Visit the Standard Bank Gallery to view the Standard Bank Young Artists: 25 exhibition, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for the visual arts.
Just recently displayed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the exhibition opened on 6 August and runs until 19 September. Curated by the late Alan Crump, who was associated with the award as Chairperson of the National Arts Festival Committee (1990 – 1999), and Barbara Freemantle, curator at Standard Bank Gallery, the exhibition includes two works by each of the award winners to date:
Peter Schütz (1984); Marion Arnold (1985); Gavin Younge (1986); William Kentridge (1987); Margaret Vorster (1988); Helen Mmakgoba Sebidi (1989); Fée Halsted-Berning and Bonnie Ntshalintshali (1990); Andries Botha (1991); Tommy Motswai (1992); Pippa Skotnes (1993); Sam Nhlengethwa (1994); Jane Alexander (1995); Trevor Makhoba (1996); Lien Botha (1997); Nhlanhla Xaba (1998); Alan Alborough (2000); Walter Oltmann (2001); Brett Murray (2002); Berni Searle (2003); Kathryn Smith (2004); Wim Botha (2005); Churchill Madikida (2006); Pieter Hugo (2007); Nontsikelelo Veleko (2008); and Nicholas Hlobo (2009).
The works were selected from various public and private collections in South Africa.
For the past 25 years, with the exception of 1999, the Young Artist Award for the visual arts has honored young emerging South African artists who have demonstrated exceptional talent.
Standard Bank Gallery
Corner Simmonds and Frederick Street, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 631-1889
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-16:30; Saturday, 09:00-13:00
The gallery is closed on Sundays and public holidays.