Auction to benefit artists’ relief campaign

Sne Mdiya 

In honour of Africa Month, Between 10and5 is curating and hosting an Instagram auction.

  Reminiscent of Between 10and5’s auction that kicked off its Creative Women Week in 2019, the auction is a charity initiative and 100% of proceeds will go towards the next round of BASA’s artists relief campaign.

  The auction will run with various creatives invited to participate and create, all in the spirit of giving back.

  A number of artists have already signed on, including multi-award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and street artist, Karabo Poppy Molestane, and illustrator, and Russell Abrahams, founder and Creative Director of illustration studio Yay Abe.

  Molestane said this period has created a level of uncertainty for the creative sector. “Projects such as these are essential to sustaining the greater artistic collective,” she said.

  Abrahams said the idea of artists supporting artists is important. “We’re often forgotten when it comes to the bigger picture. So taking part in this auction is a great way to help those in need, plus a means to encourage others to do the same. Compassion is what will take us forward,” he added.

  BASA Artists Relief campaign was launched at and has enabled BASA to consider applications from individual artists for once-off, short-term financial aid for Covid-19 related medical care and/or prescription medicines. The aid has also helped offset the loss of income due to the cancellation of engagements, as a result of the nationwide lockdown or other emergency measures.

  The auction will launch on Africa Day, May 25, between 10and5’s Instagram, and will run until 29 May. There will be a lot auctioned every hour daily between 16:00 -19:00. 

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