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Saturday, March 17, 2018


(“Woman in Grasslands” by Heather Gourlay-Conyngham)

The Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg is to host an exhibition by five prominent local artists. Titled Five Degrees of Separation, it will feature the work of Terri Broll, Ian Calder, Heather Gourlay-Conyngham, Louise Hall, and Terence King.

The five artists featured in this exhibition are part of an ongoing local peer mentoring and discussion group. All are former students or lecturers connected to the Centre for Visual Art at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The artists’ works are connected in the first instance by the immediacy of communicating via marks on a canvas or other support. The works, although based in observation, display differing degrees of realism, so as to amplify the interpretive possibilities of the subject.

The exhibition opens on March 25 at 09h30 for 10h00 and the opening speaker will be Susie Goodman from Strauss & Co. There will be a concert by Christopher Duigan at 11h00, after the opening.

Five Degrees of Separation runs from March 25 to May 20 in the Schreiner Gallery of the Tatham Art Gallery which is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit