The Wits Young Artist Awards returns again this year to honour and celebrate the promising young artists in their 3rd and 4th year at Wits. The opening of the show will be at the Point of Order gallery on 26 July at 6pm, and the show will run until the 7th of August.
The Wits young Artist awards is an important cultural contributor both to the growing creative hub that is Braamfontein, and to the arts in South Africa as a whole. All senior art students are expected to submit work to the awards, and this year the 9 finalists were chosen out of 56 applicants. The winner and two runner-ups will be selected on the day of the opening by an independent team of judges, made up of Kabelo Malatsie, Refiloe Namise and Percy Mabandu.