A total of 48 artworks by 40 upcoming Free State artists will be showcased as part of the New Breed Art Competition Exhibition at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein. Now in its fifth year, the competition is presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys in association with Art Bank of South Africa, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and the Free State Art Collective. This year’s competition exhibition also forms parts of the Vrystaat Arts Festival (Vryfees).
A variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media, as well as digital media artworks for the first time this year, are on show from 5 October to 14 November 2021.
The public will play an active part in determining one of the five competition winners. The Public Choice Award will go to the artist who receives the most online votes on the official art competition website (www.newbreedart.co.za) and will receive R10 000 in prize money.
Of the rest of the R100 000 in prize money, R50 000 will be awarded to the winner, R20 000 to the Runner-up and R10 000 each to two Merit Award winners, as decided by the judges.
The winners will be announced at the 2021 New Breed Art Competition Awards Evening on 4 November 2021. RSVP with the names of guests to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November 2021. Attendance is limited.
For further media queries, contact Magdel Louw, competition co-ordinator, at (051) 400 4085 or email@example.com.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum is located at 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein and is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00, and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 09:00 and 16:00.
Entrance is free and secure parking is available for visitors. A ramp at the entrance of the main entrance provides access for wheel chairs, while a lift provides access to the Permanent Collection display areas on the first floor.
For more information please contact Oliewenhuis Art Museum on 051 011 0525 (ext 200) or firstname.lastname@example.org.