Corina Lemmer's theme for this exhibition centres around the fragility of human beings, society and nature. Images of birds' nests symbolise our instinctive need for creating places of safety and security in a threatening world.
- Schreiner Gallery
- Opens Saturday 11 October 2014 at 10h30 for 11h00
- Closes Sunday 30 November 2014 at 17h00
Throughout human history, people from different cultures have used a variety of ceramic containers for domestic purposes. From this perspective, we have selected a number of contrasting ceramic containers, mostly from South Africa, between which we have placed a sprinkling of very different functional ware from Europe and China.
- Ceramics Room
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
This display, selected from the Gallery's permanent collection, features landscape paintings by South African artists.
- Lorna Ferguson Room
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
- Opens Sunday 07 December 2014 at 10h30 for 11h00
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
September to December 2014
The good news is that we have a really full exhibition and education programme from now until the end of the year. Retrospective shows of work by Durban-based artists Thami Jali and Jean Powell are part of our efforts to promote those who have made significant but largely unacknowledged contributions to the artistic tapestry of our province. Corina Lemmer goes from strength to strength. Her one-person show includes work in various media, largely based on the theme of protective instincts in nature, contrasting with similar human activity.