Tatham Art Gallery Staff

The Tatham Art Gallery is run by a small compliment of dedicated staff. Their details are available here.

Brendan Bell

Brendan Bell - Director

Brendan has been Director since March 1992. Prior to that he had a varied career as teacher, museum education officer and pig farmer. He has worked in South African art museums for some 23 years. He has a BA (Fine Art) and MA (History of Art) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His duties as Director include managing all aspects of the Gallery's functioning. In particular he is responsible for managing the permanent collections. Current projects include setting up a database of the permanent collection and working on a publication which deals with the history of acquisitions to the permanent collection, including a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue.

Contact Brendan: brendan.bell@msunduzi.gov.za

Bryony Clark

Bryony Clark - Assistant Director

Bryony has worked at the Gallery since 1988. She began in a temporary capacity as Research Officer and has been the Assistant Director since early 1992. Prior to this, she went to the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg where she obtained a BA and a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science. She has subsequently studied History of Art through UNISA and is currently completing a qualification in Ceramic and Object Conservation.

Her responsibilities at the Gallery include staff issues, the Board of Trustees, overseeing the running of the Gallery Shop and working with a beadmaker on a product development project. When not at the Gallery she enjoys riding her bicycle, open water swimming and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Contact Bryony: bryony.clark(at)msunduzi.gov.za

Thulani Makhaye

Thulani Makhaye - Education Officer

Thulani has a BA (FA) and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He worked as a volunteer at the Durban Art Gallery and with the Artists for Human Rights Trust before taking up duties as a teacher at Mzuvele High School in Durban, where he taught for five years.

Thulani is particularly interested in working with trained and self-taught artists and assists learners, art students and members of the public with issues related to the visual arts, including art historical research. He has recently curated an exhibition which features the work of four artists artists connected with Edendale, a township of the Msunduzi region. The exhibition is specifically aimed at Grade 12 learners studying Art for Matric. He runs a practical art class on Friday afternoons and a monthly Artists' Forum.

Contact Thulani: thulani.makhaye@msunduzi.gov.za

Pinky Mahlabane-Nkabinde

Pinky Mahlabane-Nkabinde - Education Officer

Pinky graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a BA Fine Arts degree in 1999 and has an Abet Certificate in Project Management from UNISA. She is currently doing a National Certificate in Film and TV Production with Movietech College in Durban. After graduating she worked with the Tatham and Durban Art Galleries on art education projects. She taught Art and History of Art for five years at Ekudubekeni High School in Ulundi, and from 2007 she worked for the Department of Arts and Culture as Principal Cultural Officer deployed at Sisonke District.

Pinky is married to Mlungisi Nkabinde and the couple have two young children.

Contact Pinky:

Kobie Venter

Kobie Venter - Education Officer:

Contact Kobie: kobie.venter@msunduzi.gov.za

Phumlani Ntshangase

Phumlani Ntshangase - Technical Officer

Contact Phumlani: phumlani.ntshangase@msunduzi.gov.za

Vimla Moodley

Vimla Moodley - Administrative Officer

Contact Vimla: vimla.moodley(at)msunduzi.gov.za

S'bahle Khanyile

S'bahle Khanyile - Administrative Assistant

Nthuthuko Nkabane

Nthuthuko Nkabane - Technical Assistant

Telephone and Fax:

Tel: +27 (033) 392 2801
Fax: +27 (033) 394 9831

Gallery Office Hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
Please contact the relevant person for an appointment


Chief Albert Luthuli (Commercial) Rd. opposite City Hall
P.O. Box 321
South Africa