William Kentridge received an Apollo Award on 24 November at a ceremony held at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce in London, given by the Apollo international art magazine and handed to Kentridge’s daughter Alice by editor Thomas Marks. In his speech Marks, said, “Several bold exhibitions staged this year have revealed South African artist William Kentridge’s remarkable range, and have confirmed his position as one of the most important artists working today. This was the year in which William Kentridge’s public profile, in this country at least, caught up with his vaunted critical reputation. “[T]he winner is an artist of unbridled ingenuity and unstinting integrity, who engages forcefully with the history of his materials and with the truly stubborn stuff of history itself. William Kentridge has been – it is for once accurate to say – almost globally heralded this year, with exhibitions in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, Mexico City, Cape Town, and beyond. So heralded, in fact, so much so, that he is in Krakow tonight collecting another award for his services to animation.” On 22 November, in Krakow, Kentrdige was awarded an ASIFA prize, given to him by the International Animated Film Society.