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Pretoria Art Meander - Discover the Jacaranda City

Posted on 9 January 2015

Life without art is a frightful idea and a home or building without works of art is a very sad sight. All persons, young and old, have an inborn love for the arts. It is the perfect right of all people to have their own tastes and preferences.

Some prefer a beautiful picture or sculpture that delights the sights, others look for the illustration of a story, whilst others find pleasure in the forms and colours of an abstract work. And don't forget those who look for the conceptualisation of an idea.

This inborn love for the arts inspire people to visit art shops, galleries and museums, not necessarily to obtain or purchase an art work, but to feed their artistic tastes and needs or to meet fellow art-lovers and artists and to enhance their appreciation of the visual arts.

However, many of us do not know that there are several galleries and studios in Pretoria and where they are located. To guide art lovers, a group of gallery owners, curators and artists decided to organize an Art Meander or art-roundabout, on the first Sunday of the month from February to December.

This meander gives us the unique opportunity to plan our visits to galleries and studios in a leisurely manner, to explore and to enjoy the company of other lovers of the arts and to continually discover new art works.

Participating galleries:

Art Lovers make contemporary art of all mediums accessible to a mixed audience of art lovers, buyers and investors of all ages and income groups through our three exhibition spaces.
We provide a relaxed environment where people are always welcome to come and view exhibitions and ask advice on art investment.
198 Long Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 346 6593 | Cell: +27(0)73 298 5829 | Email: artlovers1932@gmail.com | Facebook: LongstreetArtLovers1932
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 15:00

The Association of Arts (established in 1947) has come a long way in promoting the enjoyment of the visual arts in all its forms. We strive for the highest standards and constantly try to encourage innovation and exploit new talents.
During a year the Association hosts about thirty exhibitions and organises two major national art competitions.
173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 346 3100 | Email: artspta@mweb.co.za | www.artsassociationpta.co.za
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

Art @Brooklyn Theatre is active with exhibitions since 2010. The Gallery @ Brooklyn Theatre is a platform where experienced, as well as young or unknown artists, can exhibit their work.
Art @ Brooklyn Theatre has hosted the private collection of the family of master painter, Otto Klar.
Greenlyn Village, Corner of Thomas Edison & 13th Streets, Menlo Park | Tel: +27(0)12 460 6033 | Email: admin@brooklyntheatre.co.za | www.brooklyntheatre.co.za
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 14:00 | Sunday 12:00 - 17:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 17:00.

Cafe 41 is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan and informal venue. With a vibrant atmosphere, it is a place where a meal means pleasure; pleasure in eating, enjoying the company of friends and drinking good wine.
Cafe 41 has received the Diners Club Gold Awards for best Wine List and have also been praised as one of Pretoria's top seven restaurants.
23 Dely Road, Corner of Dely & Pinaster Street Hazelwood, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 460 1445 | Email: cafe41.hazelwood@gmail.com | www.cafe41.co.za
Trading Hours: Monday - Friday 07:00 - 22:00 | Saturday 08:00 - 22:00 | Sunday 09:00 - 22:00.

Crimson Red Studios offers specialised and customised services in the fields of fine art, art restoration, framing, photography and photographic printing by way of personal and individual service focused on client satisfaction and quality.
Crimson Red Studios fine art gallery offer clients the opportunity to view and purchase contemporary South African art, as well as to commission custom design artworks.
51 Blake Street, Riviera, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 329 6053 | Email: elsie@crimsonred.co.za | www.crimsonred.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday & Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 | Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00 | Thursday & Friday 08:30 - 17:00 |

Established in 1997 we specialise in old South African Masters and contemporary art. We also specialise in classical and modern pieces of furniture. We have a wide variety for every taste.
160 Lynnwood Road, Brooklyn, Pretoria | Tel : +27(0)12 362 0654 | Email: marcmalan69@gmail.com
Hours: Monday & Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 | Friday 09:00 - 16:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

Gallery 20.20 exhibits paintings connected with the GROOT TREK and beautiful objects from the Voortrekker and Pioneer period as well as Voortrekker Monument memorabilia of 1938 (laying of the foundation stone), 1949 (inauguration) and 1988 (Groot Trek 150 years).
Office Building, Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 326 6770 | Email: museum@vtm.org.za | www.voortrekkermon.org.za
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:00
Entrance Fee: Adults: R55,00; Scholars: R30,00 (Entrance fees include a visit to the Voortrekker Monument, Afrikaner exhibition in the Heritage Centre and Fort Schanskop).

Kaimara gallery was established in 2013. The gallery is unlike any other in South Africa, as it is dedicated exclusively to photography. We exhibit pictures that are strong, tell a story an evoke emotion.
Shop 5, Building 38 CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 349 5014 | Cell: +27(0)82 448 9662 | Email: info@kaimara.co.za | www.kaimara.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 | Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00.

Laubar Art Studio, the brainchild of artist Laurens Barnard where he not only sells his own art but also hosts artwork from young upcoming artists and some of the old masters from South Africa.
570 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Pretoria | Cell: +27(0)76 310 8800 | Email: barnard.laurens5@gmail.com | www.laurensbarnard.com
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 | Sunday: 09:00 - 15:00.

