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ABSA L’Atelier Art Competition Regional Finalists across the country

Amber – Jade Geldenhuys: EXOXO, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


ABSA L’Atelier Art Competition Regional Finalists across the country

BSA L’A TThe ABSA L’Atelier is South Africa’s most prestigious art competition. It rewards the brave, young artists between the ages of

and 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. As a look through the previous list of winners will testify, when courage and this kind of opportunity come together, greatness is sure to follow suit. Eleven prizes are awarded. The overall winner receives R110 000.00 in total from Absa as well as a return ticket to Paris, Fra The prize money must be used for the time of study, of at least three months but not more than six months, in the studio apartment purchased for this purpose at the Cité international des Arts. Four additional merit prizes of R25 000.00 will be awarded. The top ten finalists will each receive R2000.00. The Alliance Francaise, the French Institute and the French Embassy are sponsoring the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising art with an income of less than R60 000.00 per annum. This competition is hosted annually, with regional exhibitions of finalists being held in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Johannesburg, East London, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Pretoria and Thohoyandou. The selected works are then sent to Johannesburg for final adjudication.

2011 Gauteng Regional Finalists: Stephan Erasmus, Jacobus Johannes van Schalkwyk,Amber-Jade Geldenhuys, Collen Maswanganyi, Talya Lubinsky, Similo Hlatshwayo, Patrick Anthony Jabour, Luiza Cachalia, John Robert Brophy, Haifeng Xuan, Nathan Jansen van Vuuren, Sarah Spring, Ludumo Bantubonke Maqabuka, Bambo Sibiya and Murry James Turpin. The 2011 Western Cape Regional Finalists: Peter Campbell, Larita Engelbrecht, Alica Gauntlett, Ian Grose, Jessie Hammond, Lunga Kama, Kristine Kronje, Kai Lossgott, Daniel Naude, Haidee Nel, Sofia Stodel and Dale Washkansky.

2011 Durban/Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Finalists: Siphesihle Biyela, Mhairi Pattenden, Heather Pattenden, Muziwandile Gigaba. 2011 Eastern Cape Regional Finalists: Jennifer Ann Coppinger, Candice Cruse, Francois Knoetze, Dinisile Qapa and Cassandra Wilmot. 2011 Free State regional Finalists: Dineo Janeke, Sandy Little and Adelheid Von Maltitz


Stephan Erasmus: Toui Op Gooi, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Jacobus Johannes Van Schalkwyk: Endangered Species, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Patrick Anthony Jabour: Corperate Marsk, Digital print. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Nathan Jansen van Vuuren: Figures, Oil on canvas. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Bambo Sibiya: Nize Nisikhonzelephela Bandla, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Talya Lubinsky: Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Stephan Erasmus: Wastland, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Ludumo Bantubonke Maqabuka: Head of State, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Sarah Spring: The Beginning and The End, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Haifeng Xuan: Self-Portrait as a Passenger, Oil on canvas. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


John Robert Brophy: Freak Goat Trophy, Acrylic on board. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Collen Maswanganyi: Tax and Tiths, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Luiza Cachalia: If God Was Ana Wintour And Voge Was The Bible, Mixed Media. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Murry James Turpin: Glass Hyena: Circa 2011, Serograph. (Jhb Regional Finalist)


Haidee Nel: Higher (CT Regional Finalist) Photograph: Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen


Haidee Nel: Higher (CT Regional Finalist) Photograph: Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen


Haidee Nel with her work: Higher (CT Regional Finalist) Photograph: Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen


Daniel Naude: Donkey Mungwana Eastern Cape (CT Regional Finalist)


Daniel Naude with his work: Donkey Mungwana Eastern Cape (CT Regional Finalist)


Kai Lossgott: The Aperture of chlorophyll (CT Regional Finalist) Photograph: Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen


Jessie Hammond: Tenebrous (CT Regional Finalist)


Ian Grose: Colour Separation (CT Regional Finalist)


Larita Engelbrecht: Saturated Spectacle (CT Regional Finalist)


Jessie Hammond: Tenebrous (CT Regional Finalist)


Jessie Hammond (CT Regional Finalist)


Lunga Kama: Ze (CT Regional Finalist)


Heather Pattenden: House work Series, Silkscreen, Thread, Stamp. 200cm x 150cm (Durban Regional Finalist)


Siphesihle Biyela: Bonds of the FamilyMixed media on Board, 122cm x 182cm (Durban Regional Finalist)


Muziwandile Gigaba: Hawu xoxo Wenzani? Screen printing and Embossing on Paper, 78cm x 64cm (Durban Regional Finalist)


Mhairi Pattenden: Walking Sticks, Stoneware and Wood, 200cm x 100cm (Durban Regional Finalist)


Francois Knoetze, Brak, Mixed Media, 950mm X 500mm X 620mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Candice Cruse, After Gabrielle D?estre Et De Duchesse D?villars (Part 1), Colour Chalk Pastel on Fabriano, 1500mm X 970mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Candice Cruse, After Gabrielle D?estre Et De Duchesse D?villars (Part 1), Colour Chalk Pastel on Fabriano, 1500mm X 970mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Cassandra Wilmot, Errorism (Series), 3 X Photographic Prints, 690mm X 810mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Cassandra Wilmot, Errorism (Series), 3 X Photographic Prints, 690mm X 810mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Dinisile Qapa, Informal Traders, Oil on Board, 350mm X 1450mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Jennifer Ann Coppinger, Untitled (Rhino), Oil on Canvas, 1000mm X 1400mm (Eastern Cape Regional Finalist)


Danio Janeke, Fur / Pels video/DVD [3 min] (Free State Regional Finalist)


Sandy Little: You’re so cute I’m going to eat you right up. Digital print, 165x120cm, (Free State Regional Finalist)


Adelheid Von Maltitz, Rest. Resin and mixed media, 200x150cm, installation with lights. (Free State Regional Finalist)

ABSA L’Atelier Art Competition Regional Finalists  

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