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Conversing the Land :: Emerging Artist's Development Programme

One of the most exciting and gratifying elements of the collaboration between UJ Art Gallery and the MTN SA Foundation over the past three years has been the Emerging Artists Development Programme. In 2019 artists between ages 21 and 35 who have not held a solo exhibition at an established gallery or museum in South Africa or abroad were invited in an open call to submit artwork in response to or in conversation with, modern and contemporary South African landscape under the following themes:

  • Discovering the Land (pastoral and mythical landscapes, seascapes and memory)
  • The Land in Conflict (historical conflict, displacement and the socio-economic effect)
  • The Land Worked (industrialisation, mining and urban development)

To read more about Conversing the Land click here.

Devlin Tim

Devlin Tim

Tryn Times

Oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Lebo Magolego

Lebo Magolego

The Elephant in the Room

Photograph

42 x 59 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Michelle Monareng

Michelle Monareng

If you listen, you will hear us

Stills from video

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Michelle Monareng

Michelle Monareng

If you listen, you will hear us

Stills from video

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Neil Badenhorst

Neil Badenhorst

Return to the garden

Digital media

20 x 20 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Nico Ras

Nico Ras

Die lyf en land

Charcoal on digital print

59 x 37 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Selwyn Steyn

Selwyn Steyn

The Mind Dissolves in the Substrate That is the Land

X-Rays on Fabriano

50 x 80 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Setlamorago Mashilo

Setlamorago Mashilo

The Land will decide

Concrete, steel and enamel bowl

Variable

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Shayna Rosendorff

Shayna Rosendorff

Why Invest in Gold if it Leaves You With

Nothing to Drink? II

Digital photograph

55 x 75 cm

Shayna Rosendorff

Shayna Rosendorff

Why Invest in Gold if it Leaves You With

Nothing to Drink? I

Digital photograph

55 x 75 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Siyabonga Mahlaba

Siyabonga Mahlaba

Re-formed

Digital print on archival paper

41 x 60 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

OVERALL WINNER

Siyabonga Mahlaba

Siyabonga Mahlaba

Re-formed

Digital print on archival paper

41 x 60 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

OVERALL WINNER

Tebogo Moche

Tebogo Moche

Three hunters and Three hunter dogs

Photograph

40 x 58 cm

Emerging Artist Development Programme Finalist

Open Gallery 13 images