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  • Sandman, a solo exhibition by Natalie Moore

    Sandman, a solo exhibition by Natalie Moore

    Tue, Mar 13, 2018

    Sandman, a solo exhibition by Natalie Moore
    When:              31 January until 21 February 2018
    Opening:          Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 18:30
    Walkabout:       Saturday, 3 February 10:30 for 11:00
    Where:             South Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum
    Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia


    The Pretoria Art Museum and the Alliance Française of Pretoria will host the travelling exhibition Sandman by Natalie Moore, winner of the 2015 Absa L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award.

    Sandman was Moore's first solo exhibition, held at the Absa Gallery as part of her prize for winning the 2015 Absa L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award. The Absa L'Atelier is an annual art competition hosted by Absa and the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), focused on artists aged 21 to 35. Moore, a photographer and mixed-media artist, won the Gerard Sekoto Award (bestowed on the most promising emerging artist to enter the competition every year) for her photographic triptych Once Upon A Time Jozi. Her prize was part-sponsored by the Alliance Française and the French Institute in South Africa, and included a three-month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.

    In this exhibition, Natalie Moore explores the classic fairy tale through the lens of a dreamscape. Sandman is a narrative akin to one's dreams, where the storyline may seem fragmented and unstructured to the conscious mind, but natural to the fabric of a dream and the subconscious. This fairy tale dreamland consists of 28 photographic prints and mixed-media pieces in oil paint on photographic prints.

    For enquiries, please call the Alliance Française of Pretoria at tel 012 343 6563 or email them at
    For enquiries at the museum, please contact Gerda Guldemond at tel 012 358 6749 or email her at

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