Jan 2024: Artful Rhinos at the V&A Waterfront


Cape Town: The Emerging Artists Development Trust (EADT) has introduced a remarkable collaboration at the intersection of art, wildlife, and philanthropy, aiming to raise awareness and funds for two charitable causes: saving rhinos and supporting emerging artists. This entertaining project will have a temporary presence at the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and promises a unique fusion of artistic brilliance and conservation efforts that will resonate with art enthusiasts, fashionistas, and wildlife conservationists.

The EADT initiated this colourful project that revolves around a series of 50 cm large rhino sculptures. These blank rhino sculptures were entrusted to a select group of 16 artists from across South Africa, allowing them to infuse these majestic creatures with their unique styles and visions. The Artists Gallery in Cape Town, a gallery co-founded and run by artists, assisted in the selection process of the artists.

Under the guidance of visionary Barbra Lenhard and curator Florian Gast, known for various successful fundraising initiatives and brilliantly executed events, 16 chosen artists joined the ARTFUL RHINOS project. Renowned artists Cornè Theron, Claude Chandler, Sarah Danes Jarrett, Fadiel Hermans, Sara Gaqa, Andrew Ntshabele, Jaime Danielle Smith, Androetta Bekker and Moeketsi Moahloli were chosen amongst others to transform the rhino sculptures into unique and captivating masterpieces.

Once-off Rhinos, Infinite Impact

The exclusivity of this collaboration is further emphasized by the introduction of the once-off ‘Pop-Up T-Shirt Station’ at the V&A Waterfront. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase t-shirts and hoodies adorned with their favourite rhino artwork. The production of these wearable artworks will be conducted on-site at a dedicated printing station, providing patrons with the unique opportunity to witness the creation of their selected apparel.

The proceeds from this initiative will be equally divided between rhino conservation and the Emerging Artists Development Trust. The time-limited production of the wearable prints highlight the rarity and collectible nature of this campaign, ensuring that patrons become proud owners of not just art but a piece of impactful history for conservation as well as emerging artists.

Created by a wonderful group of established artists, the ARTFUL RHINOS will benefit upcoming talents through the EADT.

Save the Rhinos, Support Emerging Artists

This captivating pop-up station, situated on the first floor of Lampside Court, adjacent to Col’Cacchios and Sunglass Hut, will run from January 7th to January 28th. It offers a haven for art lovers and conservationists, inviting them to immerse themselves in the beauty of art while contributing to two charitable causes by purchasing t-shirts and hoodies.

Enjoy this colourful exhibition and join us in this artistic journey!
Make a lasting impact on the world of art and conservation in South Africa.

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