Retrospective at Pretoria Art Museum

The Dirk and Annie Meerkotter Family Trust is proud to have prepared the Dirk Meerkotter Retrospective.

The exhibition will be hosted by the Pretoria Art Museum from the 12th of March to the 21st of May 2023.

The exhibition, curated by Gordon Froud, attempts to capture the 7 decades that Meerkotter was active. We will continue with the theme of the exhibition held in 2022 celebrating Meerkotter’s 100th birthday.

In addition, to showing the works owned by the Trust and the Museum, we have managed to obtain works from SANOFI, ABSA, FIRST RAND, SABC and other institutions. Many of the works belonging to the Trust will be on sale to support the long-term goals of the Trust.

Whilst we are not able to show many of his large works that were deployed in buildings in South Africa, we will share examples of his ceramic work and also recreations and photos of stained glass windows that were installed in the Linden Park Dutch Reformed Church.

The Trust is in the process of establishing a foundation that will capture the spirit of Dirk and Annie Meerkotter and will be focussed on promoting the performing and creative arts – In the last events the Trust combined the exhibitions with the opportunity for musicians to perform. Since Meerkotter supported young artists and was open to share his knowledge and experience, we have also reached out to institutions of teaching and learning to provide an opportunity to engage with some of the artist’s work.

Read more about the exhibition here