UP Faculty of Humanities hosts school art exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2019

As part of its centenary celebrations, the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Faculty of Humanities recently hosted a school arts exhibition at the Javett Art Centre at UP. The exhibition showcased young artistic talent from different feeder schools in Gauteng.

Attendees during the exhibition

Speaking at the exhibition, Professor Vasu Reddy, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, said, “The faculty is not just keen, but also eager and committed to seek out, identify and celebrate young artistic talent. This event is about looking ahead, reimagining the future, introducing young talent, and acknowledging and celebrating their creativity. There is a future for art in so many different ways. Ideas and creativity are infinite. Art is not just about the creative, it is also about the entrepreneurial. There is so much that art opens up, both at a personal and professional level. Art is where the future of jobs lie.”

The event saw different high school learners walking away with prizes in the categories below:

Best Artworks:

1. Werner Bronkhorst - Pretoria Boys High - First prize: Art material hamper to the value of R2400

2. Sebastianos Papavarnavas - St Albans - Second prize: Art material hamper to the value of R1600

3. Tharina Nell - Afrikaas Hoër Meisieskool - Third Prize: Art material hamper to the value of R1000

 Best Visual Studies Essays:

1. Sarah Morison - Redhill High School - First prize: Book voucher to the value of R1200

2. Kirsten de Klerk - Waterkloof High School - Second prize: Book voucher to the value of R800

3. Joëlle Foggitt – Redhill High School - Third prize: Book voucher to the value of R500 

- Author Xolani Mathibela

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