Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Exploring the Figure
The Mark Group Exhibition
The Schreiner Gallery
25 January to 11 March 2007
The Mark Group, which had its origins in the life drawing classes run by the Midlands Arts and Crafts Society, have met regularly for the past three or four years. The core group, who draw from live models at a member's home, meet with the expanded group at a community hall once a month.
The exhibition consists of drawings in various media, including pastel and water colour, all based on the human figure. The exhibition highlights the process of artmaking and shows us the journey of a group of artists traveling together.
The variety of creative backgrounds, such as painting, collage and fibre art from which the artists come, seem to influence the way they respond to a live model. Sessions are untutored, but group members comment freely on each other's work. These consistent group experiences are subsequently used by individual artists to inspire further work in their respective fields.
The 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.
The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions. These include traveling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery and compiled from the collection.
A selection of current and archival articles from the Tatham Art Gallery. These articles provide a historical and contemporary perspective on the Gallery and the visual arts in KwaZulu-Natal.