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Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2019
 

 
How limitless is your artistic reach?

Entries are now officially open for the annual Sasol New Signatures Art Competition.  Being the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures has over the years provided a platform for unknown artists to break into the mainstream.  In 2019 Sasol celebrates 30 years of sponsoring the competition in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria.  The competition has produced many deserving winners, many of whom are now household names in the South African and global art world.
This annual competition is open to all South African artists who are 18 years and older who have not yet held a solo exhibition. Artists who have held a solo exhibition for academic purposes, i.e. a Master’s Degree exhibition, are allowed to enter. Artists are able to submit artworks in all artistic mediums including photography, performance art, video and installations.

Since 2001, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition has hosted Information Sessions for potential entrants, with the aim of giving them the opportunity to gain much needed technical information regarding format, size, media and layout of entered works, as well as valuable advice regarding the presentation of competition standard work.

The Information Sessions offer a platform for entrants to understand the genre in which the competition falls, in order to remain internationally recognised as cutting edge. Taking the form of an informal panel discussion regarding trends in contemporary visual communication, artists have the opportunity to pose questions regarding the conceptual process and execution of their proposed entries. Discussions will centre on the choice of mode, the challenges of concept and form meeting materiality, and the end product functioning as vehicle for contemporary visual communication.  There are also national Feedback Sessions, where those entering the competition are given feedback on the spot by the judges as to why certain entries were accepted and others not.

Contemporary, innovative and emerging artists with winning aspirations are invited to submit their artworks at one of several collection points around the country between 10h00 and 16h00 on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 and Wednesday, 19 June 2019.  The winner will receive R100 000 and a solo exhibition at next year’s exhibition, with the runner up winning R25 000 and the five merit award winners receiving R10 000 each.   

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Jessica Storm Kapp

Winner 2018

Kelly Crouse

Runner-up

Jessica Storm Kapp

Winner 2018

Peter Mikael Campbell

Runner Up 2018

Pierre Henri le Riche

Merit Award

Pierre Henri le Riche

Merit Award

Simon Moshapo

Merit Award

Megan Serfontein

Merit Award

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017 Solo exhibition

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017 Solo exhibition

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017 Solo exhibition

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017 Solo exhibition

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