Artists urged to enter and stand a chance to win big

Mpho Makhubo showcasing his winning art works to the art lovers who visited the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre during the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards competition. Photo: File Image

The metro is calling on all artists to submit their works of art for this year’s 30th edition of the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards.

Up for grabs is a whopping R160 000 in prize money for the successful cutting-edge contemporary South Africa fine artists.

Sculptures and installations can be submitted from August 22 to 24, between 9am and 7pm at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre, which is situated in Mooifontein Road in Birchleigh North, Kempton Park.

Entry forms are available at the following satellite venues where artworks can also be submitted:

  • Springs Art Gallery on the corner of Fifth and Sixth avenues, between the library and the community hall, on August 22 and 23. Artworks on paper and canvas only.
  • Katlehong Arts Centre at 203 Sontonga Street, Phooko Section, Katlehong on August 23.
  • Boksburg Library Auditorium in Trichardts Street, on August 22. Artworks on paper and canvas only.

Each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.



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All artworks must be ready and suitable for exhibition. Artworks have to have been completed in the 12 months prior to the competition.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony, set to take place on September 23 at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre.


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