Little Artists School Exhibition 2016

May 2016 | Sandton
Deutsche Bank South Africa, through its foundation, once again co-hosted the Little Artists School exhibition at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Thursday 12 May 2016. Over 150 artworks were on display, and between the opening night exhibition and auction, over R300,000.00 was raised, through the generosity of clients and employees, in support of the artists and the school. Muneer Ismail, CCO South Africa, in his speech commented: “I am so impressed with the quality of the work, and of such young artists. I applaud the teachers, the Foundation and the JSE for an event to show case such talent.The talent extends to sales skills where I had a personal introduction by some the young artists to their individual pieces."
"I was truly amazed at the expressive pieces being exhibited. Having two children of my own, I was struck at the creative flair of some of the little artists, who were as young as 8 years of age! It is always a very special event and one that always makes you incredibly proud. The enriching music from The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra trio further contributed to the occasion,” commented Samantha Forbes, Head Corporate Broking South Africa and a trustee on the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation. Life can be a matter of day-to-day survival for disadvantaged youth in inner-city Johannesburg. The Little Artists School helps these young people realise what they can achieve.
Since 2004, the Foundation’s partnership with the Little Artists School provides free art classes held twice a week, for up to 40 young people, aged six and up, where they gather to learn art through different mediums. The experience of making art teaches them valuable life skills, among them the importance of preparation and self-discipline. The project also provides exposure to positive male role models these youths can relate to. Globally Deutsche Bank opens up the world of contemporary art to the public  (http://art.db.com/en/concept.html) through its own substantial collection, its exhibitions and its joint projects with partners. In South Africa Deutsche Bank sponsors the contemporary art gallery Circa on Jellicoe (http://www.circagallery.co.za) and the Chef’s Who Share (http://www.chefswhoshare.com) event, which bring contemporary art and cuisine together to raise funds for charity.

     

 

  

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