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Sophy Gray Visual Arts Prize 2023

What a wonderful event this was. So many talented artists to look out for in the future.


Class of 2023

Thank you to the passionate Art Teacher, Husain Essop for this lovely write-up about the Sophy Gray Visual Art Awards:

Over the past three years, my journey with my Grade 12 art class has been nothing short of inspiring. These young men began their artistic endeavours alongside me in grade 10, and together, we have embarked on an incredible creative odyssey. Witnessing their growth has been a privilege I hold dear as a teacher.

As we navigated the world of art, each student delved deep into their chosen mediums, and in the process, they unravelled the unique narratives that define them. It's remarkable to see how these boys have evolved not only as artists but as young men, full of determination and passion for their craft.

The body of work they've produced in their senior year is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and unwavering dedication they've poured into the subject. Their artworks are a reflection of their personal growth, and I couldn't be prouder of the creative and resilient individuals they've become.

On this note, we acknowledge excellence through the Sophie Gray Prize, a prize awarded to the best matric final art practical.

This year our winners were, Kayan Jaga (1st place), Dane Rogers (2nd place) and Timothy Walsh (3rd place).

Commendation certificates were awarded to Craig Harrod, Richard Mason and Gavin Dingley.

Thank you Husain for your hard work and heart for your learners that brings out such talent.  Thank you too, Peter Hyslop for handing out the prizes on behalf of the ODU.



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