Student Art Exhibition – Inspired by the greats

Come and celebrate South Africa’s rising talent with us.

Save the Date for Lillian Gray Fine Art School’s Student Art Exhibition.

OPENING:  28 September 2018 18:00 onwards

DURATION: 29 Sep – 30 Sep 2018 9:00 – 18:00

VENUE: Fairland Walk, corner of Beyers Naude Drive & Wilson Str Fairland

THEME: Inspired by the greats

With all the politicking going on in our country these days, Lillian’s school wants to show the world that South Africa and our art are alive and well.

Yes, we can paint, carve, or sculpture our way out of the toughest situations. In fact, we ordinary humans must pave our own path instead of wasting our energy on negativity, politicians, and bad news.

“Inspired by the greats” was triggered by a story that Austin Kleon shares in his best-selling book “Steal like an artist.”:

Stand next to the talent

Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him. Hang out with them. If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room.   

This is exactly what our school’s students will set out to do: They will find the exceptional talent they are drawn to and make it their own.

We will take our inspiration from artists like Irma Stern,  Maggie Laubser, Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge,  Pierneef,  George Pemba,  Walter Battiss,  Jane Alexander,  Cecil Skotnes,  Andy Warhol,  Vincent van Gogh,  Renoir,  Monet & Toulouse Lautrec. 

The student art exhibition will consist of all our students from ages 5 – 85. This is a great introduction to the business of art. It will also expose them to planning and be managing an exhibition, as well as how to generate art sales.

Our founder Lillian Gray truly believes that Art is Business and Business is Art. She is not only passionate about teaching art skills but business acumen too.

Lillian recently painted her way into the Big Apple. This exhibition will also help raise funds for her own solo exhibition in New York in 2019. To read more about Lillian’s New York journey click here. 

Be sure not to miss the beautiful inspirational event celebrating South Africa’s rising art stars.

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