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Friday, May 1, 2015


Deadline for submissions: July 14 & 15, 2015

Do you have aspirations of becoming one of South Africa's most recognised artists? Ever wished someone would recognise your potential and afford you the opportunity to be part of South Africa's art milieu? Does the idea of having your work showcased on a national stage and admired by critics and lovers alike, tickle your creativity? Then the 2015 Sasol New Signatures competition is the perfect platform for you.

Entries for the 2015 Sasol New Signatures competition are now open. With this year’s theme being Eye for Potential, Sasol challenges emerging South African artists who have the ability to see beyond what the naked eye can see, to create artworks and launch their careers. The overall winner receives R100,000 cash prize, the runner up gets R25,000, with five merit winners each receiving R10,000.

Artists who believe they have what it takes to make an impact in the industry, and have that extraordinary "eye for potential" are encouraged to submit artworks at one of several collection points around the country between July 14 and 15.

Several information sessions, designed to give artists valuable information on the entry process, will be held nationwide from early May. 

“Receiving a merit award for my piece entitled ‘Rebirth: Haunted by the past’ in 2013, gave me the platform to present myself as an artist and further my career. The competition also enables one to network with other artists and see the diversity of art in South Africa,” says ThekoBoshomane, merit award winner, 2013 Sasol New Signatures.

Group Sponsorship Manager for Sasol, Richard Hughes, says as a business, Sasol believes in the inherent potential that lies within South Africans. “We have seen this in the remarkable entries we've showcased over the years from artists of all disciplines and ages. Sasol New Signatures has left an incredible legacy in the pages of South Africa's art history. We are pleased to have helped launch the careers of all our finalists, merit award winners, runner ups and winners and look forward to seeing their continued growth.”

Artists looking for a gateway into the pages of South Africa's art history, a platform to showcase their potential, having their work celebrated on a national stage should start preparing their pieces for submission and make their artistic signature known. 

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