IThe KZNSA is a not-for-profit, member-based, public benefit organisation. Every year, members of the KZNSA submit art works in keeping with a particular theme.
The theme for 2013 is URBANITY.
‘Urbanity’ has a historic and a contemporary meaning. We typically choose a theme that has a ‘layering’ of meanings, this to encourage a broad interpretation of the theme. To become ‘urbane’ is to suggest the ‘cultured’ or ‘refined’. Urbanity also refers to cities and urban areas. Hence historically the meaning would suggest that civilisation as a kind of ‘elegance’ suggested a movement from the ‘rural’ to the ‘civilised’ or ‘city’. An idea worth challenging.
Typically the Gallery presents over 100 artworks reflecting a broad range of mediums and disciples. The sheer abundance of creativity and the extraordinary diversity of interpretations of the theme together with generous prize money in five categories attracts considerable attention and excitement within the visual arts community.
The Members' Exhibition offers generous prizes in memory of Joan Emmanuel, a long-standing member of the KZNSA and passionate supporter of the visual arts. There is a R 10 000 first prize, a R 5 000 second prize, and a R 2 500 third prize. There is also a R 1 500 prize for the most innovative interpretation of the theme and R 1 000 awarded as a merit prize.
For further information contact Emmeline Young at the KZNSA on 031 277 1705 or email@example.com.