Candice Kramer wins Lizamore Mentorship Priza at the Thami Mnyele Art Awards

Candice Kramer has been announced as the winner of the Lizamore Mentorship Prize at the 31st Thami Mnyele Art Award. Kramer was selected out of the top six winners of this prestigious award with her triptych, Reflection.

Through the Lizamore Mentorship Prize, the gallery facilitates a mentorship between the winner of the prize and an established artist. This mentorship results in a solo exhibition with the gallery at the end of the year-long programme.

The previous winner of the Lizamore Mentorship Prize at the Thami Mnyele Art Award, Manyatsa Monyamane is currently being mentored by Senzeni Marasela. Monyamane will have her exhibition with the gallery in February 2019.

 Images courtesy of City of Ekurhuleni.

Images courtesy of City of Ekurhuleni.

The Business Behind and Art Career seminar

Art Source South Africa and Lizamore & Associates are hosting The Business Behind an Art Career seminar. Modules presented will inform artists about how to effectively develop and manage their careers.

Talent, dedication, technical skill and hard work are necessary to create an artwork as well as information about the industry. However, a clear plan and an understanding of the business aspect of the art sector is needed to develop a career! This understanding is what this practical seminar programme offers.

Manyatsa Monyamane scoops up the Lizamore & Associates Mentorship prize the 30th Thami Mnyele Art Award

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At 30th instalment of the inaugural Thami Mnyele Art Award on 23 September 2017, ManyatsaMonyamane(b.1989) was awarded the Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Prize. She was also awarded The Multi and New Media / Photography Merit Award for the work titled “Vusi Mkhube”.

The Lizamore Mentorship Prize entails a year-long mentorship from the Lizamore & Associates gallery and an established artist (to be selected) as well as a solo exhibition in 2018 at the gallery in Johannesburg.

Monyamane  graduated with a BTech (Photography) from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. Monyamane has participated in several group exhibitions, including Fresh Produce at Turbine Art Fair 2017. She was also awarded the Third Merit Award at the 2017 AbsaL’Atelier earlier this year.

The Thami Mnyele art exhibition may be viewed by the public free of charge at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre in Kempton Park from September 24 until October 15, daily including weekends from 8:00 to 16:00.

Robert A. Hamblin’s InterseXion to tour nationally

The complexities of sex work laid bare in InterseXion by Robert A. Hamblin

Whatever views individuals may hold about sex work, whatever the statutes may say about the legality of sex work, we cannot deny the humanity and inalienable rights of people who engage in sex work.”  Cyril Ramaphosa, 2016

Robert A. Hamblin presents InterseXion, a solo touring exhibition. This body of work is scheduled to tour nationally during 2017 and 2018.

InterseXion is centred within Hamblin’s photographic images, voice and video installations pertaining to sex work in South Africa, in particular, work with transgender women (male to female) who sell sex. Through this thought-provoking exhibition, Hamblin joins an active and ongoing debate around the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa and the social-political issues surrounding individuals in the industry, wherein transgender women are described as the most vulnerable populations.

To survive living on the streets of Cape Town you just need to give them that theatre moment…. It’s about the look. It’s all within the look. A transwoman who looks like me, with drowsy eyes, like any other beautiful woman…. it becomes financially viable.” – Leigh Davids (Sex Worker and Activist),2017

Academics, feminists, activists and politicians alike are involved in a struggle to decriminalise sex work in South Africa. According to the sex work movement in South Africa, the criminalisation of sex work means that as many as 182,000 people who make a living selling sexual services remain vulnerable to abuse and have no recourse if they experience violence.

InterseXion seeks to encourage viewers to engage with the complexities of transgender sex work, poverty and social injustices. Hamblin engages with this complex subject from multiple perspectives by working with transgender women in urban and rural areas. Simultaneously, he pertinently juxtaposes himself, a privileged male trans person (female to male), to his subjects, conceptually and physically. Through this, the artworks act as a lens to engage with issues of both poverty and sex work in society and the classes who view this issue from afar.

InterseXion will debut at Lizamore & Associates Gallery, Johannesburg in June 2017 and travel to the Freestate and Cape provinces from there (venues and dates to be confirmed).


22 & 23 April 2017

Lizamore & Associates gallery - 155 Jan Smuts Avenue

Titled “Show me the Money”, this seminar focusses on critical financial aspects of the Visual Art Sector. 

Art Source South Africa and Lizamore & Associates are hosting a seminar on Professional Practice and the Business of Arts, for artists looking to effectively navigate their professional careers. Those who have attended past seminars will benefit from this new content, as well as those artists who are looking to understand how the financial side of a professional art career works. 

While talent, dedication, technical expertise and hard work are necessary to create an artwork; information, a clear plan and an understanding of the business of art develops a career! This is what this seminar programme offers. Building on eight years of presenting to artists, gallerists, lecturers and other visual arts professionals, the seminar series has been a popular event on the arts calendar and was nominated for a 2014 Business and Arts Awards.  These seminars are focused on key aspects of financial sustainability, career development, business strategy and industry knowledge that are necessary to navigate through the art world with success. 

Says a past delegate:  “Wow - was left so inspired by your seminar! I have so much to work for and look forward to. You all shared so much passion for the art world that I really do want to be part of it on a much bigger scale and you made me feel that it really is possible”. 

FEES: R 1300-00|  Includes: Two day seminar, full course pack, refreshments.

For bookings contact: Les Cohn - 082 395 7417 |