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Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Tswela Pele is an exhibition of selected works from the Art Bank of South Africa’s first contemporary visual art collection purchased in the 2018/2019 year. It will run in the Durban Art Gallery from March 19 to May 12, 2019

The 60 artworks on show represent artists from seven provinces in South Africa. The featured artworks explore a variety of themes from everyday experiences and life patterns to the existential, from the male transculturalism to the female response to social conditioning and examination of the patriarchal cultural construct.

The Art Bank of South Africa is a national programme of the Department of Arts and Culture as part of the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) strategy implementation and is hosted by the National Museum Bloemfontein, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The vision of the Art Bank is to promote, foster and stimulate a vibrant market for the collection of South African contemporary visual art. The Art Bank of South Africa is tasked with purchasing artworks from South African artists, particularly that of emerging artists in order to lease and sell the artworks to South African government departments, private companies and private individuals.

Durban Art Gallery is located at 2nd Floor, Durban Art Gallery and is open to the Monday to Saturday: from 08h30 to 16h00, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10h00 to 16h00 and is closed on Good Friday.

For more information contact Durban Art Gallery on 031 311 2264 or Jabu Mngwengwe on

For comments about the artbankSA, contact Nonto Sheryl Msomi on or 051 447 9609.