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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 06:36

Shortlisted artists vie for R20 000 prize and solo exhibition

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Shortlisted artists vie for R20 000 prize and solo exhibition


Cape Town based gallery StateoftheART is pleased to announce the 10 artists shortlisted for the second edition of the StateoftheART Gallery Award

After careful consideration of several hundred entries by artists from across South Africa, the judges have shortlisted 10 artists working in a number of mediums including painting, photography, digital art and printmaking. The work of the shortlisted artists will go on show in a special exhibition at StateoftheART’s Cape Town gallery from 27 August to 14 September 2019, and the winner announced at the Award Ceremony on 05 September 2019. The winner will be awarded a R20 000 cash prize and a solo exhibition with the gallery in 2020.

For further details on the Award, to be invited to Award Ceremony or to arrange a viewing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shortlisted artists:
Nonkululeko Sibande; Simon Venter; Laurette de Jager; Balekane Legoabe; Natasha Brown; Minenkulu Ngoyi; Larissa Mwanyama; Christelle Viviers; Damian Osborne; Monique Day-Wilde.

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Notes to the editors:
The members of the StateoftheART Gallery Award 2019 jury are Mirjam Asmal, director of the AVA; Chris Denovan, visual artist; Carol Hodes, curator and collector; Jennifer Reynolds, founder of StateoftheART. 

About the Award
StateoftheART launched the inaugural StateoftheART Gallery Award in February 2018, to unearth undiscovered talent by artists from across South Africa and provide a platform for artists to gain industry recognition and boost their career. The 2018 Award winner Jo Roets held her acclaimed  debut solo exhibition ‘Mʌn.tɹə Mãe’ in May this year. 

About StateoftheART
Established in 2010, StateoftheART is a boutique gallery specialising in affordable contemporary art by early and mid career South African artists. The gallery offers an online ‘click-to-buy' service for collectors unable to visit in person. 

For further media information/interview opportunities please contact: Jennifer Reynolds or Andrea Stallbom

StateoftheART Gallery

Established in 2010, StateoftheART is South Africa's leading online gallery selling original art by selected visual artists. StateoftheART's e-commerce platform is complemented by the brick-and-mortar StateoftheART gallery in Cape Town; an intimate space hosting regular exhibitions and where art lovers can view a dynamic selection of work by represented artists.

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