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# Breaking down walls 2019

29 March 2019 to 10 April 2019

In collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany the Pretoria Arts Association hosted an exhibition of works by students from the University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, the Tshwane University of Technology, UNISA, the Open Window Art Academy and the Artist Proof Studio.  Each art institution could select 5 students for the exhibition.    
Giving rise to this is the commemoration of the Berlin wall being torn down thirty years ago in 1989. Shortly after this (1994) an ideological wall was torn down with the end of Apartheid. Both these events changed the two countries altogether.  Arts students were required to portray their views and emotions of these events in their works.  

An independent judging panel comprising Andre Naude, Annelise Bowker and Mmutle Kgokong selected three winners: 

Winner:  Dayne Straightfill from the University of Johannesburg for his work titled 'We shall go back'
Runner-up:  Michele Deeks from Unisa for her work titled 'Wall of remembrance'
Merit award:  Caitlin Sauls from the University of Pretoria for her work titled 'FAR'.
Ansie Potgieter - Unisa
Caitlin Sauls - University of Pretoria - Merit Award
Cow Mash - Tshwane University of Technology
David Madlabane - Artist Proof Studio
Dayne Straightfill - University of Johannesburg - Winner
Delicia Lyners - Open Window
Dudubloom More - Artist Proof Studio
Frans Thoka - University of Johannesburg
Hendrik Strumpfer - Open Window
Jolie Graca - University of Johannesburg
Juane Ivy Grobler - Open Window
Karla van der Waal - Open Window
Mafoko Manyala - Tshwane University of Technology
Maya le Roux - University of Johannesburg
Michele Deeks - Unisa - Runner-Up
Natali Downing - Unisa
Nicolas Durocher-Yvon - University of Johannesburg
Nikita Pereira - University of Pretoria
Paballo Majela - Tshwane University of Technology
Phulusho Ngomane - Tshwane University of Technology
Raymond Fuyana - Artist Proof Studio
Reece van der Merwe - Open Window
Reilly Lombard - University of Pretoria
Russel Ngolele - Unisa
Shannin Jones - University of Pretoria
Simon Wepener - Tshwane University of Technology
Sinead Page - University of Pretoria
Timothy Dawson - Unisa
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