Visit the Arab Priest before he leaves for Doha

Irma Stern Arab Priest 1
(Image: Javett-UP )

Arab Priest, a masterpiece by South African artist Irma Stern, is on exhibition at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) until 7 April 2020, when the work will be packed up and returned to the Orientalist Museum in Doha, Qatar.

Arab Priest is one of more than 100 of the most important, impressive and beautiful South African works of art that are currently on exhibition at Javett-UP. The exhibition, Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century, is the only chance you have of seeing all these masterpieces together under one roof.

In addition to Arab Priest, you can also see beautiful original works by Gerard Sekoto, JH Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Pippa Skotnes, William Kentridge, Jackson Hlungwani, Cecil Skotnes, Helen Sebidi, Sam Nhlengethwa and others. Together, these works represent the cream of South African artistic genius and talent.

Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century was originally scheduled to end in April. However, it’s been extended due to popular demand as people flock from all over South Africa and the world to view these masterpieces (and the beautiful new Javett Art Centre) while they’re still on show. Arab Priest, however, must leave Javett-UP on 7 April.

There will never again be another opportunity to see these works together.

Javett-UP is the newest jewel in the crown of destinations in Gauteng. Home to the art of Africa, Javett-UP is the first and only art centre on earth that exhibits only African art, and is a permanent home to the stunning Gold of Africa collection that includes the iconic, beautiful and ancient Mapungubwe gold rhino.

Situated in Lynnwood Road at the University of Pretoria, Javett-UP is open seven days a week. Put it on your list of essential things to do – and grab the opportunity to see the Collecting Conversations: Signature Works of a Century works of artistic genius while they’re still there.