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Archive 2017

KZNSA launches Park Contemporary Gallery

Posted on 11 August 2017

A brand new exciting retail gallery will be opening within KwaZulu Natal's foremost contemporary art gallery, the KZNSA in Glenwood, to offer affordable, bespoke original art and collectables, formally opening to the public in mid August.

The Art Curator Gallery hosts fundraising event in support of the Cape Leopard

Posted on 17 July 2017

The Art Curator Gallery at Lourensford Estate has joined forces with The Cape Leopard Trust and esteemed South African artist Fuz Caforio Wildlife Art to host a high-calibre fundraising event in support of the ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Leopard and conserve its ever-decreasing natural habitat.

David Koloane Mentorship Award Programme - Call for Applications

Posted on 22 June 2017

The David Koloane Award is a celebration of the life and career of Dr. David Koloane, internationally respected artist, curator, writer and founder of the Bag Factory Artists' Studios.

Fourthwall Books and Gallery MOMO announce the publication of first major retrospective book on Andrew Tshabangu

Posted on 26 April 2017

The new publication titled Andrew Tshabangu: Footprints is the first major retrospective book on the work of the acclaimed South African photographer.

Hannelie Coetzee presents the second Art/Science #FireGrazer performance at the NIROX Sculpture Park

Posted on 26 April 2017

Hannelie Coetzee will direct 'Locust and Grasshopper', the second Art/Science #FireGrazer performance, on 24 June 2017 with the live burning of new imagery onto the grasslands

Know the Show: Wits Art Museum Annual Lecture Series 2017

Posted on 12 April 2017

Following on the success of last year's lecture series, WAM presents in-depth insights from 19 April - 31 May 2017 into the various exhibitions, artists and artworks included in the 2017 exhibitions programme.

Norman Catherine artworks to be auctioned in Paris

Posted on 11 April 2017

Works by one of David Bowie's favourite artists - South African Norman Catherine - will go on auction at Piasa in Paris on 20 April 2017.

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2017 edition launched

Posted on 10 April 2017

Discovering and promoting South Africa's artistic talent is at the very heart of Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Entries for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition are now officially opened

2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition launches 15 March 2017

Posted on 10 March 2017

Following the success of last year's competition, Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, in association with Oliewenhuis Art Museum, will launch the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.

Rivalry to revelry: 2017 art competitions in South Africa

Posted on 15 February 2017

The "juried process" of art competitions is a necessary career step for emerging artists who want to be considered as a serious artists. Every year, art competitions around South Africa offer artists the opportunity to build and develop their artistic resume as well as win handy cash and other prizes. takes a look at what 2017 art competition opportunities are available.

Jozi's Ornico City Launches with Art Auction to Benefit Education

Posted on 13 February 2017

Ornico marks its move from Sandton to the inner city by championing Johannesburg artists and raising funds for Malvern Primary School.

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios launches Non-Metropolitan Mentorship Programme

Posted on 13 February 2017

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios presents the Non-metropolitan Mentorship Programme aimed at young visual artists from areas outside of the traditional metropolitan 'art' centres of South Africa.

Art Fairs and Festivals to see in 2017

Posted on 7 February 2017

Art fairs and festivals have become one of the premier means for artists and galleries to come together and showcase the best they have to offer to the art world notables who count - dealers, collectors, curators, agents, critics and the like. We at have created a handy guide to the South African art fairs and festivals in 2017.

London's Grosvenor Gallery exhibits works by South African Dumeni Feni at Frieze New York in May 2017

Posted on 7 February 2017

At Frieze New York 2017, Grosvenor Gallery will be exhibiting the work of South African artist Dumile Feni (1942-1991). Exiled from his homeland by Apartheid, he lived in London and New York, until his death there in 1991.

Art10K at Bowmans in Cape Town

Posted on 9 January 2017

Launched in 2015, art10K Projects will be hosting its third event back in Cape Town on the evening of Thursday 12 January 2017, at the prestigious law firm, Bowmans.

Studio Space at Greatmore Studios

Posted on 9 January 2017

Studio Space available at Greatmore Studios. Greatmore Studios has a long and proud history of supporting Art Making and the development of an artists' professional practice.

Registration and submission deadlines for L'Atelier 2017 announced

Posted on 9 January 2017

The registration and submission deadlines for 2017's L'Atelier have been finalised and young African artists hoping to participate in the continent's pre-eminent art competition are urged to note these dates and get their entries in on time.


Three-dimensional insect sculptures by Retha Buitendach
Sasol New Signatures announces seven finalists for 2017