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Anton Smit Gallery | © Anton Smith
Anton Smit Gallery | © Anton Smith
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10 of Pretoria's Top Art Galleries

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Updated: 27 October 2017
From art in the park to world-renowned exhibits, Pretoria has it covered. Whether you prefer the works of old South African masters, such as Pierneef and Stern, or more contemporary artists, including Sithole and Mason, there is an art gallery to cater to your tastes. Explore ten of Pretoria’s top art galleries with us.
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Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum focuses on collecting and displaying South African art and currently has over 3000 pieces on display. The collection houses art from such well-known artists as Pierneef, Frans Oerder, Anton van Wouw and Irma Stern, while the growing contemporary collection features works by Sam Sam Nhlengethwa, Walter Oltmann, Lucas Sithole and Judith Mason. The museum also hosts regular temporary exhibitions by both international and local artists, and guided tours of the collection can be arranged upon request.

Pretoria Art Museum, Cnr Schoeman and Wessels Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 358 6750

Work by Jacob Hendrik Pierneef | © Nagarjun Kandukuru/Flickr

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Chris Tugwell Gallery

One of South Africa’s foremost landscape artists, Chris Tugwell’s main gallery is conveniently located within the Brooklyn Mall shopping center. His work, mainly in oil, reflects the subtle, poetic moods of nature, rather than dramatic and highly colorful subjects. The gallery also showcases paintings, ceramics and limited edition bronzes and sculptures from some of South Africa’s most talented artists.

Chris Tugwell Gallery, Shop 313 Brooklyn Mall, 318 Veale Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 346 0925

Entrance | © Chris Tugwell Gallery

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Tina Skukan Gallery

Tucked away in a suburban area that forms part of the Bronberg Nature Reserve, the Tina Skukan Gallery is an art and nature lover’s paradise. On old barn has been converted into a showroom for contemporary art and craft work ranging from mixed media, acrylics, drawings, oils, watercolors, enamels and pastels. The adjacent garden displays sculptures and there is also a tea garden providing refreshments.

Tina Skukan Gallery, Plot 6 Koedoeberg Road, Faerie Glen, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 991 1733

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Association of Arts Pretoria

An active community of artists and art lovers, the Association of Arts Pretoria exhibits classic and contemporary works in all genres, priding themselves in showcasing only the finest and most thought-provoking pieces. They also evaluate and restore artworks and host special events on a regular basis.

Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 346 3100

Sculpture | © Association of Arts Pretoria

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The Showroom Art Gallery

The Showroom wants to make good art available to everyone. There is always something new on display and every month new talent is featured. Some of the artists that have been showcased include Adele Potgieter, Amos Langdown and Tony de Freitas. Other services provided include framing, valuations and art installations.

The Showroom Art Gallery, 78C Leander Road, Olympus, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 991 2374

Contemporary art | © The Showroom

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Edoardo Villa Collection

Situated in the Old Merensky Library building on the University of Pretoria’s main campus in Hatfield, the Edoardo Villa Museum contains an incredible collection of sculptures by the Italian-South African artist Edoardo Villa. Inside the museum you will find smaller sculptures by the artist, while two distinctive, large, steel sculptures are displayed on the lawns outside.

Edoardo Villa Collection, University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 420 6419

Old Merensky Building featuring Edoardo Villa sculptures | © Helena / UP Wiki

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Picasso’s Art Gallery

Picasso‘s Art Gallery offers a variety of original artwork for sale and provides specialist advice regarding the investment value of the works. The gallery also assists with the display of purchased artworks to ensure that each piece is showcased to its optimal potential.

Picasso’s Art Gallery, 1014 Besembiesie Street, Montana, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 82 892 3370

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The Mapungubwe Collection

The Mapungubwe Collection consists of archaeological cultural objects and artifacts, some of which have been declared national heritage items. Housed within the beautiful Old Arts Building of the University of Pretoria, the collection includes hundreds of gold pieces found within a burial mound in Mapungubwe (Limpopo Province), the star attraction being an exquisite gold rhino statuette. Also on display within the building are Dutch ceramic vases, bowls and decorative tiles dating from the 18th century, historic Chinese ceramics and a few 19th-century Dutch oil paintings and furniture.

The Mapungubwe Collection, University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 420 5450

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Anton Smit Sculpture Park

Encompassing three hectares (7.4 acres) next to the Bronkhorstspruit Dam (about 40 minutes east of Pretoria), the Anton Smit Sculpture Park is a unique outdoor exhibition housing an extensive collection of massive sculptures and installations by the artist. The park and its accompanying gallery attract art lovers and collectors from all over the world. Once you’ve explored the grounds, you can sit down for a drink at the onsite coffee shop.

Anton Smit Sculpture Park, Black Eagle Lane, Aqua Vista Mountain Estate, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, + 27 13 590 9074

Anton Smit Gallery | © Anton Smith

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Unisa Space Art Gallery

The University of South Africa’s Space Art Gallery is home to a permanent collection as well as regular exhibitions of relevant contemporary local art that focus on diverse and relevant aspects of the arts. Research and education, including workshops, learning sessions and artist walkabouts, are part of the services provided to the community.

Space Art Gallery, Kgorong Building, Unisa Muckleneuk Campus, Preller Street, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 441 5683

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ArtBox Gallery

ArtBox gallery showcases the work of artists by combining contemporary and traditional art forms and juxtaposing the work of new artists with those of established ones. The works displayed are in various mediums, ranging from sculpture, paintings and drawings to ceramics, jewelry and leather-work. Complementing these displays are a range of services, such as professional picture framing, jewelry design and art classes, as well as an array of unique and special pieces available for sale.

Outside ArtBox | Courtesy of ArtBox