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Friday, July 21, 2017


(Siyabonga Sikosana donated several pictures to The Fabulous Picture Show in 2016)

Deadline: October 14, 2017

It’s that time of the year again – and the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) committee invites artists to start planning for the Fabulous Picture Show.

This annual auction is held in the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for its permanent collection.

Artists are invited to donate up to three original, unframed works of art to FOTAG. Signed, editioned, original digital prints are welcome, but not prints of existing originals.

Boards and canvases are restricted to a maximum standard A4 only (21cm by 27.9cm). For works on paper, the image should be no bigger than 13cm by 21.7cm, to allow for mounting.

All 2D art works in the prescribed sizes will be framed by FOTAG, and hung by gallery staff. 3D works are also welcome, but the size should not exceed A4 dimensions.

The final deadline for submissions is October 14, with the exhibition running from November 12 at 14h00 to November 24 at 16h00. The auction will take place from 18h00 on November 24.

Please note that acceptance of all art work is at the discretion of the FOTAG Committee. Artists will be offered first option should their art works not be sold at the auction. There is a reserve price of R200 on every art work and the auction is silent up to R800, after which art works are sold by live auction. Should you be unable to attend, proxy bids can be arranged.

For more information, email or phone 033 392 2825 (mornings only).

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit