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Feedback on submissions for acquisition

Feedback on submissions for acquisition

Feedback on 2019 submissions: The acquisitions committee met and made recommendations regarding acquisitions, and we are now observing internal approval processes. Once this process has been completed, we will respond to those artists who were successful.

16th October 201931st October 2019
2019 Acquisitions: Submissions Guidelines

2019 Acquisitions: Submissions Guidelines

The Art Bank of South Africa (artbankSA) is a national programme of the Department of Arts and Culture as part of the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy implementation. The artbankSA is hosted by the National Museum Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The vision of artbankSA is to promote, foster and stimulate a vibrant market for the collection of South African contemporary visual art.

10th May 201929th June 2019
Press Release – Tswela Pele: First Collection of Art Bank of South Africa KZN Launch Exhibition

Press Release – Tswela Pele: First Collection of Art Bank of South Africa KZN Launch Exhibition

Tswela Pele is an exhibition of selected works from the Art Bank of South Africa’s first contemporary visual art collection purchased in the 2018/2019 year. The 60 artworks on show represent artists from seven provinces in South Africa. The featured artworks explore a variety of themes from everyday experiences and life patterns to the existential, from the male transculturalism to the female response to social conditioning and examination of the patriarchal cultural construct.

12th March 201923rd May 2019
Press Release – Tswela Pele:  New Acquisitions of the Art Bank of South Africa Exhibition

Press Release – Tswela Pele: New Acquisitions of the Art Bank of South Africa Exhibition

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is excited to host the annual Free State exhibition of the Art Bank of South Africa that showcases the best of South African contemporary art by emerging artists. Tswela Pele: New Acquisitions of the Art Bank of South Africa features artworks selected and purchased from the over 200 submissions received for consideration in October 2018 by the Art Bank.

5th February 201923rd May 2019
Invitation to South African Artists to Submit Artwork for Exhibition and/or Acquisition

Invitation to South African Artists to Submit Artwork for Exhibition and/or Acquisition

Fresh from a successful launch exhibition in Bloemfontein December 2017 the Art Bank of South Africa (artbankSA) will be exhibiting in Johannesburg in November 2018. ArtbankSA will be showcasing the best of South African contemporary art, primarily the work of emerging artists. This is a call to South African artists to submit artwork to be considered for the exhibition

25th September 201823rd May 2019