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SEARCH FOR NEW SIGNATURES WINNER (article first published : 2008-05-4)

Sasol has launched the search for the 2008 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition winner. The company, in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, is calling on all emerging South African artists to unleash their creative talents and enter the prestigious annual competition, now in its 19th year.

The competition carries total prize money of R100,000, comprising an overall first prize of R60,000, a runner-up award of R15,000 and five merit awards of R5,000 each. The winners will be announced at the opening of the competition exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum on August 20.

“The New Signatures Art Competition is both the longest running and most prestigious competition for emerging artists in South Africa. Over the years it has made a significant contribution in promoting and exposing the creative talent of new artists to the South African public,” says Teresa Lizamore, art curator, Sasol.

To afford more emerging artists the opportunity to enter the competition, all works selected for the exhibition will be transported by Sasol from regional collection points at Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth and Stellenbosch to Pretoria.

The competition is open to up-and-coming South African artists, aged 18 years and older, who have not yet held a solo exhibition, apart from an exhibition being held for academic purposes.

Artists are invited to submit one or two art works at six venues across the country or via the Internet. Physical submissions will be accepted at the collection points on July 2 and 3 between 10h00 and 16h00. Internet entries may be submitted from June 2 to July 3 at www.sasolsignatures.co.za

Regional selection judges will select approximately 100 works nationwide for display at the prestigious Sasol New Signatures exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. The exhibition opens on August 20 2008 and closes on September 21 2008.

More details and entry forms can be obtained from Nandi Hilliard on 012 346 3100 and at www.artsassociationpta.co.za, or www.sasolsignatures.co.za




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