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NEXT PORTRAIT AWARD COMPETITION: 2021
THE FIRST ROUND of Entries are digital. Digital entries open in June 2021.
SECOND ROUND OF ENTRIES – Hand-in of selected works:
Download the entry form from the competition section on our website: www. Rust-en-vrede.com or collect one at the gallery or your closest art shop. Read through the rules, complete your artwork ……and make sure the paint is dry.
Get all of your Paperwork together. You will need a separate set of paperwork to accompany every entry that you submit. Here is what you need:
One FULLY completed entry form
One copy of your ID
One proof of payment
And if you are making use of our free depot delivery facility with Stuttafford van Lines, you will need to complete a depot form as well. The depot forms are also available on our website.
Take your completed portrait – it must not be signed anywhere on the front or the back. Place all your paperwork in a plastic sleeve and adhere to the back of your portrait.”
“Use a staple gun or adhesive tape, but ensure that it will not come off during its trip to the gallery – NO paperwork – NO entry”
“Repeat step three for each portrait that you enter”
Deliver your portraits UNWRAPPPED to Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville.
“You can hand deliver your portraits to the Gallery or you can send it with your own courier or a friend
“Or make use of the FREE delivery by Stuttafford van Lines – by dropping your unwrapped portraits off at one of the listed depots. See entry form for depot info.”
Good luck with your entry!
Portrait Award 2021 Results:
The Rupert Art Foundation First Prize Winner – Felicity Bell
The Rupert Art Foundation Second Prize Winner – Ashley Ogilvy
The Rupert Art Foundation Third Prize Winner – Christelle du Plessis
The COart and Blue Cactus Artist Residency Prize – Nhlakanipho Mkhize
The Italian Art Shop Oil Sennelier Prize – Corlie de Kock
The Italian Art Shop Watercolour Sennelier Prize – Lucia du Preez
The Emerging Artist Award – Nokutando Muteweri (Tutoring with Andrew James of the UK Royal Portrait Society)
2019 Winning Portrait – “Lesala in Silhouette” by Craig Cameron-Mackintosh
This will celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa. Artists from all walks of life, 21 years and older, are challenged to enter works which exemplify their ability in the medium of their choice (excluding lens-based artwork, i.e. video, film, photography). All works were judged anonymously as artists were requested not to sign their work.
KwaZulu-Natal artist Heather Gourlay-Conyngham has won the first ever Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) National Portrait Award for her nude male portrait entitled “A Young Man” (177 x 80cm, oil on canvas). The award was announced at a ceremony at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville in August 2013.
Gourlay-Conyngham’s winning portrait beat a staggering 1 783 adjudicated entries to the top prize of R100 000. It has joined 39 other selected entries in an exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, whereafter the 40 works toured South Africa in an exhibition presented in collaboration with the Sanlam Art Collection.
Stefan Hundt, head of SPI’s art advisory service, commended the judges for their “exceptional dedication in making a very difficult decision, given the large number of entries received”. The independent panel consisted of Hayden Proud, curator for Historical Painting and Sculptures at the Iziko SA National Gallery in Cape Town, Vulindlela Nyoni, a lecturer in printmaking at the University of Stellenbosch, and artist and art teacher Susanne du Toit. Du Toit recently scooped the prestigious 2013 BP Portrait Award in the United Kingdom.
The 40 selected artists are:
- Sanell Aggenbach
- Nicholas Allen
- Angela Banks
- Hanneke Benade
- Vanessa Berlein
- Tamlin Blake
- Ashley Bothma
- Claude Chandler
- Rene du Toit
- Eve Dumont
- Heidi Fourie
- Heather Gourlay-Conyngham
- Ian Grose
- Susan Grundlingh
- Solly Gutman
- Lolly Hahn-Page
- Rebecca Haysom
- Jolante Hesse
- Helena Hugo
- Ruan Huisamen
- David Jackson
- Mark Kaplan
- Johann Louw
- Clare Menck
- Richard Mudariki
- Lynie Olivier
- Lauren Palte
- Pippa Lea Pennington
- Annette Pretorius
- Willem Pretorius
- Anita Sent
- Kennett Sinclair
- Sue Tatham
- Julia Teale
- Eleanor Turvey
- Anathi Tyawa
- Eugene Wicht
- Khaya Witbooi
- Kim Woodman