Very happy and proud to announce that my book ‘Burn – Into the flames of burning art’ won two awards at the South African Independant Publishers Awards 2018 last week in Richmond in the Northern Cape. One for best Fine Art Book and one for the Book Bedonnerd Book of the Year.
A Dlamini was presented for each award, one of which is pictured below.
My thanks go out to all who have supported the project from inception to publication, and for all the artists who created the works, and individuals who appear within its pages.
As a celebration free postage within SA is now included for orders from the website siocapublishing.com
For those in the area my exhibition of 20 images honouring the large scale builders of works at AfrikaBurn have an extended 2 week run at the National Art Museum in Kimberly WHAG, William Humphrey’s Art Gallery, now on until the 6th August. They will continue with stock of the book ‘Burn – Into the flames of burning art’.
The following is a review from our night there on the 10th July.
Burn – Into the flames of burning art is now available for purchase with details for delivery/collection on the sioca publishing website www.siocapublishing.com
Three editions have been designed and printed
A standard softcover.
A Collectors hardback edition in slipcase with 3 limited C-Type photographic prints, signed by a selection of 6 Afrikaburn founders/Afrikaburn directors/Afrikaburn artists.
A luxuroius Deluxe linen hand bound hardback edition in slipcase with 5 C-Type photographic prints, signed by 14 Afrikaburn founders/Afrikaburn directors/Afrikaburn artists along with a cast bronze sculpture by Egon Tania that will encompass the book.
The list of signatures is representative of close friends and in no way is a complete selection of founders/directors and artists.
This is a personal journey and far from an official history, although many artworks, burns, friends and strangers appear within 264 pages containing over 600 images.
Please note in line with the principle of decommodification the majority of any profit will go to a new AfrikaBurn art fund to help in the creation of future artworks.
Official launch dates coinciding with an exhibition of fine art images will be announced shortly.
Many thanks to all who helped and appear in the pages of this my first book.