How limitless is your artistic reach?
Entries are now officially open for the annual Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Being the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures has over the years provided a platform for unknown artists to break into the mainstream. In 2019 Sasol celebrates 30 years of sponsoring the competition in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria. The competition has produced many deserving winners, many of whom are now household names in the South African and global art world.
This annual competition is open to all South African artists who are 18 years and older who have not yet held a solo exhibition. Artists who have held a solo exhibition for academic purposes, i.e. a Master’s Degree exhibition, are allowed to enter. Artists are able to submit artworks in all artistic mediums including photography, performance art, video and installations.
Contemporary, innovative and emerging artists with winning aspirations are invited to submit their artworks at one of several collection points around the country between 10h00 and 16h00 on Tuesday 18 June 2019 and Wednesday 19 June 2019.
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
16 Harry Smith Street
Tel: 051 447 9609
AVA (Association for Visual Arts Gallery)
35 Church Street
Tel: 021 424 7436
166 Bulwer Road
Tel : 031 277 1705
Ann Bryant Art Gallery
9 St Mark Road
Tel: 043 722 4044
50 Katherine Street
Tel: 010 344 5341
The Polokwane Art Museum
corner Grobler & Hans van Rensburg Street
Tel: 015 290 2579/8
Nelson Mandela University North Campus
Tel: 041 504 3256
Pretoria Art Museum
corner Francis Baard and Wessels Streets
Tel: 012 358 6750
The winner will receive R100 000 and a solo exhibition at next year’s exhibition, with the runner up winning R25 000 and the five merit award winners receiving R10 000 each.