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Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2018
 

In an industry where creativity and innovation are highly valued, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition plays an instrumental role by encouraging emerging artists to adopt a limitless approach to contemporary art.  Shining the spotlight on South African artistic talent and creating opportunities to showcase undiscovered artists is the focus of the 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. 
 
Entries for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2018 are now officially open.  Held annually, in proud partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, this competition is open to all South African artists who are 18 years and older and have not yet held a solo exhibition. Artists can submit their artworks in all artistic mediums – painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance art, video and installations. 
 
The competition has been alive and running for close on half a century, not only becoming South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious art competition, but also developing criteria to judge the merits of art works, namely the artistic concept, the use of materials, the quality of craft and demonstrated skills.  

As part of the competition, Information Sessions will be held across the country from the end of April.  The purpose of these sessions is to educate emerging artists on how they can produce and submit winning work, thereby contributing to improving the quality of entries every year.  Furthermore, there will also be National Feedback Sessions at various selection points countrywide.  Artists who’ve submitted their works will have the opportunity to understand from the judges why certain entries were accepted and others not. The intention is to assist aspiring artists to grow and guide them on how they can further better their art.

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 Monday 2 July 2018 and Tuesday 3 July 2018.  

For more information on the competition artists can visit www.sasolnewsignatures.co.za
 
Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017

Sthenjwa Luthuli

Runner-up

Francke Gretchen Crots

Merit Award

Francke Gretchen Crots

Merit Award

Goitseone Moerane

Merit Award

Carol Preston

Merit Award

Carol Preston

Merit Award

Emily Harriet Bulbring Robertson

Merit Award

Emily Harriet Bulbring Robertson

Merit Award

Cara Jo Tredoux

Merit Award

Lebohang Kganye

Winner 2017

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

Zyma Amien

Winner 2016 Solo exhibition

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