Visit some of the most renowned galleries and museums the city of Pretoria has to offer.
Pretoria Javett Art Centre and Pretoria Art Museum
Start off with a coffee to get the morning going and we will be off to Lynnwood. The Javett-UP is a partnership between the University of Pretoria and the Javett Foundation. Both share a firm belief in the value of the arts for society in general, and for education. It’s a project that is collegiate as it is philanthropic. With one foot firmly rooted in academia, and the other imbedded in the public, Javett-UP aims to make the art of Africa accessible, relevant and engaging.
Aside from temporary exhibitions, Javett-UP houses amongst others, three permanent collections. They are the Javett Foundation’s collection of 20th century South African art, which contains a number of significant works, the AngloGold Ashanti Collection and the Mapungubwe Gold, an archaeological collection which is historically and culturally important for South Africa, the southern African region and the world.
From there, we will pop in at the museum art collection was founded in 1932 when a Lady Michaelis donated a large collection of artworks to the Pretoria City Council after the death of her husband. The art collection contains mainly South African work and includes pieces by famous South African artists such as Irma Stern, JH Pierneef and Gerard Sekoto.
NIROX Sculpture Park
NIROX Sculpture Park is 30ha of cultivated lawns, arbors, fields, waterways, and wetlands, on the banks of the Blaauwbankspruit River adjoining the Kkatlhamphi Private Nature Reserve — a 1000ha wilderness of hills, valleys, riverine forests, caves, and highveld grasslands, populated with diverse local game and birdlife.
The Park hosts more than 50 permanent and long-term installations by artists from across the globe; and at least one annual large scale curated exhibition of new and temporary installations and performances, in collaboration with NIROX’ wide circle of global partners and curatorial affiliations.