For the past twenty years the growth of the Gallery's permanent collection has been significantly affected by significant change in South Africa. Political, social, and economic shifts have impacted on the Gallery's acquisitions policy, as have developments in art making and theory.
- Main Exhibition Room
For the last 30 years, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) have generously assisted the Gallery to acquire works for its permanent collection.
- Opens January to June 2015
Throughout human history, people from different cultures, from kings to commoners, have used a variety of containers for domestic purposes.
- Ceramics Room
This selection from the Gallery's permanent collection includes portraits, landscapes and still-life. Art works in different media and from different times, both European and South African, hang side by side to provide a juxtaposition of style, metaphor and format.
- Perimeter Gallery
This selection of landscape paintings from the Gallery's permanent collection features a number of South African artists.
- Lorna Ferguson Room
Events and News
The Tatham Art Gallery has been allocated funding for a number of Maintenance projects. In order to complete these projects, which will make the Gallery a better place for us all, we have decided not to plan any further exhibitions until September 2015. This will affect the Schreiner Gallery and all temporary exhibitions. Proposals to exhibit in the Schreiner Gallery will not be considered until then. The Gallery will remain open to the public as far as possible, but there may be the occasional day where we have to close for operational reasons. The permanent collection will be on exhibition during this time.
From the Director's Desk
Several major projects have been completed: the refurbishment of and installation of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment in the lecture theatre; the creation of a new art work store and installation of extra screens for hanging two-dimensional works in the basement art work store; installation of a CCTV system; reconditioning of the climate control system; the renovation of all toilets and kitchens; partitioning of office spaces; and repainting of all non-public areas and the shop.