13 May 2013
The competition is open to artists of 21 years and older who work in any media, with the exception of lens-based media. Unlike many portrait competitions around the world that restrict entries to two dimensional tradition media, SPI’s competition is open to three dimensional works as well.
“The competition should attract a diversity of approaches to the subject of the portrait and I look forward to artists that are prepared to interrogate the concept and push beyond the normal and accepted,” says Stefan Hundt head of the SPI Art Advisory service and co-ordinator of the judging panel for the competition.
The judges for the competition are:
“We are particularly pleased with the make-up of the panel of judges, as they are independent, experienced artists in their own right and together they bring a more than 150 years of knowledge of the mediums and history, to this process” says Monica Ross curator at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville host of the SPI National Portrait Award for this year.
The winning portrait will be awarded a R 100 000 prize and a selection of about 40 works will be touring the country. Exhibitions are planned in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Knysna, George and Bloemfontein.
Salient Dates and Information:
Enter using the entry forms available for download at www.spiportraitaward.co.za / www.rust-en-vrede.com or contact Monica Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 976 4691
Tel: 021 469 1572 / 072 142 5159
Twitter handle: @atmospherecomms
On behalf of:
Head: Art Advisory Service
Sanlam Private Investments
Tel: 021 947 3359 / 083 457 2699