Corobrik Collection of Ceramic Art

Karen Sinovich
Madoda Fani
Rika Herbst
  • Where: Henry Preiss Hall, Pretoria Art Museum, Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia
  • Opens: Sunday, 23 October at 11:00.
  • Closes: Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Corobrik Collection housed at the Pretoria Art Museum is one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary ceramics in the country. It charts the growth and development of studio ceramics in South Africa since 1972, when Ceramics Southern Africa was founded.

The collection, sponsored by Corobrik, showcases the diversity of ceramics produced in South Africa and also shows the changes in style and expression of the medium over the years. From the early Anglo-Oriental work to the explosion of colour and delicate porcelain, sculpture and work by some of the country’s best traditional potters as well as much more will be on view.

While some pieces from the collection are always exhibited prominently at the entrance to the museum, in October the entire collection will be exhibited. This offers a wonderful opportunity to view all the works in a museum/gallery setting with enough space for each piece to be shown properly.

The exhibition will be opened by Musa Shagase, Marketing and Commercial Director of Corobrik, on Sunday, 23 October at 11:00. The exhibition will close on Sunday, 5 February 2017.

2016 Corobrik National Ceramics Biennale

9-25 November 2016: UJ Art Gallery, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg

In addition to the Permanent Collection above, The Corobrik National Ceramics Competition and Exhibition years will be held in November. This is the most prestigious event on the ceramic calendar and only the best work of ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from all regions of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will be selected by a panel of respected judges. read more