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Announcement of 2019 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards

The 32nd edition of the competition caters for artists of all ages, from all over South Africa, producing various media of art works.






Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.

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

The Melrose Gallery presents a series of performance art pieces, a fine art exhibition and workshops that will take place in the gallery throughout the month of August 2019.

Now in its ninth year, the award honours two doyens of art auctioneering in South Africa: Reinhold Cassirer and Stephan Welz.

The Masterclass series runs from Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 July and covers a diverse set of topics such as contemplating African Art and conversations with curators.

LATITUDES Art Fair joins the Johannesburg fair environment catering for contemporary art from Africa and will feature a curated selection of galleries, independant platforms, studios and special projects.

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?

A handy guide to the South African art fairs and festivals in 2019.

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

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.

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

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.

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.