If you’re yearning for some arts and culture while confined to your home during this period, The Norval Foundation has committed to providing inspiration beyond isolation by offering #60SecondArt digital stories on their social media platforms, as well as a 360 virtual walkabout tour of the breathtaking blend of art and nature at the foundation’s headquarters in Steenberg, Cape Town.
Giving art lovers bite-size knowledge clips on specifics artists, paintings or sculptures, #60SecondArt enables you to admire the art while a curator, musician, writer or even the artist themself dissects the piece and its significance.
Kids are also catered for by Norval Foundation Education Coordinator Lindsay Hendricks who will narrate a series of #60SecondArt clips for kids including an exploration of William Kentridge’s small bronze art works made from everyday household objects that form part of his ‘Procession Series’, now on display at Norval Foundation. These short clips provide light-hearted informative entertainment while immersing children in valuable art education. While most clips will be narrated by Lindsay, there will also be surprise clips with voice overs by younger narrators.
“Especially in times like these, Norval Foundation endeavours to create high-quality content and public programming to broaden our understanding of the visual arts,” says Norval Foundation’s Chief Executive Elana Brundyn. “Our aim remains to make art widely and digitally accessible to local and international visitors of all ages while creating a self-sustaining centre for art.” Search for #60SecondArt on Facebook or Instagram or experience it on the Foundation’s YouTube page.