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TRIBUTE: A study exhibition for South African learners & teachers

Iziko South African National Gallery

Media images and interview requests and enquiries, please contact:

Zikhona Jafta 021 481 3838 or email

Iziko Museums of South Africa opens a new exhibition, titled Tribute, at the Iziko South African National Gallery on Wednesday, 13 March 2019. Aimed at facilitating an active engagement between artists, art educators, art historians and curators, Tribute seeks to stimulate learning, respect, enjoyment and fresh visual expression.

Tribute is curated from a selection of artworks that feature both in the school curriculum, as well as in the Iziko South African National Gallery’s permanent collection.  It will provide a unique opportunity to interact with original artworks that may previously only have been encountered in textbooks. Interaction with the original works stimulates a dynamic learning situation. As the stories of the artists are related, learners are able to find parallels with their own lives, and locate themselves within the trajectory of South African history.

Tribute takes on a thematic approach, covering topics such as gender issues; post -1994 democratic identity in South Africa; and socio-political art – including resistance art of the 70s and 80s, to name a few. These themes reflect those that are covered in classrooms across South Africa.

This exhibition seeks to actively engage learners and teachers in the study of South African art, promoting exploration and discovery, as well as the role of art in society.

As part of this exhibition, an Education resource booklet is available for download on the Iziko website. The booklet will also be printed and made available to schools.

Tribute opens on Wednesday 13 March at 18h00, and will run for the entirety of 2019.



  • Athi-Patra Ruga
  • Penny Siopis
  • Nandipha Mntambo
  • Khaya Witbooi
  • Brett Murray
  • Claudette Schreuders
  • John Muafangejo
  • Azaria Mbatha
  • David Goldblatt
  • Cecil Skotnes
  • Walter Battiss
  • Irma Stern
  • Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef
  • Alexis Preller
  • Jane Alexander
  • Willie Bester
  • Norman Catherine
  • Paul Stopforth
  • David Koloane
  • Peter Clarke
  • Dumile Feni
  • George Pemba
  • Gerard Sekoto
  • Gladys Mgudlandlu




Issued by: Ellen Agnew

Communications Coordinator: Iziko Museums of South Africa

Telephone: 021 481 3830 Email:


Issued on behalf of the Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa


About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and public benefit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope, Groot Constantia and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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