Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2022

‘Art Beyond Imagination’

Submissions for Sasol New Signatures 2022 will be accepted at several collection points across the country on Tuesday, 7 June and Wednesday, 8 June 2022.

The annual Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, established by the Association of Arts Pretoria, is open to all South African artists over 18 years who have not yet held a solo exhibition. Being the longest-running competition of its kind in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures plays a pivotal role in unearthing new South African talent and providing a platform from which emerging artists can launch their artistic careers. Artists can submit up to 2 artworks in all artistic mediums.

‘Art Beyond Imagination’ is a celebration of the borderless human consciousness, the boundless skill and infinite vision of the artist, and the limitless inspirational power of art. This slogan embodies the values and essence of both Sasol and the 2022 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. As the leading art competition for emerging artists in South Africa, Sasol New Signatures has embraced the challenge of being more than another art event. In the same way that truly great art transcends creativity and imagination, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition is an opportunity for artists, audiences, and society at large to rethink and reimagine their world.

An information session video with the aim of giving potential entrants the opportunity to gain much needed technical information regarding format, size, media and layout of entered works as well as valuable advice regarding the presentation of competition standard work can now be viewed online.  Potential entrants are strongly advised to engage with this video which is hosted by Sasol New Signatures chairperson, Pfunzo Sidogi.  The video will be be available for viewing on an ongoing basis. 

Go BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION by entering at one of several collection points across the country on Tuesday, 7 June and Wednesday, 8 June from 10:00 and 16:00.

The winner will receive R100 000 and a solo exhibition at next year’s exhibition. The runner up will receive R25 000 and the five merit award winners will each walk away with R10 000.

Entrants are encouraged to view the detailed information video hosted by Chairperson Pfunzo Sidogi. The video will go live on the Sasol New Signatures website, the Association of Arts Pretoria’s Facebook page and Sasol’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, 3 May 2022. The video aims to give entrants much needed technical information regarding format, size, media and layout of entered works as well as valuable advice regarding the presentation of competition standard work.

For more details contact Nandi Hilliard on 083 288 5117, 012 346 3100 or artspta@mweb.co.za