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Sasol New Signatures - Last call for entries

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa

Are you the next winner of the Sasol New Signatures art competition? Four weeks to go until entries close!

There are four weeks to go until the entries close for the Sasol New Signatures art competition, which is aimed at South African artists above the age of 18.
The prestigious contest is the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa and a platform to unearth and showcase local artists to the art-loving public.

Launched in April entries for this challenging competition close on 30th June 2017and judges are looking for works that make a strong statements and exude superior  quality of craftsmanship and technical skill.

National Chairman, Dr Pieter Binsbergen said he is excited about this year’s contest and stated: “I look forward to seeing the magnitude of talent the competition will uncover in 2017. This is truly an amazing and exciting journey and I urge you all to enjoy the ‘visual arts road trip’ with us”.

Works must reveal skilled handling of materials and techniques and be presented in such a way that convinces the judges that the artist was mindful of the work having to stand in its own right as an artwork. Artists are also advised to consider professional presentation so that talent and good work are not marred by lack of planning and bad presentation. And most importantly works must be display-ready when entered. 

To enter, please visit:

Final submission dates are Thursday 29 June 2017 and Friday 30 June 2017
From: 10h00 to 16h00 at the following collection points:
●  Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
●  WHOW Studios, Durbanville
● KZNSA Gallery, Durban
●  Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London
●  Sasol Place, Sandton
●  Pretoria Art Museum
●  Quad Gallery, Port Elizabeth

Feedback Sessions:

The National Chairperson will be at the the various collection points after the selection process to discuss with the entrants as to why certain entered works were accepted and others rejected. Entrants are strongly advised to attend the feedback sessions.

Johannesburg - Monday 3 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
Sasol Place, 50 Katherine Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

Pretoria - Tuesday 4 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
Pretoria Art Museum, corner Francis Baard (Schoeman) and Wessels Streets,
Arcadia Park, Pretoria

Bloemfontein - Wednesday 5 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein

Cape Town - Thursday 6 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
WHOW Studios, 2 Ixia Street, Durbanville, Cape Town

Port Elizabeth - Monday 10 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
Quad Gallery, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, School of Music,
Art & Design, Faculty of Arts, North Campus, Summerstrand, University Way,
Port Elizabeth

East London - Wednesday 12 July 2017, 13h30 to 15h00
Ann Bryant Art Gallery, 9 St Mark Road, Southernwood, East London

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