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Wednesday, April 27, 2022


(Left: Gerard Bhengu, Untitled (Self-portrait) (c.1930) watercolour on paper, Coll: J Cerny)

Don’t miss the last opportunity to see two extraordinary exhibitions currently on display at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg.

The Gerard Bhengu: tradition and modernity exhibition, curated by Juliette Leeb du Toit, is a comprehensive display of work by the artist, spanning his artistic career from his early work (1925) to the portraits that he created toward the end of his life (1985). The work on this exhibition remains relevant today as an emerging modernity amongst a more politicised black South African populace who renew their embrace of culture and tradition, give Bhengu prominence as a man of his era and a painter of modern life. The exhibition closes on April 30, 2022, at 17h00.


Tsholofelo Moche’s exhibition Home Truths is on display until May 8, 2022, at 17h00.

(Right: Rohini Amratlal, Sieve 2021, galvanized rod, ochre, turmeric)

Through a varied presentation of ceramics, beads, photographs, video and installation, Moche explores how his past informs his present. 

The purpose of the exhibition is to invite audiences to reflect on their personal lives and consider the question: upon which history should we cast our identity?

N.B The artist Tsholofelo Moche will be conducting a walkabout for his exhibition (Home Truths) on Friday May 6, 2022, at 13h30, parking is available.


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