Alison McKay's exhibition called 365 South Africa, where she showcased the paintings that she created in 2011. The 3-week exhibition is taking place at the Art Space gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Essentially, Alison painted a painting a day from the 1st January to 31st December 2011. The paintings depicted an event covered in the news during that period.
It was a lovely event, attended by supporters of the arts, friends and family. Artist Wayne Barker gave the keynote address. And the best part is that they did manage to sell some of the paintings, which retail at R990 each VAT inclusive.
Somehow, I couldn't imagine being able to do it. Sure, I write and blog almost everyday, with some days being more productive than others. But I'm not sure I'm capable of coming up with a new story and finishing it everyday.
Check out the article that the Sunday Times wrote about Alison's 365 South Africa art exhibition.
The exhibition runs for the next three weeks, so do check it if you're in Johannesburg. The Art Space is at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
As for me and my writing life, today was hectic. I finally packed up my office equipment in Joburg to transport to Phokeng, travelled to Phokeng and then tried to catch up with work including several short articles for a client. I also have a deadline tomorrow, so the afternoon was especially crazy. But a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do:-)