The Fabulous Picture Show 2018

Launching 1 July 2018!

The Fabulous Picture Show 2018

It’s that time of the year again! The FOTAG Committee invites all artists to start planning for the Fabulous Picture Show, an annual auction held in the Gallery to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for the Tatham Art Gallery permanent collection. Your donation as an artist will assist the continued growth of this collection.

How does the Fabulous Picture Show work?

1.  Artists donate up to three original, unframed works of art to FOTAG.

2.  Signed, editioned, original digital prints are welcomed, but not prints of existing originals.

3.  Boards and canvases are restricted to a maximum standard A4 only (21 x 27.9cm).

4.  Works on paper: the image should be no bigger than 13 x 21.7cm, to allow for mounting.

5.  All 2D art works in the prescribed sizes will be framed by FOTAG, and hung by Gallery staff.

6.  3D works are also welcome, size not to exceed A4 dimensions.

7.  Acceptance of art work is at the discretion of the FOTAG Committee.

8.  Artists will be offered first option should their art works not be sold at the auction.

Submission Dates

Gallery staff will be available to accept work from 14h00 to 16h00, on the following Tuesdays: 04, 11, 18 & 25 September 2018.

The final submissions deadline is Saturday 29 September 2018, between 09h00 and 14h00


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The FOTAG Fabulous Picture Show 2017


Thank you to everyone who supported The Fabulous Picture Show 2017 - artists and buyers!

Total Amount raised after costs: R 109 705!

The top 10 selling artists in order were:

  • Deborah Bell
  • Beth Diane Armstrong
  • Walter Oltmann
  • Hussein Salim
  • Corina Lemmer    
  • Heather Gourlay-Conyngham    
  • Diane Victor
  • Terence King
  • Clive Sithole    
  • Kobie Venter
  • Siyabonga Sikosana    
  • Raja Oshi

The top 10 selling artworks:                          
Deborah Bell        Ma ubu III    Etching on paper  R7 500
Walter Oltmann    Chafer Suit    Ink and bleach on paper    R6 000
Deborah  Bell        Ma Ubu IV    Etching on paper R6 000
Deborah Bell        Ma Ubu I    Etching on paper     R5 500
Diane Victor        Between the Old Man and the Deep Blue Sea     Etching on paper     R5 000
Clive Sithole        The Dream Catcher    Earthenware ( Smoke-fired )     R4 600
Beth Diane Armstrong        Division Process-i    Stainless steel     R3 500
Hussein Salim        Tokoloshe 1    Acrylic on paper    R3 200
Corina Lemmer    Shattered    Oil on canvas     R3 000
Beth Diane Armstrong    Division Process-c    Stainless steel     R3 000
Deborah Bell    Ma Ubu II    Etching on paper  R3 000

Here are the results from


114 Artists donated a total of 239 artworks to the Fabulous Picture Show.

Total Amount raised after costs: R 106 200.00

The top ten selling individual artworks are as follows:

Terence King            Littoral II            Acrylic on paper        R5000

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham    Listening to Ballade No. 1    Oil on linen    R        4250

Heather Gourlay-Conyngham    Figure Study            Watercolour on paper        R4250

Jinny Heath            Geisha's Gate            Etching with chine colle        R3750

Terence King            In an Uncertain Light        Acrylic on paper        R3600

Pamela    Fourie            Kitchen Stuff            Watercolour on paper        R3500

Diamond Bozas            Study of Euphorbia at Pobane Dam, Nkwalini        Watercolour on paper         R3250

Hussein    Salim            Spring                Acrylic on paper        R2750

Hussein    Salim            Symbols             Acrylic on paper        R2750

Shan Jacobs            South of Bloemfontein 2    Mixed media            R2500



The top ten sellers (some of whom donated more than one work) are as follows:

Hussein Salim            R11 000
Terence King            R8 600
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham    R8 500
Shan Jacobs   R6 750
Pamela Fourie            R6 300
Siyabonga Sikosana        R6 100
Diamond Bozas            R4 850
Kobie Venter             R4 150
Terri Broll            R3 750
Jinny Heath            R3 750

 Enquiries:  Tel: 033 392 2825 (mornings only)

This event is an annual fundraising auction held in Pietermaritzburg, to raise funds for the purchase of new artworks for the Tatham Art Gallery permanent collection.  It is essential for an art museum collection to grow on a regular basis, in order to reflect the dynamic nature of South African artistic production.  Without a purchasing budget and ongoing acquisitions, the collection would remain stagnant. 



105 Artists donated a total of 206 artworks to the Fabulous Picture Show.

Total Amount raised after costs: R 83 047.98

These are the top ten selling individual artworks :