2015 Tatham Art Gallery Exhibitions


The Art of Democracy: 20 Years of Collecting

For the past twenty years the growth of the Gallery's permanent collection has been significantly affected by significant change in South Africa. Political, social, and economic shifts have impacted on the Gallery's acquisitions policy, as have developments in art making and theory.

Contrasts: Vessels and Containers

Throughout human history, people from different cultures, from kings to commoners, have used a variety of containers for domestic purposes. 

Juxtaposition: style - metaphor - format

This selection from the Gallery's permanent collection includes portraits, landscapes and still-life. Art works in different media and from different times, both European and South African, hang side by side to provide a juxtaposition of style, metaphor and format. 

The South African Landscape

This selection of landscape paintings from the Gallery's permanent collection features a number of South African artists. 

The Art of Democracy: 20 Years of Collecting

This exhibition will close in September and reopen in December this year. A selection of art works from the permanent collection acquired and/or accessioned since 1994 is displayed in all areas of the Gallery. These art works are identified by coloured labels.

Generous Friends

For the last 30 years, the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) have generously assisted the Gallery to acquire works for its permanent collection. 

Kemang Wa Lehulere: History will break your heart
Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015

Kemang Wa Lehulere's work finds its form in several media, including installation, text, video, drawing and performance. His work engages with spaces between personal narrative and collective history, between processes of amnesia and archive, all the while transitioning between the dream state and reality.

WP van Heerden: Shattered Views

In the Shattered Views series, the artist explores the inequalities of the country in which we live, observing small injustices that remain as a legacy of past wrongs. Each naive narrative painting is a subtle mockery of the status quo that keeps South Africans in a state of separation and mutual suspicion.

Homage to the Centre for Visual Art (CVA), University of KwaZulu-Natal

This exhibition honours the contribution to artistic production by staff and students of the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

FOTAG's Fabulous Picture Show 2015

Once again the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery (FOTAG) present the annual Fabulous Picture Show, an auction of art works, the proceeds from which assist in growing the Gallery's permanent collection. Artists are encouraged to donate up to three original art works. The Friday evening auction is a hectic and exciting occasion as buyers attempt to outbid one another in order to secure their favourite works. We encourage you all to support this fund raising initiative.