ArtbankSA partners with New Breed Art Competition

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PHOTO: New Breed website

The Art Bank of South Africa has partnered with the New Breed Art Competition, following the recent partnership with the Free State Art Collective.

“Because Phatshoane Henney Attorneys is committed to promoting emerging new breed artists, we are thrilled to welcome ArtbankSA on board as official competition partner to further leverage the growth and development of Free State art and artists,” says competition coordinator, Magdel Louw, who is also Marketing and PR Manager at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys.

The Art Bank will be closely involved in the competition, providing artists selected to participate in the New Breed Art Competition Exhibition an opportunity to gain exposure with this important national programme, as well as attend a skills development workshop conducted by the ArtbankSA.

“ArtbankSA continuously seeks out associates. Our vision of a prosperous visual art sector through the development of young contemporary South African artists is what Phatshoane Henney Attorneys seeks to achieve through its New Breed Art Competition. When the engagements between our two organisations started, we did not hesitate to associate ourselves with this initiative. The symbiotic ethos of both our organisations continuously pave a way to a prosperous and self-sustaining future for our sector,” says Nathi Gumede, acting project manager of ArtbankSA.

The competition dates are as follows:

  • Submission of entries at Oliewenhuis Art Museum: 13 – 19 September
  • Selected works exhibited at Oliewenhuis Art Museum: 5 October – 14 November
  • Selected works open for voting on website to determine Public Choice Award: 5 October – 1 November
  • Winners announced at formal prize-giving function: 4 November

Entry forms are available at www.newbreedart.co.za, Phatshoane Henney Attorneys at 35 Markgraaff Street and Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin

justine@mahareng.co.za