Schreiner Gallery exhibition applications

The Schreiner Gallery Exhibitions

The Tatham Art Gallery has the pleasure of hosting solo and group exhibitions. The Schreiner Gallery in the Tatham Art Gallery is a temporary exhibition space for artists and groups working primarily in the Msunduzi region.

These exhibitions are accompanied by walkabouts, workshops, or artist-in-residence programmes. These exhibitions have become regular favourites on our programme. We would like to invite artists and art groups to make portfolio submissions for exhibitions. In order to determine whether an exhibition would be suitable for the Tatham Art Gallery we need as much information as possible. We would like to emphasise that incomplete submissions will not be accepted. The Education staff at the Gallery is available to provide feedback and guidance on the preparation of your portfolio.

A checklist is included in the submission form and on the website and artists must submit a completed checklist with their portfolio submissions. Submissions will be circulated to the Exhibitions Committee before selection.

Schreiner Gallery Portfolio Submissions

The Schreiner Gallery is dedicated to smaller temporary exhibitions. The Tatham Art Gallery would like to broaden the scope of exhibitions held in The Schreiner Gallery. Anybody who has an idea for an exhibition is invited to make a proposal to the Exhibitions Committee.

The Gallery is available for solo and group exhibitions. In addition professional, student or amateur curators can make proposals for art and art-related exhibitions. The general public is also invited to make suggestions about the type of exhibitions they would like to see. Proposals for exhibitions can therefore be submitted throughout the year for consideration.

Proposals need to include the following: a proposed title and motivation for the exhibition, a brief CV of the participating artist/s or curator, and at least three examples of work to be submitted - in the case of artworks, the physical works rather than photographs.

Selection criteria

Exhibitions are selected by the Exhibitions Committee based on the following criteria: technical facility; thematic, aesthetic and conceptual soundness; and creative originality.

Preference is given to artists/groups who are willing to conduct walkabouts of their exhibitions and participate in an artist-in-residence programme.

Preference is given to artists/groups from the Msunduzi region.


Artists who have had solo exhibitions in the Schreiner Gallery in the past three years are not eligible for selection for individual exhibitions.

Artists who have had a solo exhibition at another Gallery in the 12 months prior to their proposed Schreiner Gallery exhibition are not eligible for selection for individual exhibitions, except at the discretion of the Exhibitions Committee.


Proposals for exhibitions need to be submitted to the Tatham Art Gallery and must consist of the following:

  • A completed application (below) and Curriculum Vitae, 
  • A representative sample of at least three original works, 
  • Additional photographs or drawings. 


Selection takes place at a meeting of the Exhibitions Committee after which the Gallery will inform artists of the Committee's decision. Artists whose work is selected, are required to confirm their exhibition reservation in writing and pay a refundable deposit of R200. Whilst due consideration will be given to artists preferred dates, the Gallery reserves the right to set the exhibition schedule. Exhibitions will last for at least one month.

Deposit and Cancellation

The deposit of R200 will be refunded after the exhibition if the Director: Tatham Art Gallery is satisfied that no damage has been caused to the premises during the course of the exhibition. Any artist/ group who cancel an exhibition for whatever reason may be refused further consideration at the discretion of the Exhibitions Committee. In case of a cancellation the refunding of the deposit will be at the discretion of the Director.


Artists are responsible for all publicity pertaining to their exhibition. All costs relating to advertising, invitations, posters, catalogues, insurance and postage are the responsibility of the artists, provided that the Director reserves the right to approve designs and content.

The Exhibition

Artists will be responsible for transportation of work, hanging and dismantling the exhibition under supervision of the Gallery staff. All arrangements and costs of opening functions, such as setting up, laying out refreshments, assistance with serving refreshments, and clearing up, are the responsibility of the artist.

Sale of Work

A commission of 20% on work sold will be levied by the Tatham Art Gallery Board of Trustees. Commission also applies to work sold within three months of the close of the exhibition, or by arrangement with the Director.

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