November Online Part II

Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 November 2021

The Fabulous Picture Show
About the Session

The Fabulous Picture Show  is an annual fundraising auction held by the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery, to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for the Tatham Art Gallery permanent collection.  It is essential for an art museum collection to grow on a regular basis, in order to reflect the dynamic nature of South African artistic production.  Without a purchasing budget and ongoing acquisitions, the collection would remain stagnant. 

Sold for

ZAR 2 932
Lot 326
  • Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Relic A
  • Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Relic A
  • Heather Gourlay-Conyngham; Relic A

Lot Estimate
ZAR 900 - 1 200
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 932

About this Item

South African 1956-
Relic A

signed with the artist's initials 

ink and bleach on paper
27 by 20cm excluding frame; 37,5 by 29 by 1,5cm including frame


Having acquired a BAFA from the University of Natal and an HED from UNISA, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham then taught Art at various schools until 2012 when she began working as a full-time artist. Gourlay-Conyngham has since had four solo exhibitions, participated in over 18 group shows, and won the first Sanlam Portrait Award in 2013.


“Humanity is the unifying thread throughout my art, principally in portraits but also in work that reflects the consequences of human actions. Underpinning my art is an enduring fascination with people.

My subject-matter, figures as well as natural and inanimate objects, is acutely observed and painstakingly rendered.”

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