Current Exhibitions

Corina Lemmer: Fragile

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

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Contrasts: Vessels and Containers

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

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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

The Art of Democracy: 20 Years of Collecting

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

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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.