On until 26 January, 2013, is Salon91’s latest group exhibition, I‘d Rather Be Swimming. The end-of-year group salon opened last month in association with the I AM WATER ocean conservation trust. 10 per cent of the proceeds from the diverse exhibition, which features some of the gallery’s favourite artists and up-and-coming local talent, will be donated to the conservation trust. I AM WATER, founded by champion freediver Hanli Prinsloo, strives to preserve what they call ‘the last wilderness beneath the waves’. Their efforts go to beach and underwater clean ups, and to their teaching programme where the previously disadvantaged are taught to swim – both a life skill and life saver. In addition to the proceeds and awareness raised at the exhibition, Salon91 and I AM WATER will be hosting a Muizenberg beach clean up on 20 January, 2013, at 10am. If you’re interested in helping out, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The exhibition runs until 26 January at Salon91, 91 Kloof Street , Gardens, Cape Town. For more information on the exhibition visit salon91.co.za. For more information about I Am Water visit iamwater.co.za.