The Javett Art Centre Officially Opens Its Doors This Heritage Day!

The Javett-UP Art Centre welcomes you to join in on an epic Heritage Day Celebration this September. This event also marks the official opening of the world-class gallery and art centre located at the University of Pretoria. Bring the whole family for a fun day out, embracing culture, heritage and local art. 

The Javett-UP Art Centre – Home of the Art of Africa

The highly-anticipated Javett-UP Art Centre opens its doors to the public in September 2019. Situated at the University of Pretoria South Campus, this central arts centre is determined to become the official home of the art of Africa. This is a place for all – whether you are a seasoned gallery visitor, an art student or just interested in learning more about art. The only requirement here is that visitors have a genuine interest in and respect for African art.

The Javett-UP Art Centre encourages visitors to go on a journey through the great art of Africa. While this journey is often difficult, it is one we all need to take. It allows us all to gain a better understanding of our past, present and future. It is this showcasing of our cultural heritage which sets this new art centre apart from all others. As Gauteng’s new cultural hub, the Javett-UP Art Centre is a must-visit.

Javett-UP Art Centre
Preparing for the official opening on 24 September 2019

Heritage Day Celebrations

Javett-UP welcomes its first visitors with a fantastic family-fun celebration. Marking the gallery’s official opening, Heritage Day 2019 just got a whole lot more interesting. Rather than the usual braai, swim and sleep, come through to the gallery for four ground-breaking exhibitions!

The first exhibition features a collection of 101 signature works of South African art. Selected from collections around the country, this is the perfect place to start off your tour. Moving on, the second exhibition features an impressive collection from the Javett Family Collection of South African modern art. Visitors can then admire an exhibition of significant gold pieces from the Mapungubwe Gold Collection, after which follows AngloGold’s Barbier-Mueller Collection, featuring more than 350 items of gold from West Africa!

Besides these marvelous art displays, Javett-UP will also be entertaining families with food stalls and live entertainment. Partnering with the awesome Market @ The Sheds to bring you the yummiest gourmet food and craft drinks galore. So, bring the kids along for a Heritage Day unlike any other.

Entrance to the gallery is free between Tuesday, 24 September and Sunday, 29 September 2019. However, you must book tickets to receive the guided tour and entrance to the market. Click here to book your tickets.

Gautrain Shuttle Service

Don’t stress about hauling the family into the car for the long journey to Pretoria. You can catch a direct line from Johannesburg to the Javett-UP Centre via the Gautrain! Hop onto Gauteng’s favourite rail service from Rosebank, Park Station, Rhodesfield or OR Tambo International Airport, and make your way to the Hatfield station in Pretoria. The Gautrain shuttle service will run from 10:00 to 18:00 between the Hatfield station and the Javett Art Centre for your convenience.

We’ll see you there!

Javett-UP Art Centre

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Contact the Javett-UP Centre on 012 420 2586 or via email at

Details: University of Pretoria’s Hatfield campus, 23 Lynnwood Rd, Elandspoort, Pretoria.

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2019-09-24 00:00:00 2019-09-29 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg The Javett Art Centre Officially Opens Its Doors This Heritage Day! University of Pretoria's Hatfield campus, 23 Lynnwood Rd, Elandspoort, Pretoria.
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