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.
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.
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.
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.