Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Tapestries Telling Stories: Celebrating Change
Main Exhibition Room
Open from Friday 19 September 2008
Closes Sunday 2 November 2008
This exhibition of 12 door-size tapestries celebrates the successful partnerships between Africa!Ignite, MiET (Media in Education Trust) and the KZN Department of Education. Their aim to establish 200 education centres in deep rural areas across KwaZulu-Natal and the North-West Province was achieved with the help of funds received from the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
These centres increase access to educational resources, provide training for teachers and learners and support community development. The tapestries were made by creative members of these communities in response to workshops at the centres where adults and children told the stories of their area. The aims were to connect rural and urban Africa, communicate Africa's education messages and stories and to celebrate the creativity, warmth, wisdom and successes of Africa's people.
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.