Five University of Pretoria‘s most promising art students were short-listed for the prestigious Absa L’Atelier Art competition awards.

The eventual winner was Maral Bolouri from Kenya, with an installation titled Mothers and Others, while Tshwane University of Technology‘s Banele Khoza won the coveted title, the Gerard Sekoto award for his fine art work.

Khoza will spend three months at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as part of the prize.

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UP students Oliver Mayhew (fine arts), Wilma Nell (fine arts), Allen Laing (fine arts), Shaun Francis (information design) and MA (fine arts) candidate, Shenaz Mahomed (fine arts) and MA candidate, were among the finalists.

The awards are meant to celebrate art and design students whose artworks stand out and who have been able to show their talents. Read more