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"Start: The Nivea Art Award"
2005-06-01 until 2005-06-19
ZA South Africa
Twenty up-and-coming artists, who were identified through a KwaZulu-Natal talent search, :START. THE NIVEA ART AWARD", will showcase their commissioned two-dimensional works at a group exhibition at NSA Gallery 01 June to 19 June. View the works by twenty artists of tomorrow. Each has a unique flair and interpretation, all exhibiting together, vying for the award and substantial cash prizes, makes this exhibition a must-see.
To enter "START. THE NIVEA ART AWARD" artists had to submit photographs of three to four of their existing two-dimensional works. Over 200 artists submitted entries for the competition, which closed 20 January 2005.
On 23 January, the judges selected twenty finalists from the entries. The finalists were then required to create a unique two-dimensional artwork, commissioned by NIVEA. The theme was "reflections of people sharing a special moments", and had to mirror one or more of NIVEA's core values - care, reliability, understanding, humanity, love and harmony. The final commissioned works were required to be submitted by 16 May.
On 28 May, Judges will decide on the three top works, and prizewinners will be announced at an exhibition opening at NSA Gallery. The winner will be awarded the official "START. THE NIVEA ART AWARD" and R20 000 cash, the runner-up R10 000 cash, and the third place R5 000 cash.
The works will be exhibited for the public to view or purchase from 01 June to 19 June, which will afford the artists the opportunity to showcase their talents to the art world, public and media.
The distinguished panel of judges includes artist and director of the Durban African Art Centre Anthea Martin; art advisor Julia Meintjes; artist/printmaker Gabisile Nkosi; curator and manager of the Natal Society of Arts Gallery (NSA) Storm Janse van Rensburg and artist Sfiso Ka-Mkame.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order) Caroline Birch, Dineo Bopape, Moses Buthelezi, Welcome Danca, Clinton De Menezes, The Eshowe Corrective Service group entry, Zama Dunywa, Innocent Hlela, Scelo Hlongwa, Mandla Mkhwanazi, Thulani Mabaso, Thabani Msomi, Mzikayise Mathenjwa, Samuel Ntshangase, Cheryl Penn, Muziwenkosi Shandu, Sandile Selby Sibiya, Jane Todd, Zolisa Zozi and Siphiwe Zulu.
Growing Everyday, 2004