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

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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Exhibitions from 2015 and before →