2017 Winners Announced

Johannesburg-based artist, Lebohang Kganye, 27, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. 

Kganye won the coveted award for her animated film ‘Ke sale teng’, which means ‘I’m still here’ in Sesotho. The film confronts how family photo albums no longer have a fixed narrative but instead open us to reinterpret our past and even interrogates our need to preserve a certain narrative.

Coming in second place was Sthenjwa Luthuli from KwaZulu-Natal. He wins for his woodcut work titled Umbango, which means ‘conflict’ in isiZulu.  The work reflects the cultural politics within traditional Zulu rituals and customs in a contemporary family setting.

The 5 Merit Award Winners are:

Francke Gretchen Crots (Johannesburg)
Doctor Crots’s f____d up anatomy
Ceramic tiles

Goitseone Botlhale Moerane (Pretoria)
Mosadi o tswara thipa ka bogaleng
Mixed media

Carol Anne Preston (Pretoria)
Cocoon
Metal shavings, mechanism and stand

Emily Harriet Bülbring Robertson (Cape Town)
Emergency procedure for dinner with family
In case of surprise visit from parents

Linoleum print and collage on board

Cara-Jo Tredoux (Pretoria)
Wandering
Oil on wood

Download our 2017 catalogue to get a glimpse of the 119 works on exhibition as well as more details on our winner, runner-up and merit award winners.