Highlights

Current Exhibitions

El Anatsui - Meyina

El Anatsui - Meyina

  • Date: Feb 17, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Meyina marks the first solo exhibition of El Anatsui – one of the most influential contemporary artists working today – in South Africa. Over the past four decades, Anatsui has created a body of work that has expanded the...

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Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

  • Date: Dec 12, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018
  • Location: Slave Lodge

One in every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship. Every six days, a woman in South Africa is murdered by her partner. Every 25 seconds, a woman or girl is raped in South Africa. These shocking...

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Painted Surfaces

Painted Surfaces

  • Date: Nov 30, 2017 to Apr 01, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery
Using technical examination methods such as infrared photography, ultraviolet light, x-ray imaging and microscopic analysis, Painted Surfaces goes beyond the paint layers to reveal more about the techniques used by some...
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NATURES’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AFRICA 2017

NATURES’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AFRICA 2017

  • Date: Nov 08, 2017 to Mar 04, 2018
  • Location: South African Museum

Visitors to the Museum will be treated, once again, to an annual exhibition of breath-taking, African focused photographs coordinated by Nature’s Best Photography Africa and Iziko Museums of South Africa.

The exquisite...

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‘Alternative Press’ - Work of Derek Bauer

‘Alternative Press’ - Work of Derek Bauer

  • Date: Sep 22, 2017 to May 31, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

“Alternative Press” is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently irreverent cartoons and caricatures of politicians and other prominent...

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Footprints

Footprints

  • Date: Sep 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Footprints is an exhibition of works by Andrew Tshabangu spanning almost twenty-five years. Tshabangu’s black-and-white photography moves beyond the documentary mode; realism merges with otherworldly elements as the...

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

  • Date: Aug 09, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018

The exhibition Hidden Treasures is a rich display of many outstanding and rare objects from Iziko’s Permanent Collection of African Art. Some of these have never been exhibited before, while others are newly...

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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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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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