Boitumelo’s Awards and Accolades


The project has participated in international collaborations concerning issues of environmental pollution (Naxos 2003), South Africa’s path to democracy (‘Journey to Peace’ 2004), the harsh realities of suburban life, identity, xenophobia (‘how we Bleed’ 2008), roots of violence (‘FairPlay’ 2010), poverty alleviation and eco-environmental awareness (Site_Specific Land Art Biennale 2011 and 2013).

Boitumelo has successfully participated in numerous arts competitions and exhibitions, including the Brett Kebble Art Awards Competition 2003/2004, the Johannesburg City Art Competition, 2004, a Women’s Day 2005 exhibition on ‘Ansisters’ at Constitution Hill, the Waste Art Exhibition 2006, an ‘Urban forest and the wolf’ exhibition at the University of Johannesburg in 2007, Memory of Water at the University of Johannesburg 2007, and the Visual Learning International Conference in 2008, where Boitumelo’s quilt concerning ‘Trees and our stories’ was exhibited.

The Joburg Artbank commissioned an artwork on the city of Johannesburg and this was on exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2008. ‘Mama Jozi’ Artwork including a poem won third prize for Gauteng and was sold to The Department of Arts and Culture, 2009.

‘Fair/Unfair’ was exhibited at Alliance Francaise, 2009; ‘FairPlay’ exhibition including the white shirts ‘violence of language of violence’ was shown at Constitution Hill, 2010.

Boitumelo Projects won the first Skaftien Prize for ‘Veiled Hope’ in 2011 and was invited to be part of the training and exhibition team for Site Specific International Land Art Event, May 2011. They have successfully participated in the Site_Specifc 2013 Land Art Biennale with performances, ‘die strandloper’ and ‘Vir Krotoa’ and facilitating the building of the mermaid called ‘Nellie’s Mermaid’ crafted from black wattle trees and the bark and braided linen flax for her hair.

Artworks are included in private and corporate collections in Canada, Britain and Germany.

In 2016, Boitumelo facilitated the South African educational component of the Global Nomadic Art Project, Stories of Rain: a land art collaboration involving 19 local artists from Hillbrow, 33 artists from Gauteng, 11 artists from Northern Cape, 21 artists from Western Cape, 11 international artists from Ghana, Korea, Sweden, Iran, Hungary and Namibia, 588 school children and local artist participants and 17 site visits across the country.

2016 Participation in the Karoo Geo Glyph project creating the Riverine Thinking Path in Loxton.

2016 The Green Mountain Festival

Gladys Jackson, Mary Mawela, Erica Lüttich, Naledzani Matshinge

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