The Art Gallery at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) invites mid-career and emerging African artists, curators, academics, collectives and galleries to submit proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions for its 2023 exhibition programme. Proposals from established curators and artists will also be considered on condition that their proposal incorporates an element of mentorship.

Artworks of all mediums including, but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, photography and new media art will be considered by the Art Gallery. The adjudication criteria will be based on originality, curatorial perspectives, quality, innovation, technical competence, experimentation, and strength of the concept.

Selected exhibitions will be offered support during the installation and de-instillation of the exhibition. The gallery will within reason and on agreement also assist with digital marketing support, client liaison, sales management, digital catalogue production, print labels, wall materials, and host an opening.

Applications should be submitted using this link:

Enquires can be sent to

Closing date for submissions is the 31st of March 2022 and the outcomes of the adjudication will be communicated by the 31st of May 2022.