27 September 2020
Upper Ground Floor, August House, Johannesburg

At the end of September 2020, August House’s Upper Ground Floor Artists collectively hosted a one-day pop up physical exhibition entitled “Sanctuary”, showcasing their most recent work. In addition, each of the artists had their studios open for the day.

Sanctuary denotes a place that provides refuge or safety from danger. In a time of a global pandemic, these artists have taken sanctuary in the production of art. Allowing them to deal with the realities of everyday life while looking forward to a better world. This is the first physical exhibition at August House since the beginning of the pandemic. Many artists have found themselves in precarious positions because of lockdown but that does not mean that they have stopped working. This exhibition will shine a light on their new work.

In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, the artists donated a portion of sale proceeds to Door of Hope ( whose mission is to save abandoned babies, providing them with a home and helping create a bridge to a better world. During the pandemic, Door of Hope has seen a considerable rise in the number of abandoned babies and needs all the support it can get.


Participating artists 

Jan Maande Tshikhuthula

Jibril Linjoum Achu

Kealeboga Tlalang

Lindo Zwane

Sizwe Khoza

Sizwe Makgoka

Vusi Beauchamp


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