St Teresa’s Art Festival STARTs September 8!
A Catholic school in Johannesburg is launching an art festival next week to make art appreciation, learning and buying more accessible to people.
St Teresa’s School in Rosebank is launching the inaugural St Teresa’s Art Festival (START) on Saturday, September 8.
START is an opportunity for students seeking guidance on how to pursue a career in art, be it as a curator, an auctioneer, a buyer or an artist, organisers said. It is also is a platform for aspiring art collectors looking for affordable art, prints, illustrations and ceramics
“It provides a space for families wanting to foster an appreciation for art in their children and enjoy a great day out filled with food, fun and fearless creativity.”
Various art mediums will be on show: from painting to virtual reality, and from production to curating. There will be workshops and activities in printmaking, screen-printing, etching, origami, watercolour, graffiti, paintball art, clay and so on.
Guest speakers from the local art industry will include sculptor Marco Cianfanelli, who created the portrait sculpture of Nelson Mandela at the Mandela Capture Site in KwaZulu-Natal; senior art specialist Wilhelm van Rensburg; and Laura Windvogel, a visual artist whose artistic expression revolves around the themes of gender roles and feminism.
St Teresa’s school’s partnership with the Keyes Art Mile and the proximity to established galleries in Rosebank make it the ideal location to host an event of this nature.
The festival will take place on from 9:00 to 16:00 at 18 Keyes Avenue in Rosebank. Entry tickets bought before August 31 are R80 and children (ages 4-11) R40; thereafter R120 and children R60.
General admission tickets and special workshop tickets must be bought before the event, as there will be no tickets sales at the door. Tickets are available online at Quicket (www.quicket.co.za).
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