The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions. These include travelling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery based on works in the permanent collection.

A major function of the Tatham Art Gallery is to display art. This is accomplished through the organizing and hosting of temporary exhibitions and ongoing changes in the permanent display areas.

2017 Tatham Art Gallery Exhibitions

Jenny Hallowes: Lifescape

Local Hilton artist, Jenny Hallowes, sees her art making as a road she is travelling, a work in progress. Her exhibition Lifescape represents this life journey.

Her paintings and drawings are glimpses of her experiences, such as the livestock, river and rugged terrain on the farm,where her father did all his farming on horseback.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens Sunday 13 November 2016 at 11h00
  • Closes Sunday 22 January 2017 at 17h00

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Maritzburg Philatelic Society Exhibit

This exhibition draws together three bodies of work spanning six years of Faye Spencer’s art production: the Office Politics series, Indian Yellow and the Wish List projects, which include paintings, printmaking and creative writing.
Each of the three projects engages with notions of departure and dislocation, loss, and efforts at recovery, in various forms. The artist is interested in the dialogue that these different bodies of work establish internally in relation to the theme of departure, as well as the form that this dialogue assumes across
all three projects.

  • Lorna Ferguson Room
  • Opens: Tuesday 14 February at 10h00
  • Closes: Saturday 25 February 2017 at 13h00

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Faye Spencer:  Departures


This exhibition draws together three bodies of work spanning six years of Faye Spencer’s art production: the Office Politics series, Indian Yellow and the Wish List projects, which include paintings, printmaking and creative writing.
Each of the three projects engages with notions of departure and dislocation, loss, and efforts at recovery, in various forms. The artist is interested in the dialogue that these different bodies of work establish internally in relation to the theme of departure, as well as the form that this dialogue assumes across all three projects.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens: Sunday 29 January 2017 at 11h00
  • Closes:  Sunday 12 March 2017 at 17h00

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Our Heritage: Past - Present - Future

This exhibition presents a selection of art works from the Gallery’s permanent collection which reflect the diversity of our national cultural heritage. Besides conventional media, art works on this exhibition have also been fashioned from found objects and natural fibres.


  • Main Exhibition Room
  • Closes Sunday 26 March 2017 at 17h00

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Standard Bank Young Artist 2016

    Mohau Modisakeng

    Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1986 and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. He received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2016. Modisakeng uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings.



  • Main Gallery
  • Opens: Sunday 9 April 2017 at 11h00
  • Closes: Sunday 14 May 2017 at 17h00

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Recent Acquisitions

    As funds become available, the Gallery is able to purchase new art works for the permanent collection. In addition, the Gallery receives generous donations of art works. All purchases and donations are approved by the Acquisitions Committee. Most of the works in this display have been acquired in the last three years, and many have interesting origins.



  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens: Friday 17 March 2017 at 10h00
  • Closes: Sunday 14 May 2017 at 17h00

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Exhibitions from 2016 and before →