Hout Bay art group makes a splash in Sea Point

Hangberg artists Neva Andrews, left, and Alexandra von Nelson exhibited at the Kunye Art Foundation’s Art on the Promen-art exhibition last Saturday. Picture: Ingrid Wallach.

Hout Bay’s Kunye Art Foundation held its first Art on the Promen-art exhibition on the Sea Point Promenade last Saturday.

The non-profit organisation supports about 30 artists from around the city providing them with tools, mentorship and opportunities to exhibit their work and earn a living, according to Ingrid Wallach, who founded the group in June and says they plan to make Art on the Promen-art a monthly event.

Neva Andrews, of Hangberg, was introduced to the foundation through a friend.

“It’s been a life-changing experience,” she said. “Ms Wallach has been a great mentor, and she’s very supportive throughout. I’m glad to have the opportunity to be able to make a living from my art as my passion for painting started from primary school.”

The initial Art on the Promen-art event was scheduled for September, but it was postponed due to bad weather.

“Fortunately I’ve secured a booking with the City of Cape Town’s parks and recreation department to host our artworks on the promenade until April next year,” said Ms Wallach.

Eighteen artists exhibited last Saturday, presenting a range of genres: abstract art, African art, sculpture, 3D paintings, surrealism and pop art.

The foundation is appealing for sponsorship; donations of paint brushes, canvases, easels and other tools; and offers of transport.

“We could also use some volunteers to assist us with our programmes,” said Ms Wallach, adding that aspiring artists were welcome to join the foundation.

Email kunyeartfoundation@gmail.com for more information.

Alexandra von Nelson, from Hangberg, with one her paintings.
Monika Steinhart-Klein, from Hout Bay, with her abstract paintings.
Hout Bay artists, from left, Tinotenda Zvanyanya, Tapiwe Zvanyanya and Felix Karume.