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SASOL NEW SIGNATURES ART COMPETITION 2022
‘Art Beyond Imagination’
 
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 be viewed online.  Entrants are urged to read the entry form thoroughly, view the Information Video and visit the Sasol New Signatures blog for tips and advice on presentation, pricing and making sure their entries are ready for the judges.
 
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:

Covid-19 regulations will apply at all the collection points:
It is compulsory to wear a face mask.
Only a certain number of entrants at a time will be allowed inside the collection point, so please exercise patience when delivering or collecting your work.
Please sanitize your hands when accessing the collection venue.
Please keep a distance of at least 1 metre between yourself and the next person.
 
Bloemfontein
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 447 9609
 
Cape Town
AVA (Association for Visual Arts Gallery), 35 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel:  021 424 7436
 
Durban
KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban
Tel:  031 277 1705

Johannesburg
FADA Building, Department of Visual Arts, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Aucklandpark, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 559 1117
 
Please note that all entrants submitting work at FADA (University of Johannesburg) will be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination card, a digital vaccination card or a picture of their vaccination card, clearly indicating Name & ID number, on entering the campus.  If unvaccinated, entrants may also present a negative Covid-19 test (48 hours or less).  This requirement is NOT a policy of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. It is a requirement for anyone wishing to enter the University of Johannesburg's premises.
 
Polokwane
The Polokwane Art Museum, Library Gardens, corner Grobler & Hans van Rensburg Street, Polokwane
Tel:  015 290 2579/8
          
Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
NMU Bird Street Gallery - Nelson Mandela University, Bird Street Campus, 20 Bird Street, Central, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
Tel:  041 504 3293
 
Pretoria 
Pretoria Art Museum, corner Francis Baard (previously Schoeman) and Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria
Tel:  012 358 6750
 
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.
 
Andrea du Plessis

Winner 2021

Michèle Deeks

Merit Award 2021

Dalli Weyers

Runner-Up 2021

Nico Athene

Merit Award 2021

Sibaninzi Dlatu

Merit Award 2021

Eugene Mthobisi Hlophe

Merit Award 2021

Monica Klopper

Merit Award 2021

Patrick Rulore

Winner 2019 Solo exhibition

Patrick Rulore

Winner 2019 Solo exhibition

Patrick Rulore

Winner 2019 Solo exhibition

Patrick Rulore

Winner - 2019 solo exhibition

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