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.
Sights - Unseen
New Acquisitions and Hidden Gems from the Sanlam Art Collection
2 November 2022 – 2 February 2023
Viewing: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30
Selections from the Sanlam and MTN Art Collections shown together.
Consisting of more than 2000 artworks viewing the Sanlam Art Collection can take a very long time. Being spread across Sanlam’s office environments across the country also means one has to travel a bit. Although Bellville may be another country for the average Capetonian a visit to the only publicly accessible corporate art collection in the Western Cape may prove well worth a visit.