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Sunday, April 17, 2011


(”Scadoxus puniceus - Blood Lily” by Sibonelo Chiliza)

The KZNSA Gallery has curated a large exhibition in its Main Gallery of botanical art from The Botanical Artists Association of South Africa. The exhibition comprises botanical watercolours, drawings and prints that represent some of the finest work produced in South Africa

Young guest artist Sibonelo Chiliza will present his first major public showing. Sibonelo was awarded bronze medals in the 2004 and 2006 Kirstenbosch Biennales and a silver medal in 2010. The exhibition will feature an installation of botanical San rock art, an educational programme for learners and demonstrations by Sibonelo. This exhibition forms part of the Gallery’s Social Art Intervention Programme. It places these botanical works within the broader context of cultural heritage and society, and the environment.

Participating artists are: Audrey Woodley; Christeen Grant; Elbe Joubert; Elsa Pooley; Fransie Pretorius; Freda Hills; Gillian Condy; James Le Roux; Kate Grieve; Jenny Stevenson; Jean Powell; Lynne Griffin; Lynda De Wet; Marie Cox; Margaret de Villiers; Margaret Pershouse; Sibonelo Chiliza; Snooks Cole; Terry Anne Stevenson, and Vicky Thomas.

Past Imperfect – Future Tense runs until May 7. The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit