The year 2018 sees the third of the popular annual Street Art competitions organised and sponsored by Proud Partners and hosted by the PJ Olivier Art Centre in Stellenbosch for its Grade 11 learners.

The competition is currently underway.  Once again the budding young artists did not disappoint. Ten semi-finalists were chosen and received R250 each for their efforts. Six finalists have been announced and this year more than one person was allowed to work on a single artwork. Should their artwork win, the prize money will be split between them.

Each finalist entry will receive R1000 cash and the artwork that gets the most votes will receive an additional R1000. Proud Partners will also award another R1000 for their favourite artwork. The overall winner will be announced at the Art Centre’s Spring Celebration on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Members of the public are again invited to vote for their favourite artwork on the Art Centre’s Instagram page. One lucky voter will walk away with R500 cash when his / her name is drawn at the ceremony. Voting ends 31 August.

The artworks will stay for 6 months, after when its fate will be decided by the municipality or business at which a particular artwork is displayed.

The artworks can be viewed at the following locations:
1) Chameleon on the bridge at Eerste River next to Paul Roos
2) Surrealistic Universe painting on the outside of the flower shop in Andringa Street behind Eikestad Mall
3) Spray-paint painting in parking area behind the City Hall in Andringa Street
4) Lollipops outside the museum in Drostdy Street
5) Russian wedding rings around the tree outside the Dorpstraat Gallery in Church Street
6) Icarus sculpture in tree in Blom Street at the PJ Olivier Art Centre.

Watch this space...

For more details, visit the Art Centre’s Instagram page: pjolivierartcentre

Here are the 6 finalists as chosen by our judges. Their winning concepts were executed as artworks all over Stellenbosch: 

In The Media
Kate Enslin
Lize Viljoen, Luke Swanepoel, Frauke Louw
Hannah Reynolds
Carla Krieg
Pule Dloti
Melissa Wainwright,  Brooklyn Norkie