Fine and Applied Arts student, Viola Greyling, has received a prestigious scholarship from the South African Reserve Bank.
The SARB has an extensive art collection that includes works in many different media produced from the early twentieth century to the present day.
In view of its commitment to support and grow a new generation of South African artists, it offers an annual art scholarship to a final year Fine Art student at a university or university of technology in the Gauteng Province.
Greyling is this year’s worthy recipient.
She will participate in a mentorship programme and will be expected to donate one artwork from her graduate show to the SARB for inclusion in its art collection.
To qualify for the scholarship, Viola had to submit a range of her artworks (drawings, paintings and ceramics) to SARB, among other things. She has eventually decided to donate a vase, similar in style to vases she created last year (see photo), but with a new twist.
Greyling says she still remembers the morning when she received the good news. “I was absolutely stunned and overjoyed. To win the scholarship is a massive achievement and compliment to me and the TUT. Words cannot express how grateful I am. I will give this year 110%,” she adds.