In Good Company | Stunning exhibition of South African icons by Marc-Gregory extended due to popular demand

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Minnie Dlamini Jones - Tsunami by Marc-Gregory.
Minnie Dlamini Jones - Tsunami by Marc-Gregory.
  • The exhibition, In Good Company, currently showcased at Sandton City will be extended.
  • The work by Marc-Gregory features some of SA's most iconic faces and their inspiring stories.
  • The work is also available in a stunning book format available at Exclusive Books in Sandton City.


Sandton City announced this week that In Good Company, the exhibition, by local artist Marc-Gregory, will be extended until 15 November 2021, due to an overwhelmingly positive response.

The exhibition showcases 32 iconic South Africans who have achieved extraordinary greatness with a unique style of contemporary visual art, in aid of Reach for a Dream. 

The timeless collection, that is available to view in the upper level in Sandton City, features over 40 art pieces inspiring hope, strength, and courage for South Africans with visual art that is both powerful and visceral.

Personalities that feature in the collection include Ayanda Thabethe, Prof. Thuli Madonsela, Pearl Thusi, J’Something, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Maps Maponyane, Minnie Dlamini-Jones, Master KG, Thapelo Mokoena, Siba Mtongana, Catherine Constantinides and others.

From musicians to mavericks, humanitarians to health heroes, musicians to chefs, our country has an abundance of talented people that have achieved remarkable feats across all walks of life.

In honouring South Africa’s culture of greatness, In Good Company, the collection, shares the exceptional perspectives and astounding stories through some of our country’s top achievers.

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Pearl Thusi - Come, Follow Me by Marc-Gregory.
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Jeremy Loops - Flow by Marc-Gregory.
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Jeannie D - Dazzle by Marc-Gregory.
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Marc-Gregory at the In Good Company Exhibition at Sandton City. (Photo: Sypplied)


Inspiring stories

Some of the stories explored includes how Maponyane overcame his childhood stutter and grew to become a distinguished speaker, how Jeremy Loops connects to his creative flow, and how Siba Mtongana sees optimism as the secret ingredient in her culinary creations.

Other inspiring stories look at how Khuli Chana reclaimed his personal power after a near-fatal accident, and how Farah Fortune went from struggling single mom to being named Africa’s most influential woman in media.

The online audio guide makes it possible to browse the collection accompanied by an audio storytelling journey, that can be enjoyed via a choice of streaming platform.

As an additional experience, many of the art pieces come to life using an augmented reality smartphone app.

Marc-Gregory, who describes himself as a “visual alchemist”, spent two years creating the collection and assembling South Africans across different fields that have achieved incredible accomplishments.

“In Good Company is a powerful artistic chronicle, inspiring hope and courage. We are thrilled to extend the exhibition in our iconic property that inspires dreams on a daily basis through a unique offering of brands and tenants”, says Preston Gaddy, General Manager of Sandton City.

In Good Company, The Exhibition will be now available to view in Sandton City until 15 November 2021.

Additionally, In Good Company, the book is now available for purchase at Exclusive Books at Sandton City, in aid of Reach for a Dream. 

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