If you thought oil paint on canvass is a thing of the past, think again!

Entries are currently open for the second Sanlam Portrait Awards to showcase and celebrate the best original portrait artwork in South Africa.

This initiative is sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, in partnership with Rust en Vrede Art Gallery.

The award offers a substantial monetary prize of R100 000. The closing date for entries is 23 July 2015.

To tell us more about this initiative, we spoke to Stefan Hundt, Head of the art advisory service at Sanlam Private Wealth:

I hope that people will think about it hard, conceive and conceptualise what a portrait means and how it is to be presented and perhaps we will see something very different coming out of this competition

Stefan Hundt

For more information on the competition, entry forms and competition rules, visit www.sanlamportraitaward.co.za or www.rust-en-vrede.com

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham show:


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