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Kedi Art students perform well at Con Spirito


Kedi Art students took part in the Con Spirito art competition. 

The Kedi Art Studio, run by Owner Adriana Uzunoğlu entered several students and they did very well.

Con Spirito is a unique Cultural Society, Culture with Enthusiasm, which was established in 2003. We are passionate about culture and would like to give every child the opportunity to live out his / her talents

 We specialise in any form of culture and we aim to:

 • Promote culture


 • Create opportunities

 • Discover and develop talent

Various kinds of cultural competitions are presented annually to offer opportunities to those who are not always presented with such a prospect in his/her school. Any school/organisation may participate in Con Spirito and private entries are also accepted.

Kedi Art Atelier is a registered art school with Con Spirito. Kedi Art submitted 10 entries this year, of which 6 of my students took 7 winning places in the competition,” said Adriana.


The competition is open for school children country-wide and in Namibia and this first round’s standards are very high according to the Founder and Director, Mrs Lizelle van Staden.

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As it is the Organisation’s 20th year anniversary, the theme was “Celebrations” and the participants had a choice of graphite, paint, pastels, mixed media, wax crayons, collage, colour pencils, charcoal and photography. The children could enter one artwork in every category. The entries opened in January and closed on the 17th of February this year and the physical artworks were to be sent in by the 28th. Judging took place during the first week of March and the results were released on the 8th of March.

“I encouraged my kids to think further than the normal celebratory images of balloons, fireworks and streamers but to be daring and creative and boy, did they show up at this ‘party’!” said a delighted Adriana, “I am very grateful that they’ve done so well and VERY proud of every single one of them who entered and worked so meticulously on their projects.”


The results for Kedi Art’s entries are as follows:

Grade 4

1st Place: Liné Venter – Paint Category (Acrylic Paint) (Cash Prize: R500)

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Line Venter with her art that achieved 1st place

2nd Place: Liné Venter – Pastel Category (Soft Pastels) (Cash Prize: R300)

Line Venter with her art that achieved 2nd place

Grade 5

1st Place: Ethan Van Vuuren Maciel – Paint Category (Acrylic Paint) (Cash Prize: R500)

Ethan van Vuuren Maciel with his art that achieved 1st place

3rd Place: Lente Hayward – Paint Category (Acrylic Paint) (Cash Prize: R200)

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Lente Hayward with her art that achieved 3rd place

Grade 6


1st Place: Hannah Ritchie – Paint Category (Watercolour) (Cash Prize: R500)

Hannah Ritchie with her art that achieved 1st Place

Grade 7

1st Place: Juané Welthagen – Colour Pencil Category (Cash Prize: R500)

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Juane Welthagen with her art that achieved 1st place

2nd Place: Mieke van Jaarsveld – Mixed Media Category (Cash Prize: R300)

Mieke van Jaarsveld showing her art that achieved 2nd place

Kedi Art held their prizegiving ceremony on Monday, March 21, which was attended by the students and family members including some very proud Grandparents, unfortunately, Liné Venter could not attend because they are away on holiday.

Please find individual photos as well as a group photo attached hereto. The individual photos’ file names indicate the children’s names.

For the group photo:

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In the front is Ethan Vvan Vuuren Maciel
Back Row from Left to Right: Juané Welthagen, Hannah Ritchie, Lente Hayward, Mieke van Jaarsveld.
On the Easel behind them sit the two winning entries of Liné Venter, who was absent when the photo was taken

“It is important that we encourage the young artists of today to become the grown-up artists of tomorrow,” concluded Adriana.



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