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A new annual list of the most on-the-rise artists in South Africa

To celebrate over 20 years of, we are launching a new annual list of the most on-the-rise artists across various media and subject matter shaping the future of contemporary art in South Africa.

What is Watch List?

We hope to feature emerging young visual artists, artists who've gained momentum in the past year, and artists who have persevered for years and are reaching a crucial new stage in their career.

We will be offering 10 shortlisted artists, who aren't already featured on, a dedicated page featuring a selection of their artworks, their biography and contact information for the duration of one year.

How to enter

Selected applicants should be full-time professional artists from the realm of visual art. They should exhibit regularly, and/or have studied at a reputable art school and university.

Artists need to submit their artist CV, three examples of their work and a short motivation on why they should be selected.

TO APPLY, EMAIL: (with 2023 Watch List as the subject heading).

Additional information

Entries close on 31 July 2022 - extended to 8 August 2022.

Applications are assessed by the Selection Panel.

Once we have received all the entries, we will select 10 artists for our final list to be launched in August/September 2022.

For more information, please contact us at 082 267 9324 or email

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