Sas Kloppers

I mounted my first exhibition in 1990 in Swakopmund, Namibia, on invitation of the Die Muschel Gallery, exhibiting a series of works inspired by the rock art of the Brandberg. Since 1990 I have exhibited widely in South Africa and Africa. Africa’s colour, rhythm, lore and rituals serve as inspiration for my work. I interpret all in my own style, medium and technique, subtly incorporating earthly materials when called for by the theme.

“. . . images not out of step with a culturally re-awaking continent; of Africa’s striving to empower herself through the invocation of her myth and mythology; bring to the fore what is often missing in contemporary African art, the spirituality that underlies African cosmology and trans-symbolism.”



Among others

1999                                Pretoria Art Association

1998, 1999 & 2003     Roodepoort Museum, Folklore Fantasy: Transforming the oral into the visual

1999                                Die Muschel, Folklore Fantasy, Swakopmund, Namibia

2000                                Dusk Exhibition, Groot Marico

2001                                Die Muschel, The Land and its People, Swakopmund, Namibia Opened by Mr Sam Nujoma

2001                                The Whale House, Folklore Fantasy, Hermanus

2001 & 2002                 Volksblad Arts Festival, Folklore Fantasy, Bloemfontein (guest artist of NALN)

2009                                GR von Wielligh’s 150th anniversary, The influence of Von Wielligh’s text on my work, NALN,

                                          Bloemfontein (guest artist)

2011                                Paul-Jacques Art Gallery, Pretoria


Among others

1990                                Die Muschel, Folklore Fantasy: Transforming the oral into the visual, with Frans Claerhout, Steven

                                          Townley Basset  and  Joan Schrauwen

2000                                Art and Images, Maun, Botswana – Opened by President Ian Khama

2000                                Jan Cilliers Laerskool, Johannesburg, with Hennie Niemann and Frans Claerhout


Among others

  • ARC (Agricultural Research Centre) – Irene, Pretoria: 12 works on indigenous cattle in early Africa; presented to the representatives of 12 nations attending the International Meat Symposium
  • Cape Union Mart: a series of designs for garments based on Bushman/San mythology
  • Logo for SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA)


Among others

  • Alexander Forbes; three works on African folklore
  • Hatch International; two works on African folklore
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Johannesburg
  • The Spiritual Society of Colorado, USA, Dream and Reality, Bushman/San mythology
  • A series of nine works on Bushman/San folklore for private ethnological collection, Germany
  • ESCOM, Randburg


  • Bloemfontein Arts Festival (two in succession) – part of NALN programme
  • Roodepoort Cultural Centre
  • Roodepoort Museum in collaboration with the National Cultural Museum, Pretoria
  • Pretoria: ARC, International Meat Symposium SA
  • Kimberley Art Festival
  • GR von Wielligh 150th anniversary (The influence of his writings on Sas Kloppers’s work)


RSG (Radio Sonder Grense, South Africa) and NBC (Namibian Broadcast Corporation)

Printed media: South Africa and Namibia