See some of SA's most powerful portraits
The Sanlam Portrait Awards exhibition opens this week
Posted: Feb 04 2018
This week sees the opening of the much-anticipated Sanlam Portrait Awards Exhibition.
Taking place at UJ’s Art Gallery, the exhibition runs from 7 February to 7 March and will showcase some of the best portraiture in the country.
Taking home the top prize for this year’s competition is Kate Arthur’s Genna and Felix, a double portrait renders in oil paints.
All 40 works were selected by an independent panel of judges, including the UK-based Peter Monkman. Monkman was assisted by Nkule Mabaso, curator of the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town, and Pretoria-based retired lecturer, Carl Jeppe.
The exhibition will also be seen in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Knysna and George throughout 2018.