Current Exhibitions

For Juliet: Ceramic Sculptor

Apart from memories of her maternally caring nature, her commitment to political justice for all, her inspired teaching and her love of company, good food and good wine, Juliet Armstrong left behind a body of art work which is a hugely important contribution to the visual art legacy of South Africa.

  • Main Exhibition Room

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Legacy Exhibition

This exhibition, curated by well known South African ceramist David Walters, pays tribute to the legacy of Juliet Armstrong as teacher and mentor of several generations of students in expanding interpretations of contemporary ceramic production in South Africa.

  • Ceramics Room

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Juxtaposition: Style - metaphor - format

This exhibition consists of South African and international paintings from our collection, hung side by side to provide a fresh juxtaposition of style, metaphor and format.

  • Perimeter Gallery

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The South African Landscape

This display, selected from the Gallery's permanent collection, features landscape paintings by South African artists.

  • Lorna Ferguson Room

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Jean Powell: A Retrospective

Jean Powell, an artist remembered by some as an active committee member of the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Artists (KZNSA), the Friends of the Durban Art Gallery and other bodies, is less well known for her own production.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens Sunday 03 August 2014 at 11h00 for 11h30
  • Closes Sunday 28 September 2014 at 17h00

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Thami Jali: Restless Spirit

Thami Jali : Restless Spirit is an exhibition curated by Jenny Stretton from Durban Art Gallery, and celebrates a major KwaZulu-Natal artist who hails from Durban.

  • Main Exhibition Room
  • Opens Sunday 31 August at 10h30 for 11h00
  • Closes Sunday 02 November 17h00

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FOTAG's Fabulous Picture Show 2014

This annual exhibition which leads up to an auction, is always a popular item on the Gallery's agenda.

  • Opens Sunday 16 November at 10h30
  • Live Auction on Friday 21 November at 18h00 for 18h30
  • Deadline for entries: Saturday 27 September 10h00 to 15h00

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Contemplation: Animal - vegetable - mineral

You are invited to ponder on the origins, similarities and contrasts of the objects on display, all from the Gallery's permanent collection.

  • Ceramics Room
  • Opens Thursday 24 July 2014 at 10h00
  • Closes early in 2015

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Events and News


Friday 25 July
Tables of 6 – 8
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Walkabout of Legacy Exhibition by David Walters

  • Sunday 20 July
  • 10h30 for 11h00

Walkabout of Jean Powell Exhibition by Robert Brusse

  • Sunday 17 August
  • 11h00 for 11h30