Young artists invited to enter 2016 Barclays L’Atelier

Following the phenomenal response and successful participation of young artists from Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya in the 2015 Barclays L’Atelier contemporary annual art competition, organisers are delighted to announce artists from these countries are once again invited to enter this prestigious competition in 2016.

“This was the first time in the competition’s 30-year history that it was extended to include emerging artists from across South Africa’s borders with fantastic results.

The first merit award with a residency in Johannesburg prize, for example, was awarded to Kweku Ampadu Appah from Ghana for his incredible mixed media piece, Worn out family,” Barclays Art and Museum Curator, Dr Paul Bayliss said.  “We were very impressed with all the entries received from the Batswana, Zambian, Ghanaian and Kenyan artists, and look forward to receiving the same calibre work this year from these four countries’ best young artists.” Off the back of the positive response received from these artists, Barclays L’Atelier is being extended in 2016 to include the best up-and-coming artists in Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius and Seychelles.

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