Calling all aspirant curators … entries to the Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards are open!
The Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards programme was launched in 2017 to provide a platform for one talented curator to plan and stage an exhibition at a prominent venue in Johannesburg.
The award was initiated and is sponsored by the Fulcrum Group, a company that specialises in lending, investment and management services in the insurance industry, in collaboration with The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).
Last year’s winner, Layla Leiman, held a highly successful show entitled Work:Play. Her exhibition showcased six up-and-coming South African artists and helped to establish Leiman as a proficient curator in her own right.
The award was created to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late Suzanne Shaw, a devotee to the visual arts who had a special interest in the field of curatorship. Suzanne, who was a member of the Fulcrum team, died tragically just before her first exhibition as a curator.
It is our vision that this award contributes to the growth of South African arts and artists, and while doing so, serves to honour the life and passions of Suzanne Shaw.
The winner of the award will be announced in December 2017.