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The Fabulous Picture Show 2019

The FOTAG Committee invites all artists to start planning for the Fabulous Picture Show - an annual auction held to raise funds for the purchase of new art works for the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Your donation will assist the continued growth of this art collection.

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 may be any size up to a maximum standard A4 only,  21 x 29.7cm.

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

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. Art works will be loaded onto the FOTAG website as they are submitted, so keep checking for the latest entries.

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


Gallery staff will be available to accept work from 14h00 to 16h00, on the following Tuesdays: 03,20,17 September 2019.


Saturday 28 September 2019, between 10h00 and 14h00.

Another option is to post your art work to:

Tatham Art Gallery. P.O. Box 321, Pietermaritzburg 3200.


Sunday 17 November 10h00, until Friday 22 November 16h00.

Exhibition is open 09h00 to 16h00 daily, including Monday 18 November.


Friday 22 November at 18h00 for 18h30 (doors open at 18h00).

All art works will be sold on the night. There is a reserve price of R300 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 amounts over R800. Please bring your own shopping bags.  Paper bags will be available for purchase.

ENQUIRIES or 033 392 2823 (between 09h00 and 10h00 daily)

The Fabulous Picture Show 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported our Fabulous Picture Show!

Fabulous Picture Show 2018 Top 10 Selling Artists

Hussein Salim R9 350
Heather Gourlay-Conyngham R8 600
Terence King R5 700
Diane Johnson-Ackerman R4 400
Elizabeth Speight R4 250
Siyabonga Sikosana R4 100
Siyabonga Ngubane R3 950
Louise Hall R3 900
GailPeckham R3 350
Muzi Ndlela R2 800
Jinny Heath R2 600
Malcolm Christian R2 100

Fabulous Picture Show 2018 Top 12 Selling Artworks

02a Heather Gourlay-Conyngham Jutta Oil on canvas board R8000
03a Terence King Workspace VIII : Chinese Vase Acrylic on paper R2900
03b Terence King Mid Point Acrylic on paper R2800
03c Hussein Salim Heritage II Acrylic on paper R2800
04a Jinny Heath Winter Burning Stone lithograph, hand-coloured R2600
04b Gail Peckham Dog Bowl Acrylic on paper R2400
05a Diane Johnson-Ackerman Karoo Huisie I Etching on paper R2400
05b Hussein Salim Reconnect II Acrylic on paper R2200
05c Hussein Salim Heritage I Acrylic on paper R2200
06a Malcolm Christian Touchstone Watercolour on paper R2100
07a Hussein Salim Reconnect I Acrylic on paper R2100
07b Diane Johnson-Ackerman Karoo Huisie II Etching on paper R2000

Thank you to those who submitted artworks.

Here is what we received !

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The EXHIBITION opened Sunday 20 November 2018 at 10:00am.

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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


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 R4250
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 Studyof 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 :