Your weekly guide to art exhibitions happening around South Africa.
Mabheka is one of only 15 artists selected to present work at the Salon Approche Art Fair in Paris.
Season 10 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea will be both a reflection on, and a celebration of, the journey that The Centre has taken since its inception in 2016.
With the objective of fundraising for the renovation of Cité Studio 8116 at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Art.co.za is partnering with SANAVA to host an online auction of artworks of members of SANAVA from 1 - 31 October 2023.
This year's edition of the 2023 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition continues its tradition of challenging the current status quo, crossing boundaries, and offering viewers something to talk about.
2022 Sasol New Signatures winner questions transformation in the life of people in South Africa in new exhibition
Mondli Mbhele will hold his first solo exhibition, "Ingoma Yothando", alongside the Sasol New Signatures 2023 exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum.
Networks of care will converge and entangle at the Origins Centre, Wits University, during Johannesburg-based artist Bev Butkow solo exhibition titled re-weaving m/other.
The 11th edition of Turbine Art Fair transformed the upper level of Hyde Park Corner featuring bold colourful spaces of art.
A total of 765 entries were submitted nationwide. Out of these submissions, 118 exceptional works have been selected to proceed to the final round of judging.
Artist Marrianna Booyens will be guiding you through this journey. She will be teaching a demo on how to approach a still life.
J. H. Pierneef: Close to Home traces a half-century of innovation and unbroken fascination with the South African landscape
The live-virtual auction features 57 artworks representative of the many facets of Pierneef's prodigious career.
The Turbine Art Fair is headed into its second decade, and celebrating this milestone with a bold move to its new home at Hyde Park Corner, from 27 - 30 July 2023.
The uber-talented artist left an indelible mark on the American art scene with her solo exhibition, 'A Taste of Salt' at the Simchowitz Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.
The eagerly anticipated 'Solo Studios - Intimate Art Encounters' returns to the Riebeek Valley in August with what promises to be another highlight on the cultural calendar.
The 2019 Absa L'Atelier Ambassador, took us on a very intimate solo exhibition that has been three years in the making, titled, "The Journey: A Personal Reflection".
Written by well-known children's author Katherine Graham, with engaging illustrations by Nicola Smith, this picture book biography tells the story of how Irma challenged the conventions of her day
The black-tie fundraiser, set amidst the picturesque landscapes of the family-run Rosemary Hill estate in Tshwane, promises to be a night to remember, combining an extraordinary art exhibition and first of its kind, "Leave a Legacy, Ubuntu Crowd Fund" auction.
The competition, hosted by the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville, Cape Town, calls on all art hobbyists and professionals to put their best portrait forward for a chance to win the grand prize.
For the past 33 years, the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition, founded by the Association of Arts Pretoria in the 1960's, has been a beacon for unbridled creativity and artistic exploration within the visual arts ecosystem in South Africa.
The exhibition, whimsically named, "Glued to the Classics", gives a new lease on life to six famous paintings.
The selection jury unanimously agreed the multifaceted artist, whose interest in materiality is the 2023 winner.
The space will explore issues related to the African continent from a distinctively aesthetic and psychological perspective.
South African Premiere of acclaimed William Kentridge work The Head & The Load comes to Joburg Theatre
William Kentridge's large-scale theatre work, will be seen for the first time on the African continent following its World Premiere at Tate Modern.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair reaches a major milestone this summer, marking a decade as the city's premier visual, contemporary art event. Here are 10 reasons to visit the fair this year.
Set to boost the local creative economy, the (IPAF) is back for its 7th edition, adding even more creativity and colour to the streets of Cape Town.
In her new exhibition at 131 A Gallery titled "Oceanic", Adele van Heerden presents us with views of Cape Town's public beaches, tidal and municipal pools.
The wrinkles and texture of their skin drew his attention and thus have become a recurring theme in his artworks. Finely textured carvings recreate a lifelike texture in his prints giving an illusion of movement.
Human-made spaces and built environments come to life in Adele van Heerden's artworks where nature works in symbiosis with our everyday world.
Henley Business School Africa's award winning art installation has been reimagined into a single collaborative piece that celebrates the same theme - but with a totally different take.
Excellence in curatorship, innovation, and digital technologies in art celebrated at MTN x UJ New Contemporary Awards
Themed New Beginnings: Nurturing our Digital Imaginations the event highlighted the impetus behind this unique art competition which is aimed at identifying, supporting, mentoring, and promoting curator and worthy artists or collaboratives who have not yet received critical acclaim.
Her paintings explore the contrast between reflected, filtered, and artificial lighting on architectural interiors, transforming pressed glass windows into something strange and new.
The concept of making strange the familiar and familiar the strange is a leitmotif in Laurette de Jager's work. Find out more about her work and art practice.
Design Indaba partners with Google to showcase the continent's creatives through "Colours of Africa"
The unique online project showcases 60 specially curated artworks produced by over 60 African creatives, each invited to contribute a work that captures the colour and character of their home country.
Major Ndlovu's work questions the personal freedom of figures/people in their daily duties in his community. He looks around positive and negative sides of neglected chores and comment to those affairs.
A South African visual artist known for his mixed-media installations grounded in painting that create temporal conversations about identity, memory, and history.
Khanya Mashabela was awarded the curatorship of MTN X UJ New Contemporary Awards and since her appointment earlier this year she has been formulating her research, selection of artists and curatorial vision for the inaugural event to be held in November 2022 at UJ Art Gallery.
Her works seamlessly between analogue and digital art that gets translated into imaginative, conceptual visuals or metaphors of a new subliminal world.
A self taught mixed media artist known predominately for her work with with fabric and thread. She has honed her drawing skills over decades of "doing" creating her artworks from ideas penciled on paper to final detailed masterpieces.
