Serving Msunduzi through the Visual Arts
Tim Quirke: Drawings and Paintings
Opens Thursday 2 October at 18h00
Closes Sunday 16 November 2008
Born in Durban, Tim Quirke is a full-time artist and art teacher. He lectured in Johannesburg and painted and taught in Ixobho before moving to Pietermaritzburg in 2003.
This exhibition consists of drawings and paintings in which the frames are of special significance because their selection and use are part of the meaning of the work. For some of the drawings, the imperfect paint surfaces of the frames help to define a nostalgic or melancholic context. The topic explored in these works is 'Historical' KwaZulu-Natal. His aim is to explore the humour and grim realities of our changing perceptions of history in an affectionate manner.
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.