The final edition features the coveted Michaelis Graduate Exhibition. Michaelis School of Fine Art has a long track record of producing leading fine artists. But does this "newest crop of talented and ambitious young artists" have what it takes to create a revolution?
Prominent works often disappear from public view into private or corporate collections only to reappear when sold at auction often years later. The opening of the first private contemporary art museum should have the tongues wagging at this innovative move to South Africa's scene.
Re-Sampled at the Absa Gallery juxtaposes renowned historic artworks within their art collection against the modern interpretations conceptualized by promising young artists.
The first of the series, A Portrait of a Young Artist Series, features the talent from the capital city at the University of Pretoria and UNISA Cape Town talented student's abilities.
Concrete surrounds us. It's in the walls that line our homes, the walls that protect us and the pillars that hold the roof above our heads.The PPC Young Sculptor Awards 2012's theme, Re-imagine Concrete, saw entries focusing on identity and personal issues.
In today's consumer driven society, consumption reflects the need for more, constantly craving and consuming leaving behind useless waste. The 2012 ROOFTOP Sculpture exhibition features artist use recycled materials to reflect the notion of overconsumption.
Carol Hamman uses human figurines to relate to her own personal experiences with pregnancy and motherhood. She often uses satirical and underlying sarcastic and humorous tones to question the idiosyncrasies in the way society lives.
The seven finalists of the 2012 Sasol New Signatures are Ingrid Bolton, Mandy Martin, Brendon Erasmus, Martin Pieter Klaasee, Lindi Lombard, Renzske Scholtz and Zelda Stroud. View a selection of the artworks.
The winner of the 2012 Sasol New Signatures prize is 48 year old microbiologist from Franschhoek, Ingrid Bolton, sees this merging of biology and art. Bolton depicts diatoms in her work which are one of the largest and ecologically significant groups of organisms on Earth.
Fine artist, Madga Joubert exhibited new works at the Association of Arts Pretoria on Friday 24 August 2012 supported by her family and friends. After an over a 5 year absence since she relocated to Australia, the exhibition of new works are inspired by a visit to active volcanoes in Java, Indonesia
The questioning of identity has been of one the most conflicted themes in art throughout the centuries. Fried Contemporary's current exhibition entitled Me 1, which opened on 4 August, explores the view of our identities in today's contemporary South African society.
Wilma Cruise's audience were taken on a trip down the rabbit hole into a darker rendering of life-size ceramic and bronze figures, prints and drawings surrounding the fairytale novel theme of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The finalists' exhibition consists of 85 works by 77 artists that were judged as well-conceived conceptually and technically; artworks with a sense of engagement in discourses present in our society; and, artworks that display a confident use of material.
The list of the Absa L'Atelier 2012 Top Ten Finalists
The final installment of the Terra exhibition series,Terra Pericolosa, explores the relationship of the self to place, land, soil or territory.
The Association of the Arts Pretoria was proud to exhibit works by Gunther van der Reis. The exhibition pays tribute to Gunther's long contribution to art in South Africa and its important place in the South African modern art movement.