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Monday, July 25, 2011


Art.b – the Arts Association of Bellville has announced the 2011 Vuleka Art Competition. Vuleka, meaning ‘open’ is held annually and is open to any artist (18 years or older, who has not had a solo exhibition in the past three years), working in any medium.

Vuleka has a national footprint and is the third largest art competition in South Africa (behind ABSA L’Atelier and Sasol New Signatures). This competition supports emerging and established artists and encourages creativity, innovation and strong individual expression. Selected artists from the competition will have the opportunity to be part of an exhibition in the Art.b Gallery, which is well known for its versatile exhibition space.

The prize for the overall winner is a R20,000 cash prize sponsored by artist, Conrad Theys. Additional merit/category prizes will also be awarded.

Entry form can be downloaded from

Entries close on August 5, 2011, at 15h30. The entry fee is R40 per work and artists may enter as many works as they wish to. More information from the gallery on 021 918 2301.