Entries are soon to close for the Sasol New Signatures art competition. The prestigious competition is aimed at South African artists above the age of 18 and 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 2017 with judges looking for works that make strong statements and exude superior  quality of craftsmanship and technical skill.


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.


First prize: R100 000 and an opportunity of a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum (Terms and Conditions apply).
Runner-up: R25 000
Five Merit awards: R10 000 each

To enter, please download entry form here:

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

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