Annual FNB Art Prize Winner — Lady Skollie

Everard Read is proud to to announce that Lady Skollie is the 10th FNB Art Prize recipient, joining a prestigious list of winners since the launch of the prize in 2011. The FNB Art Prize has since become one of the coveted visual art prizes on the African continent. In addition to a page on the online fair (taking place 6-18 November on www.artjoburg.com) and cash prize, Lady Skollie will be awarded an international residency to be booked in 2021-2022.

Lady Skollie (born Laura Windvogel) remarks on her win, “as someone who never fit in, someone who dropped out of art school, someone who only got South African representation at the age of 31, winning a local art prize makes me feel like my existence in it is validated.” Filled with bold colour, god-like figures and suggestive fruits, Lady Skollie’s work revolves around themes of gender, sex and the politics of lust, as well as her musings on identity.

“We are proud to announce Lady Skollie as the 10th FNB Art Prize winner. Her rendition of art has challenged societies norms to evolve; and be present through the many social challenges that we face. Art is an evolving medium and through the years the FNB Art Joburg platform has ensured that we continue to support and recognise talent across all art mediums. Congratulations Lady Skollie,” says Bonga Sebesho, Head of FNB Sponsorships.

Lady Skollie is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated with a degree in History of Art and Dutch Literature from the University of Cape Town in 2009 and will hold her second solo exhibition, BOUND, at Everard Read Cape Town from 11 November. - 16 December 2020.

The exhibition directly references various writings by and about women in captivity, women in isolation, woman in shackles, chains, manacles and collars; she wonders about cages, revenge, tunnels with light at the end but more times absolute darkness and a life spent expecting to be released from evil.

For this year's online edition of Art Joburg, Everard Read presents a group exhibition entitled PINK. This presentation will be on show at Everard Read Johannesburg from the 6 - 18 November 2020.

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