A new art collection on the walls of the Baxter Theatre

Posted by admin on June 24, 2014

Arlene Amaler-Raviv, one of our top South African artists brings a new dimension to the Baxter Theatre, marrying her visual art to performance art. A collection of forty of her art works now adorn the monumental walls of the Baxter Theatre.

This entire collection is available for purchase, Arlene’s contact details can be obtained from the Baxter.

View a full collection of Arlene’s works at

ArleneThe work shown here is one of 14 panels from the series LIVESTOCK. Each Southern African currency’s intricate design and patterning serves as a background for the painted mark. The original notes, worn and torn, have passed through many hands, giving feedback of the history, memories and human lives. Although the works combine banknotes with painted and printed images that relate to each specific country, they also illustrate on a broader level that cattle were central to traditional Africa – from ceremonies to labola, to a measure of wealth and status.

This is a limited edition of forty sets of eleven prints on Hahnemuhle etching paper using archival pigment inks. The original installation is in the collection of Standard Bank in Johannesburg.

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