The winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, now in its 36th year, were announced last night by Standard Bank and the National Arts Festival in Johannesburg.
Sculptor Beth Diane Armstrong was the recipient of the Visual Arts award, while multimedia artist Dineo Seshee Bopape received the Performance Art award.
The other recipients were Abel Selaocoe (music), Benjamin Jephta (jazz), Monageng “Vice” Motshabi (theatre) and Thandazile Radebe (dance).
Winners from various artistic genres are selected by the National Arts Festival Committee, chaired by Brett Bailey. All decisions regarding winners are made jointly by the committee. The winners receive a cash incentive, and are given support to develop and premiere new works that will be featured on the Main Programme of the 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, which will run from June 29 to July 9, 2017.
Congratulations from all at ArtThrob!
More information on the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards can be found here.