Antionette McMaster

Not quite hidden


Still photo of a performance

1200cm  x 950cm

NB. Only two of these have been made and only one in this size.

About the artist

B. 1970


Antionette McMaster is a visual artist residing in Johannesburg, South Africa.


She is currently studying towards an Honours Degree in Visual art at UNISA. She works across all mediums but has a preference to mixed media. Her work is focused around gender based violence and the increased prevalence of femicide, rape and domestic violence.


Her work engages with constructed masks and costumes photographed in site specific areas. It deals with the hidden persona of the victims, hiding behind the masks and costumes, yet there is subtle hint showing the abuse that the victim experience. There will always be a glimpse of abuse no matter how hard the victim tries to disguise it. Her intention is to create a space and platform that will give birth to a different narrative that generates not only compassion but also social action.


Antionette has won and placed at a number of high profile awards, namely:

  • Finalist: Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards 2021
  • Finalist: Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2021
  • DUT Digifest 2021 Presenter (19 October – 21 October 2021).                                        
  • Awards: Winner of the German SABAA Art Award 2021 “Pandemic – Voices and Views from Sub-Saharan Africa” in the Photography category.
  • 2nd place Vuleka art award, Art.b gallery Cape Town – 2022


Ⓒ 2023 Mosi-O-Tunya Gallery

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