Tatham Art Gallery

Tatham Art Gallery, Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Posted on 18th Apr 2019 / 155
Listing Type : Places of Interest
Location : CBD
Contact Number : +27 33 392 2801
Postal address : P.O. Box 321 Pietermaritzburg 3200 South Africa
Opening Hours
  • Monday :Closed
  • Tuesday :09:00-17:00
  • Wednesday :09:00-17:00
  • Thursday :09:00-17:00
  • Friday :09:00-17:00
  • Saturday :09:00-15:00
  • Sunday :Closed

Parking bays for Tatham Art Gallery visitors are available in front of the gallery.

Tatham Art Gallery

The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903. Situated in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, the Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts.

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 art 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.

“The Gallery has a colourful history spanning more than 100 years. Significant events include the Whitwell donation, the infamous dispersal during the 1960s and the restoration of and move to the Old Supreme Court building.”

The Tatham Art Gallery is one of the major art museums in South Africa. This art museum is funded by the Msunduzi Municipality and belongs to the residents of Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. The Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts.

A major function of the Tatham Art Gallery, established in 1903, is to display art. This is accomplished through the hosting of a range of art exhibitions. These include travelling and researched exhibitions as well as exhibitions initiated by the Gallery, and based on art works in the permanent collection.

The Permanent Collection

A selection of the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection is always on display. Work by South African and European artists is displayed upstairs. The work of KwaZulu-Natal artists is displayed downstairs. A selection of ceramics is displayed in the Ceramics Room.

The Main Exhibition Room

The Tatham Art Gallery displays major exhibitions in the Main Exhibition Room downstairs. Exhibitions change on a regular basis. These include travelling and researched exhibitions showing the works of groups or individual artists of significance. There are also exhibitions organised by the Gallery that draw on the works in the permanent collection or from artists of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Schreiner Gallery

The Schreiner Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to smaller temporary exhibitions. Artists may apply to use this space for solo or group exhibitions. Visit the EXHIBITIONS page here for more and for requirements if you wish to apply.

Education

The Tatham Art Gallery has an extensive Education and Outreach programme, including art classes for the youth, Art Educator training , an Artist’s Forum and Lectures and talks.

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