New book celebrates 30 years of the L’Atelier art competition


Basa CEO Michelle Constant and Dr Paul Bayliss, Absa’s art and museum curator

A BOOK commemorating all the winners of the prestigious L’Atelier art competition was launched in Johannesburg last week.

Titled Barclays L’Atelier – 30 Years of Introspection, the book features over 40 artists, more than 200 pieces of artworks and 30 years of artistic heritage. Continue reading


Nominations open for the 2016 ImpACT Awards for young artists


The 2015 ImpACT Awards winners: Lindiwe Maxolo, Jessica Denyschen, POPArt, Laurie van Heerden, Letlhogonolo Nche and Benon Lutaaya at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton. Photograph: John Hogg.

THE Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2016 ImpACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence within the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.

Nominations for the 2016 ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals, sponsored by The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and the Distell Foundation in partnership with Sun International, are now open. This year there will be a total of five ImpACT Awards to honour young professional artists. Continue reading