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An online auction by Latitudes and The Lockdown Collection

As we approach one year of lockdown in South Africa, The Lockdown Collection (TLC) and Latitudes are proud to announce an online auction, created by 21 South African artists, the proceeds of which will go towards benefitting artists affected by the pandemic.


In April 2020, TLC curated and auctioned a collection of Covid-19-related artworks by renowned South African artists, with the proceeds going into a fund that supported artists during the lockdown. The auction was so successful that the team extended the project with The Extension Collection and then The Student Collection. To date, TLC has paid out over 500 grants – an amount of R1,5 million – from its Vulnerable Artists Fund (VAF) to artists across South Africa, as well as donated R250 000 to the President’s SA Solidarity Fund, for the benefit of all South Africans in need.

Launched in July 2020, Latitudes.Online is a new online marketplace for art from Africa. With over 550 artists and thousands of works represented on the platform, it has become an indispensable resource for collectors and fans of art from Africa to buy and discover new talent from the continent.


Now, the two organisations have come together to host an online auction created by 21 South African artists. The Open Call Collection is the result of a beautiful synergy: TLC called for new artwork donations and submissions from South African artists, and Latitudes carefully considered each of the hundreds of submissions, selecting 21 emerging artists to contribute to the collection.


Brendon Erasmus
Charles 'Steroid' Mamorobela
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga 
Colijn Strydom
Effo Munguanzo
Fanie Buys 
Givan Lotz
Jo Roets 
Khanyisile Mawhayi
Laura de Harde
Nomvula Millicent Hoko
Patrick Seruwu
Puleng Mongale 
Sepideh Mehraban
Tamara Osso
Thalente Khomo
Thuli Lubisi
Tumisang Khalipha
Vivien Kohler 
Zana Masombuka


This auction provides a rare opportunity for collectors to discover and acquire works by emerging artists, while contributing to a charitable cause. The proceeds will be split between the contributing artists, the Lockdown Collection’s Vulnerable Fund and Latitudes Outreach.

The curated collection will be auctioned online from 21-23 March, 2021. It’s no accident that the team has opted to launch the auction on South Africa’s Human Rights Day. This date holds great significance; it recognises and celebrates the power that people have, for positive change.

Registration opens Friday 19 March on

And if you just can't wait, email us to place an early bid:

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