Following a rigorous and inspiring assessment of the submissions by an international panel of judges, six projects have been announced as finalists in the inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize.
The Rupert Art Foundation and the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch launched the Social Impact Arts Prize 2020, calling for great creative ideas with the potential to make an impact on the communities within which they are created. From 123 entries, a third originated from Johannesburg, a third from Cape Town and the final third countrywide (including Stellenbosch, Graaff-Reinet, Bloemfontein and Durban), with additional submissions from Namibia, Ghana and Germany.
The six finalists’ projects will be exhibited in the Rupert Museum from 7 March 2020, while the awarded project, or projects, will be announced at a gala event – to which everyone is invited – on Thursday, 12 March 2020, 18:00 for 18:30.
The awarded project, or projects, will be installed in the town of Graaff-Reinet between April and July 2020. All the finalists’ preparatory work will also be exhibited in Graaff-Reinet at the Jan Rupert Art Centre from April 2020.
The finalists are:
HELLO WOLK! by studioMAS and Gustav Praekelt
REVEALING THE CITY, by Kim Lieberman & Paragon Architects
The Long Table Project, by Kasthuri Naidoo & Ayesha Mukadam
PLANTed, by Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Andrew Brose & Casper Lundie
Tears Become Rain, by David Brits & Raiven Hansmann
MIRAGE, by Studio August
More information can be found here.