SANAVA fine art auction

SANAVA fine art auction

Presented by: SANAVA

Contact No: 073 228 3682

Email: [email protected]

Start: 2022-03-16 10:00

End: 2022-04-22 15:00

Tax Rate on Fees: ,00%

Currency: ZAR


SANAVA is proud to host an online-only silent auction fundraiser for the refurbishment of the Cité Internationale des Arts studios utilised for artist residencies in Paris, France. 

SANAVA is a non-profit organisation that promotes the visual arts, assists in the development of visual artists, and furthers international cooperation across  the visual arts. We have over 20 branches nationwide in the form of art associations, art clubs and workshop/event organisations, all sharing the goal to promote and develop visual artists in South Africa. SANAVA acquired occupational rights to three studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in the 1980's. South African artists have benefitted from residencies at these studios for the last 35 years! South Africa, through SANAVA, is the only African country who has access to the Cité studios.

These three studios are required to undergo mandatory restoration as they have not been renovated since the 1980s. Failure to renovate the studios by 2023 would mean handing back these studio spaces to the Cité which would be a tremendous loss to our South African artists. The long-overdue refurbishment is therefore essential in order for us to retain this irreplaceable cultural resource.

South African artists have generously donated artworks for this auction to support these fundraising efforts. Your interest and purchase of these works will ensure that they and future generations of artists have the incredible opportunity for a residency in the centre of Paris.

This auction is entirely not-for-profit, with all proceeds going to the refurbishment of the SANAVA studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts.


Auction Format:  Timed Auction

Close Interval:  1 minute.

Extension Time: 2 minutes

The auction will be run as a Timed Auction with staggered closing times. The first Lot will close at 17:00 on Friday 15 April 2022.  Subsequent lots will close in 1 minute intervals.  If a bid is placed within the last 2 minutes the closing time will be reset to 2 minutes.

It may be possible that the closing time of one lot may extend pass the closing time of a following lot.


Register to bid: 

You need to LOGIN or REGISTER to bid on the online auction. The option will appear when you would like to bid.  


Contact Person and Contact Numbers for the auction:

Nolene Gerber | +27 73 228 3682 | [email protected]


Shipping Costs:

The Buyer shall pay SANAVA all costs to courier the artworks to its chosen destination and SANAVA shall facilitate the courier process. This amount will be determined and paid together with the artwork payment.



All fees are quoted in South African Rand and are exclusive of VAT.



An invoice with payment details will be sent to the successful bidder within the week after the event. Please keep an eye out for this email.

Payment is due immediately upon receipt of the invoice, and artworks will not be released until payments have successfully cleared in the fundraising account.

If we are not able to reach the winner of each bid after several attempts, or payment is not made within the allocated time, the second successful bidder after them will be considered the winner of that bid and will be contacted instead.


More about SANAVA:

More about the Cité Internationale des Arts:

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