Bombay Sapphire

Taking pop-up gallery to Soweto

  • by Spotong
  • Mar 9, 2014
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A painting by Loyiso Mkize.

The Bombay Imagination Room, curated by visionary arts group Mashumi Art Projects (MAP), hosted a pop-up gallery in Soweto for three weeks. With the aim to showcase Soweto as an artistic and cultural hub, the Bombay Imagination Room gave Sowetans and visitors the opportunity to interact with art in an emotive setting.

During the exhibition, visitors could appreciate internationally acclaimed works from some of the finest home-grown artists, and also enjoy a Bombay Sapphire Gin, which uses only the finest botanicals created through its special Vapour Infusion process.

Bombay Sapphire is proud to be associated with such a great concept which is infused with imagination, highlighting the finest South African art,” says Leigh Hofmeyr, marketing manager for Bombay Sapphire.

Each week, a different art medium, from print and performance to photography and painters, were showcased at the gallery in a curated exhibition – with artists of the ilk of Soweto-based and Mpumalanga-born fine artist Kenny Nkosi, internationally award-winning photographer, Jodi Bieber, and pioneering painter, David Koloane, whose works are part of a number of collections worldwide, all part of the roster.

The Bombay Imagination Room, curated by visionary arts group Mashumi Art Projects (MAP), hosted a pop-up gallery in Soweto for three weeks.