita Storm het die leerders toegespreek en gesels oor die rol van kuns, kreatiwiteit en kunstenaarskap in die moderne samelewing. Die leerders is ook toegespreek deur Idané Burger van SMAC Gallery. Burger het die leerders ingelig oor haar professie as galerybestuurder en sodoende lig gewerp op verskillende loopbaanopsies binne die visuele kunstewêreld. Sy het ook haar ervaring as kurator van die “See and be Seen” kunsuitstalling met die leerders gedeel.
Resident of Stellenbosch, Paul Roos Old Boy and internationally known visual artist Portchie sponsored four cash prizes towards the outreach programme. With the sponsoring of these prizes, he aimed to inspire young aspiring visual artists but also to incentivise and inspire the learners from Paul Roos Gymnasium to be curious about and engage with art to eventually develop their art appreciation skills. More than 250 Paul Roos Gymnasium learners visited the “See and Be Seen” art exhibition and voted for their favourite work. They were also asked to predict which work they thought would be the most popular among their fellow learners.
The most popular or appreciated works were by Fleur Estherhuysen (Stellenbosch High School, first prize), Isubilo Mwansa (Paul Roos Gymnasium, second prize) and Michael Adendorff (Stellenbosch High School, Stellenbosch High School). Ruben Rossouw walked away with the “appreciation of art” award. He correctly predicted that Fleur Estherhuysen’s artwork would be the most popular.
Dit was ‘n wonderlike afsluiting van die “See and Be Seen” uitreikprogram wat met trots geborg is deur die Rupert Museum. Die leerders kon hul werk in ‘n formele uitstalling te midde van bekende en bekroonde visuele kunstenaars se werke aanskou.