Competition news

August 2018
State accountant becomes artist to chase her true dream

State accountant becomes artist to chase her true dream

Cecilia Maartens’ spellbinding paintings have for two consecutive years been among the top op entries in the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, and her work has also been included in the firm’s permanent art collection. What one would not expect then, is that while she has an astounding artistic ability, she is also highly proficient at crunching numbers. In fact, she worked as state accountant until she decided to give up her day job of 17 years to pursue her artistic ...
July 2018
Architect by day, artist by night

Architect by day, artist by night

Anton Roodt, well known architect from Roodt Architects in Bloemfontein, also has a remarkable talent for artistry, and was recognised as one of the top artists in the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition.
June 2018
Phatshoane Henney New Breed Winners Group Exhibition showcases  top emerging Free State artists

Phatshoane Henney New Breed Winners Group Exhibition showcases top emerging Free State artists

The five winners from the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition are set to make the Free State art scene come alive this July as they exhibit some of the most compelling visual art from the province.
Art by ballpoint pen captures the imagination

Art by ballpoint pen captures the imagination

Adéle Opperman’s brilliant artwork by ballpoint pen not only secured her position as one of the top artists in the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, but also lead to her work being included in Phatshoane Henney Attorneys’ permanent art collection.
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May 2018
Working with clay is ‘magic,’ says Public Choice Award winner

Working with clay is ‘magic,’ says Public Choice Award winner

Jessica Hansen’s mesmerising ceramic artworks with strong social commentary were the public’s favourite in the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, the result being that the public voted in droves for her to win the Public Choice Award!
April 2018
Merit Award winner’s artistic wizardry brings dry land to life

Merit Award winner’s artistic wizardry brings dry land to life

One would not expect dry land to capture anyone's imagination.  Yet Louis Krüger's thrilling and innovative digital photo montages depicting the vast, dry landscape of the Northern Cape, has won him a Merit Award at the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition.
March 2018
2018 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition launched: Artists called on to grab at opportunity

2018 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition launched: Artists called on to grab at opportunity

"Be brave. Be bold. And enter."
Medical doctor astounds with prize-winning photography

Medical doctor astounds with prize-winning photography

It is not every day that a medical doctor and public health medicine specialist not only creates art in his spare time, but also wins a Runner-Up Prize in a prestigious competition such as the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition.
Les Cohn to speak at 2018 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition launch

Les Cohn to speak at 2018 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition launch

Inspiration awaits all artists attending the official launch of the 2018 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition on Tuesday, the 20th of March 2018.
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February 2018
Difficult road to winning New Breed Art Competition, pays off in the end

Difficult road to winning New Breed Art Competition, pays off in the end

Before tasting the sweet joy of winning the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, Mandi-Anne Bezuidenhout, has had to overcome many personal challenges.
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