current exhibitions

r  o  o  m  s    1   &   2

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new painting and sculpture

Opens Saturday 24 October from 12:00 – 14:00

Concludes Saturday 21 November 2015 @ 14:00

View artworks


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Opens Thursday 8 October

Concludes Thursday 22 October 2015 @ 17:00

Read more here

forthcoming exhibitions

r  o  o  m  s    1   &   2

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Opens Thursday 3 December 2015 from 18:00 – 20:00

Concludes Thursday 13 February 2016

Read more here

past exhibitions

gallery exhibitions


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In Association with MAP Projects

Fri 9 Oct – Thu 22 Oct 2015

Showing in Room 1 :: View Artworks


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Thu 8 Oct – Thu 22 Oct 2015

Showing in Room 2 :: View Artworks



Nigel Mullins
Your Bright Future Guarantee, 2014, Oil on Superwood & Frame, 57 x 68 cm

 n i g e l   m u l l i n s :

Obsolete Remnants of the Industrial Age

Sat 5 Sep – Sat 3 Oct 2015

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Tanya Poole, Who Are You?

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Who Are You?

Sat 5 Sep – Sat 3 Oct 2015

view artworks



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

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

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Occupying Room 1

Sat 15 Aug – Wed 2 Sep 2015

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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

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Andreas Sconfeldt, My Bok

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Works on Paper

Thu 9 Jul – Sat 8 Aug 2015

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

Sat 30 May – Sat 27 June 2015

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Kobus La Grange, Innocent of experience (detail), Pine wood, Approx. 38 cm tall (figures, column app. 80cm), 2015 kobus la grange: Sculpture

Sat 30 May – Sat 27 Jun 2015

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Thabo Pitso, Club 22.99, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm, 2015 various artists: Progeny

Sat 25 Apr – Sat 23 May 2015

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Pat Mautloa Miner Mixed media on paper 91.5 x 114.5 cm 2012guy du toit & pat mautloa: Found

Sat 14 Mar – Sat 11 Apr 2015

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Michael Cheesman, Untitled, Digital print on arcihval paper, 80 x 40cm, 2014various artists: Summer ’15

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 cmvarious artists: Capital Present

24 Jan – 18 Feb 2015

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collector’s 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

Saturday 30 May – Saturday 20 June 2015

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

Saturday 7 March – Saturday 11 April 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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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,

various artists: Land and sea

Wed 17 Sep – Sat 4 Oct 2014

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>> click here to view past exhibitions




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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Collector’s Room exhibitions 2014

Diane Victor, Smoke Portrait I, Candle Smoke on Fabriano Paper, 2 mx 1m, 2015Diane Victor: Smoke Portraits

Sat 11 Oct – Sat 22 Nov 2014

View artworks


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

View artworks


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

View artworks




We are a contemporary art gallery based in Brooklyn, Pretoria. We showcase a curated selection of artworks by South African artists.

Founded in 2005, Fried Contemporary is the leading art gallery in Pretoria. In June 2014 the gallery changed ownership, with Mika Thom as its new director.  The gallery has three exhibition rooms showcasing the best contemporary artworks from across South Africa.

We have the experience and dedication to work with individuals and companies in advising them on buying and collecting art. With more than 15 years experience in the art industry and building invaluable contacts in the art market Fried Contemporary is the place to go for all your art-related needs. Read more…


Contact details

Telephone: 012 346 0158


Address: 1146 Justice Mahomed St (Formerly 430 Charles St) Brooklyn | Pretoria 0181

Business hours: Tue – Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 10am – 2pm | Closed: sun, mon & public holidays.


  • Mika Thom, Director
  • Shenaz Mahomed, Assistant Curator
  • Nolene Gerber, Gallery Assistant
  • Simon Radebe, Intern

The Collector’s Club

The Collector’s Club is a quarterly event programme presented by Fried Contemporary to its members. Read more…

Membership queries can be directed to Assistant Curator, Shenaz Mahomed at

Map & directions

Download a map to the gallery here.


Newsletter sign-up

Click here to keep up to date with the latest exhibitions and news from Fried Contemporary.



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Internships and independent curators


The gallery offers three internships a year, for the following periods:

1 x three months

1 x six months

1 x twelve months


Contact: Shenaz Mahomed, Assistant Curator, e:, t: 012 346 0158

Submission requirements:

  • CV
  • letter of motivation (not more than 1 x A4 page)


We welcome applications by independent curators, with more than 5 years experience in curating.

Contact: Shenaz Mahomed, Assistant Curator, e:, t: 012 346 0158

Submission requirements:

  • CV
  • letter of motivation (not more than 1 x A4 page)
  • proposal (not more than 1 written page and 5 images)
  • names of artists

privacy policy

Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd
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Our registered office is at 1146 justice mahomed st (formerly 430 charles st) brooklyn pretoria 0181. This is a statement to tell you our policy about all information that we record about you. It covers both information that could identify you and information that could not.

