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Absa L'Atelier 2021 winners

Meet the winners of the 2021 Absa L’Atelier

The winners of the 2021 Absa L’Atelier have been announced. Absa, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), announced the four category winners at an online event hosted on the Absa Art Hotspot, with music from the Mzansi Youth

Nkhensani Rihlampfu Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Excellence & innovations

Tammy Greer is a writer and Creative Feel’s recently appointed Editor. In George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, Deronda says: ‘For my part, people who do anything finely always inspirit me to try. I don’t mean that they make me believe I can do it as well.

Phoka Nyokong Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Phoka Nyokong | An ‘amazing and profound’ opportunity

The winner of this year’s Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, Phoka Nyokong says that he is excited for the impact that this life-changing award will have. Phoka Nyokong’s winning portfolio of work is a series of photographic works. The main preoccupation of the work is

Nigerian Raji Bamidele Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Raji Bamidele | ‘The resilience of the human spirit’

As one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, Nigerian Raji Bamidele is thankful that the artworks he poured his heart into have received this recognition. Speaking about his Absa L’Atelier winning work, Raji Bamidele says, ‘My experiences as a young man have been moulded

Nkhensani Rihlampfu Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Nkhensani Rihlampfu | The beginning of a new journey

As one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, Johannesburg-based Nkhensani Rihlampfu says that, with the award behind him, he feels like he can now take on the rest of the world.  In his winning Absa L’Atelier work, Nkhensani Rihlampfu introduces us to his universe

Absa L'Atelier Tanzanian Winifrid Luena

Winifrid Luena | ‘Thinking the same’

Tanzanian Winifrid Luena, one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, says that the award will bring much-needed exposure. Winifrid Luena’s work for the Absa L’Atelier is a study of individuality over individualism. ‘There is a sense in the world, at times, that being an

Absa art gallery L'Atelier exhibition TRIPE

Absa L’Atelier winners present TRIPE

An ethereal, rubber environment with threads and tendrils has entered the Absa building. This otherworldly, sensory circumstance, which perhaps in one moment is a kelp forest of seaweed and anemones, the next an umbilical cord searching for its ‘mother’, or a hidden inner bodily microcosm.

Vaal University of Technology VUT

A holistic foundation for a successful career in the arts

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) offers Fine Art courses at different levels that emphasise the mission of the university by ensuring that graduates have the academic and technical skills to negotiate the art world effectively and achieve excellence. The Fine Art courses offered by

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self Absa

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self

Through an eye-opening new exhibition at the Absa Gallery from 11 November 2018 to 25 January 2019, Banele Khoza shines the light on the difficulties experienced by young creatives trying to obtain an education and start their careers. One of the most promising artists to

Absa L'AtTelier 2018 winners

Exclusive conversations with the top 5 breakthrough artists

Some artworks offered insights into the particular conditions and contexts from the artist’s countries of origin, others offered pressing political issues regarding land ownership in South Africa, and challenging fixed gender roles was again a prominent theme in this year’s Absa L’Atelier #GiveArtLight competition. Absa L’Atelier

BASA Awards

Winners of the 2018 BASA Awards announced

Taking place at Jozi’s fresh, new downtown venue, Victoria Yards, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced the winners of the 21st BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. The annual BASA Awards recognise and honour businesses that invest in an inclusive economy through art. Guests

Art in the Time of Africa Absa UJ

Art in the Time of Africa

Art in the Time of Africa: A post-colonial gaze on contemporary African art practice, criticism, publishing, theory and philosophy of art, within a Pan-African context, is a one-day colloquium taking place on 13 September 2018 at the Chinua Achebe Auditorium, APK Library, University of Johannesburg.

Performances of memory Onyis Martin

Performances of Memory

Onyis Martin, who won a merit award at the 2016 L’Atelier, will be showing his latest solo show Performances of Memory at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg from 7 August to 31 August 2018. He shared the rationale behind his latest works with Creative Feel.

Banele Khoza

Introducing “To: The Unknown” by Banele Khoza

LKB/G is pleased to present Banele Khoza‘s  first solo exhibition in Germany: To: The Unknown. Born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland, Khoza is a Pretoria based contemporary artist obsessed with expression of the current state of affairs in human relations. Banele moved to South Africa in 2008 and

Banele Khoza

Banele Khoza: a man to watch

With a recent solo show at Zeitz MOCAA, the 2017 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award under his belt and a fleet of taxis covered in his work (as the result of him winning the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award), Banele Khoza’s work is going places.

David Goldblatt

A tribute to David Goldblatt

An exhibition of David Goldblatt’s personal selection of photographers opens in Johannesburg.      David Goldblatt, South Africa’s iconic documentary photographer has devoted his photography career to observe and document his country for over 60 years.      Globally known, respected and acclaimed for his

Justin Dingwall

Fly By Night

Fly By Night, the latest solo exhibition by acclaimed photographer Justin Dingwall, was shown in its entirety for the first time recently. With this body of work, Dingwall continues his investigation into the depiction of beauty in difference while focusing specifically on xenophobia, diaspora and

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