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GUN FREE SOUTH AFRICA (article first published : 2005-02-11)

Presented by Gun Free South Africa, a new art competition has been launched titled Reality and the Future Transcending violence and transforming society.

Gun-related violence has risen at an alarming rate in South Africa and it is estimated that at least 30 people die each day as a result of this. Gun Free South Africa is hosting an art competition with a focus on guns and violence and how society can move beyond this present state.

The national competition has two categories: Adults (open category) and Schools.

Entrants are asked to submit two pieces of work in any medium of a size no greater than 1.5m by 2m. The themes of the these two works must be: The reality of violence in society today and The future we want to create for our nation.

Selection and judging will take place between February 19 and 28 and the final exhibition will be held at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg from March 4 to 13. The prizes for the adult section are: R15,000; R7,500 and R2,500. The winning school/child will win art equipment to the value of R1,500 for their school.

Closing date for entries is February 18. Works can be handed in at the BAT Centre in Durban. More information on 031 332 0451.




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