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The 2018 competition theme is #Limitless
Posted: Apr 11 2018
This week saw the official launch of the 2018 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition.
The theme for this year’s competition, #Limitless, was announced at Sandton’s Sasol Place on Wednesday 11 April.
2017 Overall Winner Lebohang Kganye
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.
On winning the overall honour in 2017, artist Lebohang Kganye said, “I don’t know if anything prepares you for winning such a competition and for the aftermath of receiving an award like this. It is quite a surreal experience – almost like I was looking in from the outside.”
Internationally-renowned artist, and mentor to Kganye, Mary Sibande was also in attendance. Speaking to the crowd, she said, “I see myself and my struggles reflected in the works of young, female artists…I am filled with pride as I look at [Lebohang] rising to define herself and her craft.”
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.
Submit via the Sasol New Signatures website.