Artinsure sponsors Walkabouts at JAF

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Artinsure will be sponsoring the Walkabout programme at the FNB JoburgArtFair for the second year as part of its initiative of making art accessible.

Artinsure is excited to be part of the 10th anniversary of the Johannesburg Art Fair and we are delighted that Makgati Molebatsi and Federico Freschi will be leading the walkabouts giving art lovers an insight into some of the works on display, says Gordon Massie, Managing Director, Artinsure. 

In strengthening its ongoing relationship with Artist Proof Studio, Artinsure will be offering all those who register for the walkabout programme the opportunity to win a print by one of the leading artists from the APS stable.

The walkabout schedule is as follows:

Friday 8 September at 17:30

Saturday 9 September at 12:00 and 15:00

Sunday 10 September at 12:00 and 15:00 

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Prof Federico Freschi

Freschi was appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture of Johannesburg University in 2013. Prior to that, he lectured in History of Art at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and more recently at the University of the Witwatersrand where he was Associate Professor. He took a break from academia when he joined the Goodman Gallery Cape Town as Executive Manager for a while. He is also an accomplished opera singer who trained at the University of Cape Town Music School and still performs professionally at select venues.

Makgati Molebatsi:

Makgati Molebatsi, a board member of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, developed an interest in contemporary art after working on the second Johannesburg Biennale in 1997. She has formed a broad network of relationships with artists, galleries, curators and art critics in South Africa and internationally and decided to pursue this passion in 2016 by enrolling in the spring semester course in Art and Business with Sotheby’s Institute of Art at its London campus where she spent six months in an intensive learning experience, studying, networking, and visiting exhibitions. Upon her return at the end of last year, she established her own business Mak’Dct Art Advisory Agency which offers an independent advisory service focusing on contemporary African art from the continent and the diaspora.

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Artinsure sponsors Walkabouts at FNB JoburgArtFair

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