Absa L'Atelier Art Awards
Absa Gallery, upper ground level, Absa Towers North, 161 Main Street
Date & Time:
until August 23.
Check out the winners and finalists at the Absa gallery and do not forget to bring your ID book or you will not get in.
Now in its 27th year, the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts, is the longest-running art contest on the continent. Whether or not that makes it the most influential is questionable, but the press release sure blows its own horn. Joubert’s winning work apparently “allows the viewer to partake in the aestheticised scientific examination of the artist’s private collection of miniature natural objects”, whereas Sibiya’s linocut, drypoint and embossing celebrates the power of women.