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Call for Entries: Emergence Art Prize

THK Gallery, Jake Michael Singer, RMB and the RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) are proud to announce the launch of the Emergence Art Prize, to be inaugurated at the RMB TAF 2020.






Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.

A feature taking you inside our favourite artist's studio/workspace.

Madlozi Art invites artists, filmmakers, photographers and performance artists to interpret womxn, 'self' and authentic representation of bodies

August 2020 will be the 8th edition of RMB Turbine Art Fair with the aim of offering a bigger, bolder and exhilarating fair

Pitika Ntuli's novel exhibition Azibuyele Emasisweni, (Return to the Source), presenting 45 bone sculptures (each with their own praise song) will challenge and test these terms and how art can be enjoyed virtually.

The Lockdown Collection (TLC) announces The Extension Collection - a series of 21 extraordinary artworks curated by a team led by artist and academic, Gordon Froud.

UPDATE: Competition cancelled for 2020
The call for entries for one of South Africa's oldest and most respected art competitions, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, is now open.

At a gala event held at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch, Hello Wolk!, Tears Become Rain and PLANTed, were selected as the awarded projects.

A handy guide to the South African art fairs and festivals in 2020.

The exhibition cover a period of 22 years that follow the trajectory of the artist's initial confrontations with issues of belonging and dis-belonging as the chasm between her mother country and her adopted home.

Every year, art competitions around South Africa offer artists the opportunity to build and develop their artistic resume as well as win handy cash and other prizes. Art.co.za takes a look at what art competition opportunities are available in 2020.

Bag Factory Artists' Studios, in partnership with Strauss Education and Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to announce Duduzile (DuduBloom) More as the winner of the prestigious Cassirer Welz Award.

Greg Kerr's art workshops are well known for their diversity, professional rigour and focus on the individual student's personal growth. The teaching is conducted in year-long programmes that include on-line preparation and critical feedback, and four 4-day practical workshops over the year.

The winners of the 32nd edition of the competition were announced on 28 September 2019.

Sonny's To The Bone project saw him execute ten large-scale street art pieces to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife.

Art is increasingly one of the most wanted investments, but do you know who are the most prolific art collectors in the world today?

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

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

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.

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.