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For a number of years the Natal Witness ran articles by FOTAG members. These articles called the FOTAG Focus discussed artworks from the collection on display.

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Brooding hills, Melmoth

oil on canvas

Diamond Bozas (b. 1923)

by Bethuel Mkhize

Brooding hills, Melmoth, Diamond BozasThis is one of my favourite paintings in the gallery. I know this area in Zululand. It is a scene with green hills and clouds. No human beings can be seen. A patch of sunlight falls through the clouds. It shows nature with grass and trees displaying their chlorophyll to enhance living in summer.

This painting is a true reflection of how beautiful this earth we are living on is. If people could realise its beauty that never changes they would take care and not litter. People themselves need to adapt and change in order to remember this. Imagine if all humans had engaged in maintaining the dignity of what God has blessed us with.

This painting is my favourite because it poses a challenge to people.

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Johansson collectionThe Tatham Art Gallery holds an Art Collection that contains significant British and French artworks dating back to the 18th century. Its South-African art collection is focused on, but not exclusive to, the art of KwaZulu-Natal.


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