current exhibitions

rooms 1 & 2
oblique - 'the so-called fruits of life'

opens thu 31 mar @6-8pm | ends sat 30 apr @2pm

Abrie Fourie, SOLOMON MAHLANGU DRIVE, MAMELODI, PRETORIA, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2013 120cm x 120cm Colour hand print diasec Edition of 3

Abrie Fourie, SOLOMON MAHLANGU DRIVE, MAMELODI, PRETORIA, GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA, 2013 120cm x 120cm Colour hand print diasec Edition of 3

Abrie Fourie

Abrie Fourie born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1969, currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. This exhibition is the first solo showing of his work in a commercial art gallery in Pretoria, and also the first in the capital city since 1997. He exhibited a selection of prints in the Collector’s Room of the gallery in 2015

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collectors room
opens thu 31 mar @6-8pm | ends sat 23  apr 2016 @ 10am-2pm
Berco Wilsenach, In die Sterre geskryf (2009-10)

Berco Wilsenach, In die Sterre geskryf (2009-10)

berco wilsenach

Berco Wilsenach (b 1974) currently lives and works in Pretoria. This is the first time Berco Wilsenach exhibits in the gallery. He has exhibited extensively in South Africa and amongst others he was the recipient of the prestigious Spier Arts Grant.

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18:00 – 18:30

Welcome drinks
Preview of exhibition

18:30 – 19:00
Round table discussion between Johan Thom and exhibiting artists: Abrie Fourie in Rooms 1 & 2 and Berco Wilsenach in the Collectors Room.

19:00 – 19:15
Meet the artist
Book signing

19:15 – 20:00


forthcoming exhibitions

rooms 1 & 2

may 2016

andre naude (b 1950) app 60 x 90cm, untitled 2016

andre naude (b 1950)
app 60 x 90cm, untitled

andre naudé (b 1950)

‘pilfer’ an exhibition of paintings

opens 5 may 6-8pm | ends sat 4 jun 10am-2pm 2016

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june 2016

Frikkie Eksteen, studio visit, April 2016

Frikkie Eksteen, studio visit, April 2016

frikkie eksteen (b 1973)


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collector’s room

apr 2016

pauline froschauer, portrait, 2016 (image: carla crafford)

pauline froschauer (1964 – 2016), portrait, 2016 (image: carla crafford)


an exhibition to raise funds for the ‘pauline froschauer TUT arts bursary’

opens thu 28 apr | ends sat 7 may 2016 @10am-2pm

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june 2016

karin preller | studio visit | april 2016

karin preller | studio visit | april 2016

karin preller (b 1962)

an exhibition of paintings

opens thu 9 june 6-8pm | ends sat 23 jul 10am-2pm

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Rooms 1 & 2: Andre Naudé (b 1950)

Andre Naudé, Studio visit, Apr 2016

Andre Naudé, Studio visit, Apr 2016

andre naudé (b 1950)

‘pilfer’ an exhibition of paintings

opens 5 may 6-8pm | ends sat 4 jun 10am-2pm 2016



Fried Contemporary is very pleased to welcome Andre Naude’s exhibition: ‘Pilfer’ to Rooms 1 & 2 of the gallery. New paintings will be presented which is inspired by artworks from other artists that Naudé has collected over the years, as well as objects that surrounds him in his studio.

The exhibition title, literately translates into:

verb: pilfer; 3rd person present: pilfers; past tense: pilfered; past participle: pilfered; gerund or present participle: pilfering

Meaning: steal (typically things of relatively little value), Synonyms: steal; thieve; take; purloin; loot

Naude has been painting, educating, printmaking, collaborating, judging national art competitions, curating, and spending time abroad for at least three decades. His work can be found in the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, Durban Art Museum, Pretoria Art Museum, and corporate collections such as ABSA collection; RMB collection; Anglo Gold Foundation; Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank; Old Mutual head office, London, UK; Nando’s UK; University of Pretoria; Telkom South Africa; Tshwane University of Technology; Cite Internationale, Paris; University of Stellenbosch; and several other institutions.
Naude has participated in approximately 30 solo and 50 group shows in South Africa and has taken part in exhibitions in the Algarve, Lisbon, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, Paris, Riberac, Hamburg, Barcelona and Galeria Blau in Palma, Majorca. Closer to home, he has exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum, the University of Pretoria, AVA Gallery Cape Town, NSA Gallery Durban, the University of Johannesburg art gallery and the ABSA gallery.
Soon to be uploaded will be a digital catalogue of his work for the exhibition featuring an exclusive interview with the artist about his work.

