SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction
  • Virginia MacKenny; Swimmer
  • Virginia MacKenny; Swimmer
  • Virginia MacKenny; Swimmer

Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000

About this Item

South African 1959-

signed and dated 2017 in pencil in the margin; inscribed with the artist's name, the title, the date and medium on the reverse

watercolour on 100% cotton rag 300gsm
36,5 by 55cm excluding frame; 42 by 60 by 4cm including frame


Artist's Bio

Virginia MacKenny is an associate professor of painting at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. A practicing artist, curator and critic, her research focus is on contemporary southern African art engaging environmental issues. Winner of the Volkskas Atelier (1991), her paintings re-examine the tradition of landscape painting in a time of environmental duress and socio-political uncertainty. A regular exhibitor, her last solo exhibition Strand/Shore (2021) explored multi-species conversations along the shoreline between Cape Town and Namibia. During COVID she produced an illustrated children’s story for adults – The NearandFar Tree. She was invited by The British Council Creative Commissions project Living-Language-Land to participate in COP 26 in Glasgow (2021).

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