The winners of the Spier Contemporary 2010 Competition were announced at the launch of the art biennale at its City Hall venue on 13 March 2010 in Cape Town. The prizes awarded consist of a combination of five cash prizes, worth R500 000 in total, selected by the judging team and seven international artist-in-residency prizes made by the individual residency programmes. In addition, a ‘People’s Choice’ Award (based on votes by those visiting the Exhibition) will be given at the end of the Cape Town leg of the Exhibition. The cash prize winners are (in no particular order): Araminta de Clermont – (photography) Dave Robertson – (photography) Jessica Gregory & Zen Marie – (video installation) Christopher Swift - (mixed media) Hasan and Husain Essop – (photography) The Artist-in-Residency Awards were awarded as follows: Gyeonggi Creation Center - South Korea (two awards provided)- Lindi Arbi and Mohau Modisakeng The Instituto Sacatar and the Sacatar Foundation on the Island of Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil (two awards provided) - Sicelo Ziqubu and Jacki McInnes 18th Street Arts Centre in Los Angeles, California, USA - Mlu Zondi Thamdigi Foundation Prize in Arnhem, Netherlands (two awards provided) - Angela De Jesus and Johann van der Schijff
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