Blessing Ngobeni | DALRO

We have partnered with The Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize (BNAP) to establish The DALRO Visual Arts Merit Award. This Merit Award is a unique opportunity for young South African artists to accelerate their careers and make their mark in the art world.

DALRO Visual Arts Merit Award is a unique opportunity for emerging artists

The DALRO Visual Arts Merit Award is a comprehensive residency programme that supports and celebrates emerging talent.


The winner of this award will receive:

  • A working studio at Ellis House in Johannesburg for nine months (from 1 June 2024 to 31 March 2025).

  • A stipend for materials and framing.

  • A living allowance.

  • A solo exhibition at the prestigious DALRO Gallery in Johannesburg in March 2025.

  • Access to a rich programme of crit-sessions, workshops, and exhibitions, in collaboration with the Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize Residency.

  • Mentorship from industry experts on various aspects of the art business, such as registration, finance, market, and gallery relations.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young artist to grow as a creator of artist work, create a body of work, and share their vision with the world.


Motions and Motives is a Group Art Exhibition celebrating the collaboration between DALRO and the BNAP Foundation

DALRO, a collective management organisation, and BNAP Foundation, a non-profit organisation supporting emerging artists, have joined forces to create a prestigious collaboration that aims to empower and protect the visual arts community in South Africa.

To mark this occasion, a group exhibition titled Motions and Motives will be held at the DALRO offices in Johannesburg, featuring artworks by established and mid-career visual artists based in South Africa. The exhibition will run from 9 March 2024 to 9 April 2024, with a public walkabout on 16 March 2024.

The Motions and Motives exhibition is a milestone in the collaboration between DALRO and the BNAP Foundation, and a sign of DALRO’s commitment to strengthening its ties with the visual arts community and protecting their works.


Shop The Group Exhibition

Support these local artists

Witness the fruits of this collaboration and support the visual arts in South Africa by browsing and purchasing the exhibition artwork, showcased below: