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Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2019 – Last call for entries

With just 2 weeks to go until entries close, now is the time to get your entry ready for submission. Held annually, in proud partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, this prestigious competition is open to all South African artists who are 18 years and older and have not yet held a solo exhibition. Artists can submit their artworks in all artistic mediums – painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, visual art, video and installations.

The focus of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition is to shine the spotlight on South African artistic talent and create opportunities to showcase undiscovered artists.  Being the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures has over the years provided a platform for unknown artists to break into the mainstream.
     Said Professor Pieter Binsbergen, National Chairman, underlining the importance of entering for anyone committed to a career in art: ‘To win is great, but that is not the sole objective here. Artists who enter this competition should do so to benchmark their skills and abilities against their peers and contemporaries at a national level. To be a finalist or a ‘top 100’ new signature is winning in its own right.’

Sasol New Signatures 2019 Art Competition call for entries     Contemporary, innovative and emerging visual artists with winning aspirations are invited to submit their artworks at one of several collection points around the country from 10:00 to 16:00 on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 and Wednesday, 19 June 2019.
     The winner of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition will be announced on 21 August at a gala event, after which the winning works will be displayed at the prestigious Pretoria Art Museum from Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Sunday, 29 September 2019.
     The winner will receive R100 000 and a solo exhibition at next year’s exhibition, with the runner up winning R25 000 and the five merit award winners receiving R10 000 each.
     To enter, please visit: and download the entry form.
     Read our blog on Info Sessions Unpacked for more advice from our Chairman:
The National Chairperson will be at the the various collection points after the selection process to discuss with the entrants as to why certain entered works were accepted and others rejected. Entrants are strongly advised to attend the Feedback Sessions.

Drop off points on 18 June & 19 June 2019

Feedback Sessions and Collection Dates

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