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Thursday, August 9, 2012


The Durban Art Gallery is offering an Art Talk programme to take place once a month every first Wednesday.

Art Talk is a series of lectures deriving from a multitude of themes contained in the Durban Art Gallery’s diverse permanent collection. The lectures are designed mainly to unpack seven themes that talk to the schools’ curriculum and to create a space for dialogue between visual art educators practising artists, students and interested public members.

The seven themes include:

- The Voices of Emerging Artists
- South African Artists influenced by African and /or Indigenous art forms
- Socio- Political Art (including resistance art of the 1970s and 1980s
- Art, Craft and Spiritual Works from Rural South Africa
- Multi Media- Alternative contemporary and popular art forms in South Africa
- Post-Democratic Identity in South Africa (including issues of language, ethnicity, globalisation, urbanisation in the new South Africa.)
- Gender Issues: Masculinity and Femininity

The talks run from 14h00 to 15h30 and entrance is free. The Durban Art Gallery is situated on the 2nd Floor City Hall – entrance in Anton Lembede (Smith) Street. To book your place at one of the talks, contact Witty Nyide or Musa Mncwabe on 031 311 2274/5 in advance.