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Sunday, July 11, 2021


(Above: Sakhile Mhlongo, “Self Portrait”, enamel on fabric and Zakhele Hlabisa’s “African Anecdote”, oil on canvas)

The exhibition Imidlinzo/Meditation by Sakhile Mhlongo and Zakhele Hlabisa opens virtually at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg today (July 11, 2021).

(Right: “Sugar Mama” by Zakhele Hlabisa)

Imidlinzo/ Meditation runs in the Schreiner Gallery at the Tatham from July 11 and will run until August 22, 2021, at 14h00.

This collaborative exhibition by artists Sakhile Mhlongo and Zakhele Hlabisa questions commonly held perceptions about our daily lives, and how easy it is to judge, based on an individual’s personal perspective. Their artworks portray people’s lifestyles and daily habits that have become accepted as the norm. These moments are captured and reflected upon by the artists.

(Left: “Judas Jeremiah” by Sakhile Mhlongo)

Both artists will be working in the exhibition space from August 3 to 6 between 10h00 and 16h00 daily (lockdown levels permitting).

They will be available to interact with members of the public and pupils who need assistance to build up their portfolio for school or tertiary institutions.

Artists’ Forum participants will also benefit by bringing their work to discuss with the exhibiting artists.

Sakhile Mhlongo and Zakhele Hlabisa virtual exhibition Imidlinzo/ Meditation can be attended virtually at the Tatham Art Gallery’s website:


(Right: “Play on duty” by Zakhele Hlabisa)

For more information contact email: or phone 033 392 2811.

 The Tatham Art Gallery (currently closed to the public during Lockdown Level 4) 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