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2021 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards Winners Announced

The official announcement of winners took place on 8 October 2021 during a hybrid live event and was lived streamed on Facebook and YouTube.






Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.

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

Globally recognised & collected, acclaimed South African artist Nelson Makamo this past weekend opened his first independent solo US exhibition, presenting a latest body of work, BLUE.

An unconventional black-owned art space to join Cape Town's art scene offering artists, curators, writers and other cultural agitators a platform to experiment.

Internationally renowned urban contemporary artist, Sonny Behan, has spent the past eighteen months developing an ambitious new sculpture show, made up of three unique bronze collections exploring the duality of humans and nature.

With over 200 sculptures on show, the fourth edition of SculptX, which opens this spring in Joburg, will offer visitors a glimpse into the different artistic approaches being applied to sculptural works.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair announces its very first digital event in conjunction with miart and Artshell for an all-digital event from 17 - 19 September 2021.

Elizaveta Rukavishnikova works in various media exploring the human experience. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her process, inspiration and being a fine artist.

THEFOURTH is happy to present its first timed online auction, featuring a vast selection of 20th century and archive chairs.

For the first time in South African art history, three artists created artworks using 1000s of malt grains in their works. In a unique national art installation, the artists - Sindiso Nyoni, Yay Abe and Baba Tjeko - will exhibit their three striking artworks in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg during August 2021.

The auctions offers art collectors and art lovers the chance to contribute to the Affie100 Trust Fund that has the objective to support feeding schemes and community upliftment programs.

TAF returns in 2021 with a new way to experience and relish in art and culture during the pandemic.

The Aspire & Artcurial collaborative sale is part of an ongoing endeavour to showcase Modern and Contemporary African art on a global scale.

Eligible emerging artists are invited to imagine, transgress, transcend, disrupt, and innovate through their creativity in this year's competition.

Local artist Thania Petersen collaborated with taxi owners to turn a public transport vehicle into a moving masterpiece that passengers can appreciate en-route.

Using the Johannesburg skyline, Clement Mohale revisits his ancestorial past with his current hopeful present.

Rosemary Joynt explores the cycles of creation and destruction are evident within nature. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her inspiration and obsessions.

Using sculpture, painting and installation, Katja Abbott explores how the eradication of nature through environmental degradation impacts us.

Following this year's budget speech and commentary, Johannesburg fine artist Robyn Field's recent work - Taxes, Tithes and Charity - has offered a more stark and singular assessment of South Africa's socio-economic reality than many budget experts have been able to come up with.

Following a traumatic event, Greg Lazarus created Image Swing focused on promoting and exposing Americans to contemporary art from the African continent.

The third edition of the much-loved annual Spier Light Art will be presented from 19 March to 18 April 2021. Each night, visitors will experience a dazzling array of light, sound and video artworks throughout this historic Stellenbosch farm.

The Bag Factory presents Mphe Mphe Ya Lapisa, a solo exhibition of new work by Levy Pooe navigating the experiences of being black in post-liberation South Africa.

Primarily a sculptor, Paul Edmunds works often feature unusual materials and labour-intensive practice creating works that focus on form, texture repetition and detail. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

Latitudes and TLC are coming together to host an online auction in March 2021 featuring work by 21 South African artists.

The new short film that takes place against the backdrop of Hoerikwaggo, commonly known as Table Mountain in Cape Town.

Ruhan Janse van Vuuren mainly use of the figure as a vehicle and is inspired by his family and music. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

Willem Boshoff's The Blind Alphabet - Letter B: Babery to Bigeminate, a digital experience curated by Annali Cabano-Dempsey and Niel Nortje, is now online.

Lothar Böttcher sculpturally use glass to manipulate light, to create another dimension, enticing the viewer. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.

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.



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