This eclectic display of art works by British, French and South African artists invites viewers to explore a range of narratives around the history of painting, the history of migrations and the geography of time and place.
- Perimeter Gallery
On entering the Ceramics Room, the cases on the left contain examples of vessels made by a number of highly skilled ceramists, all with ties to KwaZulu-Natal.
- Ceramics Room
This display, selected from the Gallery’s permanent collection, focuses on landscape painting by South African artists, but makes room for some exceptions. To a greater or lesser degree, all these art works deal with abstraction.
- Lorna Ferguson Room
As funds become available, the Gallery is able to purchase new art works for the permanent collection.
In addition, the Gallery receives generous donations of art works. All purchases and donations are approved by the Acquisitions Committee. Most of the works in this display have been acquired in the last three years, and many have interesting origins. This painting by Leonora Everard-Haden is one of a group of art works donated by Dr Valerie Leigh, a former curator of the Tatham Art Gallery.
- Schreiner Gallery
- Opens: Friday 17 March 2017 at 10h00
- Closes: Sunday 04 June 2017 at 17h00
Standard Bank Young Artist 2016
Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1986 and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. He received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2016. Modisakeng uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings.
- Main Gallery
- Opens: Sunday 9 April 2017 at 11h00
- Closes: Sunday 14 May 2017 at 17h00
The Tatham Art Gallery has an extensive Education and Outreach programme, including art classes for the youth, Art Educator training , an Artist’s Forum and Lectures and talks.
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From the Director's Desk
My recent reading of A.N. Wilson’s The Victorians (spanning Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901) reminded me of two of the Gallery’s great treasures.
Almost fourteen years ago, when we celebrated the Tatham Art Gallery’s centenary, two large portraits of monarchs began sharing space in the main stairwell. The coronation portrait of Queen Victoria (a copy After Winterhalter’s original in St James’s Palace, London) was commissioned by Mrs Ada Tatham in 1903. A companion portrait of King Cetshwayo kaMpande, who met the Queen in London in 1882, was commissioned as a result of a national competition held in 2003.