Thursday, August 29, 2013

SPI South African National Portrait Award 2013 Finalist



PRESS RELEASE
SPI South African National Portrait Award 2013 Top 40

Mukwirikwiri (foreigner), Acrylic on canvas, 100x70cm
Mukwirikwiri (2013) Acrylic on canvas
l am pleased to announce that my portrait "Mukwirikwiri /Foreigner" (Acrylic on Canvas, 100x70cm) was chosen as one of the 40 finalist portraits from a staggering 1 792 adjudicated entries in the first ever National Portrait Award in South Africa sponsored by Sanlam Private Investments.  The award, which aims to celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa, was announced at a ceremony at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville, Cape Town on 27 August 2013.

It is available for sale and part of an exhibition of the selected works to be held at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery until 8 October, whereafter the 40 works will tour South Africa in an exhibition presented in collaboration with the Sanlam Art Collection. The national touring exhibition can be seen at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery from 24 October to 13 November, and at Stephan Welz & Co at the Alphen Estate in Constantia, Cape Town, from 26 November to 10 January 2014. It will be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts during April 2014.

The award was worth R100 000 and congratulations to the winner.
Click here for more information about the painting. 
Click here for enquiries and to view the entire exhibition at Rust en Vrede Gallery in Cape Town