Mary Corrigall is an art historian, author, journalist and consultant. She established Corrigall & Co in 2016 to further research into the African art market, which she has been plotting from all angles for over 15 years. Corrigall & Co have produced 4 publications focussed on contemporary African art. Keen to share insights and information on art to collectors or art lovers at all levels Corrigall offers educational webinars and tours of Africa’s dominant art capitals – Cape Town and Johannesburg. Though Corrigall hails from Joburg, she has come to love Cape Town.
“It’s where the beauty of the natural world dovetails so seamlessly into art, creativity, and culture. Cape Town keeps all your senses pulsing!” says Corrigall.
All tours are content-driven – the itinerary is guided by the substance of the exhibitions and what is driving contemporary practice. Mary Corrigall begins tours outlining the historical, aesthetic or thematic context to the artworks featured on the tour. She enjoys joining the dots between artworks and movements whether it is via tours through museums, galleries, art studios. She undertakes tours of Cape Town’s museums and art foundations – Iziko SA Museum, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art , the Norval Foundation or the A4 Arts Foundation – the Woodstock art node – taking in galleries and artist studios. Art tours of the Cape Winelands meander through museums, wine farms and galleries in and around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
The New Romantics Art Tour
Centered on a new generation of female painters generating art in the ‘romantic’ mode as expressed through their relationship to nature. The tour began at Ruby Swinney’s studio and after a discussion with artists in the Newlands forest, the tour concluded at the Barnard Gallery.
The title of an art tour dedicated to Athi-Patra Ruga’s practice. It started at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art where his works were on display before chatting to him further in his Woodstock studio.