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Sunday, May 24, 2009


Paris awaits winner of national Vuleka Art Competition.

A return flight to Paris and prize-money not to sneezed at is up for grabs once again in this year’s national Sanlam Vuleka Art Competition for new work.

The Vuleka Art Competition is hosted annually by The Arts Association of Bellville (art.b) in conjunction with the financial services group Sanlam. It is aimed at encouraging creativity, innovation and adventurous art from all cultures. Selected artists from the competition will also participate in an exhibition from September 9 to 30 in Bellville’s art.b Gallery, Library Centre, Carl van Aswegen Street.

Vuleka is the Xhosa word for “open” and conveys that this prestigious art competition is open to any artist from anywhere in South Africa, who is a permanent resident, 18 years and older and who has not had a solo exhibition in the past three years.

Only original works of art completed during 2008/2009 may be submitted. Artists may enter unlimited artworks in any of three categories, even all of them: Paintings in oil, watercolour or acrylic; Three-dimensional works; ceramics included, and Works in any other medium, including photography.

Apart from a winner in each of these categories, the best artwork overall will be selected. For the overall winner a cheque of R10,000 and a free return flight ticket to Paris are waiting, offering the winner the opportunity to gain new inspiration in the arts and broaden his/her horizons. Prize money of R5,000 is at stake for each category winner and artists may also offer their works for sale.

The closing date for entries is at 15h00 on August 28.

For entry forms or other details, interested parties should contact Maxie Oosthuizen at 021-918 2301 or