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May you experience peace and goodwill over the festive season!
 
Take note that the Pretoria Art Museum will close on 24 December at 12:00, and will re-open on 5 January at 10:00.
 
 
 
 
 
GRAFIKA WORKSHOPS EXHIBITION | 2 December to 1 February | East Gallery
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Kamogelo Masilela
Untitled
Mixed media
 
 
This exhibition features the works of children who participated in a series of art-making workshops that included drawing and intaglio printmaking. As part of a visual art development project in disadvantaged communities, ten children of Bathokgoa Primary School who did not have art as a school subject were invited to attend the workshops. This group of children was coordinated by Moving Contemporary Art (MoCA) in partnership with U-The Space and Capital Arts Revolution. This exhibition is dedicated to 1 December, World AIDS Day.   
This exhibition was supported by: Associated Innovative Visual Arts, Moving Contemporary Art, PAM Kidz Club, Capital Arts Revolution, U-The Space.
 
THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN LANDSCAPE  |  Until 27 January  |  North Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fleur Ferri
Near Maltahöhne, SWA
Oil on board
Pretoria Art Museum collection
 
 
This exhibition comprises a selection of landscape paintings from the Pretoria Art Museum’s permanent collection of Southern African landscapes by various artists. The landscape has long been a favoured subject matter for South African artists. The term “landscape” describes any work of art depicting a scenic view. Such scenery encompasses amongst others mountains, valleys, rivers and trees. The paintings on exhibition showcase the wide diversity of the Southern African landscape – from deserts to forests, plateaus, veld regions, mountain ranges and coastal regions.
 
TEXTILES AND TAPESTRIES  |  Until 18 February  |  South Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
Esther Nxumalo
Rorke’s Drift Art and Craft Centre
The Marriage Feast at Cana, 1981
Tapestry handwoven in wool
Pretoria Art Museum collection
 
 
These textiles and tapestries are all part of the Pretoria Art Museum’s permanent collection, ranging from early tapestries to contemporary quilts by artists such as Allina Ndebele, Ester Nxumalo, Cecily Sash and Roy Starke, and some designs by Walter Battiss and Penny Siopis.
 
STILL LIFES  |  Until 8 March  |  Henry Preiss Hall
A selection of works from the permanent collection depicting still lifes can be seen in the Henry Preiss Hall. A still life depicts mostly unmoving subject matter that may be either natural (eg flowers or fruit) or man-made (eg vases or hats). A feature of painting since classical times, still life developed as an independent genre in the 17th century, flourishing first in Holland.
 
A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART  |  Ongoing  |  Albert Werth Hall
 



 
 

 

Riason Naidoo
Trouble with the neighbours
Enamel paint on peg board
Pretoria Art Museum collection
 
Dorothy Kay
Cookie: Portrait of Annie Mavata
Oil on hardboard
Pretoria Art Museum collection
Conrad Botes
Secret Language I
Lithography on paper
Pretoria Art Museum collection
 
Lance Friendlande
Cry the beloved country
Acrylics and oil on canvas
Pretoria Art Museum collection
 
This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Pretoria Art Museum briefly reviews South African art. The selection includes the works of early 20th century painters, Resistance artists of the 1980s, and artists of the 21st century. The exhibition is based on the secondary school syllabus, and the artworks are rotated regularly.
 
 
COROBRIK CERAMIC COLLECTION  |  Permanent display | Ceramic Gallery
 
 

 
 
 
Dale Lambert
Blue vessel with black rim
Porcelain
Corobrik ceramic collection
 
 
A selection of ceramics is on display, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural potters of South Africa over the past 30 years. Newly acquired ceramic pieces are added throughout the year. Ceramic pieces acquired recently include those by Dale Lambert, Madoda Fani, Lydia Holmes and Catherina Pagani.
 
 
 
FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS
 
ALICE ELAHI’S RETROSPECTIVE, LANDSCAPE THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES | 7 February to 26 April | North Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alice Elahi
Trees on the Crest of the Hill, 2011
Watercolour on paper
Private collection
 
 
Pretoria-based Alice Elahi has been painting for over 45 years. Her early work includes figure studies, but since discovering the stark beauty of the Namib in the eighties, her focus has been almost entirely on Africa’s natural landscape. She has painted throughout South Africa, but her favourite subject remains the untouched wilderness areas of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast.
 
To mark the event, a book on Alice Elahi will be published. It will include new perspectives on the artist as well as out-of-print articles by former Pretoria Art Museum director, Dr Albert Werth, and art critic, Johan van Rooyen, and photographs of Alice’s work throughout her career. The print run of the hand-bound copies is limited. To secure a copy and receive the book at cost ( no more than R400 for a 70-page full-colour book) when you come to the Art Museum to view the exhibition, please contact info@aliceelahi.co.za before 15 December for details. The book will also be on sale at the exhibition, but it will be more expensive.
 
 
TSHWANE SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2014
 
 
Every year the City of Tshwane rewards its employees who excelled in their duties and service to the Tshwane community with the Tshwane Service Excellence Awards. This year the Pretoria Art Museum was the winner of the Programme/Project Management Team Award.
 
 
GUIDED TOURS
Option A: South African Art
Time: Tuesdays to Fridays between 10:00 and 13:00
Duration: One hour
Number of visitors: No more than 100 per appointment
Cost: R20,00 per person for learners (entrance fee of R5,00 included); R37,00 per person for adults (entrance fee of R22,00 included)
 
 
Option B: Children's Gallery
A fun-filled tour for children between the ages of 4 and 10.
Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10:00 and 13:00
Duration: Two hours
Number of learners: 20 learners per hour (divided into groups of five)
·         Cost: R20,00 per learner (entrance fee of R5,00 included)
Bookings are essential and can be made with Mmutle Arthur Kgokong (tel: 012 358 6752 or fax: 012 344 1809).
 

Admission:
Adults – R22,00; Pensioners/students – R11,00; Learners – R5,00
Open to the public:Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays and public holidays


Pretoria Art Museum

Cnr Francis Baard/Schoeman and Wessels Streets
Arcadia Park, Arcadia
Tel: 012 358 6750  |  www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za
Email: art.museum@tshwane.gov.za
GPS: Lat: 25◦44'53.63”S Long: 28◦12'45.20”E

 

 
 
 
 
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