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Collection: Portrait Awards 2023

Portrait Awards 2023

06 February - 25 February 2024

Inspired by the long-standing, UK-based annual international portrait competition, the BP Portrait Award, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville, Cape Town launched the Portrait Award in 2013 – with initial generous sponsorship from Sanlam Private Wealth.

The competition has grown exponentially over the years from a singular prized competition with an overall prize of  R 100 000, to a first prize of R 150 000 and an added second and third prize of R 30 000 and R 20 000 respectively. In 2021 the prize money was sponsored by the Rupert Art Foundation. With the launch of a digital entry system for the 2019 competition, it has elevated the standard of South African portraiture for years to come.

The competition is based on anonymous judging: all the works entered are unsigned, thereby levelling the playing field and ensuring that the three judges select the top 100 portraits purely on technicality, narrative and emotional appeal. Each year, a panel of three judges, consisting of one international and two local judges, select what they deem the best 100 portraits from the entries received. From these, the Top 40, Top 5, Top 3 and winning portrait are selected.

KZNSA is proud to be the KZN partner exhibiting the top 40 works of the Portrait Award since 2013. Collectable catalogues are available at the gallery desk for R300.
This exhibition is curated by: Angela Shaw, Page Hadebe, Sazi Dube & John Sempe.

40 products
  • New Beginnings
    New Beginnings
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    Kirsty Wolffs
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    R 7,000.00
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  • Portrait of Fatima February at The Iziko National Gallery
    Portrait of Fatima February at The Iziko National Gallery
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    Jacques Viljoen
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    R 35,000.00
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  • She Left when living became unbearable
    She Left when living became unbearable
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    Sue Vermaas
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    R 4,500.00
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  • The Recipient
    The Recipient
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    Annelie Venter
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    R 30,000.00
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  • The Donor
    The Donor
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    Annelie Venter
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    R 25,000.00
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  • Emotional Journey
    Emotional Journey
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    Charl Van Der Merwe
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    R 58,500.00
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  • Ouma Nollie
    Ouma Nollie
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    Janet Traut
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    R 30,000.00
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  • Afwagtend / Awaiting
    Afwagtend / Awaiting
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    Marie Stander
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    R 75,000.00
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  • The prince and princess of Prince Street (Johan & Bongi)
    The prince and princess of Prince Street (Johan & Bongi)
    Vendor
    Andre Serfontein
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    R 75,000.00
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  • Keli
    Keli
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    Xenia Roos
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    R 29,000.00
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  • Youthful hope and dreams
    Youthful hope and dreams
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    Anne Reardon
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  • Kewpie
    Kewpie
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    Willem Pretorius
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    R 58,900.00
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  • Art is my cup of coffee. Music, my glass of wine
    Art is my cup of coffee. Music, my glass of wine
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    Tiffany Onderstall
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    R 18,000.00
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  • Ann
    Ann
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    Leanne Olivier
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    R 50,000.00
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  • QUIETUDE
    QUIETUDE
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    Isobel O'Connor
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    R 45,000.00
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  • El Gringo III
    El Gringo III
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    Nokutenda E Muteweri
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    R 31,000.00
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  • Nozazi
    Nozazi
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    Themba Mkhangeli
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    R 60,800.00
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  • Ma (2023)
    Ma (2023)
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    Mariette Maarschalk
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  • Yellow
    Yellow
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    Justin Lucas
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    R 8,000.00
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  • Onherroeplik / Irrevocably
    Onherroeplik / Irrevocably
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    Juria Le Roux
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    R 30,000.00
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  • My Mother II
    My Mother II
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    Alexander Knox
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  • Monk of Fordsburg
    Monk of Fordsburg
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    Ada-Ruth Kellow
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  • Tshepo's Journey
    Tshepo's Journey
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    Ronel Kellerman
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    R 15,600.00
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    R 15,600.00
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  • My Task Master
    My Task Master
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    Lena Hugo
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    R 30,000.00
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    R 30,000.00
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  • Mood
    Mood
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    Siyabonga Gumede
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    R 47,000.00
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  • Shamus.
    Shamus.
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    Natasha Griffiths
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    R 12,000.00
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  • Pat by Pat
    Pat by Pat
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    Patricia Fenn
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    R 15,000.00
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    R 15,000.00
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  • Josie
    Josie
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    Lara Feldman
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    R 12,000.00
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  • Blue
    Blue
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    Talitha Els
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    R 14,900.00
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  • Sannie
    Sannie
    Vendor
    Francois Du Toit
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    R 24,500.00
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    R 24,500.00
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  • A quiet intensity
    A quiet intensity
    Vendor
    Christelle Du Plessis
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    R 15,000.00
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  • Vivian in sy studio
    Vivian in sy studio
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    Coetsee-Carstens, Ydi
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    R 15,500.00
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  • Coming out in the sunshine
    Coming out in the sunshine
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    Richar Bollers
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    R 65,000.00
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  • Plastic
    Plastic
    Vendor
    Matthew Blackburn
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    R 35,000.00
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    R 35,000.00
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  • In touch with Boas
    In touch with Boas
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    Kayla Beukes
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    R 15,000.00
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