Renos chats to Richardt Strydom about BASA Award nomination for Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery

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Tune in to Saturday's Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice - Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am

On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Richardt Strydom about the Friends of Joburg Arts Gallery (JAG) and their nomination for a Business and Arts South Africa Award for Increasing Access to the Arts.


Richardt Strydom
Richardt Strydom

Friends of Joburg Art Gallery BASA Award Nomination.

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The Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Marianne Fassler and breinstorm BA have been nominated for a Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Award in the Increasing Access to the Arts. They have received this nomination for their support of The Evidence of Things Not Seen exhibition and Visible Tones online and social media public participation project.

In 2014 ago Marianne Fassler, in collaboration with Breinstorm Brand Architects (BBA), initiated a revival drive for the Friends of JAG, and restore and expand the organisation’s important role in supporting JAG.

Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Every Moment Counts (Ecstatic Antibodies), 1989
Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Every Moment Counts (Ecstatic Antibodies), 1989
Archival C-type print
111 x 166 cm

The Evidence of Things Not Seen, a reference in part to James Baldwin’s book of the same title, speaks to the intangible but pervasive nature of identity. Using works from the JAG collection exclusively by artists of colour, the exhibition explored various forms of identity and explores issues of feminism, queerness, revolution and culture in Black identity.

Listen to Renos’ interview with Content Director, Richardt Strydom here:


Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am

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