Blow Your Sculpture – Glass Exhibition
Open until 28 April 2019 in the South Gallery
Blow Your Sculpture (BYS) is a collaborative project to explore and introduce glass as an expressive medium by inviting artists from other media, and our small South African glass fraternity itself, to make blown glass sculptures. This year, BYS takes place at Smelt Glass Studio at Victoria Yards in Johannesburg. Smelt is one of the shining stars in South Africa’s local glass community and is run by Martli Jansen van Rensburg and Mike Hyam. Participating artists: Guy du Toit, Peter du Toit, Ian Redelinghuys, Gordon Froud, Maxi Pretorius, Martli Jansen van Rensburg, Caitlin Greenberg, Mike Hyam, Richard Forbes, Charl Enslin and Lothar Böttcher (Coordinator/Curator). Contact Lothar Böttcher at 083 276 7594 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Hannelie du Plessis at 083 276 7594 or email@example.com or 012 358 6748/50.
Pierneef Artworks in the Museum’s Collection
25 March to 13 June 2019 in the North Gallery
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef was one of South Africa’s most prominent artists whose geometric style revolutionised art in South Africa at that time. It has been quite a number of years since the museum has exhibited its Pierneef collection. Artwork from his time in Pretoria, South West Africa and the Netherlands, and his travels through the Cape and eastern coast of Africa is on display. During the 50 years of his career as a painter he undertook an endless quest of always experimenting in an effort to reach the authentic soul of the South African landscape, especially of the then Transvaal (Gauteng) veld from the inside and expressing it in his own colours and lines with sincerity.
Corobrik Ceramic Collection
On permanent display in the Ceramic Gallery
A selection of ceramics is on display, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural potters in South Africa over the past 30 years. Initially the collection was started by the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, who in 1977 became the sponsors of APSA, now Ceramics Southern Africa, and purchased the winning pieces at the national and regional exhibitions. In 1982 Corobrik became the sponsor and acquired the collection. Since then numerous acquisitions from exhibitions and pieces contributed by members have been added to the collection.
Exhibition on Different Media
Ongoing educational display in the Foyer
A new display of different art media and processes can be seen in the foyer of the Pretoria Art Museum. Examples of artworks from the museum’s collection help to explain to visitors and learners what the differences are between the different media used by artists.
A Story of South African Art
Ongoing display in the 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.
Jack Lugg Retrospective
7 May until 23 June 2019
Jack Lugg (1924–2013) was an influential South African artist and educator. This retrospective exhibition is a touching tribute to a man who made an enormous impact on many lives. On show will be seven decades of exceptional art production by a seminal South African artist in a changing international landscape. Above all is the fascinating life story of a man with formidable talent, extraordinary tenacity, creativity and captivating wit. During the exhibition we will launch Jack Lugg’s biography, The house that Jack built. The biography follows an extensive career, richly illustrated with his sketches, sculptures and bold, brightly coloured, animated paintings created over a lifetime. The opening event and book launch will take place on Tuesday, 7 May 2019 at 18:30. Enquiries: Dirk Oegema at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012 358 6747/50.