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Neo Emergence Art Exhibition is an exhibition curated by Nthabiseng Rachel Montshiwa a former Education Assistant/Museum volunteer of the Pretoria Art Museum’s Education and Development Programme now a practicing curator with Nirox Foundation. This exhibition will show case young contemporary artists practicing in Gauteng sourced by Montshiwa herself. Unlike its predecessor For Sale Art Exhibition which exhibited work by art students volunteering at the Pretoria Art Museum from 2004 – 2009 this exhibition explores the artists production on a professional level by concentrating on their concepts, medium and presentation.

While For Sale Art Exhibition series focused on presenting students with the opportunity to exhibit their work and develop as far as art practice is concerned Neo Emergence concerns itself with the mature Fine Artist. There is a need for another platform to show case mature new work that is being produced by the emerging artists of our time, this is one of the purposes of this exhibition. There is also a need to mount exhibitions which will expose and attract good networking and financial support for the artists. This will encourage the artists to improve their portfolios as their careers are taking root.

The Pretoria Art Museum is proud to be associated with this exhibition as a partner. Through this exhibition, besides its several development programmes that it drives yearly, the Art Museum continues to play a decisive role in the development of the Visual Arts in South Africa. Neo Emergence Exhibition will represent three nations which are Nigeria, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The exhibiting artists are Philiswa Lila, Danelle Janse Van Rensburg, Oupa Mokoena, Lameck Nyagudi, Molefe Twala, Senzo Shabangu and Raymond Marlowe.

All artworks on show will be for sale.