Competition news

November 2021
Winner of 2021 New Breed Art Competition boldly pushes boundaries

Winner of 2021 New Breed Art Competition boldly pushes boundaries

With instances of sexual transgressions against women dominating global headlines in recent times, the judges couldn’t agree more on the relevance and timeliness of Baitumetse Moloabi’s series of thought-provoking works entitled “Ntho tse snaXXX”, and were unanimous that she deserved the highest accolade in this year’s competition. She was awarded R50,000 in prize money.
October 2021
New Breed Art Competition 2021: fresh, provocative entries comment on historic time in our lives

New Breed Art Competition 2021: fresh, provocative entries comment on historic time in our lives

“Considering that we find ourselves in a historic time and in unchartered waters, art provides a potent and very necessary platform for commentary and reflection and affords the viewer opportunity to engage uniquely with events and happenings that have dominated our spaces, families and environments over the last two years. As a result, the art you will see here tonight is fresh, provocative and inspiring.”
New Breed Art Competition 2021: Nearly 50 artworks in line to win

New Breed Art Competition 2021: Nearly 50 artworks in line to win

A large total of 48 artworks by 40 upcoming Free State artists will be showcased as part of the New Breed Art Competition Exhibition at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein.
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September 2021
Entries open for New Breed Art Competition 2021

Entries open for New Breed Art Competition 2021

The wait is over. Entries for the 2021 New Breed Art Competition are now officially open, offering new and emerging Free State artists the opportunity to enter and stand the chance of being discovered as a new breed artist.
August 2021
Here are our judges for 2021

Here are our judges for 2021

We are excited to announce Usha Seejarim, Wessel van Huyssteen and Nonto Msomi as the New Breed Art Competition judges for 2021.
April 2021
Digital art can now also be entered

Digital art can now also be entered

The inclusion of digital/video art as exciting new medium that can now be entered for the New Breed Art Competition, promises to introduce a variety of exciting, new entrants to the 2021 competition.
Free State Art Collective on board as new competition partner

Free State Art Collective on board as new competition partner

The prestigious Free State Art Collective has come on board as the latest partner to the New Breed Art Competition.
Two new competition partners help blaze the way forward for local artists

Two new competition partners help blaze the way forward for local artists

The Art Bank of South Africa and the Free State Art Collective have come on board as the latest partners to the New Breed Art Competition, so-doing significantly increasing the national exposure and career advancement the competition holds for Free State artists.
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New Breed Art Competition 2021 launched

New Breed Art Competition 2021 launched

The 2021 competition has been officially launched and Free State artists can get their artworks and entry forms ready for entry.
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September 2020
2019 New Breed Winners Group Exhibition goes virtual

2019 New Breed Winners Group Exhibition goes virtual

Not only is this year’s 2019 New Breed Winners Group Exhibition on show in the foyer of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys’ offices in Bloemfontein – but as of 1 October 2020 it is also being showcased online as an innovative virtual exhibition to allow for art-lovers worldwide to enjoy this exciting immersive art experience.
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