Aspire Art Auctions Talks, Film Screenings and Roaming Valuations Programme

27 Mar 2018

Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

29 March – 4 April 2018


We will be hosting an exhibition stand this year at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees. Come visit us in the Prince Vincent building, 6 Baron van Reede Street, Oudtshoorn, 10am to 4pm daily. We have a full programme of talks, film screenings and a selection of art available to view from our Timed Online auction. We will also be conducting roaming valuations in Oudtshoorn and surrounding areas.


Film Screenings

  1. The World of Alexis Preller

A Raymond Hancock Films Production commissioned by the SABC Johannesburg. Produced in collaboration with Edgar Bold, Esmé Berman and the Art Institute South Africa, as part of the SABC Johannesburg TV Series “Men of Merit” from the 1970s.


Thursday 29 March at 14h00

Monday 2 April at 14h00


  1. Maggie Laubser (1886-1973)

When the Retrospective Exhibition was held at the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, from 3 July – 2 September 1969, the Department of Education, Arts and Science, Pretoria, produced this short film.


Friday 30 March at 14h00

Tuesday 3 April at 14h00


  1. Irma Stern Paradise

Produced by Prof Neville Dubow, 1991, film based on the artist book Paradise.


Saturday 31 March at 14h00

Wednesday 4 April at 14h00


  1. Zwelidumile

A sneak preview of an Africalia co-production directed by Ramadan Suleman on South African visual artist Dumile Feni.


Sunday 31 March at 14h00


Talks Programme

  1. The development of value in the South African art market

Thursday 29 March at 11h00

This talk focuses on the potential and the benefits of investing in art. It discusses the growth of the global art market, how African and South African art is positioned from an investment point of view, and how the values of established South African artists have exponentially increased. It recommends a good strategy to start a collection and which artists and works to look out for if you are a burgeoning collector.


  1. Winds of change in collecting art

Tuesday 3 April at 11h00

This talk focuses on the changing patterns of collecting and value in the South African art world. Traditionally, the highest prices are fetched at auction by a small group of canonical artists, mostly early to mid-twentieth century painters like Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser and J.H. Pierneef. These stalwarts are joined by dependably collectable contemporary artists like Robert Hodgins and William Kentridge. But lately this picture is shifting, with more attention being paid to collecting the work of a more diverse, younger, and more representative body of artists, supported by a more inclusive market representative of the changing demographic of buyers. The galleries who represent these artists, and a new crop of private art institutions, like Zeitz MOCAA, The Javett Art Centre and the Norval Foundation make a significant contribution to the growth and internationalisation of this part of the market.


Roaming Valuations

Know the value of your art!

Aspire Art Specialists are offering a free valuation service for your artworks. Either bring your work of art into our exhibition stand in the Prince Vincent building, or phone us to come to you!

Contacts for valuations:

Ruarc Peffers 084 444 8004

Jacqui Carney 071 675 2991

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