Leila Leyman at the opening of WORK:PLAY

If you’re a fan of the arts, go and check out the WORK:PLAY exhibition, which is on at the Candice Berman gallery in Bryanston until Monday, 12 June 2017 – with a guided walkabout on Saturday, 10 June at 2pm.

The exhibition showcases the talents of six South African artists under the curatorship of Leila Leyman.

The exhibition marks the culmination of an exciting process which saw the Fulcrum Group, the Bag Factory artists’ studios and the Candice Berman gallery collaborating to select a winner for the inaugural Suzanne Shaw Creative Award.

“The award is named after the late Suzanne Shaw, who was a member of the Fulcrum team and passionate champion of the arts. Su passed away tragically in 2015, just before the opening of her first exhibition as curator,” says Fulcrum’s Clodagh Da Paixao. “We launched the Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award in her memory to raise the profile of curatorship in the arts in South Africa, identify worthy, emerging curators and help to boost their careers.”

A group of CN&CO team members joined Fulcrum at the WORK:PLAY opening event on 7 June.

“It was fascinating to see how the artists interpret the theme, bringing play into their work and work into their play,” says CN&CO’s Josie Dougall. “I especially enjoyed Anthea Moys’ installation, which was interactive and fun.”

The piece entailed sitting across from the artist and drawing each other’s faces without looking down – all the while being scored by an “HR consultant” to make sure you were following the rules.

The image above, which was taken by Business Arts South Africa CEO Michelle Constant shows some of the results.

Read more about the exhibition: WORK:PLAY exhibition opens in Johannesburg

Read more about the opening: First Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award exhibition opens