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PORTRAIT 100: The Sanlam Portrait Awards 2019

24.08.2019 -

AVA is excited to be hosting 60 of the top 100 entries of this years Sanlam Portrait Awards. Launched in 2013 the Sanlam Portrait Award is a biennial competition that aims to increase public awareness and appreciation for the art of portraiture, as well as give South African artists an opportunity for further exposure. The competition is based on anonymous judging: all the works entered are unsigned, thereby levelling the playing field and ensuring that the three judges select the top 100 portraits purely on technicality, narrative and emotional appeal.

In addition to the 60 works on exhibition at the AVA the remaining Top 40 works will be exhibited at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Durbanville, giving the public the opportunity to view 100 of the country’s best portraits in one city.

Join us for the opening on Saturday 24 August 2019, at 11am in all AVA Gallery spaces. This exhibition is hosted in collaboration with Rust and Vrede.

Gallery Winter Operating Hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10am- 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm

Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays closed.

From September onwards the gallery will be open on Mondays too: 10am - 5pm