Nolan Oswald Dennis Awarded the FNB Art Prize


The annual FNB JoburgArtFair will return to Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre from 9 – 11 September 2016.

Over the years, the FNB Art Prize has not only celebrated the work of shining South African artists, but has also been awarded to ground breaking artists from around the African continent. This has allowed both the Fair and the FNB Art Prize to enhance a creative dialogue within the growing contemporary African art markets. This year the coveted art prize goes to Nolan Oswald Dennis.

As a winner of the FNB Art Prize, Dennis joins a prestigious list of winners since the launch of the FNB Art Prize in 2011. The prestigious FNB Art Prize has since become one of the coveted visual art prizes on the African continent. The winning artist receives a cash prize as well as an opportunity to showcase their work in a dedicated space at the FNB JoburgArtFair.

All galleries participating in the FNB JoburgArtFair are given the opportunity to nominate one of their artists for consideration by our jury. This year, the jury consisted of Zimbabwean curator and director of the Zimbabwean National Gallery in Harare, Raphael Chikukwa, FNB JoburgArtFair curator, Lucy MacGarry and Angolan architect and curator, Paula Nascimento.

For information about the FNB JoburgArtFair, please visit: www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za

Image: Nolan Oswald Dennis (represented by Goodman Gallery). Photograph by Anthea Pokroy