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The Javett Art Centre: home to the art of Africa

The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) opens officially on Heritage Day, 24 September, with three ground-breaking exhibitions: a collection of iconic works of South African art; the Javett Family Collection of modern art; and an exhibition of significant pieces from the

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Jessica Kapp’s Solo Exhibition – Artefacts of Belonging

The Sasol New Signatures Art Competition is presented annually in collaboration with the Association of Arts Pretoria and is the longest-running art competition in South Africa. Now in its 30th year, this prestigious competition has attracted thousands of entries from across the country and has

Sasol New Signatures competition winner South Africa artist 2019 Jessica Storm Kapp

Pretoria student wins Sasol New Signatures 2019

Pretoria student Patrick Rulore, 24, currently completing a National Diploma in Fine Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology, has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition.  Patrick Rulore has won the coveted award for his oil on canvas

Tshwane museums collaborate to celebrate International Museum Day

Every year since 1977, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) has organised International Museum Day (IMD), which represents a unique moment for the international museum community. On this day, participating museums plan creative events and activities related to the International Museum Day theme, engage with the

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Stellenbosch student wins Sasol New Signatures 2018

Stellenbosch-based artist, Jessica Storm Kapp, 22, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Jessica Storm Kapp won the coveted award for her rammed earth columns and embedded object installation piece titled Mapping Time. The artwork investigates whether fine

Judging wrapped up with 94 works shortlisted

The regional judging teams have been hard at work across South Africa, assessing 604 entries from the regions and selecting 94 works for the shortlist for this year’s Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. A prominent feature of this art competition is the opportunity for entrants

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Sasol New Signatures 2018 – Last call for entries:

With submissions closing on 3 July, now is the time to get your entry ready to submit!      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

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Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2018 – #Limitless

The scope of an artist’s influence is often equivalent to their willingness to challenge the limits of current thinking in artistic practices. In an industry where creativity and innovation are highly valued, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition plays an instrumental role by encouraging emerging

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Ingrid Bolton’s Reconnect

Cate Terblanche takes an in-depth look into Reconnect, an exhibition by award-winning visual artist Ingrid Bolton. Terblanche holds a Masters of Arts in Art History (Cum Laude). She is currently a lecturer in art history at Unisa, as well as being the art curator for


Aspire brings together the best of the best

Aspire Art Auction’s forthcoming Johannesburg sale, set for 12 November, features a roll call of some of the best historical, modern and contemporary art in the South African market at the moment. Here are some highlights from the carefully chosen and exclusive auction lots on


Lonely Nights, Temporary Feelings and Note Making

Banele Khoza, a fine artist based in Pretoria, has been awarded the 2017 Gerard Sekoto Award from the Absa L’Atelier for his series of digital drawings Note Making. Banele Khoza was born in Swaziland and moved to South Africa in 2008. He initially started studying

Zyma Amien

Paying Homage

Last year’s Sasol New Signatures winner, Cape Town-based artist, 54-year-old Zyma Amien, is currently preparing for her solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in September 2017. In addition to walking away with R100 000 in prize money as the 2016 Sasol New Signatures winner,

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50 years later: Sasol New Signatures

The longest-running South African art competition is celebrating 50 years of existence since it was started by the Association of Arts Pretoria in 1967. 2017 also marks 28 years of Sasol’s sponsorship of the competition; 28 years of discovering and promoting South Africa’s artistic talent.

Sasol New Signatures – Last Call for Entries

Are you the next winner of the Sasol New Signatures art competition? Two weeks to go until entries close! There are just over two weeks to go until the entries close for the Sasol New Signatures art competition, which is aimed at South African artists

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