Drostdy Hall Emerging Artist Selected for Two Prestigious Art Competitions

Natasha Bezuidenhout
Natasha Bezuidenhout

Natasha Bezuidenhout's "To break bread with 293 kms", has been selected for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, as well as "n Ring-oortjie en spaar sleutels (a can tab and spare keys)" for the L'Atelier Art Competition.

Natasha Bezuidenhout is the Celeste House Head Student, and she is currently in her second year of Fine Art Masters.

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 L'Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.

Building on the platform created over the past two years, the competition is continuing to expand across Africa, opening in a number of countries, where Barclays Africa has a presence. Artists who are permanent residents of and residing in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius or Seychelles are invited to enter.

The L’Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with our partner, the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).

Source:  https://lateliercompetition.com/

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 artists to adopt a limitless approach to contemporary art.

Shining the spotlight on South African artistic talent and creating opportunities to showcase undiscovered artists is the focus of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Being the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures has over the years provided a platform for unknown artists to break into the mainstream.

Sasol’s name is synonymous with supporting the visual arts and this continuing sponsorship enables emerging artists the opportunity to start their careers. Sasol has been collecting artworks by home-grown talent since the early 1980s, and features an impressive corporate collection of art and sculpture. Art as a metaphor for life is a deeply embedded idea in the collective cultural consciousness.

Source:  http://www.sasolsignatures.co.za/content/sasol-new-signatures-2018-call-entries