“The golden thread has been working with people who have a deep sense of curiosity and fascination with the world.” – ABIGAIL RANDS
With The Robertson Small Hotel’s ethos of supporting and celebrating contemporary art from South Africa, a partnership formed in 2021 with Art Gazette x Norval Foundation elevates this commitment to new heights. Our new collections are curated by talented South African artist, Morné Visagie, who is also the co-founder of Art Gazette, an alternative online art platform for curating collections of art. Art Gazette partnered with Norval Foundation in 2019 to present a range of accessible artworks for both new and established collectors with original artworks by over 400 emerging and established contemporary artists.
ART GAZETTE x NORVAL FOUNDATION
Art Gazette partnered with Norval Foundation in 2019 to present a range of accessible artworks for both new and established collectors. This evolving selection, which will change on a regular basis, presents original artworks by over 400 emerging and established contemporary artists, based locally and internationally.
Funds from the sale of each artwork will be donated to the Foundation, supporting its artistic and educational programming, allowing their team to pursue its mission of researching and exhibiting 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and the broader African continent, while providing progressive education, learning and engagement for new audiences.
Established in 2019, Art Gazette provides an accessible online platform through which it acquires, promotes, commissions and sells smaller scale artworks.
In addition to supporting visual arts institutions, Art Gazette’s innovative model supports artists’ studio practice. Many of the artworks offered here are preparatory studies or exploratory works,which are unlikely to be sold through a traditional art gallery, but nevertheless crucial to artists’ practice.
Art Gazette purchases these works upfront and directly from the artists, giving them financial support while they work toward more ambitious new work, or kick-start their careers.
Our hope is that Art Gazette x Norval Foundation becomes a catalyst for a new generation of young collectors, who go on to support artists over their lifetime, reinforcing the arts ecosystem. Art Gazette x Norval Foundation is delighted to be curating this ongoing selection of affordable, cutting-edge artworks.