Please note that the Pretoria Art Museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday, 24 August 2022.
2022 SASOL NEW SIGNATURES ART COMPETITION PREVIEW
Finalists' exhibition currently open to the public
Winners' exhibition from 25 August to 2 October 2022
North and South Galleries
Entries for the 2022 Sasol New Signatures art competition are officially closed. A total of 106 works have been selected and are on preview at the Pretoria Art Museum. The winners will be announced and made public from 25 August 2022. The winner will receive 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.
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SORROW | Until 17 August 2022 | East Gallery
Eugene-Leon Bouffa (1912–2000),
Sorrow, 1960, bronze
In this exhibition of works from the Pretoria Art Museum's permanent collection, we look at artists' interpretation of loss, pain and sorrow. The theme links globally with the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in eastern Europe.
Sorrow is a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others. Many artists find a time of stress and grief to be a productive time creatively, channelling their emotions into powerful images of universal human suffering. Artists can turn disturbing images of war, starvation, illness and trauma into poignant and even beautiful paintings that resonate in the soul for a lifetime, making the viewer more sensitive and more engaged with fellow beings and the world.
CERAMICS FROM THE PRETORIA ART MUSEUM AND COROBRIK COLLECTIONS | Ceramic gallery | Ongoing
Protea Pot, porcelain, Corobrik Collection
View a selection of ceramic artworks from the Pretoria Art Museum's collection that has not been exhibited in many years as well as ceramics from the Corobrik Ceramic Collection. Part of the Corobrik Collection, usually exhibited in the ceramic gallery, will be on loan to the University of Pretoria.
A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART | Ongoing | Albert Werth Hall
Alexis Preller (1911–1975),
Man in the sun, circa 1936, 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 twentieth-century painters, the Resistance artists of the 1980s and artists of the twenty-first century. The exhibition is based on the secondary school syllabus.
FIRED UP! – CELEBRATING SOUTHERN AFRICAN GLASS ART
3 September until 30 October 2022 | East Gallery
The United Nations has declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass. A multitude of international events are planned throughout this special year, and several local institutions have been hard at work to ensure that Southern Africa is featured on this prestigious global calendar. From Saturday, 3 September 2022, until Sunday, 30 October 2022, the exhibition titled
Fired Up! – Celebrating Southern African Glass Art will showcase glass art and design in a myriad of creative interpretations at the Pretoria Art Museum. Live demonstrations of glassmaking and conversations with the artists will form part of the opening festivities on Saturday, 3 September 2022.
Fired Up! will be complemented by a symposium on Saturday, 1 October 2022, hosted at the Tshwane University of Technology Faculty of Arts and Design Campus. Several speakers from artists, academics and the industry will discuss the theme,
Glass and its Future in an African Context. Attendees of this symposium will enjoy live glass-blowing demonstrations at the TUT Glass Studio.
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SPECIAL REDUCED ENTRANCE FEE AT CITY OF TSHWANE MUSEUMS:
R2,00 ON WEDNESDAYS
Visit the Pretoria Art Museum, Melrose House Museum or Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site on Wednesdays and only pay R2,00 entrance fee.
No guided tours are available until further notice.
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 Tuesdays to Sundays between 10:00 and 17:00.
It is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Pretoria Art Museum
Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street
Arcadia Park, Arcadia
Tel: 012 358 6750
Be assured that all sanitising protocols are in place.
CENTURION ART GALLERY
THE CENTURION ARTS FESTIVAL | 18 until 26 August 2022
The Centurion Arts Festival's vision is to promote the performing and visual arts by organising an annual arts festival in which all artists can participate. The visual arts entries will be on view at the Centurion Art Gallery from 18 to 26 August 2022.
Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial art gallery where local artists can exhibit and sell their artworks. The gallery aims to show a variety of art forms, exhibit emerging talent and promote Tshwane artists in particular.
For exhibition space, contact the gallery at
email@example.com or 012 358 3477.
Cost to exhibit:
Per exhibition for a one-month period: R1 090
Per exhibition for a two-week period: R547
Commission on the sale of artworks: 22%
The Centurion Art Gallery is open on Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 to 15:00.
It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Centurion Art Gallery, cnr Cantonments Road and Union Avenue, Lyttelton, Centurion