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Thursday, August 19, 2021


(Above: “Fumigation”- mixed media on paper by Dr Zakhele Moses Hlatshwayo)

The Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg will host the exhibition titled Killer Pandemic: Covid-19" opening online on August 29 at 11h00 at the Schreiner Gallery.

This exhibition is based on the current COVID-19 pandemic which has affected every single one of our lives since March 2020. Dr Zakhele Moses Hlatshwayo was inspired to document how this killer pandemic has changed our everyday lives.

(Left: “Covid car” - mixed media on paper by Dr Zakhele Moses Hlatshwayo)

This illustrative exhibition explores the dramatic effect of this invisible air-borne virus, from the Government-enforced national Lockdown, to health protocols which are designed to protect us from contracting this deadly virus. 

Every citizen has had to learn a new way of existing and we have had to unlearn the ways we used to interact with each other, in order to avoid contracting the virus.

Dr Hlatshwayo will present a workshop on the effectivity and power of using cartoon drawings to convey messages about our daily life situations, between September 15 and 17, 2021.

(Right: “Praying for Covid-19 deliverance” - acrylic on paper by Dr Zakhele Moses Hlatshwayo)

The first workshop, aimed primarily at Primary school teachers, will take place over two days, on September 15 and 16 between 12h30 and 15h30. Participants will be shown how illustrations can be used as an effective teaching aid in Arts and Culture.

Cost: R200

Venue: Lorna Ferguson Room

Materials required: Pencils, acrylic paints, small brushes and a sketch pad

Booking: or call 033 392 2811


On September 17, Dr Hlatshwayo will be interacting with members of the Tatham Art Gallery’s Art Class.

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.

For more information contact the Education Officer, Pinky Madlabane-Nkabinde on 033 392 2811 or 086 770 2609, email or visit