The TLC Extension Collection
The incredible support for The Lockdown Collection campaign created a powerful movement within the arts community; artists reached out to the TLC team, wanting to support the project. When the President announced the extension of the lockdown, the TLC team saw an opportunity to extend the initial campaign and build on its successes. ‘We had hoped to start a movement, which would create a sustainable source of support for the arts community. The Extension Collection, as we have called it, is the manifestation of this,’ explains Woolf.
The Extension Collection’s curator, artist and University of Johannesburg Senior Lecturer, Gordon Froud, reached out to artists across South Africa, including those who had expressed an interest to contribute, inviting them to participate, to reflect on life during COVID-19 through their art. The result is a collection of 21 extraordinary works – everything from drawings, to prints, sculptures and photographs – created by some of the country’s most respected artists, including Susan Woolf, Michael Meyersfeld, Marco Cianfanelli, Vusi Beauchamp, Robyn Penn, Themba Khumalo and Sifiso Temba – to name a few.
These Extension Collection artworks will be available for purchase from 25 May 2020, via an online storefront hosted by the TLC’s key partner, Artist Proof Studio. The proceeds of the sale (as well as any donations received) will again be directed to the President’s Solidarity Fund and the Vulnerable Visual Artist Fund.