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New artists from the African continent shine at 2018 Absa L'Atelier Awards

Marguerite Kirsten, a fine artist from Cape Town, was the winner of the 2018 Absa L'Atelier awards for her installation Embodiment.






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South African artist Lebo Tladi uses pen and ink to express his bizarre thoughts by creating unique drawings featuring imagined worlds.

The Absa L'Atelier awards winners feature exceptional woman artists exploring autobiographical experiences.

Rosendal Art and Framing is delighted to announce the first annual small printmaking competition featuring a first prize of R10 000 cash.

Bolton converts the thick black rubber and colourful strands of recycled copper cables into intricate and detailed works exploring the issue of cable theft.

Stellenbosch-based artist, Jessica Storm Kapp, whose work Mapping Time investigates experiences of home and space touching on current issues and thoughts on land reform, was announced as the winner of this year's edition.

The Market Photo Workshop in partnership with The Tierney Family Foundation is excited to announce Tshepiso Mabula as the 11th recipient of the Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop.

Art.co.za found some South African and African artists who have mastered their skill.

South African artist Jenny Nijenhuis uses her sculpture to explore identity archetypes.

Daniel du Preez transforms flat sheets of paper into three dimensional hypnotic patterned artworks inspired by unseen organisms, cells and atoms that surrounds us in our daily lives.

South African artist Maritha van Amerom uses her fascination in the human body/human condition to create mixed media artworks using oils, paper, feathers, inks, cotton etc.

A handy guide to the South African art fairs and festivals in 2018.

Every year, art competitions around South Africa offer artists the opportunity to build and develop their artistic resume as well as win handy prizes.

After working for ten years almost exclusively in oils, she made a transition to the more direct medium of pastel creating highly detailed portraits of people - mostly South African labourers.

Retha Buitendach creates small sculptures assembled from sticks, leaves, pods and seeds.

Self-taught artist Ruan Huisamen's charcoal portraits show a mastering of the human form.

Audrey Anderson began sketching to "up-grade" her skills. Using her sketchbooks, she took her drawing outside the studio.

The Noise We Make at the Association of Arts Pretoria features plaits of various shades of purple fabric creating an image that will resembles that of a sound wave.

His interactive artworks made from everyday objects function as a new means to execute menial tasks, such as listening, seeing, smoking and taking a leak.

Who was Mary Magdalene? Bredell answers this question through repeatedly re-creating and re-imagining her figure on various canvases, folio artist books and sketches.

He models his sculptures from everyday people, each figure containing imperfections that draws one closer, creating works that are real and human.

She repairs ancient, fractured rocks found in the Cradle of Humankind combining "golden joinery" with technology and sound, creating site-specific golden sound instruments.

Adding original sculpture to your home can take your interiors to another dimension but can sometimes be difficult to integrate into your existing decor. Art.co.za suggests six ways to add sculpture to your home.

There is a plethora of smartphone apps on the market for creative minds. Art.co.za reviews 8 art apps.

A list of the best South African artist Instagram accounts who offer streams filled with insights into the daily life of a professional artist.