The Leonardo Gallery opened in 2013 and you will find many different art genres and mediums in styles from contemporary to photorealistic, providing art collectors with a variety of choice between young and older experienced artists. The gallery also hosts various music and art related events.
730 Witdoring Street, Moreleta Park, Pretoria | Tel: +27 (0)12 997 0520 | Email: leonardo.gal@telkomsa.net | www.theleonardogallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00 | Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

The term fine art takes real meaning in our classic yet contemporary art gallery bringing affordable art of both old and new masters to the public. We provide the public with a personal service that brings art to your home to suit your taste and we can also provide you with all your framing needs.
160 Lynnwood Road, Brooklyn, Pretoria | Email: loubserjodie@gmail.com | Facebook: Loubser Trent Art Gallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 14:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

A discreet and charming gallery, filled to the brim with beautiful, stylish and unusual paintings, all of which carry the artist's delicate signature and which embellish everyday life with luxury and wellbeing. Work available includes oils, aquarelles, drawings, artist's cards & limited edition fine art prints.
20A The Loop, Lynnwood, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)83 554 2027 | Email: aleta@aletamichaletos.com | www.aletamichaletos.com
Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00 (by appointment only).

Naude modern is a home gallery. Exhibitions occur on an ad hoc basis, as the need arises. The space has been operational since 2008. Contemporary art is shown. Guy du Toit, Wilma Cruise and Gordon Froud are amongst artists whom have exhibited. The space is also used for educational events.
254A St.Patricks Road, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria | Cell: +27(0)82 785 7203 | Email: anaude.andre@gmail.com | www.art.co.za/andrenaude
Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

The Pretoria Art Museum officially opened in 1964 and houses the Municipality's growing art collection, which had been built up since the early 1930's. The museum's main focus is on contemporary South African art and exhibitions are held regularly.
Corner Francis Baard and Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Arcadia, Pretoria | Tel: +27 (0)12 358 6750 | Email: art.museum@tshwane.gov.za | www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission Fees: A ults: R22,00 | Students and Pensioners: R11,00 | School Children: R5,00

Rookls is a small upmarket gallery in the eastern suburb of Waterkloof Pretoria. We stock contemporary art and Old Masters. We deal in handmade, new and recycled glass work and stunning pottery from various artists. Rookls deals in a whole range of pewter ware, sculptures, handmade jewellery and photographic art from various artists.
Shop 14, Waterkloof Corner Shopping Centre, Corner of Main Street and Crown Avenue, Waterkloof, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)76 753 8991 | Email: info@rookls.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 11:00 - 15:00.

This home gallery consists of an artist studio, a project space ?SMALL? and an open courtyard. It is used as a working studio and as a platform to generate and create opportunities for exhibitions. The space is used for workshops, exhibitions and experimental theatre.
36 Van Der Merwe Street, Rietondale, Pretoria | Cell: +27(0)82 927 1473 | Email: smallstudiosartsa@gmail.com | www.cornejoubert.co.za
Gallery Hours: By Appointment and For Scheduled Events | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 15:00.

St. Lorient is a contemporary fine art gallery in Pretoria established in 2007. The art gallery is dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing original fine art to established and emerging collectors.
92 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn Circle, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 460 0284 | Cell: +27(0)73 964 4331 | Email: stlorient@iafrica.com | www.stlorient.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | Sunday 09:00 - 12:00 | Sunday (when there is an event/exhibition: 09:00 - 17:00.

The Tina Skukan Art Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of leading, professional and established S.A. contemporary artists. Works on display include mixed media, acrylics, print media, drawings, scraperboard, sculptures, oils, watercolours, enamels and pastels. Supporting the gallery is The Gallery Connection, a tea garden where visitors can enjoy refreshments and light meals in a rustic country atmosphere of tranquillity and serenity.
Plot 6 Koedoeberg Road, Faerie Glen, Pretoria | Tel: +27 (0)12 991 1733 | Cell: +27 (0)83 653 6928 | Email: thea@tinaskukangallery.co.za | www.tinaskukangallery.co.za
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

Trent Gallery (opened 2006) is a small gallery situated in Waterkloof, Pretoria. We are in association with Cameo Framing that has been in business for almost 30 years. A new exhibition opens every 2 weeks, featuring contemporary artists. We specialise in paper works as well as works by old masters.
198 Long Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 460 5497 | Cell: +27(0)82 923 2551 | Email: trent.art@gmail.com | Facebook: TrentGallery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:30 | Saturday 08:30 - 12:30 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

The Chris Tugwell Gallery located in Brooklyn Mall has been in existence for more than 40 years. We carry an extensive variety of work by some of South Africa's most well-known artists including up and coming new signatures in a wide range of works such as oil, water colour, multimedia, etchings, limited edition bronzes, sculptures, ceramics and glassware.
Shop 313, Upper level, Brooklyn Mall, Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 346 0925 | Email: info@christugwell.co.za | www.christugwell.co.za
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 18:00 | Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | Sunday 09:00 - 15:00.

The UNISA Art Gallery was established in 1961 in conjunction with the Department of History of Art and Fine Art. The gallery holds one of the most unique public collections in South Africa. The rationale for the collection was to provide students and researchers with an exemplary educational and heritage resource in the visual arts.
Ground Floor Kgorong Building, Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria | Tel: +27(0)12 441 5681/2/3 | Cell: +27(0)72 968 3705 | Email: Mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za | www.unisa.ac.za/gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00 | First Sunday of the Month: 10:00 - 14:00.

The gallery, which opened in November 2014, concentrates mainly on contemporary art with at least 3 new exhibitions and 2 workshops per month. Their passion is artist orientated and their aim is to provide a relaxed environment for artists to work and exhibit during weekends.
Plantland Complex, Corner of Atterbury Road & De Villabois de Mareuil Drive, Olympus, Pretoria East | Tel: +27 (0)82 445 3917 | Email: Johannvanheerdensart@gmail.com | Facebook: Johann van Heerdens Art
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 08:30 - 14:30 |

Download Pretoria Art Meander in PDF.

Information courtesy of Association of Arts Pretoria. For enquiries or more information contact Nandi Hillard on 012 346 3100 or email artspta@mweb.co.za.

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