Eljana entered South Africa’s most prestigious art competition: ABSA L’Atelier 2014

Eljana has been selected for the top 100 of the Absa L’Atelier Arts competition!

The Absa L’Atelier is South Africa’s most prestigious art competition and is held annually for artists between ages 21 to 35. This award not only ensures South Africa’s emerging artists of recognition, but also affords them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.

The Absa L’Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).


Eljana van der MerweDiary of a White Elephant Oil on Canvas - 185cm x 120cm - 2014


Eljana van der Merwe

Mass Seduction

Watch a video of Eljana's graduation project. A combination of performance art, fashion, painting and sculpture: Mass Seduction.

Click here to view the video