past exhibitions

gallery exhibitions

rooms 1 & 2

Liza Grobler, End of Message, Improvised oil on linen, 48 x 48 cm, 2016

Liza Grobler, End of Message, Improvised oil on linen, 48 x 48 cm, 2016

‘the space between/ the noise behind’

liza grobler and norman o’flynn


thu 25 feb – sat 26 mar 2016 | Rooms 1 & 2 

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‘death and taxes’

Thu 21 Jan – Sat 20 Feb | Rooms 1 & 2

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thabo_moad_fried_art_gallery_6thabo pitso

scrap for cash

thu 3 dec – sat 16 jan 2016 | Room 1

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collector’s room exhibitions


Hans Wilschut, 'Early Morning Observations'

Hans Wilschut, ‘Early Morning Observations’

hans wilschut

‘early morning observations’

thu 21 jun – sat 5 mar 2016

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app_140227_15johan thom: prints from

the animal series

thu 8 oct 2015 – sat 16 jan 2016

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past exhibitions 2015

gallery exhibitions

rooms 1 & 2

cara-jo_mattress_2015_webbeyond the academy 

Curated by Simon Radebe

Thu 3 Dec 2015 – Sat 16 Jan 2016 | Room 2 | View artworks



new painting and sculpture

Sat 24 Oct – Sat 28 Nov 2015 | Rooms 1 & 2 | View artworks


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In Association with MAP Projects

Fri 9 Oct – Thu 22 Oct 2015 | Room 1 | View Artworks


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h i g h l i g h t s

Thu 8 Oct – Thu 22 Oct 2015 | Room 2 | View Artworks



Obsolete Remnants of the Industrial Age

Sat 5 Sep – Sat 3 Oct 2015 | Room 1 | View artworks


september_tanya_poole_1tanya poole

Who Are You?

Sat 5 Sep – Sat 3 Oct 2015 | Room 2 | View artworks


Nathan Vuuren, Devoid, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2015kalashnikovv

Occupying Room 1

Sat 15 Aug – Wed 2 Sep 2015 | Room 1 | View artworks


Robert Hodgins I Say Old Chap Screenprint 1999/ 2000 Ed. 30 Image 38,5 x 46,5 cm Paper 50 x 70 cmoutoftheCUBE

Sat 15 Aug – Wed 2 Sep 2015 | Room 2 | View artworks



july_2015_andreas_schonfeldt_1andreas schönfeldt

works on paper

Thu 9 Jul – Sat 8 Aug 2015 | Rooms 1 & 2 | View artworks


Marcus Neustetter, Wall I, Proximity II, Wall II (left to right) 2014various artists


Sat 30 May – Sat 27 June 2015 | Rooms 1 & 2 | View artworks 


Thabo Pitso, Club 22.99, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm, 2015 progeny

various artists

Sat 25 Apr – Sat 23 May 2015 | Rooms 1 & 2 | View artworks


Pat Mautloa Miner Mixed media on paper 91.5 x 114.5 cm 2012found

guy du toit & pat mautloa

Sat 14 Mar – Sat 11 Apr 2015 | Rooms 1 & 2 | View artworks


Michael Cheesman, Untitled, Digital print on arcihval paper, 80 x 40cm, 2014summer ’15

various artists

Tue 24 Feb – Fri 6 Mar 2015

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Frank Marshall, Dead Demon Rider II, Inkjet print on photographic paper Editions of 8, Circa 2011, 58 x 58 cmcapital present

various artists

24 Jan – 18 Feb 2015

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collectors room exhibitions

2015,-Little-Things,-65cm-x-95cmayoung collectors

curated by shenaz mahomed

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Angus Taylor, website header, Collector's Room 2015 (4)angus taylor: new work

Sat 25 Jul – Sat 29 Aug 2015

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Roger Ballen, Posing, Silver Gelatin Print, 40 x 40 cm, 2000roger ballen: outland

Thu 25 Jun – Thu 23 Jul

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Link to Interview


Walter Oltmann, Basket 6, Charcoal and ink on paper, 45 x 45cm, circa 1998walter oltmann

curated by harrie siertsema

Sat 30 May – Sat 20 Jun 2015

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 Abrie Fourie, Pink South Ext, Delhi, 2006abrie fourie: prints

Sat 7 Mar – Sat 11 Apr 2015

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David Koloane, Doves, Charcoal on paper, 29.7 x 42.0cm, circa 2011david koloane: drawings

