17 Oct 2012

The StART Foundation’s Visual Arts Competition Finalists Announced

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The StART Foundation’s Visual Arts Competition of 2012 has been adjudicated.

In our aim to seek out new & original talent, we were excited by the response; receiving some 25 submissions from up & coming artists in Zambia.

From the entries, a jury of artists and critics selected 4 artists who show outstanding promise. These four finalists will receive an inspiring gift and a cash prize of K1,000,000 each from The stART Foundation.  They will also have the opportunity to submit new artworks to 37d Gallery for a New Talent Exhibition in 2013.

We would like to thank ALL the artists who submitted their artwork for the competition, and encourage them to continue with their creative output.

The 4 Selected Finalists of the Visual Arts Competition 2012:

Mulenga Mulenga

Mulenga  Mulenga was born in 1987; she is a freelance painter, sculptor, writer and photographer. Mulenga holds an Art & Design Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Commerce and Applied Arts. Her works can be easily be identified by the palette knifes technique and the use of raw colors. She is currently practicing at the Art Academy Without Walls studio in Lusaka.

Rabson Phiri

Rabson was born in 1982, his characteristic artworks spring from his background in bicycle repairing. He received his training from the late Friday Tembo, one Zambias most prominent sculptors, through an apprenticeship at his art studio Ulendo. Rabson worked with Friday Tembo as a right hand man from 1998 to 2004. He currently works at team leader at Ulendo Art Studio in Linda Compound Lusaka.

Tom Phiri

Tom Phiri was born in Lusaka in 1983, he learned to develop his skills at the Kabasa sculpture workshop initated by famous Zambian sculptor Flinto Chandia. In 2003 he joined artist Lutanda Mwamba as an apprentice and began to work in clay, wax, stone, metal chemistry and casting allow. This experience enabled him to gain confidence and inspiration. Tom has taken part in a number of workshops and exhibitions in Lusaka.

David Makala

David Makala was born in 1983, he is a part of Roots of expression studio in Lusaka where he is active as a freelance sculptor and painter.  He has participated in various exhibitions in and around Lusaka.