The Atrium Berea, previously known as Overport City, recently partnered with Centre for Fine Art, Animation and Design (CFAD), to host an art competition with the aim of finding local talent and cultivating it.
The initiative offered a platform for those interested in showcasing their artistic skills in the hope of winning a three year bursary valued at R135, 000 towards a National Diploma in Integrated Fine Art, Animation and Graphic Design to study at CFAD, which is headed by Dr Nanda Sooben.
Raveshin Veerasamy, marketing manager of The Atrium Berea, said, “We are aware of our social responsibilities towards our communities and have identified this project to allow us to give back.”
The competition called on youth to tap into their creative side to conceptualise a Christmas themed piece of artwork communicating the importance of going green. This could be done using a medium of their choice ie through the use of household recyclable items, a pencil to sketch or paintbrush to paint.
“We received amazing pieces of work from scholars throughout Durban and were extremely impressed with the innovation and creativity presented,”added Veerasamy.
Fifteen-year-old Shivan Delomoney was the lucky winner of the competition. The grade 11 Durban High School pupil demonstrated high levels of talent through the use of digital graphics and submitted a piece which read, “The North Pole is not what it used to be Rudolph…If we don’t love the world around us, there won’t be a world to love.”
For more information about future competitions, contact Raveshin Veerasamy on 031-207-7744 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org