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PIERNEEF NOW OPEN IN WEEKENDS AT THE VOORTREKKER MONUMENT

Pretoria, 9 September, 2019. Michael Bernardi from Bernardi Auctioneers and also an established artist opened a unique exhibition of works by JH Pierneef in the art gallery at the Voortrekker Monument on 5 September. The exhibition consists of a key selection of work from the collection of the Pretoria Art Museum and takes place under the auspices of the fourth GauFestival, a local community project which was launched in Tshwane in 2016.

Because of the high cost of special security, the exhibition would initially not have been open over weekends. However, public interest has forced the Voortrekker Monument to make a plan so that the works could also be viewed on weekends. It is important to note the times:

Week days: 08:30 to 15:00
Weekends and public holiday: 09:00 to 16:00

Entry to the exhibition is R15 per vehicle. If the Monument is visited, the normal entrance fees apply.

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957) was one of South Africa’s most prominent artists and his geometric style revolutionized art in South Africa at the time. Paintings from his time spent in Pretoria will form the core of the exhibition. During his career of 50 years, he undertook an endless quest of experimentation in an effort to reach the authentic soul of the South African landscape by sincerely expressing it in his own colours and lines.

Enquiries may be directed to Thea Furstenburg
thea@vtm.org.za or on 012 326 6770.

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