Highlights

Current Exhibitions

WOMEN’S WORK: Crafting stories, subverting narratives

WOMEN’S WORK: Crafting stories, subverting narratives

  • Date: Feb 01, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Women’s Work showcases the innovation demonstrated by a diverse group of contemporary South African artists and crafts practitioners who, through the use of traditional handcraft techniques such as knitting, crocheting,...

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Crossing the Ecoline

Crossing the Ecoline

  • Date: Feb 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
  • Location: South African Museum

Between the atmosphere and the ocean – at the point where the absorption of carbon dioxide takes place – is the “ecoline”. This is where two environments interconnect. Working in close consultation with marine scientists...

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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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Red in the Rainbow

Red in the Rainbow

  • Date: Jul 25, 2015 to Apr 30, 2017
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge
Date: 25 July 2015 to end April 2017

Red in the Rainbow is an exhibition based on Lynn Carneson’s book, Red in the Rainbow: The Life and Times of Fred and Sarah Carneson. The exhibition, which...

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Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

  • Date: Mar 21, 2014 to Apr 30, 2017
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Music played a vital role during the struggle against apartheid. The melodies, carried in the hearts of people, served as calls to action, inspired, encouraged and motivated. Freedom songs provide a window into the...

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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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