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Tuesday, March 12, 2013


(“Remnants” - Conte, acrylic and charcoal drawing by Katlego Shabalala from St Johns’ DSG)

This year, the popular KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition has opened earlier than usual at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. This means that most of the works on display are coming from 2012 matriculants.

The Tatham’s education staff visited all local schools that teach art for Matric to see final exhibitions. Teachers were asked to keep some of the best artworks and visual diaries from 2012 aside for the Gallery selection, which takes place with the help of an invited selector.

“The present curriculum encourages learners to explore their initial ideas through a process which includes research, observation and imagination,” says a Tatham representative. “Every year is different and this time around we were pleasantly surprised to find so many learners making three dimensional artworks. As usual this exhibition features an exciting mix of images, ideas, forms, shapes and innovation by our young artists.”

The KZN Midlands Matric Art Exhibition opens in the Main Exhibition Room at the Tatham on March 14 at 18h00 and closes on May 19. The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. More information on 033 392 2801.