In Roger Ballen's Johannesburg, running at the Standard Bank Gallery, the artist takes us on a mini retrospective encapsulating his photographic relationship with the city.
'Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern' at the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation: three artists and three paintings across three continents in the Global South
Over a period of the past three years, the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF) has embarked on a process of profiling women artists with the aim of repositioning art, its practice and history through the lens of the Global South.
Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation presents three seminal women artists from the Global South together for the first time
JCAF announces Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South featuring the works of three seminal women artists: Frida Kahlo, Amrita Sher-Gil and Irma Stern, together in South Africa and in Africa, for the first time.
The Pretoria Arts Association's aim is to house at least thirty exhibitions per year. This jewel turning 75 on the 27th of September should be cherished and safeguarded.
Jenny Nijenhuis' Resonance installation on Constitution Hill reflects on interconnectedness and cycles of violence
Multidisciplinary artist Jenny Nijenhuis explores the shadow pandemic in her latest site-specific installation bound in the atrium of the Women's prison on Constitution Hill.
2022 is the United Nations' International Year of Glass. From 3rd September till 30th October 2022, the exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum will showcase glass art and design in a myriad of creative interpretations.
Locally produced documentary feature film, Sculpting This Earth is to have its world premiere screening on the opening day of Riebeek-Kasteel's art-focused Solo Studios weekend.
A well-known name in the Gauteng art scene, Mokoena's latest homeware range is somewhat more whimsical and feminine.
In collaboration with Heineken, The Playground put out a call recently for artists to be selected to paint a two-storey mural at the entrance to the market.
The 10th edition of the fair will play with themes of conventionality while exploring how far or 'deep' one can go to exhibit art.
Standard Bank in collaboration with renowned artist Blessing Ngobeni and The Sunday Times gives one lucky South African the chance to own a valuable piece of original art.
Fiona Scott-Berning reviews Norval X Boschendal partnership that would see the opening of a satellite gallery located within Boschendal's historic Manor House
The Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI) is the African continent's largest invite-only art event dedicated to painters and painting. The winners of the 2022 edition of the competition, the third since the prize's inauguration, were revealed at an evening event hosted by art auction house Strauss & Co.
Cape Town-based CineSouth Studios revealed the first preview of its upcoming documentary feature film Sculpting This Earth. Shot over a twelve-month period in a striking range of beautifully cinematic natural settings in southern Africa, the film showcases the work of land artist Strijdom van der Merwe.
Andrea du Plessis won the coveted title for her mixed media work exploring humanity's complex relationship to both nature and technology.
The South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) three residency studio spaces at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris need to be renovated.
StateoftheART is pleased to announce the winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award 2021.
The official announcement of winners took place on 8 October 2021 during a hybrid live event and was lived streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Elizaveta Rukavishnikova works in various media exploring the human experience. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her process, inspiration and being a fine artist.
Using the Johannesburg skyline, Clement Mohale revisits his ancestorial past with his current hopeful present.
Rosemary Joynt explores the cycles of creation and destruction are evident within nature. We asked her 10 questions to find out more about her inspiration and obsessions.
Using sculpture, painting and installation, Katja Abbott explores how the eradication of nature through environmental degradation impacts us.
Primarily a sculptor, Paul Edmunds works often feature unusual materials and labour-intensive practice creating works that focus on form, texture repetition and detail. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.
The new short film that takes place against the backdrop of Hoerikwaggo, commonly known as Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Ruhan Janse van Vuuren mainly use of the figure as a vehicle and is inspired by his family and music. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.
Lothar Böttcher sculpturally use glass to manipulate light, to create another dimension, enticing the viewer. We asked him 10 questions to find out more about him.
South African artist Lebo Tladi uses pen and ink to express his bizarre thoughts by creating unique drawings featuring imagined worlds.
Bolton converts the thick black rubber and colourful strands of recycled copper cables into intricate and detailed works exploring the issue of cable theft.
Art.co.za found some South African and African artists who have mastered their skill.
South African artist Jenny Nijenhuis uses her sculpture to explore identity archetypes.
Daniel du Preez transforms flat sheets of paper into three dimensional hypnotic patterned artworks inspired by unseen organisms, cells and atoms that surrounds us in our daily lives.
South African artist Maritha van Amerom uses her fascination in the human body/human condition to create mixed media artworks using oils, paper, feathers, inks, cotton etc.
After working for ten years almost exclusively in oils, she made a transition to the more direct medium of pastel creating highly detailed portraits of people - mostly South African labourers.
Retha Buitendach creates small sculptures assembled from sticks, leaves, pods and seeds.
Self-taught artist Ruan Huisamen's charcoal portraits show a mastering of the human form.
Audrey Anderson began sketching to "up-grade" her skills. Using her sketchbooks, she took her drawing outside the studio.
The Noise We Make at the Association of Arts Pretoria features plaits of various shades of purple fabric creating an image that will resembles that of a sound wave.
His interactive artworks made from everyday objects function as a new means to execute menial tasks, such as listening, seeing, smoking and taking a leak.
Who was Mary Magdalene? Bredell answers this question through repeatedly re-creating and re-imagining her figure on various canvases, folio artist books and sketches.
He models his sculptures from everyday people, each figure containing imperfections that draws one closer, creating works that are real and human.
She repairs ancient, fractured rocks found in the Cradle of Humankind combining "golden joinery" with technology and sound, creating site-specific golden sound instruments.
Adding original sculpture to your home can take your interiors to another dimension but can sometimes be difficult to integrate into your existing decor. Art.co.za suggests six ways to add sculpture to your home.
There is a plethora of smartphone apps on the market for creative minds. Art.co.za reviews 8 art apps.
A list of the best South African artist Instagram accounts who offer streams filled with insights into the daily life of a professional artist.