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Following the inaugural Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) National Portrait Award ceremony, which honoured KwaZulu-Natal artist Heather Gourlay-Conyngham as the prizewinner for her nude portrait entitled A Young Man, the top 40 selected artworks will start touring South Africa next month. The national exhibition can be seen at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery from 24 October to 13 November, and at Stephan Welz & Co at the Alphen Estate in Constantia, Cape Town, from 26 November to 10 January 2014. It will then be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts during April 2014.

The award, which aims to celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa, was announced at a gala event at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville on 27 August.

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