About the Sanlam Art Collection

The Sanlam Art Collection came into being on 9 March 1965 when the Sanlam Board approved the acquisition of 12 paintings by well-known artists for the production of a prestige calendar in the coming year.  The collection has grown considerably since and has proved to be a good investment, with the current valuation of the collection exceeding twenty times what it has cost to acquire.

The collection is seen not only in Sanlam offices but also in touring exhibitions across South Africa. Sanlam continues to acquire significant images by established and emerging artists in South Africa and with this Centennial exhibition reaffirms its commitment to supporting the visual arts for generations to come.

What is exhibiting now?
Her... An exhibition of painting, sculpture and printing from the Sanlam Art Collection celebrating Women Artists in Women’s Month.


Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville 4 August – 22 October 2022
Sanlam Art Lounge, Sandton 1 August – 22 August 2022


The present exhibitions in the Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville and Sanlam Art Lounge, Sandton celebrates the artistic talents of South African women artists from early twentieth century to the present. The imager by a diversity of women in different media allows for a multiplicity of themes to emerge pertinent to the concerns of women artists over the past century. Ranging from the capturing of mood and beauty in flowers, the domesticity of daily life and motherhood to the reflection on discrimination and violence against women this exhibition provides the view with much to enjoy and much to ponder.