Khanyisa Dada chosen as a finalist in the SA Taxi Foundation Art Awards. Artists were tasked with creating a work of art around the theme of ‘destination’ and then interpreting that work as a decal to be carried on minibus taxis.
The winner of the competition, Tshepo Mosopa, receives a cash prize of R50 000. Each of the five finalists, Alison Riordan, Bev Butkow, Hiten Mohanlal Bawa, Khanyisa Dada, and Ross Passmoor receive a cash prize of R10 000. In addition to their artwork being displayed at the Lizamore & Associates Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg, during the month of April, each artist’s winning design will also be displayed on 10 minibus taxis in different areas of the country for a period of six months.
Khanyisa Dada, a Johannesburg raised and Cape Town based art student in her third year of visual art at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Art, focuses on sculpture but is also a skilled painter and digital illustrator.