Standard Bank Young Artist Awards 2017 Winner: Beth Diane Armstrong

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The winners of the 36th edition of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards have been announced.

Johannesburg-based sculptor Beth Diane Armstrong is the recipient of the award for Visual Arts, announced at the National Arts Festival in Johannesburg.

Beth works on bringing structure to her sculptures, whether organic, mathematical, architectural, psychological or conceptual. “I’ve always been a maker,” she explains. “I remember rushing out of the classroom in grade one at break to go and collect rubbish and sticks and leaves and things to make little creatures out of.”

This short video below tells her story and her relationship with sculpture:

To see more of her work, visit