Michaelis staff member Stephane Conradie has won the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award for 2023

08 Dec 2023
Stephane Std bank award
08 Dec 2023

Stephane Conradie, senior lecturer in the Printmaking section at Michaelis has won the Standard Bank Young Artist award for 2023 in the Visual Arts category. Now in its 39th year, the Standard Bank Young Artist awards are the country's leading arts honour conferred by the National Arts Festival and Standard Bank on deserving South African artists.

This year the awards go to Lorin Sookool (Dance), Darren English (Jazz), Zoe Modiga (Music), Angel Ho (Performance Art), Kgomotso ‘MoMo’ Matsunyane (Theatre), and Stephané Conradie (Visual Art), These artists join a prestigious pantheon of award-winning artists who’ve gone on to shape South Africa’s creative economy and art history.

They receive a cash incentive, as well as a commission to premier new works on the Main Programme of the 50th National Arts Festival, taking place in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) from 20 June to 30 June 2024. The 2023 Standard Bank Young Artist (SBYA) Award winners have been announced: they collectively represent a celebration of talent, creativity, accomplishment, and human ingenuity.

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Std Bank Award winners