Andrew Mokgatla grew up in a small town just outside of Bloemfontein. Art and drawing came naturally. He was praised as a young one for his talent, but the pursuit of being a professional artist was a foreign concept in his township community. Andrew went against the grain and pursued an art education; he graduated with a National Diploma in Fine Arts
from Free State University of Technology. He was also the first to organize an art exhibition in his township. He gathered local artists, curated the event and introduced his community to the world of telling stories through art. Andrew currently has a studio in Muizenberg that serves as a hub for his illustration, painting and facilitation work.
Andrew speaks about his early memories of being an artist: “As a student I was always fascinated with drawing people and depicting everyday circumstances as they happen.

In the 80’s and 90’s, art was not part of township public education, but I loved biology where I
learned about the human body and observed the human form. I drew from what I was learning in the classroom. I was constantly sketching people at school and at home.”
His creative career has been vast: inside public school classrooms as a teacher, art based non-profits, publishing companies, private galleries, Plein Air Festivals, and commission-based freelance. Because Andrew fought to grow his skills in art from township to big-city, he desires for his work and process to inspire others, educate a new generation and give hope that you can make a career you love out of your gifts and talents!

Andrew Mokgatla Giraffe Acrylic on canvas 840x1200mm R12 000


“I’m fascinated by the story of everyday life. There’s so much we miss and don’t stop to appreciate. My work captures the beauty of a moment – the smile of a child, the slouch of an old man, the fabric of daily life.
I find inspiration from my immediate surroundings. Portraits definitely speak volumes, but colourful landscapes and the heart of community-life make me want to stop the world and capture the moment. I want to make sure viewers take note of how beautiful their every-day environment can be. We all have a story to tell. We all have things to celebrate. It’s my mission to help others discover the beauty around them and celebrate life.”

2-4 August 2019 – Online Art Auction – Catalogue

Bright Street Gallery is proud to present their second live online auction for 2019 to be held on 2-4 August 2019 via our Facebook page Bright Street Gallery – online Art auction.

Participating artist include: Shannon Philips, Melinda Brummer, Connie Blomerus-Heese, Alison Guy, Alisa Farr, Cornelia Alberts, Merissa Slingerland, Belita Burger, Andrew Mokgatla, Laurette van der Merwe, Diane White, Xenia Hulme, Isabella Visagie, Ronni Mileham



  • Click to Follow the link to our Bright Street Gallery – Live online Art Auction.
  • Click on the photo of the artwork and type the amount you would like to bid in the comment section below the artwork.
  • Bids must be higher than the reserve price. Your bid must be higher than that of the previous bidder by at least R50, to qualify as new bid.
  • The Auction starts at 12pm on Friday 2 August 2019 and ends strictly at 12pm on Sunday 4 August 2019.
  • Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Contact the Gallery on 021 851 2520 or email at
  • Price excludes postage. Postage or door-to-door courier can be arranged by the gallery at additional cost. Please note: Sometimes more than 1 person will bid at the same time, so after placing your bid refresh the page to see that your bid is indeed the highest bid.
  • If you don’t intend to buy the item, Please refrain from taking part in the auction. On Monday 5 August all winning bidders will be notified and payment procedure will be communicated. NB: Payment strictly within 48 hours after auction ends.

If you want to place a bid through the Gallery click on the button above and email the details of the work and your bid.

”I am grateful for all that I have” by Shannon Phillips Mixed media on canvas, 600x1200mm, unframed, R3000.00

Shannon Philips

Melinda Brummer

“After the Rain” by Melinda Brummer, Oil on Canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R1800,00

Connie Blomerus-Heese

“Brewing Breese” by Connie Blomerus-Heese, Oil on canvas, 600x490mm, Framed, R1000.00

Alison Guy

“Saunders Rock Sunset” by Alyson Guy, Oil on canvas, 530x630mm, Framed, R5000.00

Alisa Farr

“Wheatfields” by Alisa Farr, Charcoal on Fabriano Paper, 625x625mm, Framed, R5500.00

Cornelia Alberts

“Dream the impossible dream” by Cornelia Alberts, Photograph printed on canvas, 590x420mm, unframed, R1440.00

Merissa Slingerland

“After the Fire” by Merissa Slingerland, Acrylic on canvas, 1000mmx1200mm, unframed, R5000.00

Belita Burger

“Roots” by Belita Burger, Acrylic on canvas, 700x900mm, Unframed, R4290.00

Andrew Mokgatla

“Noordhoek plain air” by Andrew Mokgatla, Acrylic on canvas, 510x760mm, unframed, R3000.00

Laurette van der Merwe

“ A Misty day” by Laurette Van der Merwe, Photograph printed on canvas, 300x450mm, unframed, R450.00

Diane White

“Berg River III” by Diane White, Acrylic on canvas, 420x590mm, unframed, R4000.00

Xenia Hulme

“ The Self” by Xenia Hulme, Colour on Silk, 410x465mm, Frame in French oak, R1800.00

Isabella Visagie

“My Boland” by Isabella Visagie, Soft Pastel on Paper, 420x590mm, Mounted, unframed, R600.00

Ronni Mileham

“Reflections” by Ronni Mileham, Acrylic on canvas, 800x800mm, unframed, R3500.00