Art auction held to raise money for gender-based violence centre

November 6th, 2019

Lawyers against Abuse held a fundraising art auction on 26 September in Johannesburg. The organisation held the auction to raise money to support its ongoing work on gender-based violence.

By Kgomotso Ramotsho

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) held its biennial fundraising art auction in support of gender-based violence victims, in conjunction with Russell Kaplan Auctioneers and True North Events. The auction was held on 26 September in Johannesburg. According to the media statement released by LvA, the auction featured the work of artists such as, William Kentridge titled ‘God’s Opinion is Unknown’; gender activist and photographer Zanele Muholi; Kim Berman; Olatunji Sanusi; Kate Gottgens; Conor Mccreedy; Peter Clinton Gray; Kim Lieberman; Gordon Massie; and Kobus Walker, as well as several rising stars from the Artist Proof Studio.

The auction was followed by a gala dinner where retired Constitutional Court Judge, Edwin Cameron, was in conversation with News Editor, Ferial Haffajee, on the state of affairs in South Africa. LvA raised just under R 1,2 million during the evening. In the statement the Executive Director of LvA, Lindsay Henson, said the proceeds from the auction will be used to support LvA in the ongoing work that they do in Diepsloot and to expand their services into additional communities in Johannesburg.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.