Sat 24 Jan – Sat 28 Feb 2015

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Willem Boshoff, Culmiculous, Chine collé, 50.5 x 62.8cm, Ed 35, 2010various artists: prints

Wed 26 Nov 14 – Sat 17 Jan 15

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past exhibitions 2014

Gallery Exhibitions 2014

Kudzi Chiurai, Untitled II Pigment inks on cotton rag paper, 72 x 109cm, Ed 10, 2010Capital: Contemporary

15 Nov – 13 Dec 2014

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Battiss, Walter Whall (1906-1982) Abstract with colour block Oil on canvas 60 x 76cmCapital: Past

Sat 11 Oct – Sat 8 Nov 2014

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collectors room exhibitions

Diane Victor, Smoke Portrait I, Candle Smoke on Fabriano Paper, 2 mx 1m, 2015diane victor

smoke portraits

Sat 11 Oct – Sat 22 Nov 2014

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Guy du Toit, Rooster on stoel (from the Linear Algebra Series), Bronze, 1m x 0.4m x .4m, 2015guy du toit

linear algebra

Sat 2 Aug – Thur 11 Sep 2014

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Vusi Beauchamp, Mr X, (From the Landscape Portrait Series), Mixed media on canvas, 1m x 0.5m, 2014, land and sea

Wed 17 Sep – Sat 4 Oct 2014

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Collector's Room Catalogue: Angus Taylor

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Angus Taylor: New Work held in the Collector’s Room at Fried Contemporary July/August 2015 Published by Fried Contemporary 2015
Copyright Fried Contemporary and the Artist Fried Contemporary Pty Ltd

Interview conducted by
Johan Thom

Read it online here


Hans Wilschut, River, Lagos, 2016

Hans Wilschut, River, Lagos, 2016

Hans Wislchut at Art Rotterdam 2016

Associated artist Hans Wilschut (b 1966) is one of the represented artists at Art Rotterdam 2016. The fair runs from 11 – 16 February. Wilschut exhibited a selection of work from the series: Early Morning Observations’ in the Collector’s Room of the gallery.



Thabo Pitso, The Emperor's New Clothes, Suitcase, clothes, shoes and fabric, 58.5 x 54 x 40 cm, 2015

Thabo Pitso, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Suitcase, clothes, shoes and fabric, 58.5 x 54 x 40 cm, 2015

Thabo Pitso exhibits in Cape Town

Thabo Pitso is part of a group show: But he doesn’t have anything on!’ at the Commune Gallery, Cape Town  ‘But he doesn’t have anything on!





news archive

news 2014

The gallery is curating a pop-up exhibition at Kamers 2014 which will be open from Tuesday 2 December – Sunday 7 September 2014.

Associated artist Rina Stutzer won the Stainless Steel Awards 2014, Art Project Category. Read more here.

The gallery featured on the Kyknet program Dagbreek. The gallery director, Mika Thom speaks about the exhibition Capital: Past and Diane Victor is interviewed about her show Smoke Portraits in the Collector’s Room, view the program on Youtube, here.

The Collector’s Room exhibition Diane Victor: Smoke Portraits featured in the Beeld newspaper recently.

The gallery’s exhibition: Capital Transitions featured in the Mail and Guardian newspaper, as part of an article about the Cool Capital Biennale. Read more here.

Associated artists Guy du Toit and Sarel Petrus are both included in the _PLAY exhibition, Nirox Sculpture Park 12 October – 30 December 2014 curated and facilitated by Jayne Crawshay-Hall, Isabel Mertz, Beather Mgoza Baker and Maaike Bakker. Click here for more information.

An article about the collector’s room was published in the VISI online magazine today. An excerpt from the article reads: “The Collector’s Room is Fried Contemporary’s dedicated new exhibition space where the works of celebrated South African artists are exhibited to collectors and invited guests… Other renowned artists in the pipeline include David Koloane, Angus Taylor and Roger Ballen”. Read more here.

Proud to announce that associated gallery artist Sarel Petrus won the sculpture merit award at the 2014 Thami Mynele Fine Arts Awards with his artwork titled: Geological Time Four. Sarel will have a solo exhibition at the gallery in 2016.

The gallery is pleased to announce that Diane Victor will be the featured artist for the next exhibition opening in the Collector’s Room. On Saturday 11 October 2014 she will produce new smoke drawings in situ. Join us for this rare opportunity to see the artist in action, and to witness first hand how these magnificent works are created. Delectable treats created specifically for this event by Harrie’s Pancakes will be served along with a glass of lemonade. The works will be on show until Saturday 22 November 2014.

