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BLOW YOUR SCULPTURE – GLASS EXHIBITION | Until 27 June 2021 | South Gallery and darkroom



Charl Enslin, Identity,

glass, wood, found objects

Malebogo Molokoane,  The Concealed Faces,

blown glass, fused glass, steel

Izanne Wiid, Perch,

blown glass, Wonderstone, bronze, steel


Blow Your Sculpture, in collaboration with Smelt Glass Studio, Obsidian Glass and the Pretoria Art Museum, brings you the biggest glass art sculpture event on the African content! 16 artists and designers have been hard at work making moulds, and blowing 1 000 °C hot glass into and on top of these moulds to create sculptural stories.


The participating artists are as follows: Bridget Modema, Caitlin Greenberg, Charl Enslin, Francois Visser, Gordon Froud, Guy du Toit, Izanne Wiid, Lothar Böttcher, Malebogo Molokoane, Martli Jansen van Rensburg, Mike Hyam, Peter du Toit, Stephen Mofokeng, Suzaan Heyns, Suzanne Borman and Sybrand Wiechers.


Blow Your Sculpture is the brainchild of Lothar Böttcher, and is made possible through collaboration with Martli Jansen van Rensburg and Mike Hyam of Smelt Glass Studio.


Contact details and social media information:



Instagram: @blowyoursculpture

Hannelie du Plessis (museum): or 012 358 6748/50



20TH CENTURY PAINTINGS | North Gallery | Until August 2021

Judith Mason (1938−2016), Crucifix into Scarecrow, 1975, oil on canvas


On view is a selection of paintings from the Pretoria Art Museums' permanent collection that were created by South African artists during the 20th century. In the 20th century, many artists started to travel and were influenced by international developments. The century similarly witnessed innumerable art movements, major global events and radical changes across the world. This exhibition focuses on a variety of styles and subjects that reflect the creativity, diversity and changing trends of South African art during this period.













Elizabeth Mbatha, Fish, 1987, stoneware


Lindimusa Mabaso, Vase, 1988, stoneware


Ivy Molefe, Coiled Pot, stoneware

View the Pretoria Art Museum's ceramic collection that has not been exhibited in many years. Among many old masters we are also the proud owner of seven Rorke's Drift ceramic pieces. The Rorke's Drift Art and Craft Centre was established in 1961 by the Swedish. The aim of the centre was to promote the heritage of Africa and to foster the people's pride in their past. An endeavour was made to expand this heritage with modern techniques so that it could continue to assert its inherent value in a developing society.


The Corobrik Collection, usually exhibited in the ceramic gallery, will be on loan to the University of Pretoria until February 2022. This gave us the opportunity to exhibit some of the art museum's ceramic pieces that have not been exhibited in many years.



IN MEMORY | Henry Preiss Hall


Bill Davis, 19332021

Head of Ingrid Jonker, 1966, casted cement fondue


The exhibition in the Henry Preiss Hall, in honour of Bill Davis (19332021), John Clarke (1946–2021), Wim Blom (1927–2021), Eric Lubisi (1946–2020), Jürgen Schadeberg (1931–2020), Alice Elahi (1926–2020), Andrew Verster (1973–2020) and Hannatjie van der Wat (1923–2020), showcases some of their artworks in the museum's permanent collection. We also pay our respects to ceramic artists Drury Brand (1936–2020), Paul de Jongh (1970–2020) and Ronnie van der Walt (1951–2020).




Pieter Wenning, Panorama of Pretoria with Salvokop, circa 1912, oil on canvas Hugo Naudé, Sonsondergang (Sunset), 1914, oil on canvas


This exhibition comprises artwork from the Pretoria Art Museum's collection. Pieter Wenning (1873–1921) was born in the Netherlands, and Hugo Naudé (1869–1941) was born in South Africa. Hugo Naudé studied in Europe, while Pieter Wenning was a self-taught artist, and through visiting European galleries and museums, they kept abreast of the modern art movements of the time. Their artworks display a sombre pallet influenced by the grey European sky. Although the subject matter sometimes differs, it is interesting to see the visible change in their colour pallet once they moved to South Africa. This is an interesting exhibition of artworks that have not been exhibited recently. 


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


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. 






Visit the Pretoria Art Museum, Melrose House Museum or Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site on Wednesdays and only pay R2,00 entrance fee.  




SASOL NEW SIGNATURES ART COMPETITION | Call for entries | 7 and 8 September 2021

Contemporary, innovative and emerging artists with winning aspirations are invited to submit their artworks at one of several collection points around the country between 7 and 8 September 2021 from 10:00 to 16:00. 


The winner of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition will be announced on Wednesday, 10 November 2021. The winner will receive R100 000 and a solo exhibition at next year's exhibition. The winning works will also be displayed at the Pretoria Art Museum from Thursday, 11 November 2021, to Sunday, 9 January 2022.  The runner-up will receive R25 000 and the five merit award winners will each walk away with R10 000.   


Visit the online discussion by the Chairperson, Pfunzo Sidogi, at #SasolNewSignatures 2021 Information Session - YouTube.  


For more information on the competition and drop-off points, visit or contact

Nandi Hilliard from the Association of Arts Pretoria on 012 346 3100, 083 288 5117 or at

Twitter: #SasolNewSignatures 




Due to COVID-19 regulations, 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 16:00.

It is closed on Sundays and public holidays.




Pretoria Art Museum

Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street

Arcadia Park, Arcadia

Tel: 012 358 6750 |







THE APPEARANCE SEEDS OF ART | Group Exhibition | 20 August until 3 September 2021

Opening event: Friday, 20 August 2021, at 18:30

For more information, contact Samuel Monyela at or or 012 358 3477.


The Centurion Art Gallery is open on Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 to 16:00 and on

Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00. It is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Centurion Art Gallery, cnr Cantonments Road and Unie Avenue, Lyttelton, Centurion


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