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Tuesday, July 23, 2019


(Have your work viewed and potentially purchased by local and international viewers.  Photograph by Niamh Walsh-Vorster)

Submissions close for review on July 30, 2019

KZNSA Gallery in Durban, KZN, seeks proposals for exhibitions for their 2020 exhibition calendar. There are three exhibition spaces available and proposals can look at using these individually, or altogether.

Exhibition proposals can use the space/s for a minimum of one week and a maximum of six weeks. Venue rates are applied weekly.

The society has an in-house publicity officer and publicity services and installation view and opening photography costs are mandatory.

The Main Gallery is a double-volume space, half of which is covered by the mezzanine. Clerestory windows, a full height doorway and another opening provide ample natural light. The four walls offer great versatility - an unbroken 16m run, and a large 80m2 wall. All the walls are white.
Floors are screeded concrete.
Floor space: 10 m x 18 m: 180m2
Walls: See Floor & Wall plan
Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls

The Mezzanine Gallery overlooks the Main Gallery. Ideal for small shows, or to show additional works on a large exhibition. The Mezzanine is carpeted and has access through to the Park Gallery.
Floor space: 18 m x 4.25 m: 76.5m2
Walls: 3.3 m high
Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls

The media gallery is a formal screening room with a built-in projector and surrounds sound system. It is also available for mixed media, site-specific installations.
The floor is screeded concrete.
Floor space: 10 m x 4.5 m: 45m2
Walls: Black, 2.5 m high
Lighting: Directional lighting to all walls

The KZNSA has a selection committee, elected by KZNSA Council, that meets to review works submitted for possible exhibition at the gallery.

The selection committee reviews applications that are submitted within the open call dates: May 1 to July 30, 2019.

Group or Solo Exhibitions are welcome. Curators are encouraged to apply, as are galleries or other art institutions.

“If your work is selected, the selection committee will try to accommodate your preferred date and space. Due to the high number of applications, we may not be able to accommodate every applicant’s preferences, in which case we will allocate (a) gallery space(s) and exhibition date(s). You are welcome to accept these or not,” says a KZNSA spokesperson.

“Works submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed. The selection committee’s decision is based on a majority vote and is final. Feedback regarding acceptance or rejection of your proposal is given at the Director’s discretion.

“Should your proposal for an exhibition be successful, a contract between you and the KZNSA will be drawn up concerning this exhibition and you will be sent to sign.

Successful applications will be announced no later than September 30, 2019.

For more information contact the gallery on 031 277 1705 or

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban.