Freedom in Art

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Freedom in Art 2017-10-12T08:51:40+00:00


We are calling upon all aspiring artists, to help support the organisations which have dedicated their lives to helping those trapped in the world of Human Trafficking, and in turn, we are aiding in bringing freedom to all artists who wish to showcase their talent and who might not have had the opportunity to be discovered.

This competition offers 2 options for entry:

(a) Online – Entry form to accompany an image of your artwork and all details (as per entry form) This art will be available for viewing, voting and bidding on our Online Gallery. Should the artwork be voted within the top 45 winner positions, art will be required to be couriered to the organizer in order to be included in the Winning Exhibition (PRIZES point B)

Exciting Update! We’re able to welcome Conceptual / Fine Art Photography! Limited to 50 images for ONLINE only, maximum of 3 images per participant. Email us now to reserve your space!
Online submissions to be done via email (nicky@nesemglobal.com)

(b) Live – Artwork to be delivered / couriered to the organizers. This art will be available for viewing, voting & bidding on our Online Gallery. It will also be on display at the Freedom In Art Exhibition & Event on 18 November 2017 at the iconic Cape Town City Hall.

What is the theme?

You guessed it, FREEDOM!

All artworks need to depict freedom, whatever that might mean to the artist.

Who can enter?

EVERYONE! We have two age categories, 12-17 years old & 18years plus

Paintings in all mediums are welcome (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal etc.)

Artworks submitted need to be ready for hanging on a wall.

Sizes are limited to no larger than:

Students 12-17yrs –  A2

Adults  18yrs +  – 1.5m X 1.5m   

Who will judge?

EVERYONE!  Winners will be chosen based on public voting, we will have artwork available on our online gallery during 13 – 18 November 2017

There will be a silent auction taking place,  giving all artists a fair chance of selling your art.

Since this is a National Anti Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign, not all artists and supporters will be able to attend the exhibition, we will therefore have the art available for voting and bidding on our Freedom In Art Online Gallery, the only catch, one point will be given per online vote, and two points will be given per exhibition vote.

The exhibition and gala event details are below.

What can you win?

(a) ) Prizes include Cash, exhibition opportunities, as well as vouchers for art materials of your choice and awesome retreats

(b) The top 15 adult pieces and the top 20 youth pieces will be displayed at the winners’ exhibition at the Ruth Prowse School Of Art in January 2018

(c ) The first prize winner will also be invited to participate in an all expenses paid International exhibition organised by SAWAA and ANSA.

How does one enter?

Submissions will be open from 23rd October – 06 November 2017

  • Download our entry form for submission details

What are the costs involved?

  • R50 per student artwork (maximum of 3 pieces per artist)
  • R100 per adult artwork (maximum of 3 pieces per artist)
  • Submission and Collection of pieces are at the artists own expense
  • 30% of all artwork sold will be donated to the Cause

EFT & Bank deposits:

Name: NESEM Global ( Pty ) Ltd. 

Bank: First National Bank 

Number: 62655992355

Branch Code: 250655

Reference: Artists full name plus first 6 digits of your ID


We at NESEM Global are excited to announce the details of the upcoming Freedom In Art Exhibition & Gala Event.

Hosted at the Iconic Cape Town City Hall, the venue where Nelson Mandela stood and made his first speech after his release, we too will stand in the fight for Freedom. Come and meet representatives of the incredible Organizations which we work with and which will benefit from this charity event. Hear stories of trafficked survivors, and get to know what we are doing and why.

In an industry which is so closed, we understand the challenge which artists face, this is why we ask that you, the people, come together to cast your vote, use your voice to give the artists a voice.

Join us for a night of celebrating Art, Freedom, and the FREEDOM IN ART.

In South Africa’s very own “Idols” for Artists, we encourage all art enthusiasts to join us and be a part of “Breaking Chains” and bringing freedom into the art industry!
In light of a very dark world of human trafficking, artists from across the country, are standing together, and will be exhibiting their competition pieces which are themed around “Freedom”

We ask you to join us for this prestigious charity event, where YOU get the opportunity to be the judge.
There will be a silent auction taking place, so don’t forget your purse!

We will have a VIP viewing from 5-6 PM for those who wish to have a more Exclusive Experience, check out our ticket options for details. Please note that no children will be allowed in during this time.

As we have students entering the competition, this is a Family Friendly Event, HOWEVER, we do ask that parents respect the art by not bringing little ones which could knock over anything 🙂
Life is all about experiences, Freedom is all about Great Experiences. Here we are offering an evening of Live Music, Wine and Canapes… This is one of those experiences that you don’t want to miss!!

Entry form

Download the entry form

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