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View SA Art from the Sanlam Art Collection SA Art from the Sanlam Art Collection
26 June 2019 TO 30 August 2019

Centennial: A Century of South African Art from the Sanlam Art Collection 1918 – 2018

The Sanlam Art Collection was founded in 1965 and the collection holds more than 2000 items associated with more than 500 South African artists whose works cover more than a century. 

Sanlam is once again sharing this collection with all South Africans through a touring exhibition to venues across the country.

It features some of the country’s foremost celebrated and emerging talent – the likes of Richard Mudariki, Tracey Rose and Ndikumbule Ngqinambe – and takes viewers on a journey through 100 years of SA’s history, through the prestigious works that comprise the Sanlam Art Collection.

Wandering through the exhibition is a way to be visually immersed in a journey, from challenging works from past legends like William Kentridge, Elza Botha, Maggie Laubser, Gerard Sekoto, Sydney Kunmalo, Ezrom Legae, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Cecil Skotnes and Irma Stern to fresh perspectives from Johannes Maswangani, Adam Letch and Jan van der Merwe, Hundt further said. Today’s audience might gravitate towards relevant works from Tracey Rose, whose work incorporates aspects of performance art, focusing on identity politics, gender, racial and sexual-based themes. Richard Mudariki’s painting, The Model, a popular contemporary icon which explores the theme of decolonisation and the role of visual artist highlighted by the ‘#RhodesMustFall’ movement.

View Spring in Autumn Spring in Autumn
03 June 2019 TO 31 July 2019

Celebrate the beauty of flowers and landscapes in an exhibition curated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s permanent collection.

View Step into my shoes Step into my shoes
10 July 2019 TO 30 August 2019
The exhibition includes prints and drawings from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Works on display explore African spirituality, celebrate Township life and reflect on socio political issues related to feminism, poverty and liberation. 

Cyprian Shilakoe, Dumile Feni and William Kentridge are on display alongside Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial Winners, Linga Diko and Ethna Frankenfeld.

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