Emerging Artists 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 2020 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, Willem Boshoff’s, The Blind Alphabet, Letter B: Babery to Bigeminate.

Due to the ramifications of covid-19, the offering for 2020 is an online documentary series including selected artworks derived from an Emerging Artists Development Programme. The artworks by the ten finalists will be exhibited in 2021 alongside the Willem Boshoff artworks as part of an envisaged actual space and time exhibition in the UJ Art Gallery.