National Eisteddfod of SA – Western Gauteng Region

We are No.1 for Painting in the Gauteng West Region.

WE WON GOLD! Well done to Gys Joubert for winning the Visual Arts Painting Gr 3 item. However, Gys didn’t walk away with only one prize but two! He also won the Visual Arts Category in the Western Gauteng Region of The National Eisteddfod across all ages. This is a remarkable accomplishment.

Gys was awarded these awards for a painting he did on movement, depicting falcons in motion at Lillian Gray Fine Art School.

We are so proud of you Gys.

Gys Joubert National Eisteddfod artwork

Acrylic on paper 420 x 594 mm by Gys Joubert 2017

The annual National Eisteddfod of South Africa® is presented in various regions during August – October.  Regional National Eisteddfod events consist of adjudicated sessions where any performers can participate in the following categories:

  • Speech and drama
  • Dance
  • Classical and crossover music (vocal and instrumental)
  • Contemporary music (vocal and instrumental)
  • Fine Art
  • Learners with different abilities

National Eisteddfod events are aimed at developing young performers through the adjudication and a mentoring process that involve both teacher and parent. This experience allows teachers and parents the opportunity to guide participants to deal with success and failure within a safe and child-centred environment.

Regional eisteddfod events are presented within rural and urban communities in various provinces in South Africa and even across our borders.  Participants that receive diploma awards for their performances in the regional National Eisteddfod events, qualify to be invited to compete in the annual Young Performer Awards Competition that is proudly presented annually by the National Eisteddfod Academy.

For more information on how to participate in the annual National Eisteddfod events click here.

Gys Joubert showing off his Gold Medal Award at the Eisteddfod Showcase

Gys is trained by Fine Artist Lillian Gray

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