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The Point of Order (TPO) is an on-going project implemented by the Division of Visual Arts (DIVA) that functions as an experimental project space managed under the auspices of the exhibitions programme of the Division at the Wits School of Arts (WSOA).
Located beyond the boom, just outside the University grounds, TPO allows for the engagement of works/projects being made at DIVA in a publically accessible exhibition space. The programme covers student or staff led initiatives, and hosts residents, exhibitions, events and project exchanges with local and international individuals and institutions, with a focus on emerging artists from the postgraduate Fine Arts programme as well as upcoming undergraduate students within the DIVA.
Over the past ((….)) years, the annual Martienssen Prize was awarded to honour artistic excellence produced by senior Wits Fine Art students. The award saw an accelerated shift in its structure in recent years, taking place at various locations, including Museum Africa in Newtown and the Wits Art Museum in Braamfontein. Since its return to Braamfontein in 2011, the Wits Young Artist Award has positioned itself as an important contributor to the area’s growing cultural hub. Our position is that which also challenges the notion of “artistic excellence”, especially from within a cultural hub that has attracted artists, commercial art galleries, and various other cultural institutions.
Congratulations to the finalists:
Kira De Carvalho
Previous winners include Jane Alexander (1982), Alan Alborough (1986), Gabrielle Goliath (2007), and Lester Adams & Reshma Chhiba (Joint winners, 2003).
A very special thank you to our selection panel - Kabelo Malatsie (independent curator), Refiloe Namise (artist) and Percy Mabandu (art writer).
The exhibition runs until 7 August 2018.
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