Competition Entry

Information sessions

University of Stellenbosch
Monday 18 April 2016 - 13h00 to 13h50

Durban University of Technology
Tuesday 19 April 2016 – 12h00 to 13h00

Ann Bryant Art Gallery
Wednesday 20 April 2016 – 11h00 to 12h30

NMMU
Thursday 21 April 2016 – 11h00 to 12h30

University of Pretoria
Tuesday 10 May 2016 – 08h30 to 09h30
            
Tshwane University of Technology
Tuesday 10 May 2016 – 13h00 to 14h30
            
FADA (University of Johannesburg)
Wednesday 11 May 2016 – 13h00 to 14h00
            
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Thursday 12 May 2016 – 11h00 to 12h00
            
Erdmann Contemporary
Friday 13 May 2016 – 11h00 to 12h30

Performance art proposal closing date    
Friday, 3 June 2016, before 17:00

Submission of  entries
Tuesday, 21 June and Wednesday,22 June 2016 between 10h00 and 16h00.

Collection of works not selected
FADA, Johannesburg
Thursday 23 June 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30

Pretoria Art Museum
Friday 24 June 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30  

Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
Monday 27 June 2016
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30

Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
Tuesday 28 June 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30  

Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London
Wednesday 29 June 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30

Quad Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Friday 1 July 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30  
        
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Monday 4 July 2016,
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30

artSPACE durban, Durban     
Tuesday 5 July 2016
Review Session 14h00 to 15h30

Final Selection of works
Wednesday 27 July 2016,
Pretoria Art Museum
Review Session 10h00 to 15h30

Prize Giving and Opening
Wednesday 7 September 2016,
18h30 for 19h00, Pretoria Art Museum

Exhibition closes
Sunday, 9 October 2016

Performance art proposal closing date: Friday, 3 June 2016, before 17:00
The proposal must be delivered, couriered or emailed to the Association of Arts Pretoria

Entries must be submitted to one of the following collection points below on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 and Wednesday, 22 June 2016. No entries will be received before or after these dates, or outside the hours of 10h00 and 16h00.

Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 447 9609

Cape Town
Erdmann Contemporary, 84 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: 021 422 2762

Durban
artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, off Umgeni Road, Durban
Tel: 031 312 0793

East London
Ann Bryant Art Gallery, 9 St Mark Road, Southernwood, East London
Tel: 043 722 4044

Johannesburg
Department of Visual Arts, FADA building, University of Johannesburg,
Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park
Tel: 084 423 8635

Port Elizabeth
Quad Gallery, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, School of Music,
Art & Design, Faculty of Arts, North Campus, Summerstrand, University
Way, Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 504 3256

Pretoria
Pretoria Art Museum, corner Francis Baard (Schoeman) and Wessels
Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria
Tel: 012 358 6750

Stellenbosch
Sasol Art Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 808 3695

Feedback Sessions: The National Chairperson along with selectors will be at the collection point after the selection process to enter into discussions with the entrants as to why certain entered works were accepted and others rejected. Entrants are strongly advised to attend the feedback sessions
Feedback Session and Collection Date

  • Thursday, 23 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: FADA, Johannesburg
  • Friday, 24 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
  • Monday, 27 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
  • Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
  • Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Ann Bryan Art Gallery, East London
  • Friday, 1 July 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Quad Gallery, Port Elizabeth
  • Monday, 4 July 2016,14h00 to 15h30: Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
  • Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: artSPACE durban, Durban

Final selection takes place on Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The winners will be announced at a private ceremony at the Pretoria Art Museum on Wednesday 7 September.   The exhibition of selected works takes place at the Pretoria Art Museum from Thursday, 8 September 2016 to Sunday, 9 October 2016.

 

Please read through the detailed instructions available on the entry  form.  Non-compliance will result in disqualification.  

Who may enter?

  1. Emerging artists who are 18 years or older who have not yet held a *solo exhibition, except for academic purposes. (*solo exhibition: a body of work of at least 20 works in a commercial gallery).
  2. Only artists who are permanent residents in South Africa may participate in the competition.
  3. All entries must be accompanied by the following documentation:
  • A completed and signed entry form
  •  A copy of the artist’s Identity Document or Permit of Permanent Residence
  • Colour photograph of the work (for reference only)
  • Biography of no longer than 250 words
  • Conceptual statement/synopsis of no longer than 250 words that outlines the central idea of the work
  • Assembly, maintenance and disassembling instructions (if applicable)

The Sasol New Signatures Art Competition is judged in two rounds.

  • The first round is conducted at the respective regional collection points. The regional committees select a total of approximately 100 works for exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum. The committees comprise the National Chairperson of the competition, and three judges. Works that are not suitable are eliminated, including those that do not comply with entry requirements, show inadequate craftsmanship, or are not ready for exhibition.
  • The final round of judging takes place at the Pretoria Art Museum once the exhibition, which includes all the regionally selected works, has been curated. The final selection panel, comprising five judges, chooses the winners. Works are judged individually, based on the concept, use of material, quality of craftsmanship, and skill demonstrated.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence with the organisers / judges will be entered into.

It is in the sole and final discretion of the organisers/judges to cancel any entry on the grounds of illegality, infringement of any third party rights, or a transgression of the constitutional right of freedom of expression.

 

The collection point does not phone an artist to inform him/her on the outcome of the selection. The artist must go to the collection point where the work was submitted to enquire whether the submission was selected or not. This must be done on the date specified for each collection venue (refer to entry form).

Feedback Sessions: The National Chairperson along with selectors will be at the collection point after the selection process to enter into discussions with the entrants as to why certain entered works were accepted and others rejected. Entrants are strongly advised to attend the feedback sessions.

Collection Points: Feedback Session and Collection Date

  • Thursday, 23 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: FADA, Johannesburg
  • Friday, 24 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
  • Monday, 27 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town
  • Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch
  • Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Ann Bryan Art Gallery, East London
  • Friday, 1 July 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: Quad Gallery, Port Elizabeth
  • Monday, 4 July 2016,14h00 to 15h30: Oliewenhuis Art Museum,
  • Bloemfontein
  • Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 14h00 to 15h30: artSPACE durban, Durban

Please note: Works not collected on the above dates will be disposed of if alternative arrangements have not been made with the organisers.  

The organisers have agreed to transport the works selected in Bloemfontein, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Stellenbosch to the Pretoria Art Museum.

Final selection takes place on Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Artists based in Johannesburg and Pretoria must collect their works from the Pretoria Art Museum on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, between 10h00 and 16h00.

Works from Bloemfontein, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Stellenbosch may be collected from the collection point where it was submitted.

The Association of Arts will communicate collection dates for works returned to these collection points.

 

Prize Giving and Opening         :    Wednesday 7 September 2016,
                                                                 18h30 for 19h00, Pretoria Art Museum

Exhibition closes                         :     Sunday 9 October 2016

 

The exhibition takes place at the Pretoria Art Museum from Thursday, 8 September 2016 to Sunday, 9 October 2016.

Selected works must be available for exhibition and transportation purposes until 31 October 2016.