Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Garret Artists' Retrospective: Drawing for twenty years
Opened Thursday 14 August 2008
Closes Sunday 28 September 2008
The Garret Artists are a group of artists and art teachers, some of whom have worked under the guidance of Jeanette Gilks, a dynamic art teacher from Durban, for the last 20 years.
Jeanette explains that drawing can track the thought process, revealing flashes of feverish activity punctuated with gaps and pauses. She says that drawings frequently explore essentially private, incomplete visions, unhampered by frames. Garret Artists exhibitions provide an opportunity for insight into the process of drawing. The emphasis of their workshops is not on teaching new skills but rather on exploring new approaches to drawing in order to liberate unforeseen visual and pictorial potential.
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.