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Fine arts competition now open

The City of Ekurhuleni’s Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Department informs artists and community of the City that registration for Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards is now open.

A month online registration opened from the 26 July until at 16h00 on the 27 August and interested people are urged to register on

This year’s competition will be the 33rd edition and due to the current Covid 19 situation it will be held virtually. Only artists who are 18 years of age and above will be allowed to register for the competition.

“We are excited as the City to hold this competition which seeks to make a difference in the life of the artist in the City and we are looking forward to a great competition’’ said Member of Mayoral Committee for Community Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi.

“The Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards is an annual fine arts competition which seeks to inspire the passion that the late Thami Mnyele had in the discipline of fine arts.

“This is one of the oldest and prestigious awards in the history of the City and the country at large and it is a platform where artists are encouraged to show their talents”, said Nkosi.

The competition caters for all artists from the age of 18 who can produce great artworks which will put themselves as well as the City on the map.

There will be merit awards presented to winners in every category plus an overall first prize of R200 00.00 which will be awarded to the best and great work done by a deserving artist.

Shortlisted or selected artists will be announced on the 23 September 2021, and online exhibitions of the artworks will be from the 24 September 2021 until the 29 October 2021.


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