We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all users of our web site are quite rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. It complies with the South African law and with the laws of all jurisdictions of which we are aware. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us. We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our web site immediately. Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site.

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paia | sharing our information

SECTION 51 MANUAL FOR Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd (2014/030396)

Postal Address of head of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd:
1146 Justice Mahomed St Brooklyn 0181

Physical Address of head of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd:
1146 Justice Mahomed St Brooklyn

Tel. No of head of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd:

Fax. No of head of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd:

Email address of head of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd:

A guide has been compiled in terms of Section 10 of PAIA by Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd. It contains information required by a person wishing to exercise any right, contemplated by PAIA.

This Guide is available for inspection, inter alia, at the office of the offices of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery & Studio (Pty) Ltd at the physical address above and at the SAHRC.

At this stage no notice(s) has/have been published on the categories of records that are automatically available without a person having to request access in terms of PAIA.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

– Attendance registers
– Correspondence
– Founding Documents
– Minutes of Management Meetings
– Employee Records
– Employment Contracts
– General Correspondence
– Personnel Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
– Client and Customer Registry
– Marketing Records
– Sales Records
– Banking Records
– Financial Transactions
– Insurance Information
– Stock Records

The requester must complete Form C and submit this form together with a request fee, to the head of the private body. The form must be submitted to the head of the private body at his/her address, fax number or email address.

The form must:
– provide sufficient particulars to enable the head of the private body to identify the record/s requested and to identify the requester
– indicate which form of access is required
– specify a postal address or fax number of the request in the Republic
– identify the right that the requester is seeking to exercise or protect
– provide an explanation of why the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right
– in addition to a written reply, the requester wishes to be informed of the decision on the request in any other manner, to state that the manner and the necessary particulars to be informed in the other manner, if the request is made on behalf of another person, to submit proof of capacity in which the requester is making the request, to the reasonable satisfaction of the head of the private body.

(Section 53(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
(Act No. 2 of 2000)
[Regulation 10]
A. Particulars of private body
The Head:
B. Particulars of person requesting access to the record
(a) The particulars of the person who requests access to the record must be given below.
(b) The address and/or fax number in the Republic to which the information is to be sent must be given.
(c) Proof of the capacity in which the request is made, if applicable, must be attached.
Full names and surname:
Identity number:
Postal address:
Fax number:
Telephone number: E-mail address:
Capacity in which request is made, when made on behalf of another person:
C. Particulars of person on whose behalf request is made
This section must be completed ONLY if a request for information is made on behalf of another person.
Full names and surname:
Identity number:
D. Particulars of record
(a) Provide full particulars of the record to which access is requested, including the reference number if that is known to you, to enable the record to be located.
(b) If the provided space is inadequate, please continue on a separate folio and attach it to this form.
The requester must sign all the additional folios.
1 Description of record or relevant part of the record:
2 Reference number, if available:
3 Any further particulars of record:
E. Fees
(a) A request for access to a record, other than a record containing personal information about yourself, will be processed only after a request fee has been paid.
(b) You will be notified of the amount required to be paid as the request fee.
(c) The fee payable for access to a record depends on the form in which access is required and the reasonable time required to search for and prepare a record.
(d) If you qualify for exemption of the payment of any fee, please state the reason for exemption.
Reason for exemption from payment of fees:
F. Form of access to record
If you are prevented by a disability to read, view or listen to the record in the form of access provided for in 1 to 4 hereunder, state your disability and indicate in which form the record is required.
Form in which record is required:
Form in which record is required
Mark the appropriate box with an X.
(a) Compliance with your request in the specified form may depend on the form in which the record is
(b) Access in the form requested may be refused in certain circumstances. In such a case you will be
informed if access will be granted in another form.
(c) The fee payable for access for the record, if any, will be determined partly by the form in which access
is requested.
1. If the record is in written or printed form:
– copy of record
– inspection of record
2. If record consists of visual images (this includes photographs, slides, video recordings, computer-generated images, sketches, etc)
– view the images copy of the images”
– transcription of the images
3. If record consists of recorded words or information which can be reproduced in sound:
– listen to the soundtrack
– audio cassette
– transcription of soundtrack
– written or printed document
4. If record is held on computer or in an electronic or machine-readable form:
– printed copy of record
– printed copy of information derived from the record
– copy in computer readable form (USB stick or compact disc)

If you requested a copy or transcription of a record (above), do you wish the copy or transcription to be posted to you?
– NO
Postage is payable.

G. Particulars of right to be exercised or protected
If the provided space is inadequate, please continue on a separate folio and attach it to this form. The requester must sign all the additional folios.
1. Indicate which right is to be exercised or protected:
2. Explain why the record requested is required for the exercise or protection of the aforementioned right:

H. Notice of decision regarding request for access
You will be notified in writing whether your request has been approved/denied. If you wish to be informed in another manner, please specify the manner and provide the necessary particulars to enable compliance with your request.

