In an exciting first for the city of Potchefstroom, Absa and its partners SANAVA brought the entire Absa Top 100 Exhibition to Aardklop! The visual arts exhibition consists of 85 pieces by the top 77 artists of the 2012 edition of the art competition, the winners of which were announced in Johannesburg on 18th July this year at the Absa Gallery.
The Absa L’Atelier Art Competition aims to develop young artists in South Africa and give them a credible platform to showcase their work that they might not otherwise have had, by giving them exposure on a national level. The artworks from the annual competition are exhibited at the Absa Gallery and all profits from the sales of the pieces go directly to the artists. The artists from the competition (not necessarily only the winners) are also invited to exhibit at other festivals such as the Absa KKNK, Design Indaba, and Aardklop, giving them further exposure across the country.
The visual arts exhibition will be open at the G20 building on the Potchefstroom main campus, daily between 9:00am and 5:00pm, from the 2nd – 7th October 2012. Entrance is free. For more information please visit www.cloveraardklop.co.za.