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The City of Tshwane's museums are excited to announce that a special reduced entry fee has been implemented on Wednesdays. Visit the Pretoria Art Museum, Melrose House Museum or Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site on any Wednesday and pay only R2,00 entrance fee. Take advantage of this reduced entrance fee by visiting your favourite museum on a Wednesday. 



Finalists' exhibition currently open to the public

Winners' exhibition from 22 August to 29 September 2019

Entries for 2019's Sasol New Signatures art competition are officially closed. A total of 80 works have been selected and are on view at the Pretoria Art Museum. The winners will be announced and will be made public from 22 August 2019. The winner receives R100 000 and a solo exhibition at the following year's Sasol New Signatures exhibition, with the runner-up receiving R25 000, and five merit award winners walking away with R10 000 each. 


For more information, visit

Enquiries: Hannelie du Plessis at  or 012 358 6748/50, or Nandi Hilliard at or 012 346 3100. 


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

Walter Battiss, Palimpsest II, oil on canvas


This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Pretoria Art Museum briefly reviews South African art. It includes works by early 20th century painters, the 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. 

| Permanent display | Ceramic Gallery

Elsbeth Burkhalter, Warrior, stoneware


A selection of ceramics is on display, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural potters in South Africa over the past 30 years. Initially the collection was started by the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, who in 1977 became the sponsors of APSA, now Ceramics Southern Africa, and purchased the winning pieces at the national and regional exhibitions. In 1982, Corobrik became the sponsor and acquired the collection. Since then numerous acquisitions from exhibitions and pieces contributed by members have been added to the collection.




22 August to 29 September 2019 | South Gallery

Jessica Kapp, detail of Untitled 8, rammed earth columns


Jessica Kapp was placed first overall in 2018 and received the opportunity to hold her first solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. This exhibition, titled Artefacts of Belonging, will run in conjunction with the 2019 Sasol New Signatures exhibition. Kapp recognises that her 2018 overall win, together with the R100 000 prize money, propelled her towards the works created for Artefacts of Belonging and she acknowledges that Sasol's recurrent theme, limitless, underpinned her execution. Kapp's solo exhibition was more than a year in the making and the works exhibit a wide range of technical skills, including welding, electroforming, and the construction of large-scale sculptural works. 

GAUFESTIVAL 2019 | 20 September until 6 October 2019

The GauFestival is an exciting international and local community project, which was launched in 2016 in Tshwane. The principal motivation for establishing such a festival was to promote Tshwane as an international tourist attraction. The parties on board for the festival are the City of Tshwane, Brooklyn Theatre, various theatres,  Tshwane Tourism Association, art galleries and a host of community projects. For the online calendar, visit



David Koloane, Street Scene, stoneware, acrylic on canvas

The art community was saddened by the passing of David Koloane recently. He was born in Alexandra in 1938 and was a pioneering figure among black artists during and after the apartheid era. Koloane served as a mentor to young and established artists at a time when such vocations were restricted. A large part of this effort involved the initiatives he helped establish like the first Black Art Gallery in 1977, the Thupelo experimental workshop in 1985, and the Bag Factory Artists' Studios in 1991, where he served as director for years. Koloane also tutored at the Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA) in 1979 and became the head of the fine art section and gallery from 1985 to 1990. Koloane's death leaves a huge void in the South African art world. Long may his legacy continue.




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: R22,00 per learner (entrance fee included)

R42,00 per student (entrance fee 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: R22,00 per learner (entrance fee included)


Bookings are essential and can be made with Mmutle Arthur Kgokong (012 358 6752 or



Adults: R25,00; pensioners and students: R12,00; learners: R7,00.

Wednesdays: R2,00 for all visitors.

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00.

Closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Pretoria Art Museum

Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street

Arcadia Park, Arcadia

Tel: 012 358 6750 |


GPS coordinates: Lat: 25°44'53.63"S; Long: 28°12'45.20"E


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