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Sunday, August 23, 2009


(Pic: Keith Calder’s “Side Kick” which forms part of the 2010 African Fine Art Collection)

Ambitious multi-layered, forward-thinking festival to take place in September at Kizo and Gateway.

The Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Kizo Art Gallery’s annual Heritage Art Festival is once again an ambitious multi-layered, forward-thinking festival of more than a dozen art themed events which will be held throughout Heritage Month at the Kizo Art Gallery and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping as part of the Celebrate Durban season. The Heritage Awards is one of the major events of the annual Heritage Arts Festival line up.

This comprehensive collection of exhibitions, workshops, installations, demonstrations, functions and retail opportunities has steadily gained momentum and is now probably the most expansive, exciting, significant and diverse exhibition of visual art and heritage to be held in this province and is considered to be one of the most important group showings of the year in South Africa. The list of participating artists reads like a “who’s who” of the South African art scene.

“We are incredibly proud and excited by the line-up and diversity of this year’s Heritage Festival,” says Kizo Gallery director Craig Mark. “We believe that together with our partners, we have created an all-encompassing art experience which will talk to the people of our city – from ardent art collector to passers-by with merely a passing interest in participating in the arts. The carefully-selected range of events will ensure that a full spectrum of heritage and arts opportunities is considered. On behalf of the gallery, we invite visitors and residents to our city to spend time at the Kizo Art Gallery and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in September and in so doing, enjoy a chance to explore first hand some phenomenal heritage and art,”

The Heritage Arts Festival wishes to acknowledge its valuable partners: for the Heritage Festival - National Arts Council (NAC); Business Arts South Africa (BASA); Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism; Business Support and Markets Unit (BSMU); Celebrate Durban; eThekwini Municipality; and Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

For more information contact Nathi on 031 566 4322 or