Sanlam Art Collection
The Sanlam Art Collection, established in 1965, is one of South Africa's finest collections of South African Art. With holdings of more than 2000 items by some of South Africa's most valued and emerging artists the collection provides a representative overview of South African art dating from the late nineteenth century to the present. Sanlam continues to acquire works by South African artists to broaden the representative character of the collection.For more information on the Sanlam Art Collection a series of illustrated articles by Amanda Botha are being published at www.litnet.co.za under Sanlam / Litnet Ons Kunserfenis or contact the curator.
Curator: Stefan Hundt
Tel: 021 947 3359 / 083 457 2699
Sanlam Art GalleryA selection from the collection is on exhibition in the Sanlam Art Gallery located in the Sanlam Head Office in Bellville. With only 2% of the collection on display at any time the exhibition is changed on a bimonthly basis. The Sanlam Art Collection regularly organises exhibitions that travel to Arts Festivals and public art galleries throughout South Africa.
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30
Tel: 021 947 3359 / 021 947 3165
Entry is free
Currently on Exhibition
Western Cape Interclub Photography Competition
26 October – 9November 2012
The Sanlam Art Collection
27 November 2012 – February 2013
Gerard De Leeuw (1912 – 1985): A Centenary Exhibition
This a unique opportunity to view one of South Africa’s enigmatic bronze casters. De Leeuw immigrated to South Africa in 1932 as trained sculptor and quickly integrated into the SA artworld. His subject matter ranged from animal studies, portrait commissions to interpretations of African myths and legends. Many of these bronzes were cast in his own back yard in Johannesburg. The 42 works on this exhibition provide a representative overview of this exceptional sculptor who only recently has begun to enjoy the recognition he deserves. Accomapnying this exhibition is a selection of paintings by De Leeuw’s closest companions including Stefan and Iris Ampenberger, Francois Krige, Frans Claerhout, Lippy Lipshitz, Jabob Pierneef, Eben van der Merwe, Walter Westbrook, Gregoire Boonzaier, Alexander and Mariaan Podlashuc and Frans David Oerder to name a few.
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