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ABSA ATELIER AWARDS (article first published : 2001-03-16)

From April 3 to11, Technikon Natal Gallery will host the ABSA Atelier Awards 2001 exhibition and competition for KZN region. This competition sponsored by ABSA and the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) is held annually for artists between the ages of 21 and 35.

Works selected from the various regional exhibitions at eight collection points are then sent to the ABSA Gallery in Johannesburg for final adjudication.

Five prizes are awarded. The overall winner receives R60,000 from ABSA as well as a return air ticket to Paris, France. The prize money must be used for a time of study of at least three months (but not more than six months) in the studio apartment in the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Four additional merit prizes of R10,000 will be awarded.

Mr Conrad Theys, National President of the South African Association for the Visual Arts will open the exhibition at Technikon Natal Gallery on April 2 at 18h00. He describes the ABSA Atelier as a “barometer of art in our country”. “It is”, he says, “a bubbling spring of hope for aspiring young artists seeking a niche for themselves in a hard and competitive art world."

Technikon Natal Gallery (Berea Campus) is situated on the First Floor, Library Block, 51 Mansfield Road. Enquiries on (031) 24-2207. Gallery hours: Monday to Thursday from 08h30 to 16h00; Fridays 08h30 to 12h00.




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