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
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
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
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
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
Events and News
Walkabout of Jean Powell Exhibition by Robert Brusse
- Sunday 17 August
- 11h00 for 11h30
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
Some of the Gallery staff recently participated in an online course called 'Art and Inquiry' arranged by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. One of the assignments was to discuss a work from the MoMA collection. My choice was a jar by American ceramist, Paul Chaleff, whose earlier work was based on forms from prehistoric pottery of the Americas.