Sasol New Signatures: An Eye for Potential



Entries are officially open for Sasol New Signatures 2015. As one of South Africa’s top art competitions, New Signatures has evolved into a leading supporter of our country’s emerging artists. The theme of the 2015 competition is “An Eye for Potential.” Once again, the competition is sure to unearth some of South Africa’s most promising yet undiscovered artists, and give them the dais to showcase their potential.

Entries may be submitted from 10:00 – 16:00 on 14 and 15 July 2015 at the Pretoria Art Museum. Download this year’s entry form at

Sasol New Signatures will offer generous cash prizes and media exposure to its finalists. The winning artist will walk away with R100 000, while the runner-up will receive R25 000. Additionally, 5 merit awards of R10 000 will be awarded.

All Collections Points:

Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein
Tel: 051 447 9609
Cape Town
Erdmann Contemporary, 84 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: 021 422 2762
artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, off Umgeni Road, Durban
Tel : 031 312 0793
Department of Visual Arts, FADA building, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park
Tel: 084 423 8635
Please note that Sasol Limited, Rosebank is NOT a collection point this year.

Port Elizabeth
Quad Gallery, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, School of Music, Art & Design,
Faculty of Arts, North Campus, Summerstrand, University Way, Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 504 3256
Pretoria Art Museum, corner Francis Baard (Schoeman) and Wessels Streets, Arcadia
Park, Pretoria
Tel: 012 358 6750
Sasol Art Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 808 3695
The collection point does not phone an artist to inform him/her on the outcome of the selection. The artist must go to the collection point where the work was submitted to enquire whether the submission was selected or not. This must be done on the dates specified below for each collection venue.

Department of Visual Arts, University of Johannesburg: Friday, 17 July 2015, 10h00 to 16h00
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria: Tuesday, 21 July 2015 , 10h00 to 16h00
Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein: Tuesday, 21 July 2015 , 10h00 to 16h00
artSPACE durban: Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 10h00 to 16h00
Sasol Art Museum: Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10h00 to 16h00
Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town: Friday, 24 July 2015, 10h00 to 16h00
NMMU, Port Elizabeth: Monday, 27 July 2015, 10h00 to 16h00
Please note: Works not collected on the above dates will be disposed of.