Julie Miller Investment Art Institute © 2016
The Julie Miller Investment Art Institute, newly arrived at the Mall of Africa, offers residents of the north fascinating insight into the booming South African contemporary art scene.
Founded and managed by Juliette Welham-
“The South African art scene is booming at the moment, so it's wonderful to bring some of what's going on to the Mall of Africa, which is a different audience to the traditional art world,” says Welham-
The work at the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute ranges from sculpture through to paintings and charcoal drawings. Pieces are selected by a gallery committee, with the aim of exposing as wide a range as possible of themes and mediums from the country's leading and emerging names. Whether visitors are fired up by political polemic or are simply looking for something beautiful for the home, the space has a lot to offer.
The Julie Miller Investment Art Institute is open until 8pm, seven days a week, and holds regular events featuring professional artists. “We showcase artists every month. It's a good way for viewers to find out more about the individual, have a glass of wine and to meet others in the industry. We're especially excited to be hosting Senzo Shabangu this August, with his show Moving With The Land. Senzo has worked extensively with David Krut Projects and his work is stunning, while also speaking to a lot of South African socio economic issues.”
In addition to its high profile showcases, the gallery brings new faces to light with monthly newcomer events.
“New talent is what the business is all about,” says Welham-
Supporting the drive to develop new careers is a Not For Profit company, Friends of Talent. With donor help, Friends of Talent works with emerging artists to establish a foundation from which to move into the professional world.
“A lot of young artists don't have access to resources,” says Welham-
Mall of Africa opens a window on contemporary South African Fine Art
Author: Andrew Miller
|Buhle Wonder Mbambo|
|Gerhard Van Vuuren|
|The Introduction Series Artists|
|Margie van der Walt|
|Louis Chanu Exhibition Launch|
|Mall of Africa opens a window|
|Moving with the land | Senzo Shabangu|
|Joburg fine artist Robyn Field exhibits at the Julie Miller Investment Art Institute|
|The Introduction Series Launch - Giggs Kgole|
|Introduction Series Edition II Kyra Pape|
|Karin Abedian exquisite ceramic|
|Unveiling of Paul Blomkamp's 4.2m x 4.2m Mandela portrait|
|Audrey Rudnick solo feature exhibition|