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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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