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Art updates you won’t want to miss

Among our top news stories of 2021 so far, you can learn about contemporary LGBTQ+ artists embracing diversity and celebrating queerness through their art. Alternatively, you can stay up to date with international showcases with reports such as our exhibitions to kick-off a new decade.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Introducing Jamie Ford, our newly-appointed Managing Director of Asia Pacific.

Rise Art Prize Winner, Lebohang Kganye, Takes Contemporary African Art by Storm

Earlier this year Rise Art held a global competition to uncover exciting contemporary artists working around the world. The winner of the Global Artist of the Year title, South African artist Lebohang Kganye, moved the judges with her theatrical photography. Lebohang’s work, which incorporates sculpture and performance, explores the artist’s family history - and by extension, the history of South Africa.

Make a Piece of Rise Art Yours

We're launching our second crowdfunding campaign and you can get in on the action.

Meet the King of Street Murals

We get the lowdown on sought after street artist Marc Craig on his murals for the Rise Art Prize and the Andaz Hotel, as well as the new aesthetic direction he's taking in his prints.

9 Acclaimed Artists on the Rise Art Prize Global Panel

Introducing 9 acclaimed artists who are on the final judging panel for the Rise Art Prize 2018. Who will they name the Global Artist of the Year? We'll find out on the evening of Thursday 8th February.

Our Top 3 Highlights of 2017

It's our 6th year as a company, and boy has it been an exciting one. We pick out 3 highlights from 2017 that we're proud of.

12 Artworks on the Rise Art Team's Wishlist

The Rise Art team members choose artworks by our Rise Art Prize finalists that they'd love to find in their Christmas stockings.

Pioneering Contemporary African Art with Touria El Glaoui

Q&A with Touria EL Glaoui, Founding Director of 1.54 Contemporary African Art Fair and Rise Art Prize judge for Africa & the Middle East. Plus 5 standout female South African artists who have entered the competition.

Five Questions with Neo Maditla

Q&A with Rise Art Prize judge, Neo Maditla. Neo is Editor in Chief of, the leading design and creativity platform in South Africa. She is a seasoned writer with experience in print, TV and online.

Five Questions with Marine Tanguy

Introducing Marine Tanguy, one of our exciting Rise Art Prize judges for Europe. Marine runs her own artist agency called MTArt, which promotes influential artists working across the globe.