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Annie Sloan Paints Everything @AnnieSloanHome

Annie Sloan is one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. Annie developed her unique range of decorative paint, Chalk Paint™ in 1990 drawing on years of experience in the field of decorative paints and colour. Annie has now written over 25 books on traditional paints, colour and techniques and […]

Win R100,000 by entering the Sanlam Portrait Award

Following two highly successful Portrait Award competitions in 2013 and 2015, the Sanlam Portrait Award sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, in partnership with Durbanville’s Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, is again calling for South Africa’s finest contemporary artists to enter their masterpieces for a chance to win R100 000. The award puts the spotlight on South Africa’s creative flare […]

Objections: Thought provoking exhibition questioning male stereotypes.

Res Gallery is proud to present ‘Objections’ a project initiated by artist George Holloway, questioning his gender and the role as a man in contemporary South Africa. Photographers Gene Gualdi and Peter Primich, using Holloway’s body as a vehicle of self questioning and interrogation, exploring the infinite possibilities on the subject. Gene Gualdi | Photographer […]

The exceptional artworks and experiences on auction at this years ‘Chefs who Share’ Grand Gala @Chefswhoshare

Have a look at the exceptional artworks and experiences on auction at this years ‘Chefs who Share’ Grand Gala. ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ raises money for youth development in South Africa and so far R6,1 million have been given to charity. We’re proud to have – once again – such a […]

Final judging completed for the Sasol New Signatures Competition 2016 #SasolNewSignatures @SasolSA

Final judging has been completed for the 27th Sasol New Signatures Art Competition with 100 artworks being shortlisted from around South Africa with seven selected as finalists for 2016. The finalists are: Aneesa Loonat (Port Elizabeth); Mosa Anita Kaiser (Grahamstown); Matilda Engelblik (Pretoria); Paul Marais (Stellenbosch); Shaun James Francis (Johannesburg); Zane Wesley Lange (Port Elizabeth) […]

Arts Journalism of the Year Awards 2016 Now Receiving Entries #ArtsJourn @artsfestival @basa_news

Arts writers, broadcasters and photographers across traditional and online media are invited to submit work for consideration in the 2016 National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism of the Year Awards. The awards recognise journalism that sparks and shapes conversations around the arts. Says National Arts Festival CEO, Tony Lankester, “Insightful, critical commentary and intelligent review are […]

FNB JoburgArtFair Special Project | The Johannesburg Pavilion‏

The Johannesburg Pavilion constitutes a group of film and performance artists investigating the possibilities of making work on the edges of a global art event like the Venice Biennale. It was created in 2015 by the 133 Arts Foundation in partnership with the FNB Jobur gArtFair, with the view to a virtual institution, one that […]

A taste of Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair @HMC_Fair #ShopJoziStyle (9-11 October)

2015 Fact sheet Fair facts This is the sixth year the Fair is running! In 2014, the Fair was re-branded from FoodWineDesign to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Sanlam has been the headline sponsor of the Fair since inception in 2010. There will be a record 120 exhibitors. The Fair covers 2 000sqm of the rooftop of […]

The FNB Art Prize winner Turiya Magadlela.

The FNB Art Prize was launched in 2011. All galleries participating in the Fair are given the opportunity to nominate one of their artists for consideration by our jury. The winning artist receives a cash prize of R100 000 as well as the opportunity to showcase their work in a dedicated space at the FNB […]

Introducing Candice Breitz

This year’s Special Projects turn focus to the growing significance of experimental film and performance in contemporary African art. Providing the ideal anchor to the programme Featured Artist, Candice Breitz masterfully combines both modes of practice into her cunningly edited video installations. The Johannesburg Art Gallery in partnership with Artlogic and Goodman Gallery proudly present […]

Chefs who share the art of giving by auctioning South African art.

Renowned artists donating their work to raise funds for youth development Preview the catalogue here: Chefs who share – the ART of giving. Cape Town’s spectacular black-tie charity gala ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ will be working with the crème de la crème of South Africa’s artists for this year’s event, which […]

Last call for entries: 2015 Sasol New Signatures art competition

South Africa is brimming with artistic talent, which has played a pivotal role in documenting our country’s history and reflecting society’s views. With limited opportunities for artists to showcase their work and develop their careers, the Sasol New Signatures art competition is an excellent platform for aspirant artists to be discovered and have the opportunity […]

Limited time left to enter R100 000 Sanlam Portrait Award

Little time remains for artists to enter the second Sanlam Portrait Award with the closing date for entries set for 23 July 2015. Launched in 2013, the award celebrates and showcases the best of original portraiture in South Africa. Sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, in partnership with Durbanville’s Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery, it offers a substantial […]

Highly successful auction raises R1.7 million for Wits Art Museum

Highly successful auction raises R1.7 million for Wits Art Museum An exceptional event that began as an online auction of pieces donated by 25 of the country’s most sought after artists culminated in an event that raised R1.7 million for the Wits Art Museum. The highest bids online served as opening bids at the live […]

Exclusive contemporary art goes under the online hammer for Wits Art Museum

Join WAM curator Les Cohen and artists for a media walkabout of the South African artworks that are set to go on auction at WAM. The works, generously donated by about 25 contemporary artists and collectors, will be available on the online auction, giving art lovers a jump on the physical auction, which takes place […]

Art Investments Gallery sets up satellite gallery at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa @fairlawns_hotel

The Art Investments Gallery team is thrilled to announce that Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Morningside Manor is exhibiting art from the gallery in the executive dining room at the hotel, now known as The Gallery. Says the gallery’s Project Director Thobile Disemelo: “After seeing some of our art exhibited in the Fairlawns gardens […]

Commissioned art on the rise @Artinvestments1 #JoziStyle

Artists at the Art Investments Gallery have seen an increase in commissioned art in recent months – news below… Commissioned art increasing in demand for private collectors The Art Investments Gallery management in Parkhurst report a notable increase in commissioned art by their highly skilled artists, especially for corporate sectors, says Thobile Disemelo, operations manager […]

Is BRETT BAILEY’s 'EXHIBIT B' thought provoking or racist?

EXHIBIT B, by South African artist Brett Bailey, has been branded as racist by campaigners in London. A petition has been signed by thousands of people calling for the show to be axed at the Barbican where it is scheduled to run between 23 and 27 September 2014. EXHIBIT B looks at the atrocities committed by colonial […]

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