Call for Applications: 2020 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition


Deadline: 25 June 2020


We are now open for entries into our Sasol New Signatures Art Competition – one of South Africa’s oldest and most respected art competitions.

The competition is now in its 31st year of existence and this year we encourage entrants to submit works that are imaginative, transgressive, transcendent, disruptive, boundless and ‘beyond’.

Our new National Chairperson, Pfunzo Sidogi has this to say: “The world today is complex and full of seemingly irreconcilable contradictions, and as we march into a new decade, visual artists are best equipped to make sense of our dynamic, interconnected, and challenging environments. By promoting art that is ingrained with an aura of possibility and potentiality, the ‘beyond’ moniker is a call for artists to go ‘beyond’ mere mimesis of the global malaise.”


If you are a South African artist who is 18 years or older, and you have not yet held a solo exhibition, the Sasol New Signatures competition is ideal for you.

If you have held a solo exhibition for academic purposes, for example, a Master’s degree exhibition, you are also allowed to enter.


The overall competition winner receives R100 000 and an opportunity of a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum (terms and conditions apply) with the runner-up receiving R25 000 and five merit awards winners receiving R10 000 each.

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