How would you prefer to be informed of the decision regarding your request for access to the record?

Signed at…………………………. This………… day of …………………………….20


About Fried Contemporary

Founded in 2005, Fried Contemporary is the leading art gallery in Pretoria. In June 2014 the gallery changed ownership, with Mika Thom as its new director. It focuses on showcasing the very best of South African talent, from established to emerging artists.

The gallery has three dedicated rooms that exhibits different artists or group shows every month. The Collector’s Room (established in August 2014), being one of the main rooms in the gallery, mainly presents the work of professional artists to collectors and invited guests and the exhibitions run on a six week schedule. The gallery also invites young and established curators to put up exhibitions and it is used annually as a platform for our one-year internship programme applicants to put up their first curated exhibition.

The gallery’s first series of curated exhibitions, which started in October 2014, took place in three parts and  broadly focused on artists from Pretoria. The first, titled: ‘Capital Past’, looked at artists who had a strong connection to the city,  who either lived or worked in the capital for a significant part of their careers.  Artists included Alexis Preller; Anton van Wouw; Bettie Cillers-Barnard; Braam Kruger; Eduardo Villa; Ernest Cole; Frikkie Eloff; Gerard Sekoto; Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef; Lucky Madlo Sibiya; Robert Hodgins; Sydney Khumalo and Walter Whall Battiss. The second exhibition in the series, titled: ‘Capital Contemporary’, showcased a selection of works by artists who either studied or lived and worked here for a significant part of their careers, and who currently live somewhere else, either in another city in South Africa or another country. Examples of artists include: Abrie Fourie; Barbara Wildenboer; Barend De Wet; Cecil Heystek; Christiaan Diedericks; Claudette Schreuders; Colbert Mashile; David Goldblatt; Diana Hyslop; Donna Kukama; Egon Tania; Gerhard Marx; Hanneke Benade; Johann van der Schijff; Judith Mason; Kudzi Chiurai; Maja Marx; Minnette Vari; Norman Catherine; Richard Forbes; Wayne Barker and Wim Botha. The third exhibition in the series, titled: ‘Capital Present’, looked at artists who currently live and work in the city, and who have a strong national or international presence. Examples of artists include: Angus Taylor; Berco Wilsenach; Carla Crafford; Cobus Haupt; Daandrey Steyn; Diane Victor; Dylan Graham; Eric Duplan; Frank Marshall; Frikkie Eksteen; Guy Du Toit; Ian Redelinghuys; Jan van der Merwe ; Johan Thom; Lawrence Lemoana; Rina Stutzer; Sarel Petrus; Setlamorago Mashilo; Thabo Pitso and Vusi Beauchamp.

Inspired by the potential of Pretoria as a creative hotbed, the gallery has subsequently launched an exhibition programme, titled ‘Progeny’ which literally means ‘offspring’ or ‘descendants’. The aim of this exhibition programme is to provide a platform for younger artists who are the next generation of torchbearers for artists to follow. The exhibition is curated every two years.

Read more about The Collector’s Club

View past exhibitions held in the Collector’s Room


The Collector’s Club



Do you want to develop your knowledge and taste for contemporary art? Join our Collectors Club membership programme today to access all our events and services. You will get insight into the contemporary art market, attend private viewings, visit artists’ studios and meet other collectors who share your passion!

The Collector’s Club is a quarterly event program presented by Fried Contemporary to its members. Experience cutting-edge art, visits to local artists’ studios and great food and wine evenings. The club provides social networking opportunities for anyone eager to learn about contemporary art. Its quarterly activities and events programme creates authentic and engaging experiences for its members.

Membership queries can be directed to Shenaz Mahomed, Assistant Curator by email or telephone 012 346 0158


Gold Membership

R3, 200 (+ guest)

four events per year

10% discount on all art purchases

Pay as you Go Membership

R1, 200 (+ guest) per event


get insight into the contemporary art market

attend private viewings and parties with artists and curators

visit artists’ studios

network with colleagues and like-minded individuals





Click here to sign-up for the gallery’s newsletter and receive invitations to forthcoming exhibitions and news on the gallery and its artists.



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.

Read more


art africa

‘YOUNG COLLECTORS’ Exhibition: ART AFRICA in conversation with Mika Thom

Read more


Shenaz Mahomed, Assistant Curator interview |  Between 10 and 5




‘FRIED CONTEMPORARY nominated finalist @ BASA18th awards 2015!


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

Collaboration with JHB Galleries, Kalashnikovv and outoftheCUBE

more on kalashnikovv’s exhibition


Setlamorago Mashilo

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, 2000

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 MAutloa

Installation view: Found 2015, Guy du Toit & Pat Mautloa

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



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.



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.


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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