On Saturday 4th of March, Henry Taylor’s The Art Curator Gallery situated at the established Lourensford Wine Estate, hosted the opening of German photographer Frank Schönau’s ”Living Outside” exhibition.
The gallery’s courtyard came alive with a diverse crowd of over 200 national and international guests. Among them were art and photography lovers and the media, all connected over superb wines sponsored by Lourensford.
Frank Schönau’s moving’s speech about his personal motivation behind the 23 portraits of people, ‘living outside’ on the streets of Cape Town, inspired and touched the audience. He encouraged the exhibition’s guests to ‘see’ those who have become the invisible presence on Cape Town’s streets. Also, to support NGOs such as the organization he connected with, Bread 4 Life, working with the homeless in Cape Town.
Guests engaged with the photographic collection on display. As well as the Gallery’s own prestigious collection of artworks. Furthermore, in keeping with the ‘Living Outside’ theme, we treated guests to mouth-watering soups. These were prepared by Love Thy Neighbour (Bree Street, Cape Town) using organic veggies from Green Road (Stellenbosch). Generosity Water kept guests refreshed while their entertainment was Afro-fusion Jazz by the very talented Kirya Kuti Project. Some danced in the late afternoon sun until the stars came out.
The exhibition will be at the Art Curator Gallery, Lourensford Estate. It is open to the public until the 2nd of April 2017. In addition, limited copies from the Living Outside photographic collection are available for purchase along with 100 limited edition books. All proceeds from the profits of these sales will go to the NGO Bread 4 Life (www.bread4life.org).