Highlights

Current Exhibitions

The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

  • Date: Aug 09, 2017 to Nov 13, 2017

An image and sound installation that re-imagines a 19th century performance in Victorian England by The African Choir as a contemporary sonic interpretation. Working with 14 professional singers, the composers Philip...

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Assessing Abstraction

Assessing Abstraction

  • Date: Aug 01, 2017 to Mar 18, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While abstraction’s ‘invention’ in the early 20th century by European...

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Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands

Lionel Davis: Gathering Strands

  • Date: Jun 22, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
  • Location: South African National Gallery

The Iziko South African National Gallery together with the District Six Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition by Lionel Davis. The anti-Apartheid activist and artist will be displaying his work at an exhibition...

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THROUGH POSITIVE EYES

THROUGH POSITIVE EYES

  • Date: Jun 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.

Award-winning photographer Gideon Mendel and UCLA...

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At Face Value

At Face Value

  • Date: Dec 15, 2016 to Dec 15, 2017
  • Location: South African National Gallery

The Iziko South African National Gallery is exhibiting some of its extensive and diverse collection of portraiture. While most portraits focus on the face, others reveal more about the environment and social...

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Material women? The shweshwe story

Material women? The shweshwe story

  • Date: Feb 23, 2013 to Dec 31, 2017
  • Location: Slave Lodge

By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African...

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