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Tuesday, January 29, 2019


(“The Tshwala Drinker” work in wood by Musa Mtshali)

The Schreiner Collection: A Recent Bequest is an exhibition which will opens in the Schreiner Gallery at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on February 1, 2019, at 09h00.

This exhibition honours the legacy of Deneys and Else Schreiner, who were staunch supporters of the arts.

The Schreiner Gallery was named after them many years ago. Following Else’s death in August 2018, the Gallery received 32 works from their collection as a bequest, some of which are on display on the exhibition.

Else said there were no decisive factors in their collection habits, apart from fun. They often bought items because they were beautiful, affordable or made them laugh. Scattered throughout the house were portraits, etchings, watercolours, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and weavings.

Each piece had a story, but their collection wasn’t planned.

The exhibition runs from February 1 to March 24, 2019. The Tatham Art Gallery 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