'START: The Nivea Art Awards' winners announced
by Francesca Verga
Beiersdorf's 'START: The Nivea Art Award 2006' seeks to create a platform for development in the field of visual art in KwaZulu-Natal. For the competition, 20 finalists were selected from a pool of entries from all over KwaZulu-Natal. These artists were then commissioned to produce the works that are now on display at the KZNSA Gallery.
At the exhibition opening on Tuesday June 27, the three winners were announced. Taking top spot was artist Mxolisi Sithole (20) of Umlazi, who won R20 000 and who is to hold a three-week solo exhibition in the soon to be opened NIVEA Gallery at KZNSA. Second place went to Sicelo Ziqubu (31) of Newcastle, who took home R10 000. In third place was Mfanukhona Dladla (46) of Vryheid.
The 20 finalists included Niall Bingham, David Buchler, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Adrienne D'Aeth, Russell Stark, Thulani Mbokazi, S'bonelo Kunene, Lalelani Mbhele, Joseph Manana, Anet Norval, Witty Nyide, Liezel Prins, Abednego Shandu, Selbourne Shangase, Lolette Smith, Liz Speight and Mfundo Xaba.
Opens: June 27
Closes: July 16
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