Pretoria Art Museum | What’s On | No 1/2018

View Random Post

MARGARET NEL RETROSPECTIVE | Until 28 January 2018 | North and South Galleries

Walkabout with the artist on Saturday, 20 January, 10:30 for 11:00 – Book at

Margaret Nel, Custard buns 6s, 2015, acrylic on canvas


A major retrospective exhibition by South African artist Margaret Nel is on show at the Pretoria Art Museum until 28 January 2018, featuring a selection of over 70 paintings, spanning a career of over four decades.

The exhibition has been designed as a narrative over five interrelated themes, loosely corresponding to different chronological periods of Nel’s output between 1970 and 2017. The themes demonstrate progression in technique, subject matter and influences in Nel’s career, while simultaneously tracing common conceptual motifs running through her entire body of work.

Article by Diane de Beer:


For more information, contact:

Kelda van Heerden

Artist representative


Cell: +27 73 1901 351




Margaret Nel 


Cell: +27 83 489 7010

Tel: +27 12 430 2466


Studio: 3 Tom Jenkins Drive, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa


KGOTSO PATI | THE TRANSPARENCY BEAUTY OF UBUNTU | Until 4 February 2018 | Henry Preiss Hall

Kgotso Pati, Lewahle, blown glass

The Transparency Beauty of Ubuntu is an exhibition of glass works by Kgotso Edmond Pati. Over the last two years the artist participated in a residency programme at the Pretoria Art Museum’s Kopanong Art Studio. Working at some of the most important glass-blowing studios, such as Smelt and TUT Glass Studio, Pati produced more than 20 glass artworks and polished them off within the residency space.

For more information, contact:

Mmutle Arthur Kgokong

012 358 6752/


CHILDREN TILE ART PROJECT | 2 December 2017 to 3 February 2018 | East Gallery

Mahlatse Maketekete, Untitled, mixed media on panel

The Children Tile Art Project 2017 will feature work produced by learners from Impendulo Primary School. The exhibition, which was done in partnership with Alliance Française, culminates from a series of workshops facilitated by the Education Assistants.


A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART | Ongoing | Albert Werth Hall

This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Pretoria Art Museum briefly reviews South African art. It includes works by early 20th century painters, the Resistance artists of the 1980s and artists of the 21st century. The exhibition is based on the secondary school syllabus, and the artworks are rotated regularly.



SANDMAN BY NATALIE MOORE | 31 January to 28 February 2018 | South Gallery

Natalie Moore, Falling Asleep in the bath,Archival photographic print on canvas

In this exhibition Natalie Moore explores the classic fairy tale through the lens of a dreamscape. Sandman is a narrative akin to one’s dreams, where the storyline may seem fragmented and unstructured to the conscious mind, but natural to the fabric of a dream and the subconscious. Sandman was Moore’s first solo exhibition, held at the Absa Gallery as part of her prize for winning the Gerard Sekoto Award. Natalie Moore, a photographer and mixed media artist, won the Gerard Sekoto Award in the 2015 Absa L’Atelier art competition for her photographic triptych Once Upon A Time Jozi. Her prize was partly sponsored by Alliance Française and the French Institute in South Africa, and included a three-month residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris.



February 2018 to April 2018 | Henry Preiss Hall

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973), Tète de Femme, 1964, etch on paper

The Pretoria Art Museum collection contains examples of international art movements which influenced the development of South African art. The museum has acquired graphic works by a number of famous international artists such as Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali. The collections of international paintings were mostly donated over the years, such as the Michaelis collection. In this exhibition, the works of South African artists influenced by early modern styles, such as expressionism, surrealism and cubism, can be seen alongside the international artists concerned.


UNFOLDING FIBRE | 7 March to 27 May 2018 | South Gallery

Linda Rademan, Van trofee tot triomf (I), Rusted steel, copper, embroidery on cotton

This exhibition showcases fibre art by a selection of South African artists who employ this ancient medium in very different ways. The artists include Adele Potgieter , Alex Hamilton, Cherre Ann Hill, Gina Niederhumer, Erica Fraser, Hannalie Taute, Helena Hugo, Kaross, Kathryn Harmer Fox, Leandri van den Berg , Lesley Deysel, Linda Rademan, Maddelein Anderson , Marion Boehm, Marna Schoeman, Mogalakwena, Odette Tolksdorf, Philip Manser , Retha Buitendach, Sally Scott and Willemien de Villiers.


For more information, contact:

Hannelie du Plessis

012 358 6748/

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

View Random Post
Translate »