A massive installation work by associated artist Guy Du Toit will be set alight at the launch of the Cool Capital Biennale 2014 on Friday evening 29 August 2014. A similar work that he created for the Afrika Burns festival featured in the Beeld Newspaper recently.

Fried Contemporary is pleased to be associated once again with the University of Pretoria’s staff show. Three of the gallery’s associated artists will be exhibiting their work – Guy du Toit; Pat Mautloa and Johan Thom. The exhibition, titled: Visual Encounters will run from Tuesday 26 Aug – Friday 5 Sep 2014.

We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Turbine Art Fair! Find us at Booth B11 from 17 – 20 July 2014. Artists whose works will be included are, in alphabetical order: Guy du Toit; Sarel Petrus; Rina Stutzer and Lucas Thobejane.


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news 2015

NEWS 2015

beijing_biennale_logoWorks by associated artists David Koloane and Diane Victor on Beijing Biennale

The gallery is proud to announce that two of its associated artists have been included in the Beijing Biennale 2015. Well done to David Koloane and Diane Victor.

making-africa_logoGuy du Toit and Pat Mautloa’s work on the ‘Making Africa’ exhibition

Well done to associated artist Guy du Toit, for his work: ‘Improvised Seating’ showing in the traveling exhibition ‘Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design’. The exhibition was first shown at the Vitra Design Museum and now at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. The works have also featured in an exhibition earlier in 2015 at the gallery titled: ‘Found’ by Guy du Toit and Pat Mautloa.

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‘Young Collectors’ Exhibition

Art Africa in conversation with Mika Thom | Director

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‘Young Collectors’ Exhibition

Between 10 and 5 in conversation with Shenaz Mahomed | Assistant Curator 


BASA_SingleCol_LogoFried Contemporary nominated finalist @ BASA18th awards 2015!

Fried Contemporary was nominated a finalist in the Small Business Award category BASA 18th awards 2015. The gallery submitted an application as a way to give recognition to Harrie’s Pancakes for his support for the arts generally. He presented the most beautiful food on numerous events at the gallery. Most notable, he again donated his time for the catering of the Fried Contemporary Art Gallery’s Capital: Past, Contemporary and Present Art Exhibitions.



Nathan Vuuren, Devoid, Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2015Collaboration with JHB Galleries, Kalashnikovv and outoftheCUBE

Fried Contemporary invited galleries ‘Kalashnikovv’ and the ‘Out of the Cube’ to exhibit in the gallery’s two main rooms. The exhibitions was a collaborative effort in showcasing artworks from Johannesburg’s vibrant art scene in Pretoria.

more on kalashnikovv’s exhibition

Setlamorago MashiloSetlamorago Mashile nominated for Sylt Residency Programme

Proud to announce that homegrown associated artist Stelamorago Mashile was nominated for the Sylt Residency. The works that he produced during his time there was exhibited at the TAF’15 and was a complete sell-out! Watch out for his show later in 2016. Stay up-to-date with our latest announcements and updates on our social media channels.


Roger Ballen, Posing, Silver Gelatin Print, 40 cm x 40 cm, 2000Roger Ballen article in Creative Feel Magazine

An article on associated artist Roger Ballen’s work featured in the July 2015 issue of Creative Feel Magazine.


Installation view: Found 2015, Guy du Toit & Pat MAutloaGuy du Toit & Pat Mautloa Article in Art Africa Magazine

Our recent exhibition by Guy du Toit and Pat Mautloa, titled: ‘Found’ features in the Art South Africa June 2015 issue.


thabo_pitso_transportation_of_a_trans_transformation2detailbThabo Pitso wins Young Designer award and residency at MOAD

The gallery is pleased to announce that associated artist Thabo Pitso won an award at the Guild Design Fair opening ceremony. The Future Found Award is awarded to a young designer who has already achieved excellence with limited resources. It is sponsored by the Museum of African Design (MOAD) and will sponsor a residency at the Maboneng Precinct.

DOVES_FINAL_EDITCollector’s Room Highlight

David Koloane ‘Drawings’

The Collector’s Room at Fried Contemporary is proudly showing a selection of drawings by renowned artist David Koloane. The impact of his work in the history of South African art will be highlighted at a massive retrospective at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg (dates to be confirmed). For more information about the forthcoming exhibition at WAM, visit their website here.