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Sasol New Signatures 2018

Stellenbosch student wins Sasol New Signatures 2018

Stellenbosch-based artist, Jessica Storm Kapp, 22, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Jessica Storm Kapp won the coveted award for her rammed earth columns and embedded object installation piece titled Mapping Time. The artwork investigates whether fine

Judging wrapped up with 94 works shortlisted

The regional judging teams have been hard at work across South Africa, assessing 604 entries from the regions and selecting 94 works for the shortlist for this year’s Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. A prominent feature of this art competition is the opportunity for entrants

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Pushing the boundaries of artistic excellence

As last year’s winner of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, Lebohang Kganye has spent the past year developing her practice, and will be presenting her latest work, Mohlokomedi wa Tora, alongside the top 100 entrants for the Sasol New Signatures 2018 at the Pretoria Art

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10 powerful women to celebrate this month

Women’s Day marks the anniversary of the great Women’s March of 1956, where 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books. This women’s month, we celebrate the achievement and contributions of women in South Africa who are

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Sasol New Signatures 2018 – Last call for entries:

With submissions closing on 3 July, now is the time to get your entry ready to submit!      Held annually, in proud partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, this prestigious competition is open to all South African artists who are 18 years and

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Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2018 – #Limitless

The scope of an artist’s influence is often equivalent to their willingness to challenge the limits of current thinking in artistic practices. In an industry where creativity and innovation are highly valued, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition plays an instrumental role by encouraging emerging

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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Meet the Formidable Judges of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Ever since its inception, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has showcased some of South Africa’s top rising talent in art and design. Each year, the judging of the competition falls to a panel of formidable experts, including critics, artists, designers, curators and researchers.      This

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Ingrid Bolton’s Reconnect

Cate Terblanche takes an in-depth look into Reconnect, an exhibition by award-winning visual artist Ingrid Bolton. Terblanche holds a Masters of Arts in Art History (Cum Laude). She is currently a lecturer in art history at Unisa, as well as being the art curator for


Sasol New Signatures Art Competition scoops a 2017 BASA Award

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, has been awarded the BASA Long-Term Partnership Award for 2017. The partnership between Sasol and the longest running national art competition in the country has, over the past 28 years, formed the cornerstone


Lonely Nights, Temporary Feelings and Note Making

Banele Khoza, a fine artist based in Pretoria, has been awarded the 2017 Gerard Sekoto Award from the Absa L’Atelier for his series of digital drawings Note Making. Banele Khoza was born in Swaziland and moved to South Africa in 2008. He initially started studying

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Finalists announced for 20th annual BASA Awards

Business and Arts South Africa’s announcement of the 44 finalists for the prestigious annual BASA Awards. Business and Arts South Africa’s announcement of the 44 finalists for the prestigious annual BASA Awards is especially significant this year as the ceremony celebrates two decades of business

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Lebohang Kganye – Overall Winner 2017

Where does your passion for art come from? 
 I actually started out writing poetry and doing storytelling, and then I was introduced to theatre when I was in high school. It was never my intention to pursue visual arts as 
I was interested in a

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Sthenjwa Hopewell Luthuli – Runner-Up 2017

Where does your passion for art comes from? 
 In my early years back at school I couldn’t read and write and this made it challenging for me to interact with people.  As a child I drew comfort from my creative side. Briefly describe your

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Goitseone Botlhale Moerane – Merit Winner 2017

Where does your passion for art comes from? 
 It’s hard to explain where the internal desire to constantly create something that makes me feel very deeply, and that is equally aesthetically pleasing and makes others feel deeply too comes from. However it’s something that

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Francke Gretchen Crots – Merit Winner 2017

Where does your passion for art comes from? 
 I grew up with my mother, who taught me everything I know about art and creating. It became a lifestyle rather than a hobby. Briefly describe your artistic journey up until the point of entering Sasol

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Carol Preston – Merit Winner 2017

Where does your passion for art come from? 
 My passion for art comes from a basic human instinct to be quiet, to think and mentally wonder. My art is my interpretation and a visual record of the encounters I have on my thinking expeditions.

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Cara-Jo Tredoux Merit Winner 2017

Where does your passion for art comes from? 
 My passion for art comes from my heart and started at a very young age. I grew up with artworks by my grandmother and I wanted to have the same freedom to express myself and so

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Sasol New Signatures Artist Statements

  Winner: Lebohang Kganye Artist statement: Ke sale teng confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative, but instead, opens us to reinterpret our past. Perhaps this kind of reinterpretation is an interrogation of our need to preserve a certain narrative. Photo

Zyma Amien

Paying Homage

Last year’s Sasol New Signatures winner, Cape Town-based artist, 54-year-old Zyma Amien, is currently preparing for her solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in September 2017. In addition to walking away with R100 000 in prize money as the 2016 Sasol New Signatures winner,

Editor's Note

Women in the Arts

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine South African women are celebrated during August and without even trying to publish a ‘women’ issue, Creative Feel did just that; celebrating the women in the arts because they are here, they are making things happen

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50 years later: Sasol New Signatures

The longest-running South African art competition is celebrating 50 years of existence since it was started by the Association of Arts Pretoria in 1967. 2017 also marks 28 years of Sasol’s sponsorship of the competition; 28 years of discovering and promoting South Africa’s artistic talent.

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