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.

2016 Tatham Art Gallery Exhibitions

Juxtapositions

This eclectic display of European and South African art works invites viewers to reflect on similarities and differences between art works in order to appreciate what, how and why artists communicate at different times and in different places.

  • Perimeter Gallery

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The Art of Democracy: 20 Years of Collecting

This exhibition of selected art works acquired since 1994 celebrates the diversity of collecting for the Gallery's permanent collection. Smaller works can be overlooked, but are nonetheless equally compelling. Peter Machen's triptych, Forgotten Herstories of KwaZulu-Natal, is an example of how the creative process invites us to consider alternatives to our preconceptions of the role of women in our history. In these digital images, fiction is presented as fact.

  • Main Exhibition Room
  • Closes Sunday 10 April 2016 at 17h00

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Building History: Drawings and prints of historic Pietermaritzburg buildings by Carola Brotherton

This exhibition from the Gallery’s permanent collection comprises pen & ink drawings and linoprints of a number of Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the centre of Pietermaritzburg. These were created by Carola Gordon (née Brotherton) in the 1960s when she was a student and teacher at the Department of Fine Art, University of Natal. Each building on display is juxtaposed with a photographic image of what was found at that street address in August 2015. Some buildings have been restored, some altered, and some have developed signs of deterioration. Two of the buildings have been demolished.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens: Sunday 7 February at 10h30 for 11h00
  • Closes: Sunday 29 May at 17h00

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KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Matric Art Exhibition 2016


The annual exhibition of art work produced by matriculants in Midlands schools offering art as a subject is always eagerly anticipated. Due to extensive renovations in 2015 the Gallery was unable to host this exhibition.

  • Main Gallery
  • Opens: Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 18h00
  • Closes: Sunday 10 July 2016 at 17h00

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Muzi Ndlela: Identity or Belief?


Muzi Ndlela is a self-taught artist from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. His show is an autobiographical exploration of questions raised by issues of personal identity and belief.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Opens: Sunday 05 June 2016 at 11h00
  • Closes: Sunday 24 July 2016 at 17h00

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Thunga Uthimule: The Art and Times of Ben Nsusha


Born in 1947 in Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal, and now residing in Dobsonville, Ben Nsusha is a critically acclaimed artist with a 40-year career in which his work has been exhibited locally and abroad. Ben is renowned for his skill in mixing materials and techniques, and for his attention to detail. His exhibition Thunga Uthimule is a reflection of his observations of people and society and includes ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and painting.

  • Main Gallery
  • Opens: Sunday 24 July 2016 at 11h00
  • Closes: Sunday 11 September 2016 at 17h00

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Lorna Peirson: A Memorial Exhibition


This memorial exhibition consists of art works by Lorna Peirson dating from 1949 until her death last year.
Peirson was born in 1920 and obtained a BA in Fine Art from the University of Natal in 1950. She taught at schools in South Africa and in London. On her return to South Africa in 1953 she taught art at the Umpumulo Training College, Mapumulo, Natal, and from 1962 to 1963 at the Vryheid Training College.

  • Schreiner Gallery
  • Closes: Sunday 6 November 2016 at 17h00

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Our Heritage: Past - Present - Future


Cultural heritage implies a shared bond, our belonging to a community. It represents our history and our identity; our bond to the past, to our present, and the future. This exhibition presents a selection of art works from the Gallery’s permanent collection which reflects the diversity of our cultural heritage in South Africa.

  • Main Exhibition Room
  • Reopens Wednesday 07 December at 09h00

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FOTAG - FABULOUS PICTURE SHOW


Countdown to the Fabulous Picture Show 2016
Images on www.fotag.co.za


Exhibition opens Thursday 24 November at 10h00 until 19h00 And on Friday 25 from 10h00 until 16h00.


Doors open for the Auction at 18h00 on Friday 25 November 2016

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Exhibitions from 2015 and before →