Absa L’Atelier Art Competition
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The Absa L'Atelier Art Competition is a South African annual art award for South African visual artists between the ages of 21 and 35. The competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).
- 1 History
- 2 Previous Winners and Merit Awards
- 3 References
- 4 External links
The art award was originally known as the Volkskas Bank Atelier Competition and was established in 1986 and kept this name up to 1998 (when Volkskas was incorporated into the Absa Group). From 1999 to 2001 the award was known as the Absa Atelier competition.
From 2004 the Gerard Sekoto award was added to the competition, to support the most promising artist taking part in the competition with an income of less than R60 000 per annum. This award is supported by the French Embassy, the French Institute and Alliance Française.
In the early 1980s SANAVA acquired three atelier apartments at the Cité Internationale des Arts from where the name Atelier Competition has its origin. These assets are held in trust in terms of an Occupational Rights Agreement by the SANAVA Cité des Arts Trust, valid until 22 March 2060.
Previous Winners and Merit Awards
Merit Award Winners Deborah Bell, Andrew Breebaart, Dennis Purvis and Simon Stone
Winner Clive van den Berg
Merit Award Winners Andries Botha, Philippa Hobbs, Tommy Motswai and Karel Nel
Merit Award Winners Kay Cowley, Guy du Toit, Johann Louw and Margaret Vorster
Winner Hennie Stroebel
Merit Award Winners Caroline Jones, Walter Oltman, Giulio Tambellini and Jeremy Wafer
Winner Barend de Wet
Merit Award Winners Andrew Breebaart, Jean Bruwer, Guy du Toit and Judy Woodborne
Winner Virginia McKenny
Merit Award Winners Nicole Donald, Ruth Mileham, Johann van der Schijff and Pierre van der Westhuizen
Winner Paul Edmunds
Merit Award Winners Wayne Barker, Marc Edwards, Dominic Thorburn and Minette Vári
Winner Dominic Thorburn
Merit Award Winners Siemon Allen, Diek Grobler, Adam Letch and Russel Scott
Winner Jonathan Comerford
Merit Award Winners Andrew Putter, Kevin Roberts, Henk Serfontein and Alastair Whitton
Winner Kevin Roberts
Merit Award Winners Moses Ceywayo, Gordon Froud, Diek Grobler and Peet Pienaar
Winner Isaac Khanyile
Merit Award Winners Hanneke Benadé, Wim Botha, Semkelo Bunu and Berco Wilsenach
Winner Ilse Pahl
Merit Award Winners Lucas Bambo, Cecile Heystek, Kim Lieberman and Richardt Strydom
Winner Karl Gietl
Merit Award Winners Wayne Barker, Hanneke Benadé, Jean Brundit and Peter Rippon
Winner Ryan Arenson
Merit Award Winners Brad Hammond, Fritha Langerman, Albert Redelinghuys and Vanessa van Wyk
Winner Brad Hammond
Merit Award Winners Joni Brenner Natasha Christopher, Colbert Mashile and Nigel Mullins
Winner Stefanus Rademeyer
Merit Award Winners Marco Cianfanelli, Daniel Hirschman, Brent Meistre and Merryn Singer
Winner Marco Cianfanelli
Merit Award Winners Natasha Christopher, Alastair McLachlan, Benninghoff Puren and James Webb
Winner Sanell Aggenbach
Merit Award Winners Retha Bornmann, Natasha Christopher, Patricia Driscoll and Berco Wilsenach
Winner Conrad Botes
Merit Award Winners Stephen Hobbs Pieter Hugo, Lize Muller and Robert Rich
Winner Berco Wilsenach
Merit Award Winners Katherine Bull, Lawrence Lemoaona, Patrice Mabasa and Mikhael Subotzky
Gerard Sekoto Winner Lawrence Lemoaona
Winner Ruth Sachs
Merit Award Winners Nathani Lüneburg, Riason Naidoo, Anet Norval and James Webb
Gerard Sekoto Winner Nomusa Makhubu
Winner Pierre Fouché
Merit Award Winners Nina Barnett, Wayne Matthews, Lyndi Sales and Jaco Spies
Gerard Sekoto Winner Nina Barnett
Winner James Webb
Merit Award Winners Christiaan Hattingh, Lunga Kama, Alhyrian Laue and Antonia Steyn
Gerard Sekoto Winner Retha Ferguson
Winner Ilka van Schalkwyk
Merit Award Winners Abri de Swardt, Philiswa Lila, Collen Maswanganyi and Hanje Whitehead
Gerard Sekoto Winner Bongumenzi Ngobese
Winner Ian Grose
Merit Award Winners Amber-Jade Geldenhuys, Alice Gauntlett and Sarah Spring
Gerard Sekoto Winner Isabel Mertz
Winner Elrie Joubert
Merit Award Winners Sibiya Bambo, Mandy Johnston, Heidi Janice Mielke and Nina Liebenberg
Gerard Sekoto Winner Sibiya Bambo
Winner Pauline Gutter
Merit Award Winners Kathleen Sawyer and Jaco Van Schalkwyk
Gerard Sekoto Winner Mongezi Ncaphayi
Winner Liberty Battson
Merit Award Winners Bevan de Wet and Luyanda Zindela
Gerard Sekoto Winner Mbavhalelo Nekhavhambe
Winner Kai Losgott
Gerard Sekoto Winner Natalie Moore
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- "Pahl, Ilse". L'Atelier Competition Site. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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- "Appah, Gideon". L'Atelier Competition Site. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Kruger, Nina". L'Atelier Competition Site. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Du Preez, Nelmarie". L'Atelier Competition Site. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "Moore, Natalie". L'Atelier Competition Site. Retrieved 11 April 2016.