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Monday, November 25, 2019


("The Purple shall Govern". Silkscreen by Vedant Nanackchand)

Our Choice Exhibition will open in the Tatham Art Gallery’s Main Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on December 1 at 11h00.

Our Choice is an extensive exhibition of art works drawn from the Tatham Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Both full time staff and volunteers who serve on the Board of Trustees and its Committees have been invited to participate by choosing an art work that has moved them in some way.

Some of the art works displayed have been in storage for many years. Others are old favourites. Displayed with each art work is the name of the person who chose it, and a motivation for their choice. There will be fun and inspiring Talk Shops by the participants to support this exhibition.

Walkabouts / Talk Shops with participants in Our Choice Exhibition
Our Choice is an eclectic selection of art works from the Gallery’s collection by individuals currently connected with the Tatham Art Gallery. A number of participants in Our Choice exhibition will conduct a walkabout and talk about their choice and motivation for selection. Dates are as below.

February 14: 14h00 to 15h00. Walkabout of Our Choice Exhibition. Walkabout Facilitator: Ian Calder

March 14: 10h00 to 11h00. Talk Shop with participants

April 18: 10h00 to 11h00. Talk Shop with participants

Enquiries regarding the accompanying workshops:

Our Choice Exhibition: Comment from the exhibition organisers:

“In order to widen our perspective as TAG team, we moved the focus away from the single curator. Art is not only for the academics or enlightened people (one need not to be too artistic to appreciate art). We are interested in the reactions awakened in people, and we welcome different interpersonal reactions towards the art works chosen and displayed.

“We are expecting the viewers to respond spontaneously and with enthusiasm, as the art works are not all contained in one exhibition space. We needed to consider the validity of everyone's point of view concerning the texts next to each choice of an artwork from the Tatham Art Gallery collection."

*Feel free to contact education officer for any risen question for clarification.
*Bear in mind there will be a talk-about kind of workshops to follow around this exhibition.

Our Choice Exhibition will runs from December 1, 2019, to April 19, 2020, in the Tatham Art Gallery.

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