Wavescape Artboard Auction at Jack Black’s Taproom, Wednesday 22 March

Words: Crush

The Wavescape Artboard Project returns in full force with ten one-of-a-kind surfboards, upon which local artists have worked their magic. The auction takes place at Jack Black’s Taproom from 18h00 on Wednesday, 22 March. This year’s lineup of artists includes Brett Murray, Amy Ayanda, Fhatuwani Mukheli, Marie-Louise Koen, Amy-Lee Tak, Dbongz, Justin Southey, Liberty Battson, Lee-Ann Heath, and Marti Lund.

The Wavescape Artboard Project has raised awareness and funds for ocean-related charities since 2005. Each year, Wavescape invites artists to turn signature surfboards into works of art for an exhibition and a special auction.

The Cape Town leg of the project has been hosted by various contemporary art galleries, cafés, and studio spaces over the years, and Jack Black’s Taproom is proud to host the 2023 Cape Town iteration. This year’s project beneficiaries are the NSRI, the 9Miles Project, the Beach Co-op, the Shark Spotters, and Ocean Pledge.


The Artists Making Waves:

Past contributing artists have included Asha Zero, Jake Aikman, Sanell Aggenbach, Andrew Whitehouse, Willie Bester, Conrad Botes, Beezy Bailey, Wim Botha, Guy Tillim, Brett Murray, Conn Bertish, Kirsten Sims, Justin Fiske, Roger Ballen, Peter Eastman, Richard Scott, Gabby Raaff, ND Mazin, Mikhael Subotsky, Richard Hart, Anton Kannemeyer, Peter van Straten, Kim Longhurst, Mak1one, Christiaan Conradie, Norman O’Flynn, Scott Robertson, Zapiro, Chip Snaddon, Mr Fuzzy Slipperz, Varenka Paschke, Karabo Poppy, Osnat de Villiers and many more.

These and many other artists have kindly donated their time and talent to make the Artboard Project a success, together donating over R7.5 million to ocean causes.


Wavescape Artboard Auction Details:

Location: Jack Black’s Taproom, 10 Brigid Rd, Diep River, Cape Town
Time: from 18h00
Tickets: Reserve your ticket to attend the auction here.

For more on the auction and the artists participating in this year’s Artboard Project, download the catalogue here.

The Artboard Project is run by the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival, presented by Vans, with support from Save Our Seas Foundation, Wesgro, Jack Black Beer, PETCO, Lubanzi Wines, and Justice4Jaws.

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