2017 SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Winners:
• Overall Winner: Banele Khoza
• Finalist Multiples: Lebohang Kganye
• Finalist Digital And Multimedia: Mpho Mokgadi
• Finalist Three Dimensional: Duma Mtimkulu
• Finalist Two Dimensional: Mashudu Nevhutalu
• Finalist Mixed Media: Jabu Nkomo
The Top 5 finalists receive an award to the value of R 660 000 including a R 10 000 cash prize as well as having their artist designs as decals featured on 10 taxis on national routes for a period of 6 months and an extensive publicity campaign aimed at creating national awareness of their work to kick-start their professional careers.
The SA Taxi Foundation Art Award adds significant momentum for emerging artists trying to build a sustainable career. Won by Tshepo Mosopa in 2015 and Audrey Anderson in 2016, the award has seen the work of altogether 12 finalists grace 120 taxis that transport hundreds of thousands of South Africans to and from work daily. As a result, the work has been viewed by millions of South Africans, whether as taxi commuters or other road users, causing a buzz wherever it is spotted.
The 2017 Top 30 Exhibition will be on view at the Lizamore & Associates Gallery in Johannesburg from 6 April - 29 April 2017.
Finalist Three Dimensional: Duma Mtimkulu
Finalist Two Dimensional: Mashudu Nevhutalu
Finalist Multiples: Lebohang Kganye
Finalist Mixed Media: Jabu Nkomo
Finalist Digital And Multimedia: Mpho Mokgadi