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)