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SASOL NEW SIGNATURE 2014 AWARDS | Until 19 October | Henry Preiss Hall, North and South Galleries
 
 
The annual competition, established by the Association of Arts Pretoria in the late 1960's, is the longest running national art competition in South Africa and this year Sasol celebrates its 25th anniversary as a lead sponsor of the Sasol New Signatures art competition.

The competition attracted a record number of entries - 587 works were received from artists from all over the country through eight regional selection points, and a record 110 works were shortlisted as finalists.
 
 
 
The 2014 Sasol New Signature art competition has been won by Elizabeth Balcomb for her works from The weighed ans measured series, 'I am you' and 'Survival', which are both sculptural pieces.

Balcomb, who is a sel-caught artist and has been a full-time sculptor for the past five years, wins R100 000 as well as a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum next year.
Competition runner-up Adelheid von Maltitz with her sculptured piece Bodies took the second prize of R25 000.

Lucienne Bestall wins a merit award of R10 000 for her artwork.
Anxious Banana.

Bongani Khanyile wins a merit award of R10 000 for his artwork
Helmets.
Lorienne Lotz wins a merit award of R10 000 for her artwork
Walking in his shoes / Ray-banned.

Josua Strümpfer wins a merit award of R10 000 for his artwork
There is death in the pot

Collen Winter wins a merit award of R10 000 for her sculptural artwork
Cube I, II, IV

 
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.sasolsignatures.co.za or contact Nandi Hilliard of the Association of Arts Pretoria on 012 346 3100, 083 288 5117 or artspta@mweb.co.za

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY | Until 7 September | East Gallery

The exhibition features photographs from the Pretoria Art Museum’s permanent collection – from traditional film photography to modern digital print.

 Arguments against photography being an art form date back more than a century. Many photographs have been recognised for their high artistic value, with the camera used like a painter’s brush and artistic merit attributed to factors such as composition, exposure, tonal values, ingenuity and creativity. Well-known photographers such as Zwelethu Mthetwa, Constance Stuart-Larrabee, David Goldbaltt, Ismail Farouk and Nataniël Stern are included in the exhibition.

 

INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING | 9 September to 23 November | East Gallery

A selection of artworks from the Pretoria Art Museum’s international printmaking collection will be on display. This selection includes works of well-known 20th century artist like Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore.

A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART  |  Ongoing  |  Albert Werth Hall

This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the 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 artworks are rotated regularly

 COROBRIK CERAMIC COLLECTION  |  Permanent display | Ceramic Gallery

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 Hyme Rabinowitz, Robert Wagener, Doreen Hemp, Karen van der Riet, Madoda Fani, Lydia Holmes and Catherina Pagani.

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); R35,00 per person for adults (entrance fee of R20,00 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 6750 or fax: 012 344 1809).
 
Tariffs due to increase soon

Admission:
Adults – R20,00; Pensioners/students – R10,00; 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
GPS: Lat: 25◦44'53.63”S Long: 28◦12'45.20”E
  
 
 
 
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